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 front 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 initially developed to address the fact that many shooters like 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.