All questions can be directed to the F-Class Match Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
F-Class is a shooting sport which originated in 1995. It was intended for those familiar with or interested in long range shooting. It is easy to get into and learn, and a lot of fun!
These are the basics:
Each shooter shoots at a target 600 yards away. Your goal is to hit the 3" diameter X-ring as many times as possible. After each shot, the score and location on the target will display on an electronic display within 7 seconds. You adjust your aim and shoot again. While doing this, someone is keeping track of your score. If you hit the “9” ring, you get a score of 9, if you hit the 10 ring or the X ring, you get a score of 10, 8 points for 8 ring and so on. After 20 shots for record, your score is totaled, and that is your final score for that “relay”. Each match will consist of 2, 3 or 4 relays depending on the number of shooters that day, for a total of 60 shots (+sighter shots) per match.
Each relay has a 25-minute time limit to put 20 shots for record on the target with unlimited sighters in most cases. As you shoot, someone will score for you, and as they shoot, you’ll score for them.
A complete set of NRA HIGH POWER RIFLE- F-Class RULES can be found here (page 67).
All Rifles for all classes are loaded and fired 1 Round at a time. [single shot - Loaded Magazines not allowed]
Additionally, shooters will also be rotated through scoring responsibilities using the club ShotMarker system.
Classes and how they work.
F-Open - Is usually a custom rifle shot from a mechanical front rest and rear support bag. Most any caliber is allowed. The rifle weight is limited to 22lbs.
F-T/R - (Stands for "Target Rifle") is limited to a bipod front rest, a rear support bag, 223 or 308 caliber and an 18# rifle.
Our matches are open to the following other classes so that everyone can have a chance to participate and not feel left out.
FPR (Field Precision Rifle) - This class is for shooters with muzzle brakes or suppressors (not allowed in normal F-Class rules), and are generally blot-action rifles which are purchased from retail stores such as Ruger's RPR, Savage Rifles and Remington 700. This class can be for the newer shooter just getting started, or for PRS (Precision Rifle Series) type rifles. This class is not NRA approved.
Limited/Senior/Junior Bench - Limited Bench Rest or Prone shooters younger than 19 years of age, older than 64 years of age, or any shooter with a disability which prevents shooting from the prone position. Unlimited sighters with one string of 20 shots for record.
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