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What airgun and pellet combination do you use for FT or HFT, please could you let me know?

 

I want to do an article in the BASC mag about FT / HFT aimed at getting more people to take it up, I want to look at low, mid and high range prices of airguns, but also give some guidance on what people shoot with.

 

Thanks

 

David

 

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Hi David,

 

HFT.

Steyr HP100, Leup 3 - 9 x 33 EFR, FX 4.52 pellets.

 

ATB

Ray.

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STEYR LG110 FT / NIKKO STERLING PLATINUM 10-50X60 / WEBLEY MOSQUITO 4.52

 

atb steve

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Hi David,

For FT

EV2 Mk2+ Nikko diamond sportsman 10-50x60 new 2008 model.Pellets RWS super field 4.52

Back up rifle--

EV2 stocked RN10+ Nikko diamond sportsman 10-50x60 new 2008 model.Pellets JSB exact 4.53

ATB

Tel. :woof::snip:

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LG110

Big Nikko

RWS 4.51

Edited by L-S-R

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AA Pro Target

BSA Platinum 10-50X60

AA Field 4.52

Edited by springboy

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2002 Lup 20/50 and any make 4.52 pellets I have in my tool box.

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FT:

 

Mark 1 EV2 and RN10 Pro-Target, with Falcon T35 fixed mag scope. Both rifles shoot best groups with Webley Mosquitos; the EV2 definitely so. The Pro-Target is less fussy but does prefer loose fit to tight fit so any oversize brands need to be sized first.

 

 

HFT:

 

AA S400 with the export length cylinder, this rifle has a (don't laugh) Rhino 3.5-10x40 IR scope with 30mm tube. The scope was one of a number that were sold off cheaply as there were some faulty ones in the batch. This one is fine and is the best scope for £25 I've ever had. Reparallaxed it focuses from 14 yards to 55 yards and has the usual mildots. This rifle also shoots Webley Mosquitos very well.

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FT:- EV2 MkII (£780 S/H)- Deben Night Tech 10-50x56 - JSB 4.53 unsized straight out of the tin.

 

HFT / Benchrest (100 yds):- RN10 (£250 S/H) with MkIII reg (£75 S/H) and special barrel (most 4.52's are tight) - MTC Viper 10x44 - Falcon accuracy 4.52

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HFT - Walther Dominator - Leupold MK4 - JSB Exacts

 

FT - Walther Dominator - Big Nikko - JSB Exacts

 

The missus uses for HFT - AA S400c - Falcon Menace - Webley Mosquitoes

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Hi David

 

For FT we use:

 

Walther Dominator LG300, S&B FT scope, JSB Exact Express .177

 

Craig uses:

 

Steyr LG110FT, S&B FT scope, Mosquitoes .177 out of the tin

 

Look forward to the review

 

atb

Barry

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FT

 

AA Pro Target

BSA 10-40x60 Platinum

Webley Mosquitos

 

HFT

 

Now don't laugh - am fettling a Stealth with some custom bits, Hawke Airmax SR6 3-12x44, so far the gun seems to like JSBs.

 

( I am also fettling another one with custom barrel, hammer and spring, HPA tank and regulator and a bit of custom woodwork just to see it it is possible to make one accurate enough as a back up FT gun that might be easier to clean and dry after a soaking in the rain. I love a challenge!)

Edited by Flannelmeister

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FT: HW100 with JSB Exact (8.4g) 4.53

FT springer: HW97K with Exact Express (7.9g) 4.52

HFT: S400, Exact 4.53

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Only shoot FT and this what I use.

 

Walther Dominator alutec - Leupold comp 40X - Webley Mosquito Express 7.9gn

 

AA EV2 MK2 - Leupold 20-50 - Webley Mosquito Express 7.9gn

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Dear All,

 

Thanks for the input from here and the BBS. The results (if you are interested) are this:

 

Airgun / Pellet usage for FT and HFT

 

Pellets

34% JSB’s

22% AA Field

19% Mosquito

13% RWS Super Field

5% H&N FT

5 % Daystate Select

2% FX

 

Rifles

23% Air Arms s400

12 % AA S200

12 % EV2

9% Daystate

9% Steyr

9% LG110

6% Air Arms TX 200

6% Weihrauch HW 97

3 % Weihrauch HW100

3% Anschutz

3 %MPR

3% Air Arms s410

2% Pro Target

 

 

 

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Anschutz 2002..... 20x50 Luepold... JSBs (4.53) straight out of tin (am thinking of getting scales!!)

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Does anybody want to buy my Dommi???? it would seem an s200 is more popular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The only problem with an S200 is that you have got to spend to much dosh getting it right for FT ? a new stock . a reg . a longer air cylinder . a trigger job . takes the rifle over the top of what it is worth ??? HOLLY

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FT

Ripley AR5s, Custom Shop 8-40x56, JSB 4.52s

Back up FT

Ripley AR5, Zos 10-40x60, JSB 4.52s

 

HFT

Rapid MK2, Tasco 3-9x50 Premier 7.9s

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Looks like via the poll it was more HFT biased, I don't know anyone that shoots a AA200 in a GP, Plus where is the walthers which are very popular on the GP circuit, Can't really say this is a fair cross section of FT kit to be honest.

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Tend to agree with ChisJ.... thinking of our region (SEFTA) you have EV2s, Pro Targets, Styer. Anschutz & Dominators that are predominant (no Pun intended!)........... with JSBs, AA Field and Mosquitos being used as ammo.... think this would be a good representation of FT generally (with the odd exception)

 

 

(of course you can only make a list with the info available)

Edited by Siy-co

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Hello David

 

HFT

RWS CA100 (air arms rn10) / Hawke 3-12x44 SR6 or Hawke Frontier 4-16x42 / RWS superfield 4.52

 

FT

Air Arms Pro Target / Falcon T35 / RWS Superfield 4.52

 

sons HFT gun

Air Arms S400 / bushnell 3200 10x/ RWS superfield 4.52

 

daughters HFT gun

Air Arms Pro Target (uses my ft gun with smaller scope)/ Hawke 3-12x44 SR6/ RWS superfield 4.52

 

atb

Dave Ramshead

 

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Hello David, im fairly new to the sport but here are my set ups.

 

FT, Daystate Mk3 FTR (2004) new Nikko Sterling Diamond 10-50x60 JSB 4.53 the gun don't like AA or anything else ive tried and it also don't like 4.53's Ive got a new Grand Prix on order :inlove:

 

HFT, which i only play at :rolleyes: AA TX200 HC in a GINB stock, Hawke Airmax SR6 and JSB 4.53 (just because i have loads but the gun doesn't seem fussy)

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Same rifle - Air Arms S400 in .177 - for both disciplines.

 

HFT Hawke 3-9x50 JSB or Air Arms 4.52

 

FT Tasco Custom Shop 10-50x60 JSB 4.52

 

Dave

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RELUM TORNADO . using 22. WASP pellets . good for anything you want to do ? by god they do not make them like that any more ??? HOLLY :Grumpgramp: PS i can just hear those twin springs binding together now . PSS open sights of course .

Edited by holly

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FT

 

Walther Dominator, 10-40x56 Tasco custom shop, Webley Mosquitos

 

 

 

 

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HFT :

 

Air Arms GML400, Webley Mosquitos 4.52 and a Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40 scope on low mounts.

 

Steyr LG110 HP, Webley Mosquito 4.52 and Falcon Menace MP20 scope on lowish mounts.

 

ps, both guns are fully adjustable for maintaining the legal limit power output. :sign_respect1:

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