At GARC, we try and cater for all types of informal airgun shooting. Whether you want to plink away with a pistol or rifle at Denwood or get a bit more adventurous and try HFT in the woods at Waulkmill.
Hunter Field Target (HFT) is a target sport which combines Field Target Shooting with hunting type scenarios to create a fun, challenging and competitive sport for all the family. Shooters of all ages and abilities regularly take part in the sport at their local club and/or nationally on the UKAHFT competition circuit
A typical HFT course that follows the UKAHFT rules consists of 30 metal knockdown targets at distances ranging from 8 to 45 yards. The targets are laid out in consecutive lanes, with each lane comprising of a lane marker (usually its number), a peg, a target reset string, and of course the target itself. The main skill of HFT is target range estimation, because the target ranges are not actually shown. It is this skill that makes a "marksman" shooter. Of course, you need to know your equipment too! The best thing about HFT, is practice makes perfect! You get two-minutes to shoot each target, although most people take less than a minute. As already mentioned, each lane has a peg - the shooter must be touching this peg by his/her body or gun when the shot is fired.
Hunter Field Target in more detail... https://www.sites.google.com/site/ukahft/about-ukahft
Shooting an HFT course does not require any special equipment other than an air rifle fitted with a telescopic sight. You may use any air rifle, as long as it within the legal limit of 12 ftlbs. (You may have your rifle checked at the club, if you are unsure of its power). Telescopic sights are not essential, but they are highly recommended. Shooting a 45 yard target with "open sights" would be extremely difficult (although not impossible). Rifles used in HFT vary a great deal, from recoiling "break barrels" to the latest Pre-charged Pneumatic (PCP) rifles.
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SARPA Postal 10m Pistol/rifle league
This is run over 14 rounds from April to October.
Format and rules might be available somewher on the sarpa website
National Smallbore Rifle Association
The British Field Target Association
United Kingdom Association for Hunter Field Target
Aberdeenshire Sports Council
Grampian Air Rifle Club
Denwood Shooting Range
Call:Bill on 07856 228268.
Opening hours Every second Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 at Waulkmill Fishery & three or four Wednesdays per month at Denwood Shooting Range 18.00-21.00. Plus there will be additional dates added throughout the year. All shoot dates can be found here - http://www.grampian-air-rifle-club.co.uk/club-shoot-information/