NEFTA Hunter series

Entering your first HFT competition

You’ve set up and zeroed your scope, practiced your breathing and trigger technique and know the basics of the prone position and range finding, now would be a good time to get some competition experience under your belt.

The best practice for HFT is to actually shoot in a competition.  You can’t really get a good appreciation of what the sport’s all about until you actually try it! Many novice shooters don’t know what to expect and are usually worried they’ll put in a bad score. Read the rest of this entry »

NEFTA Hunter 2011 Round 1 10th April

The 2011 NEFTA Hunter series starts this Sunday (10th April) at Pontefract Air Rifle Club.

The NEFTA Hunter Series is an excellent, relaxed introduction to the world of competitive Hunter Field Target shooting (HFT).

The rules are very similar to the UKAHFT rules – basically, you have a peg and a target. Some part of your gun or body must be in contact with the peg when you take your shot. If you knock the target over you get 2 points, if you hit the metal plate but fail to knock the target over you get 1 point – if you miss you get zero.

There are 30 targets on the course with killzone’s ranging in size from 15mm to 45mm, placed at distances between 8 yards and 45 yards.

The atmosphere is relaxed, it’s not a heated competition but as with all NEFTA competitions, safety is always paramount.

Shooting should start at around 9am – with the 2nd session starting at around 11:30am, but may start earlier or later depending on how long it takes to re-spray targets etc. after the first session have shot.

If you’ve never tried HFT before and you fancy giving it a go, then these events are perfect for you.

Anston FTC won the team title for the 2010 series, I’m sure we’ll do well again this season, but we need your support.

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