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 Post subject: A start in FT
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:18 pm 
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I'd like to try FT in the hunter class this season so I put together a rifle that will get me started. Still need a scope so for now I put peep sights on it.

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 Post subject: Re: A start in FT
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:06 am 
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DoctorFrankengun wrote:
I'd like to try FT in the hunter class this season...

It'll be great to have you out Doc!...so we can get a close up look at that beaut too! 8)


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looks great with the sites on it . a scope would be nice to , i hope you kik some target but .


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Top that rig off with a Leapers side wheel AO scope (4-16x?) and you'll be good to go. Looking forward to meeting you, and checking out your handiwork this summer.


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Suprmatic wrote:
Top that rig off with a Leapers side wheel AO scope (4-16x?) and you'll be good to go.
Do it quick though, the Canadian distributors seem to be selling out of the Leapers stuff quick, with new orders not expected until late April/early May :shock:


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The rifle looks very good. About that scope, keep in mind that the best from them are the 30mm tube 56mm objective. Tried canshooter's 8-32 this morning and it was on the money. Good sight picture, clicks are repeatable, and not out of this world for pricing. See you out there.

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Thanks for the encouragement and advice fellows. :D

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would a stock Diana Model 52 be sufficient for shooting FT? a lot of pics show guys with tricked out equipment...I posted a pic of my gun in the gallery as I just purchased it....curious


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Yes, it can be used, but that rifle will be hard on the optics, so you will need to shell out money for top notch glass. As long as the rifle puts out less than 20 fpe for the two clubs we shoot at, no problem. If we get enough targets together at one time that can take rimfire power levels, then it will not be an issue for that match. Post some numbers and it will be easier to tell.

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Yes, it can be used, but that rifle will be hard on the optics, so you will need to shell out money for top notch glass. As long as the rifle puts out less than 20 fpe for the two clubs we shoot at, no problem. If we get enough targets together at one time that can take rimfire power levels, then it will not be an issue for that match. Post some numbers and it will be easier to tell.


If you don't want to shell out a bunch of $$ for a high end scope, get a Leapers from their 'true strength' platform. It might not be the best optics available, but you know it'll hold up to the springer recoil!


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excellent...well the gun has a Bushnell Sportsman 3 x 9 x32 scope on it already...acuity through it seems to be good...it has windage & elevation turrets...IMO seems to be a quality scope (I didn't put the scope on it originally, it came as part of the package)...have only put around 50 rounds through the gun & so far the scope seems to be holding up to the punishment.....I will get my hands on a chrony sometime soon.. is that how you determine fpe? not quite sure how that works just yet


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I may have found the fpe answer by doing a search, hang on while I read up on 'foot pounds' thanks :P


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