Up-close with the Air Arms HFT 500
Here I am getting up close and personal with the Air Arms HTF-500 rifle.
To properly set up your rifle for competition, you need to use the same equipment as you would in a shoot.
First you need to set out your targets at various ranges from 8 yards to 45 yards. I check aimpoints at 1 yard increments up to 25 yards and 2.5 yard increments thereafter.
I usually take the air tank out to the range with me to save heading back into the house every few minutes.
Filling the HFT500 is a doddle thanks to the familiar Air Arms valve at the end of the reservoir.
A gauge in the underside of the action shows at a glance what capacity is left in the cylinder.
Be sure to get as close to match conditions as possible when checking aim points. I lay prone and use a post as the fixed point as I would in competition but add a bean bag rest to steady the shots.
The-HFT500 employs a breech tray and side cocking ever similar to the benchmark Air Arms EV2.
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