Work Party on Saturday June 25th (10 am – 12 noon) to setup for Sunday match
- Field Target Match Sunday June 26th
- Field Target Match Sunday August 28th
- CT State Field Target Match Sunday October 30th
For Ladies Range Day Saturday May 7th – Pyramyd Air has donated 5 spring air rifles, 2 pistols and 10 tins of 500 pellets. In addition, Pyramyd Air has donated 18 Air Venturi Rat field targets and $300 worth of PA gift cards. These gift cards will be used as prizes at the field target matches. We would like to thank Pyramyd Air for their support and generosity.
New Air Gun Range Construction behind the club house – Volunteers Needed Work Hours Available
- Cut up fallen trees using chainsaws within the 20 foot wide by 165 foot long area and then stacked up like firewood at the end of the air gun range to be used as a base for the six foot high dirt berm backstop. Chainsaw protective gear must be used – safety chaps, work gloves & face shield.
- Sunken depression with brush next to the shooting line need to be filled up with dirt, asphalt and gravel. Small tractor maybe needed along with shovels.
- Need to purchase and install two 8 foot long by 6 foot high stockade wood fence panels (along with 4×4 wood posts and concrete mix) perpendicular to the shooting line 12-15 feet apart. These fence panels will act as barriers to prevent errant shots from going towards the police range.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I shoot my air gun at RFG? Rifle Range, Pistol Range and Woods Course at Upper Pond Access Road
- What kind of air gun events does RFG hold? RFG is doing Field Target presently. In the future, RFG may do Bench Rest, Silhouette, Target Sprint and other events when members ask for it.
- Greg’s Guide to Field Target Shooting
- What kind of air guns are available? Pre-Charged Pneumatic, Spring Piston, Gas Piston, Multi-pump Pneumatic, Single Stroke Pneumatic
- What caliber do you use? .177 caliber is the most popular for target shooting, .22 caliber is popular for hunting.
- What kind of pellets are do you use? For outdoor shooting, use domed pellets. For indoor 10m (11 yards) shooting, use wadcutters.
- If you are going to purchase a pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air gun, you will need to purchase a 4500-psi hand pump, a 4500-psi carbon fiber air tank or a 4500-psi air compressor. https://youtu.be/ekWPpY9spCA
Completed Events – Photos, Match Reports and Course Data
Online Air Gun Stores, Forums and other Websites
- Online Retailers
- Online Magazine
- Online Forums
- Air Gun Events Calendar
Field Target Match Info
9 am – 10 am Registration at Woods Course next to Lane 1 and Open Practice at the Police Range.
- Eye protection is required.
- RFG Waiver must be signed for non-RFG members.
- Shooter must fill out registration form.
- Shooter must fill out score card.
- Add shooter’s name on leader board.
- Match fees
- $15 – non-RFG members
- $10 – RFG members & Juniors (under 16 years old) with Parent or Guardian
- Power Limit to prevent damage to the knock down field targets.
- .22 caliber maximum
- 20-foot pound energy limit maximum
- Foot Pound Energy calculation = velocity (feet per second) x velocity (fps) x mass (grains) / 450,436.
- Use a chronograph to determine velocity in feet per second.
- Use a electronic grain scale to measure pellet mass.
- Shooting Classes
- Unlimited PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) – 20 foot-pound energy limit (not recognized by AAFTA)
- Open PCP – legs straps, bum bag, no scope mag limit, 20 foot-pounds energy limit
- WFTF PCP – bum bag, no scope mag limit, 12 foot-pounds energy limit
- Hunter PCP – shooting sticks, any type of seat with no arm rests, 20 foot-pound energy limit, 16x max scope magnification
- Piston Unlimited – 20 foot-pound energy limit (not recognized by AAFTA)
- Piston WFTF – bum bag, no scope mag limit, 12 foot-pounds energy limit
- Piston Hunter – shooting sticks, any type of seat with no arm rests, 20 foot-pound energy limit, 16x max scope magnification
- Break Barrel & Junior – break barrel, 20 foot-pound energy limit, 12x max scope magnification (not recognized by AAFTA)
10 am – 10:15 am Practice at police range closes.
- Mandatory shooter’s safety meeting starts.
- Score cards with clipboards & pens are handed out to squads.
- Squads are assigned lanes.
- Shooters walk to their assigned lanes.
10:15 am Match Starts (two whistle blasts – hot line is declared – yelled out).
- Course Format
- Each shooter in each squad will shoot 4 shots per lane.
- 2 shots at the near target and then 2 shots at the far target.
- 15 lanes total.
- Each squad will move from lane to lane in sequential order until they complete all 15 lanes.
- 60 shots/maximum points total. 120 points max for juniors or break barrel class.
75 cubic foot carbon fiber air tank will be positioned between lanes 7 and 8 for pre-charged pneumatic air gun shooters.
- Knock-down (X) or miss (O) miss.
- Juniors or break barrel class only. Knock down (2), Face plate hit (1) or Miss (O)
10:15 am – Approximately 1 – 2 pm match ends when last score card is handed in. Cold line is called (one long whistle blast) and yelled out.
Approximately 1 pm – 2 pm Course cleanup.
- End of Match tasks
- Roll up pull strings back to targets.
- Field Targets will remain on concrete bases and tree shelves.
- Tally up scores on leader board.
- Declare match results per class.
- Hand out gift certificates.
- Roll up pull strings back to targets.
- Prizes – Pyramyd Air Gift Certificates – based on total score- all classes combined
- $10 – 1st place overall match high score
- $5 – 6th, 11th and 16th or last place
Contacts: Leo Gonzales (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bernie Ducat (email@example.com)
Silhouette Match Info
- All shooting is done offhand unsupported. No shooting jackets, no slings, no shooting gloves, no butt hooks.
- 1/10th scale animal silhouette targets – chickens, pigs, turkeys & rams.
- Air Rifle Distances – 20-yard chickens, 30-yard Pigs, 36-yard Turkeys, 45-yard Rams
- Air Pistol Distances – 10-yard chickens, 12.5-yard Pigs, 15-yard Turkeys, 18-yard Rams
- 10 animals per distance in groups of 5 animals or 5 animals per distance shot twice.
- One shot per target in sequence from the left to right.
- If shot out of sequence, it will be considered a miss on both the intended target and the hit/knocked down target.
- 2 1/2 minutes timed for 5 shots. 15 seconds to get ready and load your rifle for the first shot.
- 40 targets/shots total for 1 course of fire. Typical match can have 1-3 courses of fire.
- Scoring – (X) knock down completely off stand or (O) miss (even if animal is struck, rotates but does not fall off stand)
- .22 caliber maximum
- Recognized NRA Classes
- Target rifle class (10-meter rifles)
- Sporter Rifle Class
- Open Rifle class
- Air Pistol Irons
- Air Pistol Any Sight
- Unofficial Class – Standing supported for those who cannot shoot without a rifle rest – single point of contact only.
- Pyramyd Air Version
- Air Rifle Only Distances – 10-yard Chickens, 25-yard Pigs, 40-yard Turkeys, 55-yard Rams
- 4 animals per distance. 16 animals in total.
- Head-to-head single elimination format – first one to knock down all targets wins the round.
- Use 1/10th scale silhouette animal targets.