"the hft format allows the use of pretty much any airgun and scope combination, whether that be a gat or an ev2. all can compete within hft no matter what their equipment"
Pete sparkes WHFTA Co-founder
hft rules brief overview
Competitors shoot a course of 30 ‘knockover’ style targets that fall when the central ‘hit zone’ is struck. Targets are placed in a variety of different locations such as up trees, partially hidden behind obstacles or even in the middle of a pond. Competitors adopt a number of different shooting positions throughout the course including; prone, kneeling, standing and supported positional shots.
When shooting a target Competitors must ensure that they are in contact with the shooting ‘peg’ and scoring is dead simple. 2 points are awarded for ‘knocking a target over’. 1 point for a ‘plate’ where the target is struck and doesn’t fall and 0 points aka a ‘doughnut’ are awarded for a complete miss. The maximum score is 60 ex 60 and it is a truly rare event indeed!
No adjustments can be made to a Competitor’s rifle or scope once they have started the course so it is a case of ‘holding under/over’ to compensate for trajectory and then ‘holding off’ for that devious wind. All very simple or so they say.
HFT’s very simplistic concept means that pretty much any rifle & scope combination can be used to great effect. Modern airguns and pellets are inherently accurate, this means that in HFT even equipment that might be classed as ‘budget’ can genuinely cut the mustard with equipment costing five times as much. Therefore, the emphasis is more on the person behind the trigger.
WHFTA HFT Rules
Below is copy of the full WHFTA HFT Rules that are used at whfta hft events. they are designed to be clear for the end uses but still have sufficient techincal detail for the more nuanced points. These have been developed over the course of over a decade of hft events.
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