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

4th Annual Air Guns of Arizona & Air Gun Oregon Extreme Air Gun Challenge
555 Emigrant Creek rd, Ashland, Oregon 97520 – May 2 nd – 5 th 2024

 

Registration/Sign In & Practice & Speed Silhouette, Thursday May 2 nd , 2024

After Sign In, practice on the courses can start at 8:00 am Thursday morning. We have to quit by 6:00 pm. The Speed
Silhouette Challenge will be held from Noon to 6PM. Speed Silhouette will be two banks of five targets. One bank will
be 7/8” at 35 Yards and the second bank will be 1 9/16” at 50 Yards. Competitors will shoot “Head to Head” The fastest
times to knock over all 10 targets move on to the finals on Sunday Morning. The included Awards Lunch/Dinner to
follow all the finals on Sunday.

AOA Extreme Field Target Grand Prix – (Friday and Saturday Mornings 9am to Noon)

AOA GP Rules apply: Air Guns of Arizona Grand Prix Rules link https://extremebenchrest.com/extreme-benchrest-rules/

The Extreme Field Target Event will be limited to 48 competitors with match time starting for all competitors at 9:00 am,
Friday and Saturday mornings. We will have 13 lanes with two targets per lane (one lane, the offhand lane, will have
only one target, for 25 targets and two shots per target making a 50 shot per day match. We will have 3-4 competitors
per squad, depending on the number of contestants. 100fpe power limit & .30 calibers or less, PELLETS ONLY – NO
SLUGS. Any scope, but your scope power must be set to 32X or less

The targets are mostly round swingers painted red, with backstops that will be painted white so you can see your hits
and misses. Any movement of the spinner is considered a hit. The non-shooting squad mates will time, score and spot
hits and misses for the shooting competitor. If you have a spotting scope or binoculars, please bring them.

Competitors will have 3 min. to take their 4 shots. Each hit will count for 5 points, for 250 points possible per day;
matching up with the total possible in the 100 yard Bench Rest and the Big Bore matches so we can have the Combined
Awards too. . Timers will be used. Timers start when the competitors are “ready” to enter the shooting box. Any shots
not taken before the time expires are considered misses. Targets will be placed at 15 yards to 110 yards. The target
distance will be posted at the lane. The smallest spinner is 7/8” and largest is 4”. One lane with one target will be
supported, standing offhand.

100 yard AirGun Oregon AOA Extreme Bench Rest – (Friday and Saturday Afternoons and Finals Sunday Afternoon)

The Extreme Bench Rest relays will be shot Friday and Saturday after the Extreme Field Target and lunch, starting around
12:15 pm. There will be up to 5 relays of 12 competitors, allowing for 60 total participants in the EBR event. We will try
a new “Unlimited 100fpe Slug” class this year. The relays will be split into slug and pellet class, keeping each separate.
Slugs and Pellets are limited to 100fpe and 35 calibers for safety and scoring. There will be 20 minutes to shoot your 25
bull card and 5 min to remove your equipment from the bench. Tethering will be allowed in the Unlimited Slug Class.
Tanks must be securely placed in the provided air tank safety holder so you can stay at your bench during the entire
match. Please wait until all shooters are done, if you finish before the time is up wait silently and maybe check your card
to be sure you shot each bull. Contestants will draw relay and lane assignments upon arrival and shoot with the same
group both days. Relay start times will be reversed for the second card on Saturday afternoon.

We will keep the number of competitors in each relay as equal as possible. Only 12 can make the finals, so if we end up
with 4 relays of 12, then the top 3 two day combined scores will make the finals from each group of 12. Conversely, if
we have 36 or less contestants, then we have 3 relays of 12 and can have 4 of the top two day combined scores go to the Finals on Sunday after the Long Range Big Bore Challenge. Only the Finals card on Sunday will determine the winner
of the Extreme Bench Rest Contest.

145 to 300 Long Range Challenge

The 145 to 300 Long Range Challenge Relays will start at 9am Sunday Morning.

This year we will have LED light Hit Indicators on the targets, so we won’t have to call cold lines and score the targets
between target changes. We will have 5 lanes/benches with only one “TRIrant” target on each lane at 145, 175, 195,
260 and 300 yards. You will take 5 shots on each target. Hitting the center bull spinner quadrant, will light the 10 points
flasher and the outside 2 rectangular swingers will light the 5 point LEDs, for a possible 50 points per lane, or 250
possible points for the match.

You will get 5 mins to take your 5 shots. Your gun must be kept on the shooting bench and pointed downrange at all
times. Tethering will be allowed. Tanks must be placed in the securely provided air tank safety holder so you can stay at
your bench during the entire match. Please wait until all shooters are done, if you finish before the time is up. Please
quietly wait until all shooters are done.

