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Old 1st September 2016, 04:53 PM
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Excellent post Cocksure.

In SWEFTA, every FT shoot is also an HFT shoot, as we have both FT and HFT courses at every club.

Some people just shoot one discipline, some both. I tend to shoot FT in a vain effort to win and HFT for the banter and a laugh, either way it makes for a great days shooting.
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Excellent post Cocksure.

In SWEFTA, every FT shoot is also an HFT shoot, as we have both FT and HFT courses at every club.

Some people just shoot one discipline, some both. I tend to shoot FT in a vain effort to win and HFT for the banter and a laugh, either way it makes for a great days shooting.
Thanks Neil..
You're right, it's all a great days shooting after all!!
On another note......A club with both types of course, FT and HFT, always on offer, that sounds great.....is there such a club down here in Yorkshire??

Set the rod out, and relax...
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Thanks Neil..
You're right, it's all a great days shooting after all!!
On another note......A club with both types of course, FT and HFT, always on offer, that sounds great.....is there such a club down here in Yorkshire??

Set the rod out, and relax...
Ok, I'll do it myself.....Emley, Emley Moor has both courses always available.....right, now all I have to do is clean the toilets and I'm quits with Chris for my Trophy!

(but I'll have the last laugh, they don't know I'm gonna clean them really poorly....)
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Absolutely, the current SFT champ' MR Simon Battye is our regular shooting partner, however they dropped the class at the FT classic this year and as a result he is now a full blown twiddler!!!
Yes sadly the sft class didnt go ahead as simon was the only enterant for the class would be nice to see more sft in the classic and the winter league but we need the numbers to justify the class
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Hi Cocksure,
Darren and I were complete shooting novices when we bought an airgun last October, we , like you chose our discipline after a few weeks at a local club. Meeting new people, enjoying plinking.

We chose FT after meeting a group of FTers who are friendly and supportive.

For us, rangefinding (the lack of our skill and experience) made FT with the twiddling a natural choice.

We've been properly hooked now. Shooting usually twice a week. Just bought enough pellets to last us through to May!

As our experience grows, we find we are more often guessing some ranges correctly, I think in the future we will have a go at HFT. It's certainly more prolific than FT.

One thing is for sure, we've got a lot to learn and, won't be bored for years to come.

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Yes sadly the sft class didnt go ahead as simon was the only enterant for the class would be nice to see more sft in the classic and the winter league but we need the numbers to justify the class
There's a few at Ponte' that are thinking of doing SFT this year (at least three).....and I keep telling them not to bother, just do FT!!! I will stop saying that then...oopsy! NEW MESSAGE: 'Try SFT, it's the future!! '
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Hi Cocksure,
Darren and I were complete shooting novices when we bought an airgun last October, we , like you chose our discipline after a few weeks at a local club. Meeting new people, enjoying plinking.

We chose FT after meeting a group of FTers who are friendly and supportive.

For us, rangefinding (the lack of our skill and experience) made FT with the twiddling a natural choice.

We've been properly hooked now. Shooting usually twice a week. Just bought enough pellets to last us through to May!

As our experience grows, we find we are more often guessing some ranges correctly, I think in the future we will have a go at HFT. It's certainly more prolific than FT.

One thing is for sure, we've got a lot to learn and, won't be bored for years to come.

Air gunners are the ALL awesome too, not met a bad one yet. Freely offered advise, lending equipment, jokes and banter.

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Before you rangefind in FT practice, have a look at the target and take a guess at the range, then rangefind as normal...you may be surprised how close you are.......or not! Try to the yard..not 50ish, but 52! See how you get on......
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Before you rangefind in FT practice, have a look at the target and take a guess at the range, then rangefind as normal...you may be surprised how close you are.......or not! Try to the yard..not 50ish, but 52! See how you get on......
Thanks, I really appreciate it.
Tomorrow I plan to start practicing exactly that. I want to try not to reduce the mag to find the target (shoot and rangefinding in 50x) .

Last week, my scope moved and I think it's because under pressure, moving the mag made the scope shift a little bit. ... I wasn't dissapointed, it's all part of FT. Its been re scoped and I'm itching to shoot a FT course tomorrow.
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