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.
New Shooter Orientation
The F Class clinic has been discontinued. New shooters can arrange an F Class orientation by contacting the Match Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete match details can be found on the match bulletin by clicking on the “view bulletin” tab on the match schedule above.
League Match Registration
Preregistration is required for the monthly league matches. To preregister contact the Match Director by phone, text, or email (email@example.com) prior to 5 PM on Friday before the match, and state your desire to participate. Notify the Match Director ASAP if you have last minute changes. On the day of the match sign in at the 600 yard trailer to receive squadding and pay the $20 match fee. Shooters not preregistered will be handled individually and if permitted to shoot, will pay a $25 match fee.
State Championship Match Registration
The Nebraska State Midrange Championship will be held at ENGC on 22 – 23 August, 2020. Click “view bulletin” tab on the schedule above for complete details. Registration will be by Practiscore. Registration details will be posted on nebraskafclass.com when available.
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:
Target Rifle (F T/R)
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.
See the NRA High Power Rifle Rule Book for more detailed information on F-class competition and High Power Rifle.