Illinois State Rifle Association
F Class League
F Class matches are held every Wednesday evening from May thru September on the 300 yard range at the ISRA Range, 1589 N. 7000 W. Rd., Bonfield, IL 60913
Do you own a scoped centerfire rifle?
Do you want to know what you are capable of with that rifle at 300 yards? Come out and try a F Class match.
Sometimes known as “benchrest prone”, F Class shooting is one of the fastest growing shooting disciplines. Geared towards shooters that enjoy competing with scoped rifles, F-Class matches are all slow-fire, prone shooting ‘for score’. Targets are pulled and scored between shots. Shooters rotate relays, and take turns, either shooting or pulling targets in the pits. A spotter disc is placed in the bullet hole, the previous shot is pasted and a scoring disc is placed at locations around the edges of the target frame to indicate the score of the shot.
Shooters are divided into two classes determined by their equipment choices:
Field Target Rifle F-T/R is limited to the calibers of .223 and .308. Must be shot off a bipod attached to the gun with a rear sandbag allowed, weight limit 8.25 kg (18 lb) scope and bipod included, no limit on scope power, any safe trigger pull, any safe load.
F-Open rifles can be any caliber under .35, shot off any rest as long as it does not return the gun to battery and does not connect the front and rear rests, weight limit 10 kg (22) lbs, not including the rest as long as it is not attached to the gun.
Special Note on Compensated Rifles
F-Class rules prohibit rifles with compensators. Since we don’t currently submit match scores to the NRA, and as a courtesy to hunters and other occasional shooters, our league will try to accommodate these guns at most matches. However we will segregate these shooters to the far end of the firing line and cannot guarantee this accomodation at every match.
You probably already have most of the gear you’d need.
• Eye and Ear protection
• Almost any scoped centerfire rifle
• 32 rounds of quality ammo
• Bipod or front rest.
• Rear sandbag or rest
• Shooting mat or tarp
• Pen and paper
If you’d prefer to come out and just watch please make sure you bring eye and ear protection
We strive for a safe, friendly and open environment at our weekly matches. If you would enjoy a summer evening testing your skill with your equipment,
learning what it takes to make small groups of holes on sheets of paper three hundred yards down range, this may be the league for you. Most participants are there to compete against themselves in their pursuit of long range precision shooting. If you want to learn, share and enjoy the fellowship of the firing line ... then join us.
We meet up at the Range Pavilion for relay squadding between 4:30 and 5:00, every Wednesday evening from May thru September.