LOCATED IN

Ashland, OR, US.

PHONE

541-531-6926

COMPETITIVE MATCHES 

FIELD TARGET MATCHES

AARR hosts competitive matches under both the American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA) rules as well as world style matches under the World Field Target Federation WFTF rules. Airgun Field Target is played with air rifles and pistols 20 foot pounds of energy (fpe) or less power.  Steel targets with a hole in the face plate are placed at 10 to 55 yards from a shooting position. Competitors must make their pellet go thru a hole in the face plate that is ⅜” of an inch for closer targets, to 2” for most distant targets in windy situations.  If the pellet passes through the hole, the target will fall and the competitor gets a point. There can be up to 25 lanes with two targets per lane to address on a course.

It’s a little like golf in the way you walk from lane to lane addressing different “kill zone” hole sizes at new situations of wind and distance.

Match

Oregon State 2022 & AAFTA Grand Prix Air Rifle & Pistol Field Target Championships 4268 Hwy 99 South, Ashland, Oregon Pistol Friday July 15th Rifle July 16th & Sunday 17th SCHEDULE

All AAFTA Rifle & Pistol rules and classes apply. See at www.aafta.org The “Western Free Style” class will also be allowed. In any matters arising and not covered by these rules, the Match Director’s decision will be final.

Emigrant Lake campground is close by and has tent and full hookup site available, with flush toilets and hot shower available onsite. Match site link, you can expand to see the campground site. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Oak+Haven+B%26B/@42.1489461,-122.6444869,805m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54cf0d25dd7b0885:0x8bb3cc3e53200f6e!8m2!3d42.1489461!4d-122.6422982

Practice begins on the sight in line for registered competitors, on Friday between 7am and 7pm. Equipment inspection and FPE testing will be done before you get to sight in and during the matches at testing lanes.

NO lasers or separate range finding devices are allowed, (except for the “Western Free Style” class/squads), and anyone seen with a range finder on the course at any time before or during any of the pistol or rifle matches will be disqualified.

PISTOL FIELD TARGET MATCH – July 15th (IF AT LEAST 6 PRE REGISTER)
Safety Meeting will be at 2:45pm on Friday afternoon. Match starts at 3:00Pm. This will be a 42 shot course, 7 lanes, 3 targets per lane, with two shots per target. Targets will be set from 10 to 35 yards and kill zones will be from ½” to 2”. Timers will be given with the score cards. Competitors are allowed 7 minutes to make 6 shots. One lane will be standing only. Note that this course is also open to “Basic Break Barrel rifles”, (if 3 shooters preregister), with 12 X or less scopes.

Unlimited class pistols can shoot the RIFLE course and win separate awards if 3 shooters register.

RIFLE FIELD TARGET MATCH- DAY ONE – July 16th
Competitors can start sight in practice for the Rifle Field Target match at 7am. Safety Meeting begins at 9:45am. The match starts at 10:00am. This will be a 51 shot course, with 17 lanes, 3 targets per lane, and ONE shot per target. Timers will be given with the score cards. Competitors will be allowed 4 minutes; to set up, make their 3 shots. Time starts when you enter the shooters box. One lane will be standing and one will be kneeling.

SATURDAY FREE LUNCH STARTS at 1:00 pm
Bring your favorite low power offhand rig for the afternoon and evening side shoots.

RIFLE FIELD TARGET MATCH- DAY TWO – July 17th
Competitors can start sight in practice for the Rifle Field Target match at 7am. Safety Meeting begins at 9 am. The match starts at 9;15 am. This will be a 51 shot course, with 17 lanes, 3 targets per lane, and ONE shot per target. Timers will be given with the score cards. Competitors will be allowed 4 minutes; to set up, make their 3 shots. Time starts when you enter the shooters box. One lane will be standing and one will be kneeling.

SUNDAY FREE LUNCH STARTS as you finish the course. AWARD PRESENTATIONS will follow. Hopefully awards will be done by 1:30 or so for those who might need a quick exit for travel.

