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StevenTing

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F-Class Competitions
« on: April 06, 2015, 11:58:23 AM »
I got to shoot my first F-Class competition this past weekend.  I shot F-TR (Tactical Rifle) which is a scoped rifle with bipod in either .223 or .308.  Our targets were placed at 600 yards.  We had 24 shooters and we had some crazy wind.  Wind would vary from 5 MPH to 15 MPH, left to right at the target line.  However, at the 300 yard mark, there were occasions where the wind was blowing the opposite direction.  We also had a tail wind that varied from 5 MPH to 10 MPH.  I learned a lot about wind that day.  It was also fun when you fired a shot and then wind dies right afterward.  That happened quite a few times and many people had shots on the far left side of the target.

We had 3 relays, each consisting with 2 sighters followed by 20 shots, for a total of 66 shots.  I ended up with a total score of 493 out of 600, which means my average score was an 8 ring.  Based on the dimensions below, that means I was shooting within 3 MOA for my first competition.  Not bad, but still room for improvement.  I believe high score at the match was 592.

Circles on the target had the following dimensions.

4.6 600 Yard Targets - NRA No. MR-1FC - F-Class target Center based on the MR-1 target for use at 600 yards. To be pasted over the MR-1 target. Aiming Black (inches)
X ring . . . . . . . . . . . 3.00
10 ring . . . . . . . . . . . 6.00
9 ring . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00
8 ring . . . . . . . . . . . 18.00
7 ring . . . . . . . . . . 24.00
6 ring . . . . . . . . . . 36.00
Rings in white (inches)
5 ring . . . . . . . . . 48.00


There will be some F-Class 1000 Yard Competitions coming up soon as well.  That will be fun and a challenge with a .308.

4.7 800, 900, and 1000 Yard Target NRA No LR-FC - F-Class Target Center based on the LR target for use at 1000 yards.. To be pasted over the LR target. Aiming Black (inches)
X ring . . . . . . . . . . . 5.00
10 ring . . . . . . . . . . 10.00
9 ring . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00
8 ring . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00
7 ring . . . . . . . . . . 44.00
Rings in white (inches)
6 ring . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.00
5 area . . . . . . . 72x72 Sq
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    Re: F-Class Competitions
    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 06:18:56 PM »
    Nice job.   :thumbup1   Wind is a real bear at any sort of significant range. 
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    Re: F-Class Competitions
    « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 08:06:35 PM »
    Those top 3 shooters?  22, 23 and 25 'X's?  That's phenomenal shooting!
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    Re: F-Class Competitions
    « Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 12:13:27 AM »
    The guy shooting the Palma rifle is a bad, bad man.

    You could have done worse.  What were the Open class guys shooting?

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    Re: F-Class Competitions
    « Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 05:32:33 PM »

    Those top 3 shooters?  22, 23 and 25 'X's?  That's phenomenal shooting!
    These guys were also using iron sights as well.  No scopes. It's incredible to watch them shoot.
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    Re: F-Class Competitions
    « Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 05:35:39 PM »

    The guy shooting the Palma rifle is a bad, bad man.

    You could have done worse.  What were the Open class guys shooting?
    Open class was shooting a wide variety.   One lady was shooting .300win mag.  There were also .260, 6.5 Creedmore, 25-06,  and many other rounds.  There were still .223 and .308 as well but all using a rest.
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