F-Class is a precision long distance target shooting sport, in which competitors shoot at targets between 300 and 900 meters, with the object to place shots as close to the center, or “Bull” as possible.
It is a sport that was started in Canada, by the late George “Farky” Farquharson, after whom the sport is named. This sport involves using highly accurate single-shot centerfire rifles, high powered scopes and a means of steadying the rifle such as a bipod or pedestal rest. Participants shoot at paper bull’s eye targets at long distance, where the ability to read wind and other conditions determines success.
The sport was developed to address the fact that many shooters such as George were finding that in the face of advancing age and diminishing senses, it was difficult to shoot target rifles using open iron sights, and shooting off the elbows, and thus the sport of F-Class was born.
From those humble beginnings, the sport has exploded in popularity all over the world and is now governed by an international regulatory body (http://www.icfra.com). Far from being a sport of the elderly and infirm, F-Class involves superlatively accurate equipment combined with exceptional shooting skill. This is nothing to do with “Sniping”; our quarry is a 5-inch dot on paper target 1000 yards away and the tools of the trade bear little if any resemblance to the firearms used by snipers.
- F-Class shooting rules
- 2013 F-Class national Championships Entry Form
- Your F-Class committee representatives include: Terry Perkins (chairman), Barry Price, Bill Flintoft, Bob Raymond, Brian Mylleville, Bruce Condie, Dave Rumbold, Dale Rathwell, Glen Taylor, Gord Ogg, Matt Wolf, Keith Skjerdal, Les Dolhun, Bill Watts, and Wendy Reid. Refer to these members for information about F-Class shooting and to give feedback about the DCRA's F-Class program. Contact information can obtained by contacting the DCRA office by email.
- F Class shooters may now join the annual Canadian Rifle Team to Bisley.
Team Selection Procedures: Canadian Bisley Teams: Procedures for Team Selection
To donate to the F-Class World Championships 2013 Raton NM team fundraising effort click the donate button below:
Raton 2013 Announcement:
The DCRA will be sending a full F-Class contingent (F-TR and F-Open) to participate - on behalf of Canada - at the F-Class World Championships in 2013. These will be held at Raton New Mexico following the US F-Class Nationals in August 2013.
Canadian Team for F Class World Championships Raton, USA, August 2013. The Team Captain, Mr. Bill Flintoft, has announced the following members to represent Canada:
Captain: Bill Flintoft, BCRA
Gun Plumber: Gord Ogg, ORA
Coaches:Lorne Fisher, BCRA
Ed Bergsma, BCRA
Richard Dredger, BCRA
Bruce MacDonald, MPRA
Will Chou, ORA
Kevin Chou, ORA
Steve Baardsen, BCRA
Eric Bisson APRA
Scott Gaalaas, APRA
Les Dolhum, APRA
Glen Taylor, APRA
Barry Price, ORA
Bruce Condie, ORA
Mark Iwanochko, ORA
Alexander Tkalitch ORA
Marius De Champlain PQRA
Jerry Teo, BCRA
Brian Mylleville, BCRA
Dave Harry, APRA
Darcy Spenst, APRA
Bill Watts, APRA
Sean Thiessen, MPRA
Gerry Weins, MPRA
Trevor McMacken, ORA
Terry Perkins, ORA
Jonathan Laitre, PQRA
Team Captain, FCWC, Raton NM
Thanks to the sponsors of the F-Class World Championship 2013 team
We welcome our most recent sponsor, Tangent Theta Inc., a new privately owned company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This company will be providing some team apparel for this F-Class team. Each team member will proudly wear team apparel bearing the Tangent Theta Inc. logo as well as the DCRA logo and the word CANADA on each piece.
Andrew Webber, the company president as well as a DCRA member, tells us the following about his company; "The company's human resource is assembled from some of the small arms industry's most experienced optical and optical/mechanical designers, as well as those having extensive marksmanship experience in the fields of competition shooting, combat shooting and sniping".
Tangent Theta Inc. will be manufacturing top-of-the-market rifle telescopes and related optical devices in Halifax for world-wide distribution, starting this summer 2013.
We are very pleased to announce that Jerry Teo of Mystic Precision Inc in Summerland, BC has become a sponsor of the 2013 Canadian World F-Class team. He looks forward to offering products shooters might want such as barrels, reloading components/tools, triggers/stocks and Sightron scopes, at discounted prices. Discounts will vary depending on the product and will not be based strictly on volume.This offer will be extended only to shooters contesting for the Raton Team.
We are also proud to recognize Jerry for two other very generous offers of support for this team. He has agreed to handle and cover all import fees for the Krieger barrel used in the rifle raffle and donated 2 MPODS (Mystic Precision F class bipod) for raffle purposes. Visit www.mysticprecision.com for more information.
Hirsh Precision Inc. and Sightron: We are proud to recognize the generous support of Peter Dobson or Hirsch Precision, who teamed up with Sightron to provide a top line scope for a rifle raffle. The 2013 F Class Rifle team is thankful for this show of support for our team and for our sport.
Hirsch Precision Inc. of Lake Echo Nova Scotia is the exclusive authorized importer and distributor for Sightron and maintain a wide selection of product. They are also the Canadian importer for Lapua and Nightforce products. Visit www.hirschprecision.com for more information.
Sightron: When Sightron started their business in 1993, their vision was not only to bring to the outdoor market the absolute best quality shooting sports optics, but also to make the best optical values worldwide. This vision remains the same, some 18 years later.
Their rifle scopes remain amongst the best in the world and we are proud to have Sightron's support. Visit www.sightron.com for more information.
Krieger Barrels Inc. manufactures precision single-point cut-rifled barrels. These barrels are amongst the most accurate barrels on the market and are used by many of the top shooters around the world.The quality control of Krieger is dependable, their tolerances tight and their barrels shoot more xs than other brands.
We want to sincerely thank Krieger Barrels and proudly recognize them for their generous gift of a Krieger barrel for a rifle raffle in support of our 2013 F Class team. Visit www.kreigerbarrels.comfor more information.
We would like to recognize Mr. John Wall with special thanks. He supported the team through his donation of a Broughton rifle barrel. Broughton Rifle Barrels is dedicated to crafting one of the Premier Stainless Steel Barrels in the USA utilizing the 5C ( registered trademark sign if possible) process.
"It is our commitment to you to craft the finest rifle barrel your money can buy".
Quality, Precision, Craftsmanship. Visit www.rifle-barrels.net for more information.
Special thanks to...
A sincere thank you to Ian Robertson for his donation of a stock for the rifle raffle. Your support to this F-class is greatly appreciated
Mick McPhee of Kamloops B.C. is one of the best craftsman in the gunsmithing trade in Canada. Thanks Mick for donating your time and your expertise to do the gunsmithing for this rifle