Wayne Burns
Match Director ,
2022 Oregon St. Air Gun Field Target Championships

 

Places to stay near the Venue

Campground near Emirgrant Lake
https://ashlandcreeksiderv.com/

Emirgrant Lake Campgound
http://jacksoncountyor.org/parks/Camping/Emigrant-Lake
541-774-8183

Cedar Wood Inn
https://www.hotels.com/ho268255/cedarwood-inn-of-ashland-ashland-united-states-of-america/

Relax Inn
https://www.hotels.com/ho347679/relax-inn-at-ashland-ashland-united-states-of-america/

Flagship Inn
https://www.hotels.com/ho124407/flagship-inn-of-ashland-ashland-united-states-of-america/

Windsor Inn
https://www.hotels.com/ho493846/best-western-windsor-inn-ashland-united-states-of-america/

Holiday Inn Express
https://www.hotels.com/ho199448/holiday-inn-express-suites-ashland-ashland-united-states-of-america/

Campgrounds next door to the Venue
Glenyan Private campground

Extreme BenchRest 75 & 100 yards

Ashland Air Rifle Range hosts EBR air rifle matches using the Extreme BenchRest Rules at the Ashland Gun And Archery Range in Ashland Or.  Check our calendar for event dates, but in general, a match is held the first weekend of each month at the 100 yard range.

Extreme Field Target & Speed Silhouette

AARR also hosts EFT Extreme Field Target and timed speed silhouette matches using the Outdoor Speed Silhouette Rules at the Ashland Gun club range in Ashland Or.  Check our calendar for event dates, but in general, a match is held the first weekend of each month at the 100 yard range.

American Hunter Rifle Class

AAFTA Hunter Rifle classes in Piston and PCP is limited to a 16 power scope,(a higher power scope can be used and turned down to the 16 mark), but  allows up to 20 fpe, along with a bi pod and stool (with no arm rests) or bucket, and so the game is very different from the WFTF 12fpe game. Especially in terms of having to read the wind, endurance conditioning and need to know the actual distance to each target.  A typical pellet shot from a 12 fpe air rifle will have about 3” of wind movement at 55 yards with a 5 mph cross wind, and over 3.5” of drop in point of impact from a zero of 25 yards at 55 yards. With the same wind, a 20 fpe air rifle will only have to deal with about 2” of wind movement and 1.5” of drop at 55 yards.

American Open Class

AAFTA Open classes in Piston and PCP also allow up to 20fpe, but no bi pod or higher seat.  Instead, a harness that goes over the shooters shoulders and supports their back with straps that hook around their knees when sitting.  This can create a very comfortable and stable platform for those with a bad back, but are still easily able to get up and down from the ground.

World Class Competitions

The American style of WFTF Class uses almost the exact same rules as the  WFTF rules  which limit competitors rifles to12 fpe (foot pounds of energy) and no bipods, buckets or harnesses.  But at World field target club and championship matches around the world, competitors only shoot one shot per target on 25 lanes and 50 targets per day, while the AAFTA game is almost always two shots on each target on 12 to 15 lanes and 24 or 30 targets.  That second shot on the same target usually has a much better chance of a knock down. The American game under the AAFTA rules provides for a wider variety of body types and physical conditioning. To play under the WFTF world rules, one must be able to get down on, and up from, a 6” or less high bumbag 25 times a day, and not all would be competitors can do this.  

So, sitting on a higher bucket or stool and using a bipod in Hunter class, or a sitting harness in Open class, helps a lot more folks stay in or join the American game.  While the American game has less getting up and down for our Hunter and Open classes, with less lanes and two tries on each target, the chance for ranging or guessing the wind wrong and missing is cut in half compared to the world game and courses.  That’s fine if you only plan to compete locally or nationally. 

But, this has a negative effect on the USA team at the WFTF World Championships because all year they have been playing almost all their AAFTA Grand Prix series and National Championships matches on shorter courses with two shots per target.  At AARR we have one shot per target courses for those who want to practice for the WFTF Championships, and two shots per target courses for AAFTA competitors. See the official AAFTA Rules for more details about classes. 

Safety Rules

AARR is sanctioned by AAFTA and abides by the AAFTA  Safety Rules These Safety Rules will be strictly enforced. As a member, you are required to know these rules and demonstrate proper safety at all times.  Anyone abusing these rules may be expelled from the shooting range and match participation.

AAFTA 2021 National Championship Field Target Team Rules

  • Teams can consist of 4 or 5 competitors from a club or sponsored vendor, but only four of the scores are counted from the team in the final score.
  • Each team must have at least one piston class shooter.
  • The four scores that count, must include a piston shooters score.

2022 MATCH SCHEDULE

08

Jan

Extreme bench rest and Extreme field target at Ashland Gun Club

$25 MATCH FEE

05

FEB

Extreme bench rest and Extreme field target at Ashland Gun Club

$25 MATCH FEE

05

FEB

Extreme bench rest and Extreme field target at Ashland Gun Club

$25 MATCH FEE

02

FEB

Extreme bench rest and Extreme field target at Ashland Gun Club

$25 MATCH FEE