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 Post subject: Starting out
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Hi FT fans!

I'm thinking about trying FT out. What do I need to know?

Links, advice, general info, rules, laws etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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Just a quick search! It has peaked my interest too!
http://world-field-target-federation.com/core-rules

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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Check this site out, Chewy - strictly FT: http://www.ftcentral.com/


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Thanks! Those are both great starting places.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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try this site http://www.anstonftc.co.uk/category/hun ... -to-ninja/
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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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Chewy wrote:
Hi FT fans!
I'm thinking about trying FT out. What do I need to know?
Links, advice, general info, rules, laws etc.
Thanks!


Google is your friend, so is reading through past posts here on the CAF.

The BEST thing you can do though is go out to a match. Just bring whatever you have, doesn't really matter what it is.

If you don't have anything, 99 times out of 100 you can arrange to have someone lend you a rig, or share their rig with you, I've loaned/shared mine in the past.

If you can make it to a Port Colborne match, your 1st match is free too!

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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I know someone who drives through London on the way to Port Colborne and has a few guns that will work fine for FT :)

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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I am thinking my BT65 will work a treat, for FT. I am also thinking of doing some stock mods, for an adjustable palm/leg rest for the forend.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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Daryl wrote:
I am thinking my BT65 will work a treat, for FT. I am also thinking of doing some stock mods, for an adjustable palm/leg rest for the forend.

If you are thinking of starting in the Hunter class, the adjustable knee riser is a no-no in hunter rules. Certainly legal in Open and WFTF rules though.

Rules are available on the FTCentral site that Sholo posted above.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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rrdstarr wrote:
Just a quick search! It has peaked my interest too!
http://world-field-target-federation.com/core-rules

I just read through some of the things on this site and I have a question. They state a limit of 12fpe which I think is the energy limit in the UK before one needs an FAC (like our PAL); does this power limit apply to Canadian Field Target events too?
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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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12 FPE is international. There is also a higher FPE classification in some areas, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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The summary chart at the end of the rules has a lot of quick information.

The 12 fpe limit only pertains to the WFTF Division, piston and pcp classes. The 20 fpe limit pertains to all classes in the Hunter and Open Divisions.

The WFTF Division was added for those who wish to compete like the World Field Target Federation members; these rules are used in 32 or so countries around the world. Many of those countries also have a high power division/s, much like ours in Canada. Canada has 10 people going to the worlds this coming August, so having a division where they can practise and compete seemed the right thing to do.

The 20 fpe limit is primarily to save wear and tear on the targets, but in Ontario it is also used because that is what a CFO approved field target range is rated for as a maximum.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting out
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Mac wrote:

The 20 fpe limit is primarily to save wear and tear on the targets, but in Ontario it is also used because that is what a CFO approved field target range is rated for as a maximum.

Thanks. That makes sense. The reason that I ask is that my rifle shoots at about 20fpe a little more or less depending on the pellet. I guess I should go to an event and see what the Event Director has to say.
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