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Old 3rd July 2009, 12:43 PM
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Question What has helped you the most in HFT ?

Hi all

What is the one thing that you believe has helped you in hft ?

Did that pellet sizer give you an extra point ?

Did your new £1000 scope set you a world apart from your rivals ?

Did that bisley butt give you the extra few inches you craved ( Sparky ) lol

I could go on but will spare you the anguish But I believe the adjustable cheekpiece on my stock has helped me more than anything else , the reason I say this is that I can only see through the scope in one position which mostly takes parallax error out of the equation ...... blah , blah , blah

C'mon then whaddaya think , yes I know its a whole load of things that can help but which helped you in particular ?


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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:20 PM
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Regular practise, if I don't shoot regularly, then it's back to square one.
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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:22 PM
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Regular practice and my Daystate MK3.

Also the MTC Viper retice has had a positive effect on my HFT scores and rangefinding.
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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:30 PM
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The 2 main things that have helped me in HFT have to be familiarity with my equipment and experience.
Ive essentially used the same set up for the last 6yrs and have 100% faith and confidence in my scope and rifle, if i miss its my fault. The experience side of things covers not only things like range estimation, how to tackle awkward positional shots, judging windage, etc but also mental states such as pre shoot nerves, holding it together after a dinked target, coping with mind games from other shooters and confidence during shoot offs, etc. Those vital extra points aren't all things that can be bought from the local gunshop
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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:44 PM
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Things that helped me the most

1) Stop twiddling the scope PA and learn the blur
2) Stop changing my kit every 5 minutes
3) put paper targets out every 5 yards out to 45 and learn the trajectory of my set up and then repeat it regularly
4) Listen to more experienced shots and try and learn
5) Shooting glove
6) Good quality glass
7) Practice... having targets and a lot of reducers dotted around the garden
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Old 3rd July 2009, 01:45 PM
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My HFT (shooting in general) experience is novice compared to most but I have been picking up tips and tricks and modded my gun (new stock, and 3 scope changes) however from my limited experience the biggest thing that has helped me is shooting away from my club. As soon as I started shooting away from just the club league in different surroundings and shooting with different people I found I started to learn much more. Not only that but you get to meet some great people with a common interest.
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Old 3rd July 2009, 02:14 PM
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Waking the wife up before I leave for the shoot steady's the nerve's that cup of tea see makes
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Old 3rd July 2009, 03:23 PM
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all the bludy pain killers

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Old 3rd July 2009, 04:10 PM
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Practicing in the week as well as comps at the weekend. It means I can recreate shots I struggled on in a comp and sort it out. Kit etc is down to the individual but being familiar only comes with using it a lot and not changing anything.

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Old 3rd July 2009, 06:10 PM
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weighed pellets - cheers Pete
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