Eastern Nebraska Gun Club
|F Class Clinic||2019-03-23|
The Eastern Nebraska Gun Club (ENGC) holds monthly Mid-Range (600 yards) F-Class matches April through October on the 4th Saturday of each month. New shooters are encouraged and welcome at any match. Shooters who participate in at least two matches will have their scores submitted to the NRA for classification at the end of the season. The league match course of fire is 8 sighters and 60 shots for record.
An F Class Rifle Clinic for new and intermediate shooters will be held on TBD and will allow new shooters the opportunity to learn the basics of shooting, pulling targets and scoring without the added pressure of competition. If you've never shot at 600 yards, we highly recommend attending this clinic. Bring a rifle, 60-80 rounds of ammunition, a front rest or bipod, a rear bag, a shooting mat, ear/eye protection, and a spotting scope if you've got one. There is no charge for the clinic.
There will be no state match this year unless someone wants to take the lead in managing the match. If anyone reading this wants to take on this obligation, please contact the match director, Herb McClannan, at email@example.com ASAP.
Monthly league matches are open to the public. Anyone who can legally possess a firearm, or juniors accompanied by a parent or guardian may compete. The Match Director or Chief Range Officer reserves the right to disqualify any unsafe rifle, ammunition, or competitor. Early registration via email (just contact the match director and tell him you'll be shooting) is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Registration begins at 7:30 AM and closes at 8:15 AM on match day.
Match fees for early registrants (before 5:00 PM on the Friday preceding a match) are $20. Later registrations are $25. Active duty military are $10, and juniors are free. Please bring cash or a check (made out to ENGC) on the day of the match. Contact Herb McClannan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with registration questions.
Equipment must be in accordance with current NRA rules. F-Class Rifles allowed are: (3.4.a) F-Class Open Rifle, (3.4.b) F-Class Target Rifle. Compensators, suppressors or muzzle brakes are prohibited (3.16.1). Empty chamber indicators are required (3.21).
Restrooms are available. Water will be provided. Breaks for meals and/or refreshments will not be given. In the event of poor weather conditions, matches may be canceled with little notice. If at all possible we will try to shoot, but concerns over competitor safety and preservation of the paper targets sometimes prevents a match. We'll do our best.
Please sign up for our email list to get occasional updates and information regarding F Class at ENGC.
There is no state championship match planned for 2019.
F Class Target - notice the smaller 10 and X rings
F-Class, a subclass of NRA High Power Rifle, is one of the nation's fastest growing shooting sports. F-class is shot prone at distances from 300 to 1,200 yards. Competitors may use almost any caliber rifle (up to .35 caliber), a scope, a rear rest (bag), and a front rest or bipod. F-class is an ideal sport for beginning competitive shooters male and female, young and old.
F-class is target shooting with scope sights and artificial support allowed, unlike conventional NRA High Power Rifle, which allows only the use of a sling for support. It started in Canada as a means of keeping older shooters in the game after they started having trouble seeing iron sights and getting trussed up in coat, glove, and sling. It has spread to the US, and is now supported by NRA and attracts both tactical style marksmen as well as those geared towards the precision aspects of Benchrest shooting.
At ENGC, F-Class is shot at 600 yards, which designates it as Mid-Range. Shooters are classified by previous match performance (marksman, sharpshooter, expert, master, or high master) and broken into two equipment classes:
F T/R Rifles must be shot off a bipod attached to the gun with a rear sandbag allowed, weight limit 8.25 kg (18lb) scope and bipod included, no limit on scope power, any safe trigger pull, any safe load. F T/R Rifles must be chambered in either .308 Winchester or .223 Remington. There are no bullet weight restrictions.
F Open rifles can be any caliber under .35, and are usually shot off a front rest. Any rest is acceptable as long as it does not return the gun to battery and does not connect the front and rear rests. The rifle's weight limit is 10 kg (22lbs), not including the rest(as long as it is not attached to the rifle).
The F Class target is similar to the conventional High Power Rifle target, although it has smaller rings at the center. The ten ring is approximately one-MOA (that’s 6″ at 600 yards) and a ½ MOA “X” ring is used for determining ties.
Please note that muzzle brakes are not permitted under F Class rules - the concussion is unpleasant and distracting for the shooters to the left and right. Please remove any muzzle brake from your rifle before shooting a match.
See the NRA High Power Rifle Rule Book for more detailed information on F-class competition and High Power Rifle.
The range is located in Lousiville, Nebraska, about 30 minutes south of Omaha.
Eastern Nebraska Gun Club
12700 Nebraska 66, Louisville, NE
From the West: 3.1 miles East of Louisville, NE on Hwy 66
From the East 10.4 miles West of Plattsmouth, NE on Hwy 66