Ian Harford

Date: January 30, 2015

Up-close with the Air Arms HFT 500

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares ×

Here I am getting up close and personal with the Air Arms HTF-500 rifle.

2. To properly set up your rifle for competition, you need to use the same equipment as you would in a shoot

To properly set up your rifle for competition, you need to use the same equipment as you would in a shoot.

3. 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

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.

4. I usually take the air tank out to the range with me to save heading back into the house every few minutes

I usually take the air tank out to the range with me to save heading back into the house every few minutes.

6. Filling the HFT500 is a doddle thanks to the familiar Air Arms valve at the end of the reservoir

Filling the HFT500 is a doddle thanks to the familiar Air Arms valve at the end of the reservoir.

7. A gauge in the underside of the action shows at a glance what capacity is left in the cylinder

A gauge in the underside of the action shows at a glance what capacity is left in the cylinder.

8. An alloy screw cap keeps the filler valve protected and perfectly compliments the barrel end stripperAn alloy screw cap keeps the filler valve protected and perfectly compliments the barrel end stripper.

9. 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

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.

11. The HFT500 employs a breech tray and side cocking lever similar to the benchmark Air Arms EV2

The-HFT500 employs a breech tray and side cocking ever similar to the benchmark Air Arms EV2.

For more information on the HFT 500 and all things Air-Arms please visit www.air-arms.co.uk

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares ×

Tags: , , , , ,

Posted in: Airgun, Airgun, Hunting, Target

Leave a Comment

Items marked * are required

Be the first to comment.