RFG members Volunteer needed for grilling food during the matches.
Contact Bill Milewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Events 2023
RFG is part of the New England Field Target League.
April 23 FT Match Club House
July 23 FT Match Upper Pond
August 4-6 FT Grand Prix
RFG Grand Prix Register Here
October 22 CT State Match Club House
Drone Fly Over Upper Pond Course
Club House Air Gun Range is now open for all Rockville Fish & Game members and their guests.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I shoot my air gun at RFG? Rifle Range, Pistol Range, Club House Air Gun 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, 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 and Open Practice at the Club House Air Gun Range.
- Eye protection is required.
- RFG Waiver must be signed for non-RFG members. Waiver is good for the current year.
- Shooter must fill out registration form.
- Shooter must fill out score card.
- Add shooter’s name to 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 club house air gun 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.
- When a timer is used, shooter will start timer before grabbing their air gun. Time limit is 5 minutes for 4 shots.
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.
- If there are tie scores, shoot off will take place on Lane 1.
- Declare match results per class.
- Hand out gift certificates.
- Prizes – Pyramyd AirGift 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 (email@example.com), Bernie Ducat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Silhouette Match Info
Link to Video of air rifle silhouette shooting
- 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
- 5 animals per distance. 20 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.