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big k
02-15-2009, 06:29 PM
I have recently become interested in F-Class but I have been unable to locate any one in my area that shoots that class.

I live in the Cheyenne WY. area and would like know if anyone can tell me were I can go to see some formal or in formal competition, so that I can make contacts and also see what is available equipment and range wise. I am willing to travel initially, in a 100 mile radius from Cheyenne.

Thanks in advance

Big K
Prefiero morir De pie que vivir siempre arrodillado

Asa Yam
02-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Here's why you don't find F-Class match listings very often:

From the WSRPA.Net site at http://www.wsrpa.net/cgi-bin/index.pl?id=2979&isa=Newsitem&op=show

Info for those looking for F-Class matches in Washington...

From time to time, we get contacted by people looking for F-Class matches here in Washington state. Usually the comment is something along the lines of 'there are NO F-Class matches listed in Washington'. Here's a little hint for you...


There are dozens of F-Class matches every year! Probably more than you can find time and money to go to! Some weekends it comes down to where *you* want to go, as there can be multiple matches on a given weekend.

Where are all these matches, that people seem to have trouble finding them?

They are right there in the High Power Rifle schedule.

Remember, F-Class is a sub-class of NRA High Power. (Emphasis mine) Almost any match explicitly marked 'Prone' or 'Palma' in the schedule is open to F-Class as well. Right now, there are plenty of F-Class shooters, but they tend to be kind of scattered out and in order to have a decent sized match... it ends up being a combination of conventional Prone shooters and F-Class shooters.

Another thing to keep in mind is that many clubs/ranges have a general rule of having to have at least 5 competitors in a class for $$$ awards. Less than 5 F-Classers... probably not going to have awards in F-Class. 4 Open class shooters and 3 TR shooters... probably just going to have one big 'F-Class', rather than breaking it down further. That's just the way it works!

Hope this helps explain things!
While the paragraph above is written for shooters in Washington State, a similar situation applies to nearly every State in the US.

IIRC, there is a range near Cheyenne that holds NRA highpower matches. (NRA sanctions ALL US F-Class matches, not a benchrest organization.) Check with them to see when their next prone match is.

Hope this helps.

big k
02-15-2009, 09:37 PM
thanks for the help I will check it out

Big K

esromvre
02-22-2009, 02:00 AM
I have recently become interested in F-Class but I have been unable to locate any one in my area that shoots that class.

I live in the Cheyenne WY. area and would like know if anyone can tell me were I can go to see some formal or in formal competition, so that I can make contacts and also see what is available equipment and range wise. I am willing to travel initially, in a 100 mile radius from Cheyenne.

Thanks in advance

Big K
Prefiero morir De pie que vivir siempre arrodillado

check out Lander range not too far from you