Combined Two Best Scores Bonus Prize

The best two of your scores from the EBR pellet, ERB Slug, EFT and Long Range, for a 500 Possible High Score in the
“Combined Best Scores Contest”. Ties will be decided by most X’s from EBR plus most EFT lanes without a miss, plus
most “10s” in a row in EBR and Long range events combined together.

Match Entry Fees

You can enter in all five events: Extreme Field Target, 100 yard Extreme Bench Rest Pellet & Slug, Speed Silhouette, and
or the 145 to 300 yard Big Bore Challenge. Each event match fee is $75, but if you enter in any 4, you get them for the
price of 3 at $225. If you enter in all 5 you only have to pay for 4. Go here to purchase the events you want:
https://airgunoregon.shop/products/registration-fee-2024-aoa-gp-event-may-2nd-5th?variant=48090183598401

Go here: Registration Form to then register the equipment etc and choose the 4 events if you paid for 3 or 5 events if
you paid for 4. Or the events are $75 each for less than 3 events. Match fees include the Awards Dinner/Lunch, but
there will be a charge or donation for the daily brunch/ lunch meals.

PRIZE BREAKDOWN

AOA Grand Prix Extreme Field Target

* 1st $1,000 Cash & $1,000.00 Gift Certificates

* 2nd $500 Cash & $500.00  Gift Certificates

* 3rd $300 Cash & $300.00 Gift Certificates

* 4th $200 Cash & $200.00 Gift Certificates

 

Extreme 100 yard Bench Rest Pellets Only

* 1st $500 Cash & $500 Gift Certificates

* 2nd $500 Gift Certificates

* 3rd $300 Gift Certificates

* 4th $200 Gift Certificates

 

Extreme 100 yard Bench Rest Unlimited Slugs

* 1st $750 Gift Certificates

* 2nd $500 Gift Certificates

* 3rd $300 Gift Certificates

* 4th $200 Gift Certificates

 

Long Range 145 to 300 Yards

* 1st $300 Cash & $300 Gift Certificates

* 2nd $500 Gift Certificates

* 3rd $300 Gift Certificates

 

Speed Silhouette

* 1st $300 Gift Certificates

* 2nd $200 Gift Certificates

* 3rd $100 Gift Certificates

 

Combined Two Best Scores

* 1st $300 Cash & $300 Gift Certificates

* 2nd $500 Gift Certificates

*3rd $300 Gift Certificates

 

I prefer emailing me for a registration form and using PayPal as a friend or mailing back the form with a check.. Bank
processing fees are nastily high. Or the website registration is available at airgunoregon.com

Wayne Burns, Email me for a registration form at wayne@airgunoregon.com
Match Director,
AOA Extreme & Air Gun Oregon
Extreme Air Gun Challenge 2024

Altaros
Skout Airgun

Match

Oregon State 2024 & AAFTA Grand PrixAir Rifle & Pistol Field Target Championships 4268 Hwy 99 South, Ashland, Oregon Pistol Friday July 5th Rifle July 6th & Sunday 7th

 

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. Match
Fees $85

We will have some prizes this year in the form of gift certificates to our new air gun and pellet/slugs store.

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 Emigrant Lake & the campground site.
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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 5 th (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 40 shot course, 10 lanes, 2
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 5 minutes to make 4 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.

RIFLE FIELD TARGET MATCH- DAY ONE – July 6 th
Competitors can start sight in practice for the Rifle Field Target match at 7am. Safety Meeting begins at 9:45am. The
match starts at 9:00am. This will be a 50 shot course, with 25 lanes, 2 targets per lane, with ONE shot per target. Timers
will be given with the score cards. Competitors will be allowed 3 minutes; to set up, make their 2 shots. Time starts when
you enter the shooters box. TWO lanes will be standing and one will be kneeling.

SATURDAY FREE LUNCH STARTS after you finish the course
Bring your favorite low power offhand rig for the afternoon and evening side shoots.

RIFLE FIELD TARGET MATCH- DAY TWO – July 7 st
We will move the min. targets necessary to meet AAFTA GP rules for day two. Safety Meeting begins at 9:45am. The
match starts at 8:30am. This will be a 50 shot course, with 25 lanes, 2 targets per lane, with ONE shot per target. Timers
will be given with the score cards. Competitors will be allowed 3 minutes; to set up, make their 2 shots. Time starts when
you enter the shooters box. TWO lanes 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,
2024 Oregon St. AAFTA Grand Prix Field Target Championships
wayne@airgunoregon.com
Online Registration forms: 2024 Oregon State registratrion

** Free Onsite camping available to the first 8 who register.

Places to stay near the Venue
Campground near Emigrant Lake
https://ashlandcreeksiderv.com/ Emigrant Lake Campground 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 Campground

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjNtp6 BlJzYAhVY3GMKHX9xCJ0QtwIIUDAG&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRZwJS xgrac0&usg=AOvVaw2L0rTMrErtaEWEYrOP2n5M

Free Onsite camping available to the first 8 who register.

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.