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New F-TRipod class.
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 Posted: Wed Apr 1st, 2015 03:34 PM
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In response to complaints of F-TR shooters due to age & other disabilities which make shooting prone either impossible or v ery uncomfortable, the NRA has announced a new F-Class classification which will allow shooters to shoot from a tripod while sitting in a chair or sitting or kneeling on the ground.
F-TR rifle specifications will apply but the tripod will not count against the rifle weight limit. I'm not sure of the weight restriction on the tripod but I believe it will be 22 lbs. There are numerous adapters on the market that will provide a shooting rest from a camera type tripod.

F-TR rifle restrictions are cal. 223 or 308, approx. 18 lb. limit.
This is all very good news for me. Made my day. :thumbs:



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 Posted: Thu Apr 16th, 2015 01:19 AM
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I saw that too... Does the tripod conect to the rifle or just serve as a rest?

Does it have to attach to the rifle?

I didn't these details.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 21st, 2015 09:11 PM
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As I currently understand it, the tripod does not attach to the rifle, a rest adapter is attached to the top of the tripod and used for a rest.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2015 09:51 AM
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How does someone like myself that has never shot F-Class, due to the inability to shoot from prone (disabled since 2003) find out where this will be allowed? I'm in Minnesota and know they have F-Class in Harris at the Gopher Range.

Will all NRA F-Class Allow the shooting seated in a chair using a Tripod type device, or does it take special permission?

Thanks for posting this. I've wanted to shoot f-Class for several years but the rules and my disabilities prevented me from competing. I shoot 50 BMG in FCSA 1000 yd matches now, but only in classes fired from a bench. I don't want to get into full on Bench Rest shooting as I don't have the extra funds for all the specialty rifles, barrels, etc.. My extra is spent on 4 matches a year with the 50's. It would be nice to shoot smaller calibers between the 50 matches.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2015 08:58 PM
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I don't have all the answers for you Big Dog. I would suggest calling the NRA High Power Competitions office and ask them. As a guess I would think that all F-Class matches will allow F-TRipod by June of this year.
It will have F-TR restrictions. .308 or .223 only, 18 lb. rifle weight limit. No muzzle brakes. Good luck.



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