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PostSubject: Field Target Score Card Template   Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:07 pm

Can anyone please email me an 'approved' FT Score Card template file?

It would be useful for all Clubs to utilize the same template, with provisions to 'drop-in' both your Club & relevant Sponsor's Logos.

At WAG's Nov 19th & 20th final GP Rounds, our event will be shot over 60 targets per day. Therefore we require a non generic score card with 60 provisions.

Is there a specific score card paper size (ie A5, A4)?

Cheers Brandon

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PostSubject: Re: Field Target Score Card Template   Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:06 pm

Might be what you're looking for, although it is generic and doesn't have room for sponsors etc so may not be suitable. The WFTF template uses a lot of available space but about 2min of fiddling and removing the bottom section turned it into a 60 target card, eg:

(except I didn't put new numbers in)

re: size, anything up to A5 is useable I would have thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Field Target Score Card Template   Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:59 pm

I would suggest that the score card as posted by Davey is the correct format as the GP Series is run according to the 2014 Comprehensive rules as shown here,

PostSubject: NZAFTA comprehensive rules 2014 Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:59 pm Select/Unselect multi-quote Reply with quote
These are posted with the proviso that the stated HP power limit will be amended once the clubs come to an agreement, failing which the 28ft/lb limit will stand for all sanctioned events.

please check this ruleset as it will be updated throughout the course of the year as the WFTF rules do.

19/3/15 ammendment regarding non fal supervision added

28/3/15 New definitions added as per WFTF, free, prone, and wind indicators

Reviewed 6/11/2014

NZAFTA Board of Governors

President: Brett Nixon
Secretary: Rob Cawood
Competition Secretary: Dave Johnston
Treasurer: Andrew Ng

A short history of Field Target Shooting (FT) - acknowledgement to Dale Foster of England.
FT first started on the 7th September 1980, the first event being held on land behind a pub called the Red Lion in Magham Down in Sussex. Over 100 people attended this inaugural event, armed with air rifles varying from a Webley Vulcan in .22 calibre to an FWB 300 match rifle. It was originally started as an informal sport for anyone with an air rifle. The original targets were not the knockdown type we know now, but simple metal silhouettes of the common quarry species, to which orange stickers were affixed as hit zones.
The new sport quickly gained popularity and spread across the UK. By the mid 1980's the sport had grown massively in popularity, with the familiar knock down style targets being introduced. The introduction of the Weihrauch HW77 was a pivotal point in the sport, as this rifle quickly established itself as the rifle of choice, either out of the box or in a custom form from specialist tuners such as Venom Arms and Airmasters.

At some point in the mid 1980's, FT shooting was adopted by the USA, initially hosted stateside by only a handful of small clubs across the country. As more shooters joined the legions of devoted weekend "hunters", there appeared a need for a national organization to oversee the growth of the sport. Thus, the American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA) was born in 1987 to manage the sport. The US rules differ slightly from the UK version.

By 1987 the sport had reached comparatively massive proportions in the UK, with attendances in excess of 300 at the national shoots. 1987/88 saw the first serious use of pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) rifles and high magnification scopes in FT, which would ultimately have a profound effect on the sport.

The first international FT events started taking place somewhere in the mid 1980's, with UK shooters being invited to attend events in the US. Shooters such as Richard North, Tom Walton, Terry Doe and others travelled to California for various events around 1987/8.

The first formal world championships came about at the end of the 80's into the early 1990's, with the venue alternating between the UK and the US - these two being the only major players at this time.
Over the 1990's other countries started to appear on the scene. Norway was one of the first with Germany following at a later date. By the end of 2011 the WFTF (World Field Target Federation) already consisted of 30 member countries.

The New Zealand Airgun Field Target Association (NZAFTA) is affiliated to the World Field Target Federation (WFTF) and as such its rules shall be in line with those of the WFTF, except where amended to suit New Zealand conditions and preferences.These Rules shall apply to all NZAFTA sanctioned Field Target events and to the annual National Championships. Affiliated clubs are encouraged to use these rules at all shoots as a way to get potential Competitors familiar with them.



Hamster – A support that is affixed to the underside of the rifle stock and rests on the
shooter’s hand or knee, depending on the shooting position.

Kneeling – A shooting position where there shall be only 3 points of contact with the ground (2 feet and 1 knee). The rear foot shall be upright and straight in line with the knee. A legal seat may be used to support the rear foot and/or ankle, or to keep the knee clean provided that the foot has contact with the ground. The leading hand will support the rifle, and from the wrist forward be unsupported by the knee. A single rifle sling and/or butt hook may be used to steady the aim.

Standing — a shooting position where the shot is taken in a standing position without the aid of any support, but a single rifle sling and/or butt hook may be used to steady the aim.

Free Position — the shooter may use any shooting position that is safe and comfortable to the shooter. No other means of support, other than the competitor, shall be used for the rifle or body (exception — seating rule 1.6) the gun must not contact the ground.

Prone — (which may be utilized in the "Free" position) The competitor lays face down. The competitors forearm, from elbow to fingertips, must be clear of any artificial or natural support. However a sling as described in rule 1.4 (and definitions) may be in contact with the competitors forearm to help steady their aim.

