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F-Class in Oregon?

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by speelyei, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I'm looking for information on F-Class shooting events here in Oregon. If anybody has info or dates, I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks
     
  2. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    I have not participated in shooting events before so this will likely be a dumb question to some, but... What is a F-Class shooting event?
    Thanks,
    James
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well--There are some F Class shooters in Oregon.

    http://www.mnguntalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10894&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

    I shoot USPSA with John Weil, and have seen the medals from their
    UK/Ireland trip. Impressive.

    But WHERE in Oregon do they shoot F Class? Good question. I would check
    with Douglas Ridge Rifle Club and COSSA, they are the only ranges I'm
    aware of that have the distance.
     
  4. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    http://usfclass.com/

     
  5. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    sounds very cool! thanks for the info
     
  6. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I wish I lived closer to a range, or had a piece of property. I'd organize some action myself. I've heard whispers and rumors, but never seen definitive match dates or open events.
     
  7. mustang7513

    mustang7513 Portland, Oregon New Member

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    You want to shoot F-Class and learn from the best then join Douglas Ridge. They have three members (Stan, John, and Darrell) all on team USA that shot at the worlds in Bisley, England in August 2009 and they came home world champions, yes, best in the world. Check it out at http://www.douglasridge.org. What more could one ask for.
     
  8. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    a range that was only three hours away, instead of four and half?:laugh:

    thanks for the info!
     
  9. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Tri County Gun club has 600 yard shooting on the 3rd Saturday of the month. It is sort of a combination of High Power, Bench rest, and F-class high power. So far, they have done really well using the type of target that you want to use. The shoot isn't a match, but rather a chance to practice at 600 yards. They also shoot on some Tuesday evenings. If you PM me, I will get you the name and phone number of the coordinator (Pete).

    Last winter participation on the tuesday evening (start time is 5:30PM sharp, be there at 5:15) fell off, so Pete cancelled many of them. As the new schedule doesn't show which Tuesdays they will shoot, I'll refer you to Pete. Pete is really friendly, and easy to get along with..
     
  10. KingAirPIC

    KingAirPIC Seattle New Member

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    How about F Class in WA?
     
  11. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Everett, WA Member

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    Depends on what part of WA you're in... but it's all over. Seattle Rifle and Pistol Assoc aka Machias is a good place if you're on the wet side (500yd).... but it's also fun to get out to the others... "cascade" in Wenatchee is a good one (you shoot over a race track) (600yd).

    Here's where you can download the schedule for Washington State ...
    http://www.wsrpa.net/cgi-bin/index.pl?id=4089&isa=CMSDocument&op=show

    I think allot of people have problems finding F-class matches because they don't know it just a sub-division of high-power.
     
  12. KingAirPIC

    KingAirPIC Seattle New Member

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    Thanks for the link! Simplifies my search a lot. I'll be attending some of these for sure.

    Thanks again.
     
  13. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Everett, WA Member

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    See you arround!
     
  14. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    Tri County gun club has a 600 yard range. Practice is Tuesday evenings starting about 5pm. They have matches on Saturdays. Tri-county has a web site that will show you the calendar. Non-members can shoot matches, and are usually welcome at the practices.
    Check with Pete for details. Pete is really helpful, and a fine fellow to boot.
     
  15. shootergirl

    shootergirl Oregon New Member

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    If you're looking for F-class events, check the Douglas Ridge Calendar. The Burden Memorial is next weekend (may be full by now - not sure). The Burden is a Palma match, but pretty good group of F-Class shooters participate. Additionally, the range hosts the NW International F-Class Championships each August. The dates this year are Aug 5-8.

    Also, for more about F-class shooting, Darrell Buell posted an article about F-Class shooting on the SavageAccuracy.com website. I'm not trying to promote Savage - but it's a good introduction to what it takes to get started. Darrell (and Stan and John) shoot F-T/R, but there is also F-Open. Just depends on where your interests lie.
     
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  16. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    what's required for a non-member to shoot in one of the events at Douglas Ridge? Is there an orientation or a qualification ahead of time?
     
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    shootergirl Oregon New Member

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    Not that I'm aware of. We have shooters coming down from Canada this year - and we've had shooters from Ireland and Scotland in the past and there would be no opportunity to qualify or get oriented. There's usually some type of safety briefing before the match starts in the morning, but that's it. The RSO's make sure everyone is "being safe".
     
  18. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    thanks for the info shootergirl, I'll check the calendar.
     
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    shootergirl Oregon New Member

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    If you want info for the entry forms for the August match, pm me and I'll get it to you.

    Thx!

    Kathy
     
  20. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Everett, WA Member

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    That's a pretty sweet range... just got back from the Oregon Sniper match held there.