Hunter Field Target or HFT, is an air rifle shooting discipline using any sub 12 ft/lb air rifles. It involves shooting 30 metal targets placed in a hunting type environment, nearly always in natural woodland and fields. The targets have a “hit zone”, often a black circle within a white or yellow faceplate, and hitting this will knock the target down. The target can then be reset by pulling a string. The sizes of the targets and sizes of the kill zones vary, and targets can be placed at distances of 8 yards to 45 yards in a UKAHFT spec competition.
OPEN class is for all .177 calibre PCP,Pneumatic or recoilless air rifles. They are fitted with a rifle scope of around 9 – 12 x Magnification, which cannot be adjusted during a competition.The below rifles and scopes are ideal for this shooting sport:
A wide choice of Optical Scopes for HFT are available. Popular choices are low power (6-10x magnification) scopes, which cannot be adjusted during competition, so multiple hold over points are needed. Also, smaller objectives are preferred, using low mounts to keep scope close to barrel centre. Our new Discovery VT- AO, VT-2, HD10x44 and VT-3 4-14×44 FFP are more than suitable.
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