PCP – pre-charged pneumatic air rifle.

RGB – Representative Governing Body, the organisation that represents a member country
at the WFTF.

Single rifle sling – a sling used to carry the rifle or as a means of steadying the aim. Such a sling shall be attached to the rifle at a minimum of one and maximum of two points when a shot is taken. The sling may be unclipped from the rifle when not in use.

Springer – air rifle in which power is generated by a large spring/gas ram and piston. Standing – a shooting position where the shot is taken in a standing position without the aid
of any support, but a single rifle sling and/or butt hook may be used to steady the aim.

Wind Indicators — ( Methods of wind indication) — Non electronic, and only attatched to the rifle. Any other form of shooter initiated wind assessment is NOT permitted. (includes, but not restricted to, target strings, powder, grass, smoke, dust etc. Use of target strings is permitted.

Worlds – the annual World Field Target Championships hosted by a member RGB under the auspices of the WFTF.

Nationals– the annual National Field Target Championships hosted by a member club under the auspices of the NZAFTA.


These rules will apply to all NZAFTA sanctioned, World Championship, International or other major field target events. Member clubs are urged to apply these rules to all field target competitions that are hosted under their auspices.

1. Equipment

1.1 Airguns.
Air rifles (PCP or Springer) firing a single pellet per shot with an output not exceeding 12 ft/lbs (16.3 Joule), or with an output not exceeding 28 ft/lbs for HP classes, and which are in safe working condition may be used. No power adjustments may be made to an air rifle during a competition. Fully adjustable rifle stocks are permitted to accommodate various shooting styles and positions.

1.2 Ammunition.
Any design of pellet that is completely made of lead, lead alloy, zinc or zinc alloy, or a similar material may be used.

1.3 Sights.
Any form of sighting system may be used with the exception of laser sights. No built-in or separate laser range finding device may be used.

1.4 Rifle accessories allowed.

 A single rifle sling - no additional straps are allowed;
 Butt hook;
 Spirit level;
 Sunshade on scope;
 Scope enhancer (rubber);
 Thermometer;
 Wind indicator (non-electronic);
 Inclinometer.

1.4.5 Wind Reading Options
To assist shooters in reading the wind conditions the available options are:
(a) wind indicator (string or similar attatched to the rifle)
(b) target reset string
No additional equipment, electronic or other, may be used to assist the shooter in evaluating the wind or other weather conditions.

1.5 Clothing.
Any type of clothing, glove or footwear is allowed provided it is not a hazard to the shooter or others. Clothing may be padded to reduce the pressure of the rifle stock resting on the arm or knee. Separate pads may be worn over non-padded clothing. Gloves may not contain any rigid material extending beyond the wrist.

1.6 Seating.
The maximum height for any form of seating is 150 mm (6”) when flattened between 2 boards. The seat may only be used as an aid in sitting or kneeling shots.

1.7 Targets. Metal silhouette “fall when hit” targets, resettable from the firing point shall be used. The hit zones shall be circular and of a contrasting colour to the faceplate. The use of simulated hit zones on any other part of the faceplate is prohibited. Standard hit zones shall be 40 mm in diameter. A limited number of targets may be fitted with reduced diameter hit zones of 15 mm or 25 mm. These reducers shall be painted the same colour as the faceplate and shall be fixed to the side of the target facing the shooter.

1.8 Rifle Sharing - NO sharing of ANY RIFLE OF ANY CLASS on the firing line shall be permitted at any NZAFTA Sanctioned Event.

2. Shooting Range.

2.1 Terrain.
For field target shooting events a suitable field/forest terrain should be identified and prepared. This terrain should ideally allow for a course of 25 lanes each with 2 targets to be erected per lane (total of 50 targets per course).

Ideally you could reduce the field to 25 targets shot twice on each day or, if you're really adventurous two 50 targets shot twice on each day. It's been done before without any problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Field Target Score Card Template   Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:02 pm

Mmmm, cut and paste has done something weird here but it's rule "2.1 Terrain", that shows you the way to go. If we follow the rules that is.

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PostSubject: Re: Field Target Score Card Template   Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:25 am

We use a modified WFTF one for NHAGC GP Shoots... I can send you the templates if you PM me your email address.!AsJm1Oae1esbjoF1XN_HIRVExn2iww

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PostSubject: Re: Field Target Score Card Template   Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:06 pm

Because of it being 2 days of shooting. And people are travelling down from Auckland. We decided to try and make it worthwhile, in regards to the number of targets available.

We have a limited area up at Ranui. And the area is still under development, so bearing this in mind. You have 10 lanes, with 3 targets per lane. Including your standers and kneelers.

Rule 2.1 hasn't been followed as the venue will not allow for 25 lanes. So we've gone with 10 with 3 in each lane shot twice. With a small area for change for the Sunday. Most of our targets are tree mounted, and or in barrels (You'll see when your there). This is because we share the venue with another sporting group (Airsoft). So we can't leave targets out. And we have set up the area so we don't have to set up or pull targets down each shoot. We just move certain areas of the firing line. This allows members to go up midweek, and shoot, or on Saturdays if they wish.

More details re the rounds coming.


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