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About Field Target

About Field Target

Field TargetWe're primarily a field target club and spend most of our Sunday mornings shooting metal targets.  It's a fairly technical sport that does require some fairly advanced equipment to fill the trophy shelf but it's something you can enjoy with a fairly...

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What Is Field Target?

What Is Field Target?

What is FT? The objective of FT is pretty simple, there are metal targets between 15mm and 40mm diameter which you have to shoot in numerical sequence.  Specific rules vary depending on the type of event, but typically: 40 or 50 targets per course 20 - 25...

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Useful Equipment

Useful Equipment

As with most hobbies, once you have bought the main equipment there is then a world of other things that can be purchased. Some are very useful and will help and improve your shooting while other stuff is great for presents or 'just because'.It's easy to get lured...

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Rifles

Rifles

Rifles are emotive things, they're expensive and some have a certain status associated with them but in competitions, it's only the score they achieve that really matters (although you do get a lot of bling-orientated chatter in the car park!).  If you've not...

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Targets

Targets

We shoot exclusively at metal targets placed at any distance between 10 and 55 yards. They consist of a metal front plate, normally painted black, in which is a hole that varies in size between 15 and 40mm diameter. Behind this hole is a paddle, normally painted...

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Scopes

Scopes

Choosing a ScopeUnlike rifles, your choice of suitable scopes may limited and can be expensive.  In FT, competitors are permitted to range find targets using high magnification scopes, but not dedicated lasers.  Once you know how far away the target is you...

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