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    scope recomendations

    After a visit to Iden ferns HFT club I quite fancy giving it a go, I have a TX200hc and also an HW95 both superbly accurate however none of my scopes have milldot recticle's which would seem to be the way to go, (I'm a 10mtr target pistol shooter normally and whilst I have good knowledge of this area HFT is all new to me)

    What scope would make a good starting point, don't want to spend a fortune until I know whether it's for me but the thought of a new challenge appeals so looking for something that will be a good starting point, work well with a springer and give me the basics to "have a go"

    cheers
    Morini 162ei, Baikal MP46m, Walther LP53, Drulov DU10 Condor, Walther LG55T, HW95 Supermatch, TX200hc, BSA Club Standard, Umarex SAA Colt, BSA Cadet (owned forever)

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    You may want to consider a fixed 10 mag scope. You are likely to get better glass for your money and many, including myself, use 10 mag for HFT. Not too a big objective as well so you have decent depth of field.

    Ones to look at sub 200 second hand would be an MTC Viper, EB Sniper or Hawke Sidewinder.

    I still have examples of the first 2 and they are very good scopes.

    I'm currently using Sightron SIII's for HFT as the glass is fantastic and suits my poor eyesight. They are around 350 second hand so maybe a bit minty to start with.

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    Why not come along to the Sussex Interclub HFT Shoot at Ford in a couple of weeks and have a browse - you are likely to recognise a number fellow Identify members there

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    Sounds like a good idea, At the moment I'm looking to participate just as a leisure activity as my competative shooting remains pistol, I would however like to put my rifles to better use & after visiting Iden Ferns it does seem a challenge that will appeal to me, I had no idea that a suitable scope would be quite the cost it appears to be, but then I guess it's all subjective, I've just spent the best part of 200 on a pistol grip which in reality is a chuck of wood (albeit very pretty and shaped to fit my hand perfectly)

    Cheers Nige


    Quote Originally Posted by Charles44 View Post
    Why not come along to the Sussex Interclub HFT Shoot at Ford in a couple of weeks and have a browse - you are likely to recognise a number fellow Identify members there
    Morini 162ei, Baikal MP46m, Walther LP53, Drulov DU10 Condor, Walther LG55T, HW95 Supermatch, TX200hc, BSA Club Standard, Umarex SAA Colt, BSA Cadet (owned forever)

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    The scope, once you get it right, is your greatest ally!
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    If you buy a new cheaper scope and find you like HFT ( I bet you will ) you will then want a better scope and will loose money on the one you bought.
    If you buy, say, a second hand MTC 10x44 viper for about 120-130 and find you don't like HFT you should be able to sell it for what you paid.
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    a rhino 2.5-1026 is worth a look on the 2nd hand market. about 75 - 80. poor quality optics with bad coatings but very well suited to hft due to the depth of field and lack of paraĺlax. Use 32mm plastic downpipe from b and q as a sunshade.

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    A hawke panorama 4-12x40 has half moldot and will last you a little way in if you get into HFT. Should be around 70-80 quid second hand.
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    i have a hawke sport hd 4-12x50 AO these are 75 new,im after 45 free p&p

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    Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9x40 Ir

    I have plenty of scopes including leups, bushies and few old school WTC's
    For the money, this little nikko gem is unbeatable.
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    I've got a Tasco Varmint Target 2.5-10X42, gonna have a go with that decide if the discipline is for me (& I think it will be), once I know what's what i'll invest in a scope for the purpose, The Tasco has decent optics, mill dot recticle and target turrets so should provide a starting point and was cheap enough (read very) to use on one of my hunting rifles when I upgrade.

    Thanks all for the info it's given me a few options to explore, I think now I need to get down there and shoot some targets
    Morini 162ei, Baikal MP46m, Walther LP53, Drulov DU10 Condor, Walther LG55T, HW95 Supermatch, TX200hc, BSA Club Standard, Umarex SAA Colt, BSA Cadet (owned forever)

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    10x42 is pretty much ideal starter.
    Good luck!
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