Has there ever been a North or S. American shooter in the WHFT championships?

Has there ever been a North or S. American shooter in the WHFT championships?

Joined: February 16th, 2009, 8:33 pm

May 17th, 2017, 10:27 pm #1

Just curious. Dominated by the British but the continental Europeans put in a good showing too.

https://sites.google.com/site/whfta1/results

I know a UKHFT/WHFTA shoot was held in the south once. Anybody else tried it? Curious how people liked/disliked it vs. the US HFT game.

-Casey
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Joined: January 9th, 2002, 2:30 am

May 18th, 2017, 1:29 am #2

I prefer to sit when I shoot, and HFT does not allow sitting while shooting, and forces prone for shooting (which I REALLY hate) some shots. Also, since one must shoot all shots from varied distances without being able to refocus the scope, some shots must be taken with parallax error and blurry sight pictures ... seems another foolish thing thats done just to make the game DIFFERENT than "regular" FT.

Heck, few shooters in the US want to shoot the "regular" FT game as played in UK, so I suspect HFT would be even less attractive to this readership.


There is no US HFT Game, the fact there is a Hunter CLASS that bears no real relationship to the Brit game is often used as an excuse to relate the essentially unrelatable.

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Joined: January 1st, 2012, 11:50 pm

May 18th, 2017, 3:18 am #3

Just curious. Dominated by the British but the continental Europeans put in a good showing too.

https://sites.google.com/site/whfta1/results

I know a UKHFT/WHFTA shoot was held in the south once. Anybody else tried it? Curious how people liked/disliked it vs. the US HFT game.

-Casey
At different times, I've tried elements of real HFT, prone/terrain features(lane posts in this case)/no_bipod:

http://www.slsba.org/airgun/results/res ... 0-2013.htm

And I've shot a whole match without touching the scope. At last years Piston Championships, that's also how the six Basic Break Barrel shooters did it:

http://www.slsba.org/airgun/results/res ... 6-2016.htm

The prone shooting is not bad once you get used to it. Even if they did not allow seats, I think they should at least allow sitting shots.

The no-touch-scope might be harder for us to get used to, but very doable if you keep the magnification low.

I would probably never travel overseas to shoot HFT, but would compete here if there was such a match.

It's bigger than any other FT type game, but mostly a UK sport, by far
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Joined: April 20th, 2016, 1:23 am

May 18th, 2017, 11:31 pm #4

If you wanted to try a UKAHFT style match I would totally go to that. Pretty sure Lonnie would try it to if your ever interested in seeing how it plays out.
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Joined: April 25th, 2008, 12:25 am

May 19th, 2017, 12:44 am #5

I'd be game as well !
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Joined: April 19th, 2004, 7:02 pm

May 19th, 2017, 9:41 pm #6

I prefer to sit when I shoot, and HFT does not allow sitting while shooting, and forces prone for shooting (which I REALLY hate) some shots. Also, since one must shoot all shots from varied distances without being able to refocus the scope, some shots must be taken with parallax error and blurry sight pictures ... seems another foolish thing thats done just to make the game DIFFERENT than "regular" FT.

Heck, few shooters in the US want to shoot the "regular" FT game as played in UK, so I suspect HFT would be even less attractive to this readership.


There is no US HFT Game, the fact there is a Hunter CLASS that bears no real relationship to the Brit game is often used as an excuse to relate the essentially unrelatable.
Didn't you just hold a WFTF match? I'm just sayin....

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Joined: June 8th, 2014, 9:45 pm

May 20th, 2017, 11:50 am #7

Me three! nt
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