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F-Class Shooting

F-Class is a precision long distance target shooting sport, in which competitors shoot at targets between 300 and 900 meters, with the object to place shots as close to the center, or “Bull” as possible.

It is a sport that was started in Canada, by the late George “Farky” Farquharson, after whom the sport is named. This sport involves using highly accurate single-shot centerfire rifles, high powered scopes and a means of steadying the rifle such as a bipod or pedestal rest. Participants shoot at paper bull’s eye targets at long distance, where the ability to read wind and other conditions determines success.

The sport was developed to address the fact that many shooters such as George were finding that in the face of advancing age and diminishing senses, it was difficult to shoot target rifles using open iron sights, and shooting off the elbows, and thus the sport of F-Class was born. 

From those humble beginnings, the sport has exploded in popularity all over the world and is now governed by an international regulatory body (http://www.icfra.com).  Far from being a sport of the elderly and infirm, F-Class involves superlatively accurate equipment combined with exceptional shooting skill. This is nothing to do with “Sniping”; our quarry is a 5-inch dot on paper target 1000 yards away and the tools of the trade bear little if any resemblance to the firearms used by snipers.

Canadian F-Class World Championships
8-17 Aug 2017
Connaught Rifle Range

Current Information:

Other references:

  • Your F-Class committee representatives include: Terry Perkins (chairman), Barry Price, Bill Flintoft, Bob Raymond, Brian Mylleville, Bruce Condie, Dave Rumbold, Dale Rathwell, Glen Taylor, Gord Ogg, Matt Wolf, Keith Skjerdal, Les Dolhun, Bill Watts, and Wendy Reid. Refer to these members for information about F-Class shooting and to give feedback about the DCRA's F-Class program. Contact information can obtained by contacting the DCRA office by email.
  • F Class shooters may now join the annual Canadian Rifle Team to Bisley. 
    Team Selection Procedures:
    Canadian Bisley Teams: Procedures for Team Selection
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2017 F-Class World Championships, Ottawa, Canada

 

The Dominion of Canada Rifle Association is pleased to announce the Development Team for the 2017 F-Class World Championships. Click Here.

2017 F-Class World Championships Website: www.2017fcwc.ca

For further information about the F-Class team please contact Eric Bisson at fcwc2017captain@gmail.com

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Call for nominations:

2021 F-Class World Championships in South Africa. Click here.