I have noticed quite a few people on the forum take part in hft and wondered what calibre they use as i would like to try my hand at it but i only have .22 and wondered if this is the "wrong" or "not best suited" calibre to have for hft?
Cheers for any help.....tomgriffin
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The flatter trajectory of .177 makes it easier to hit the target, especially at longer ranges. However, I think HFT is more about having fun than wanting to win, so .22 is fine.
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Like the TWO above have said. FUN
There are classes for both. So come along and enjoy your self.
essentially ,177 is predominant due to it's flatter traj.
There is nothing wrong with .22 but you have to be able to estimate range better. If you can no problem. If you cant, .177 may cut you some slack.
Both will boil down to practice practice practice.
Essentially HFT is as fun or as competitive as you want to make it.
Fit of the rifle for you is equally (if not more) important than calibre.
If you go to an HFT event, I think you will find the .177 calibre prevails.
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Don't forget in the UKAHFT nationals there is also a .22 class. the same goes for the Southern Hunters & NEFTA Hunter series.
I am a die hard 0.22" user.
Well, I was until I tried HFT!!
It became apparent that I enjoyed myself more with the 0.177".
I had a go with my 0.22" but my scope was loose and I was rubbish (more than normal) but a friend lent me his Mk3 and it really improved my game and I definitely had more fun.
Weirdly though, using the 0.177" has effected my use of the 0.22" when I hunt.
Anyway, all the best if you have a go!
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