Originally Posted by luddite
As far as I'm aware SFT was introduced to include HFT shooters who could use their HFT rig which had a maximum magnification of 12x.
It still has AFAIK.
SFT was the brainchild of Dave Baines - at least that's what it seemed like at the time it was introduced.
The reason for a max of 12x mag in SFT wasn't to do with allowing HFT shooters to compete, it was to stop people going out with a high mag scope and using a cheat/trick for rangefinding.
It's also the same reason why eventually the 12x max mag rule was introduced for the HFT part of the Anglo American when it was held at Redfearns..