Canadian F-Class Rifle Team

Canadian F-Class Rifle Team

F-Class is a precision long range target shooting sport, in which competitors shoot at targets between 300 and 900 meters, with the object to place shots as close to the center, or “Bull” as possible. It is a sport that was started in Canada, by the late George “Farky” Farquharson, after whom the sport is named. This sport involves using highly accurate single-shot centerfire rifles, high powered scopes and a means of steadying the rifle such as a bipod or pedestal rest. Participants shoot at paper bull’s eye targets at long distance, where the ability to read wind and other conditions determines success. The sport was initially developed to address the fact that many shooters such as George were finding that in the face of advancing age and diminishing senses, it was difficult to shoot target rifles using open iron sights, and shooting off the elbows, and thus the sport of F-Class was born.

Since that time F-Class has had massive growth both in Canada and around the world, with shooters and teams from 14 countries being represented at the most recent F-Class World Championships held in Ottawa during the summer of 2017. The Canadian F-Class Rifle team is formed by the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association to represent Canada during International F-Class events, culminating with the 2021 F-Class World Championships being held in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The team's primary goal between now and 2021 is to assist prospective members to train and develop into World Championship caliber marksmen and teammates, who demonstrate the highest level of integrity, sportsmanship, and true enjoyment of our sport.

For more information on the Canadian F-Class Rifle Team please contact Team Captain, Scott Bissett at





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