At Franklin Rifle club we mainly shoot FTR and F-Open but we also have TR shooters.
We shoot from 300 through to 800 yards at specified dates during our season.
Our members shoot with a large variety of rifles, from off the shelf hunting rifles through to ‘state of the art’ purpose built competition rifles.
The majority of shooters are developing and loading their own ammunition matched to their individual rifles for greater accuracy.
This “home loading” can be as fulfilling for some members as the actual shooting itself!
You could bring as much science, research and testing into this sport as you would have time and patients for!
But of course there are many, many accurate off the shelf brands of ammunition available for beginners.
Also for ll those hunters out there why not come along and have a go with your hunting rifle!
F-Class Rifle (F-TR or F-Open)
F-TR or F-Open allows the use of a rifle fitted with a telescopic sight and shooting with the aid of a shooting rest or bipod. Whilst this gives some advantage over TR, the main factor is still allowing for the effect of wind. F-Class Rifle Shooting is something anyone can try and do well in, even with little experience. This makes F-Class Rifle Shooting an ideal beginner sport for both male and female shooters.
F-TR rifles are limited to .223 Remington or .308 Winchester calibre chambers. F-Open rifle shooting permits more choice of calibres.
Target Rifle (TR)
Target Rifle is the traditional prone (lying down) shooting position with no rest, using micrometer iron aperture sights and usually a sling attached to a shooting jacket to assist with holding and aiming.
Target Rifle is graded from Tyro, C, B and A grade. Tyro is the beginner level, usually for the first year of shooting, where the new marksperson is allowed the assistance of a wind instructor (coach). In outdoor shooting the wind is a major factor on the flight of the projectile, which means a large part of the skill of the sport is to adjust the sights to allow for this using various guides such as wind flags.