Club League

Club League

The dates for 2022 Popham Club Shoots are as follows

All members please note, any day there is "Popham Club League" or any other practice day any club member is welcome and free to use the Popham range. There is no obligation to participate in the league. If not taking part in the competition, remember you can simply try a few targets or sit and plink the same target for a few hours, bring a chair, shooting sticks, bipods etc. Just enjoy your shoot while following club rules for safety of course.

THINK SAFETY AT ALL TIMES

Club League Rules - FT / SFT / HFT Disciplines

  1. For an equal playing field and out of respect to your fellow club members, these rules must be strictly adhered to.
  2. All shooters to register prior to shooting on the BARPC forum and be signed into the log book in the hut before shooting
  3. Score card to be marked with the discipline (FT / SFT / HFT) you are shooting.
  4. The FT/SFT course consists of 20 Gates with 2 targets per gate, total 40 targets. The HFT course consists of 20 lanes, 2 pegs and 20 targets for 40 shooting positions.
  5. The League to be 8 shoots, with the best 5 to count. (depending on lockdowns and restrictions this can change on a yearly basis, however will be clearly stated on that years scoring webpage)
  6. If ran, the scores from the Bunny Bash will count as one FT/SFT round.
  7. FT/SFT Targets will be placed between 10 and 55 yards, any 15mm hit zone targets will be set out to a maximum distance of 25 yards and any 25mm hit zone targets will be set out to a maximum distance of 35 yards.
  8. HFT targets will be placed between 8 and 45 yards, any 15mm hit zone targets will be no closer than 13 yards and no further than 25 yards and any 25mm hit zone targets will be placed at no further than 35 yards.
  9. Air Rifles of any calibre, which comply with the Statutory Regulations, may be used.
  10. Any design of pellet that is completely made of lead or lead alloy may be used.
  11. League results will be published on the BARPC Forum and Web page

FT

  1. Shooter and gun to always be within the gate.
  2. There will be no forced standing or kneeling lanes.
  3. Scoring: 1 (one) point if the target falls and 0 (zero) for the faceplate or complete miss.
  4. Scores to be as a percentage of total possible points, not percentage of highest score on the day.
    Example, one shoot:
    Total possible points: 40
    Shooter scores: 33
    Shooter's percentage: 82.5%
    Cumulative example 5 shoots:
    Total possible points: 200
    Shooter's cumulative scores: 185
    Shooter's cumulative percentage: 92.5%

SFT

  1. Shooter and gun to always be within the gate.
  2. There will be no forced standing or kneeling lanes.
  3. Any form of sighting system may be used with the exception of Laser sights. No separate device designed specifically for range finding may be used.
  4. The power of any telescopic sight must be limited to 12 (twelve) times magnification,. If fitted, larger power sights MUST be turned down for the competition and magnification must NOT adjusted during the shoot.
  5. The sight can be set for distance, magnification (up to 12 times) and elevation in each lane before looking through the sight at the first target. The sight settings from the first target may not be varied or adjusted before shooting at the second target in the same lane.
  6. If a Sporting Gun Competitor is partnered with a Field Target shooter the former must shoot first, this is to ensure no unfair advantage is gained.
  7. Normal FT Scoring shall apply, 1 (one) point if the target falls and 0 (zero) for the faceplate or complete miss.
  8. Scores to be as a percentage of total possible points, not percentage of highest score on the day.
    Example, one shoot:
    Total possible points: 40
    Shooter scores: 33
    Shooter's percentage: 82.5%
    Cumulative example 5 shoots:
    Total possible points: 200
    Shooter's cumulative scores: 185
    Shooter's cumulative percentage: 92.5%

HFT

  1. Normal HFT shooting positions in force, eg., no sitting.
  2. Each lane will have two shooting positions marked by a wooden peg driven into the ground. The Pegs must be placed within 1 metre of the firing line and only the rifle and arms may cross the firing line.
  3. Competitors will take one shot from each peg, with a part of their body touching the peg. There shall be no "impossible" shots.
  4. Bean bags can only be used if/when shooting in a kneeling position.
  5. Scoring: 2 points for a knockdown; 1 point for a face plate; zero for a total miss.
  6. Scores to be as a percentage of total possible points, not percentage of highest score on the day.
    Example, one shoot:
    Total possible points: 80
    Shooter scores: 65.
    Shooter's percentage: 81.3%.
    Cumulative example, 5 shoots:
    Total possible points: 400.
    Shooter's cumulative scores: 350.
    Shooter's cumulative percentage: 87.5%.

Please honor these rules with grace.

NOTE: ALL TARGETS ARE REGULARLY TESTED TO OPERATE AS DESIGNED. IN EVENT OF A DISPUTE PLEASE CALL A RANGE OFFICER. THE RANGE OFFICER'S DECISION IS FINAL.

RANGE SAFETY.

Notice is drawn to the detailed BARPC RANGE SAFETY RULES.  In addition, each shooter is responsible for their own and their fellow competitors safety. Please ensure you follow ALL safety rules, follow any instructions given by a Marshall/RO and remember that shooting is a safe sport when due respect is given to the gun and the environment in which it is used. Shoot safely and enjoy your visit to Popham.

  1. Warning to cease fire will be given by a single whistle blast.
  2. On the signal for cease fire all guns will be discharged into the ground immediately in front of the shooter.
  3. Only BARPC marshals/RO's are permitted to cross the firing line.
  4. On two blasts of the whistle shooting may recommence.
  5. Guns must only be loaded at the firing position. When moving to the next peg the gun must be unloaded. This specifically includes multishots.
  6. Guns to be carried in a gun bag or barrel down only.
  7. There will be no sighting of guns anywhere on the grounds unless at the zero range or the firing point.
  8. Any person infringing safety regulations will be warned or asked to leave the shoot as deemed appropriate. There will be no refunds of any fees paid in the event of safety regulation breaches.
  9. The shoot may use both non-shooting marshals and roving shooting marshals.  RO's / Marshalls may be identified by the use of fluorescent jackets or via declaration on the Club Reservation system.  If a Member is unsure, they should ask.
  10. All shooters must attend regular safety briefing when deemed as required by the Outdoor Secretary / Chief Marshall
  11. Any shooter under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, or guardian over the age of 21 who accepts responsibility for the junior shooter at all times.

In all issues, the Chief Marshals / Outdoor Secretaries decision is final.

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