Setting up the course questions.
I'm preparing to set up a UKAHFT course here on our FT range. I"m in the US so there are a few hoops I'll be jumping through.
Our FT participants are few compared to the numbers of shooters in the UK. Last match we had 8 shooters (down from our normal of 10). Out of these, we have two dedicated WFTF (standard UK FT), several US Hunter shooters (20 fpe and 12x range finding) and yours truly trying UKAHFT for the first time.
What I'm envisioning is a course within a course. We currently have targets from 10-55 yards. I'm not one to set up with the ultra small KZ's that are common on US courses, preferring to use distance for difficulty.
We have shooting pads.
My initial plan is to paintn between 15 and 20 face plates the white or yellow of UKAHFT on targets that are already being used on the course. Then in order to get 30 distinct opportunities, I would set up some targets with two pegs. These could vary somewhat in distance but more than likely they will vary in position.
For instance, one of the forced supported standing or kneeling shots can be of a 1.5" target no farther in distance 35 yards (1.5" is the largest target we have), and this target could also serve as an unsupported shot. So that would account for 4 shots.
The remaining set of (2) supported shots could be covered in each side of a tree, engaging the same target. So that's 3 targets making 6 shots.
If I use 15 targets, then the remaining 12 will have to be double shot as well but I have enough variation on the course to allow for a target to be attempted in the prone at one peg but the other peg allows for only a kneeling.
For every lane that won't allow me to double up effectively, I'll have to add a lane. I think I can do it well with 20 targets. I will number the pegs or supports and make it known to the shooters that the target they are to engage is the yellow/white target. They can shoot at others if they like but only after making the attempt at the white/yellow target for score. The standard FT shooters will be shooting on these too but under the rules of their classification.
My two questions are:
1) Could someone explain the "off the peg" shots? I know it has to do with partially blocked kill zones but I'm not getting the logic behind the freedom of movement.
2) Also, as long as the mini-kills adhere to the appropriate distances, can they be shot from either the kneeling or prone and can they be either supported or unsupported (assuming that the forced supported mandate has been satisfied)?
I hope this made sense. I love to set up courses. I think I like it better than shooting.
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UKAHFT COURSE FORMAT, 2012 series
All targets must have a suitable backstop or a safe fall out zone behind.
There must be NO OBSTRUCTIONS in the shooters line of sight from the firing point within 8 yards of the rifle muzzle to avoid any possible dangerous ricochets
When setting out the shooting lanes, ensure other lanes do not encroach on the line of sight within 45 degrees either side of the target on that lane.
Try to keep lanes/pegs either in a straight line or in a horseshoe shape, firing outwards and avoid forward pegs, which could endanger one shooter from another shooter standing behind on a neighbouring peg
Ensure your firing lines are clearly defined.
The firing line must not be more than 1ft forward of the peg, this covers at the peg itself and for 3ft either side of the peg.
Rope or barrier off any routes, which could permit shooters or other persons to enter into the firing/fallout zones. Consider areas suitable for spectators to view from if possible.
Check there is no broken glass, brambles, insect nests or other such hazardous materials around.
The course of fire will consist of 30 Targets with one firing point for each target
All shooting points & targets must be clearly marked No’s 1 to 30 inclusive.
All Targets must be painted with either Yellow or White faceplates with Black Hit zones.
Please ensure that the positional & mini kill targets are equally spread throughout the course.
All non-positional targets must be able to be shot from at least the Prone & Kneeling position.
When setting out courses you must place targets and pegs to allow for both right handed, left handed and Junior shooters taking part in the event.
26 Wooden pegs of at least 1.5" round/square should be used. All pegs should be clearly visible, project at level by at least 300mm (12”) above the ground & be firmly fixed in the ground. Pegs should not be used for the supported shots as the support is classed as the peg & should be numbered accordingly.The peg for the un-supported kneeler should only be 4” high above the ground.
Standing shots should have a “Standing” sign positioned at the peg, these signs should be clearly visible by a shooter standing at the peg.
Kneeling shots should have a “Kneeling or Standing” sign positioned at the peg, these signs should be clearly visible by a shooter standing at the peg.
There must be 1 x un-supported Standing shot with a hit zone of 35-45mm at 35y max
There must be 1 x un-supported Kneeling shot with a hit zone of 35-45mm at 35y max
A shooter may use utilise a support close to this type of shot as long as they are touching the peg with their foot or lower leg & their trigger is behind peg.
There must be 2 x supported standing shots with hit zones of either 35-45mm at 35yds max, or 25-34mm at 30yds max.
There must be 2 x supported kneeling shots with hit zones of either 35-45mm at 35yds max, or 25-34mm at 30yds max.
All supported shots must have the target number on the support, this designates the object that must be used as a support, no peg should be used for these shots.
Please ensure that the supports used are substantial enough not to move too much in the wind or move during the course of fire as this will be highlighted in the course vetting & they will need altering.
There must be 3 x Prone ONLY shots using any UKAHFT hit zone size, there must be a “Prone only” sign in place at the peg
There should be 4 - 6 x 15mm hit zone targets (this covers 15-19mm kill sizes)
There should be 6 - 8 x 25mm targets,(this covers 20-34mm kill sizes) this is in addition to any 25mm targets used as supported positional lanes.
OFF THE PEG SHOTS
There can be upto 4x “off the peg” shots using 35-45mm hit zones where at least 50% of the kill must be visible from the peg & 100% visible no more than 2ft from the peg.
(These distances do not apply to Standing, Kneeling & Targets which are specified above)
15-19mm Hit zone Targets from 13-25yds.
20-24mm Hit zone Targets from 8-30yds.
25-34mm Hit zone Targets from 8-40yds.
35-45mm Hit zone Targets from 8-45yds.
Please note that target kills do not need to be round, they will however be judged on the max size of round rod that can fitted into the kill, for example a 15mm square kill would be classed as a 15mm shot if a 15mm diameter rod can be inserted through the kill.
Any obscured kill will be judged on the max size of round rod that can be inserted into the kill, either 15mm, 20mm, 25mm or 35mm, these types of targets must therefore be set out at the appropriate distances for those kill sizes & will count towards the allowed number of targets for that kill size.
For kneeling & standing shots there must be at least 25mm of faceplate around the hit zone
All other targets must have at least 10mm of faceplate around the hit zone.
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Just to add on the "off the peg" shots some part of your body must touch the peg for a legal shot and please don't forget your left handed members when setting up.
@ghillieman - Thanks for the help.
As far at that goes, can't I set up some shots that cater to lefties but would make it a bit difficult on right handed shooter? Or does each shot need to be equally accessible to both?