F-Class classification

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  1. kybountyhunter

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    Does the NRA have separate classification for Open and F/TR now?

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  2. Berger.Fan222

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    I don't think so. We had a family member get a new card recently and the only distinctions in F-Class classifications are Mid-Range (300-600 yards) and Long-Range (800-1000 yards).
     
  3. Keith Glasscock

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    That is correct - one classification regardless of whether you fire in TR or Open.
     
  4. Immike

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    No, it should have been the same as sling when it started. Moving up in classification is pretty challenging for these guys but that's the battle they have already endured for awhile now. They tried to change it last year but the old guard threw a fit about it on this forum when it was proposed. So far it stays the same as open. All the same still. Jim crofts would be the best source of what is in the future for FTR. He stays involved.
     
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  5. kybountyhunter

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    Thanks for the info! That's what I thought it was. But IMO it should be separate classifications for Open and F-Tr.
     
  6. Heman

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    Well the issue with it is if you separated F-Open and F-T/R then you'd have to separate out service rifle and palma rifle from sling. Then from a match stand point lets say you don't have enough to separate out F-T/R from F-Open or in sling you can't separate out palma or service. Well each has it's own performance standard. So do you group the HM F-T/R shooter with the HM F-Open shooter even though the F-T/R guy has a lower percentage for the class? Would make organizing a match a nightmare. These were the first things that came to mind when I saw the proposed rule book.

    I can understand where you are coming from but the service rifle shooters and palma shooters that go High Master have to work harder than the Any rifle shooters, just like F-T/R does with F-Open. Definitely harder but more satisfying if you get there. When I shoot a HM score with a palma rifle it is definitely more satisfying than when I do it with an Any rifle.
     
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  7. Catfur

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    I've got four classifications, and I've only ever shot F-Open at Mid and Long Range.
     
  8. Heman

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    What are the other two classifications in besides MR and LR F-Class?
     
  9. Longtrain

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    Either your scores were submitted incorrectly or the NRA miss keyed. That happened to me a number of years back, when I got a Master LR Prone card, having only shot F-T/R at LR at that point. Called the NRA and learned that all scores were submitted as LR Prone, no F Class entries. NRA corrected that mistake.
     
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  11. dougridgeore

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    Actually the NRA has 4 different classifications for F class
    1) mid-range 300,500 600 yards
    2) long-range 800,900,1000 yards
    3) full-bore 300,500,600,900,1000 yard
    Pair fire and convertible sighters
    4) small-bore/rimfire. 50,100 yards
     
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  12. dougridgeore

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    In my opinion having shot all four classifications the small bore is definitely the hardest to score in the percentages to get your Highmaster card if you want something real challenging you should give it a try and btw you can piss away just as much money on a rimfire rifle as any open class custom rifle
     
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  13. kzin

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    According to the current NRA rulebook there is no Smallbore High Master.
    Sling or F-class.
    Tops out at Master.
    ???
     
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  14. kzin

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    I've noticed that on e-targets there is an easy opportunity for the shooter to enter his own class incorrectly.
     
  15. dougridgeore

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    I’m sorry for any confusion but I never said anything about getting a Highmaster in small bore f class What I meant to say was it was very difficult shooting discipline given the size of the target I ended up with expert classification and thought to myself it would be impossible to ever score in the 98 percent range given the size of the target.
     
  16. ED3

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    If it was easy, everyone would be a HM, and it would be meaningless.
     
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  17. kzin

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    I'm thrilled to hear your opinion. I averaged 99% for my first two smallbore fc shoots and got my Master card. I was wondering if it was regarded as a really easy one. I know I got two really easy wind days. ;)
     
  18. dougridgeore

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    First off I’m not now or ever been a small bore rimfire shooter but thought I would give it a try.
    I shot the western wild cat match at Ben Avery in Phoenix I think it was in April or May.... what I figure out was...even at the short distance you had better be watching all the flags
     
  19. 10xsllc

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    how do you get classified in Fclass
     
  20. montef

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    Shoot 120 rounds at approved or registered F-class matches (all midrange or all long range). After the scores are turned in you will get a classification card from the NRA for the appropriate distance. Does not matter if you shoot F-T/R or F-open classes, they are not separated as far as classification.
    HTH, Monte
     

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