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Old 2nd January 2011, 12:57 PM
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Hi guys i was just wondering does anyone help there young son or daughter or nephew ect into the ft or hft scene , because im looking at setting my nephew up with his own kit to use and im after some advice on a decent junior air rifle that would suit the ft hft scene but i have no experience in this and would appreciate the help of some of you th proce isnt importent as long as its light enough for a young lad handle has to be a pcp thanks for any tips tc
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Old 2nd January 2011, 01:15 PM
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best bet is for the pair of you to get along to your nearest Ft or Hft club, or both to see if its ft or Hft that floats the boat?

Then look at the equipment being used and see what is the best fitting suited.

Clubs generally are the best place to start.

How old is the lad?

AA MPR good starting point.
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Depending on the age / size of the child, I would say Air Arms s200, for smaller child, AAS400 carbine for the slightly older/larger child. Forget springers for ft or hft as they require a lot more skill to shoot accurately at typical targets/distances, especially cheap springers. Scopes I would suggest a Hawke sr6 with as big a mag as possible, Nikko nighteaters 8-32x or 6-24 or target masters should do the job. A combination of any of these will give a decent chance to any kid to acheive decent scores. Of course second hand brings in older big Nikko scopes, the Air Arms MPR, or even a Hammerli AR20. The advice about goin to your local club is very good. All clubs are full of enthusiasts who will probably be able to let said youngster try out most of the kit mentioned in this post.
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Old 2nd January 2011, 03:01 PM
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i guess that is my best bet i like both circuits hft and ft so i have a few different sized scopes but for the wee man the nephew ill get him sr6 for hft and ill see how he goes i just have to find him a good rifle now thansk for the tips tc
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