Originally Posted by NJR 100
ie it's easier for a shooter to come straight from the plinking range and compete on a perceived equal basis with those that do it regularly.
did you mean Ft or Hft?
I think it's easier to come off the plinking range and onto HFT and feel like you're on somewhat of a level with those already doing it.
For a novice shooter looking at an full blown FT rig, irrespective of cost, it looks a long way off a 3-9x40 and an s400 et al.