Luftskytte Forening - Rules
& Regulations for Field Target
1.1 Targets are normal field target style that fall when hit, with 40mm hit zones. These can be placed at any distance; maximum distance should be 50 meter and minimum 10 . Reduced hit-zone targets (25 mm minimum) may be placed out to 35 meter.
Targets can be obscured but shoot-able without danger from ricochets. At least part of the kill-zone must be visible.
1.2 The scoring will be 2 points for a knockdown, 1 point for faceplate and 0 for a miss. The target MUST fall to earn maximum 2 points.
1.3 The firing point is a post or similar marker that can be in the ground or fixed to an object (i.e. tree). The post must be touched by some part of the body/rifle as the shot is taken. Almost any position is allowed including resting the rifle/body on anything available within reach. Moving the firing point is not allowed. Anyone found doing so will be expelled from the competition.
1.4 No sitting shots are allowed that is where the backside is in contact with the ground
kneeling shots can be taken with the exception that the supporting hand
forward of the knee.
2.1 Any rifle is allowed as long as it is legal and complies with the class descriptions, and can be subject to a random inspection. No bipods, or add-ons to the stock to increase depth or steady handles are allowed except from factory made raiser blocks (custom stocks are allowed). No optical aids at all apart from the scope in use. No wind indicators or scope levels can be used and must be removed before you start the course. The use of a sling is allowed but not as a shooting aid.
2.2 Any scope can be used except for scopes with laser range finding equipment. Any fixed reticle is allowed.
2.3 No range finding equipment is allowed, be it internal or external to the scope.
can be carried to place guns on between lanes and used for Kneeling
Safety ans environmental protection
3.1 Please sling your rifle upside down so the muzzle is always pointed at the ground when not in use. Do not cock your rifle until you are ready to take aim. No gun should be loaded between lanes. Multi-shots must have the magazine removed, and be in a visibly safe condition. Each shooting group will appoint a safety marshal who must/will visibly check the groups guns for safety. Failure to comply can result in expulsion from the ground.
3.2 When a single whistle is heard all shooting must stop. Shooters must discharge their rifles into the safety bucket at a safe distance and wait until they hear 2 whistles; they may then commence firing when safe. Only marshals are allowed to halt or commence fire
3.3 If you are approached by a marshal for any reason i.e. shooting technique or safety please do as he has asked as remember he is there to make sure the course is shot fairly and most of all safely. In case of a dispute, the Head Marshall can be called, and their decision is final.
3.4 Each host club will provide the course marshals. The Head Marshal may be provided by the arranging club.
3.5 Juniors under the age of 14 must shoot with their parent/guardian on the day.
3.6 A safety bucket must be placed at all posts for discharge of shots when a cease fire has been commanded. A safety bucket consists of a bucket or box containing sand or other substance sifficient to receive and stop any shot from any air rifle used in the course. Safety buckets must be emptied and cleaned from pellets after the shooting event.
3.7 ALL AIR GUNS MUST CARRY A SAFETY PLUG WHEN BETWEEN POSTS. Safety plugs may be obtained at the arraning club. Safety plugs must prevent the air gun from being loaded and/ or fired.
3.8 All targets must be placed inside a safety catch which must be able to catch / stop any bullet fired at the target even it it is a complete miss off the target. After the shooting the safety catches must be emptied and cleaned from the remains of the pellets which must be disposed of in an environmentally safe way e.g. at the local chemical garbage dump.
4.1 Each shooter must mark their scorecard with make and model of the gun at the start of the course. If a complaint is received or when checked by the course marshal, a shooters rifle or other equipment has been altered the shooter will be asked to leave the ground
4.2 When a target has been downed the shooter must gain visual confirmation from a fellow group member before it is reset. If the shooter does not have visual confirmation the shot will be recorded as a miss.
4.3 In the event of a tie for any of the first 3 places a shoot-off will then occur with each person shooting 3 targets, if there's a stalemate after this then it will be sudden death. For 4th place and below the positions will be done on a count back from their respective starting lanes. The first to miss would be eliminated from the tied place. In the case of a three or above tie, any shooter scoring a complete miss, i.e. a zero will be eliminated from the tie.
HFT Safety Code
Carry guns muzzle down, pointing safely at the ground. A gun carried muzzle up, or slung over the shoulder is safe until you bend down, then your gun can point accidentally into someone’s face. This is not acceptable, nor is a gun cradled in the arm, carried across the body or horizontally, by its scope.