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Old 9th January 2016, 05:48 AM
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Member of: Fort Airgun Club
Location: Oswestry
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Hi David

I own a HFT 500 and have shot both the Goldstar and Hammerli AR20 rifles.

First of all, I absolutely love my HFT 500, especially now that I have got the trigger sorted to an acceptable level. It is extremely accurate and very consistent. The stock gives plenty of adjustability and with the addition of a hamster (I have a home made one on mine), it can be made into a very comfortable rifle to shoot. The FAC air cylinder also gives a really good shot count, although mine does seem to prefer being filled to around 160/165 bar and shoot down to 110/100 bar.

The Goldstar is also an excellent choice for HFT. The stock has a lot of adjustment and it does seem to be a very consistent rifle. A club mate has recently bought one and he is returning some very high scores with it. As it is still a relatively new rifle, only time will tell if there are any inherent problems to look out for.

The AR20 is a great target rifle considering that it has been built to a price. It offers everything that the target shooter will need and is amazingly accurate. The only downside is that having been built to a price, they maybe will not offer the same long term reliability, or hold their second hand values as well as the Air Arms or BSA options.

Hope that may help.

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