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FEATURE | F-CLASS

FIFTH F-CLASS
CHAMPIONSHI
IN OTTAWA, CANADA
STORY BY LARRY BARTHOLOME | PHOTOS BY NIGHTFORCE OPTICS

F

ifteen years ago, the first F-Class World
Championships (FCWC) took place at
the Canadian Army Connaught Range in
Nepean, Ontario, Canada, which is just outside
Ottawa. This is a beautiful and green 76-point
range with distances out to 900 meters. The
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association (DCRA)
did a wonderful job putting on the first FCWC
in 2002, and they outdid themselves this year
hosting the fifth FCWC at the same location.
One hundred and thirty competitors finished
the grand aggregate that initial year. For 2017,
the entries nearly tripled to 388 competitors in
the grand aggregate.
The championships were previously held in
South Africa in 2005 (88 competitors), at Bisley
Range in Great Britain in 2009 (209 entries),
and Raton, NM, at the NRA Whittington Center
in 2013 (394 competitors). The sixth FCWC will
be held in 2021 at the Bloemfontein range in
central South Africa.
The target is a 6-foot square frame with a

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44-inch black aiming point. This 44-inch aiming
point has a 5-inch V-ring and 10-inch five-ring,
20-inch four-ring, 30-inch three-ring and 44-inch
two-ring. Any shot hitting the rest of the target
frame counts one point. Keep in mind-a one
mph wind change will move a 180-grain Hybrid
bullet travelling at 3000 fps over six inches. It is
not easy to stay in the five-ring!
This year's FCWC was preceded by the
Canadian F-Class National Championships,
which consisted of two days of individual
shooting at 700, 800 and 900 meters and one
team day at the same distances. The F-Open
class was won by an under-25 U.S. shooter
living in Canada; Rhys Ireland with 435-30V out
of 450-90V. Second was Rod Davies (Australia)
one point back. Third place went to Barry Price
(Canada) nine Vs behind Rod. Kevin Chou
(Canada) won F-T/R with a 426-30V with Jeff
Rorer (USA, North Carolina) six points back.
In third place was Gianfranco Zanonio's (Italy)
score of 418-34V. All of the shooting in Canada


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