Posts Tagged ‘Scope setup’
Deciding on a zero range for your crosshairs seems to be a question that comes up quite often from newcomers to HFT. Firstly I don’t believe that it matters all that much, after all the crosshairs of your scope are just one aim point, once you’ve zeroed your scope for all the distances you’re going to be shooting at you’ll have aim points for every distance. Choosing a zero range for your crosshairs is going to be a personal choice, based on personal preferences and experience, the specifics of your scope and the height it’s mounted above your barrel, choice of pellet and any number of other factors will influence the decision. Read the rest of this entry »
There will be a series of articles covering every aspect of HFT. A new article will be published roughly every couple of weeks starting with a new HFT scope setup manual
The next article will cover trigger technique, breathing and follow-through.
To see the latest articles in the series see the HFT Novice to Ninja category link on the right hand navigation.
So – you’ve bought your rifle and scope and you want to get into the world of competitive Hunter Field Target shooting (HFT).
The first thing you need to do is fit your scope to your rifle. A common mistake that a lot of new shooters make is to just fit the scope so it looks about right and assume that everything’s OK. Later on when problems arise it’s very difficult to diagnose the cause of those problems if things aren’t set up correctly in the first place. So although setting up a scope properly can take a little bit of time to do, it will save hours of frustration in the long term.