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Alberta Fullbore Rifle Association (AFRA)

The AFRA is a competitive target rifle shooting club. We are the stewards of the Alberta Provincial Rifle Association (APRA) 900m range facilities at the Homestead Shooting Complex. We are not a general gun club - we are target shooters maintaining the 900m range to shoot target rifles. We shoot prone from fixed firing points at DCRA (Dominion of Canada Rifle Association) paper or electronic targets from 300m, 400m, 500m, 600m, 700m, 800m and 900m. DCRA targets for TR have a 1 moa center with 1 moa scoring rings from 5 to 1. The F-Class DCRA target has a ½ moa center and 1 moa scoring rings from 5 out to 1. The CFO has indicated that we are required to shoot at paper targets from the designated firing points, no steel or other targets are allowed.

Membership:

  • AFRA membership is $75.00 per calendar year (family is $90.00). APRA membership required. Memberships are available at afratargetshooters@gmail.com

AFRA access to APRA 900m Homestead Shooting Complex:

  • Access is available to the 900m range on Match days or on practice days which are every Friday during summer months, weather permitting. Refer to match schedule or the APRA website calendar.
  • APRA Digital keys will be made available to AFRA members on an annual basis at the AGM for those who have attended 4 or more AFRA matches in the prior calendar year and/or at the discretion of the AFRA Executive. Cost of the key is $100.00.

    Course of fire is usually as follows:
    -   300m = 2 convertible sighters and 10 shots on score
    -  400m = 2 convertible sighters and 10 shots (TR) or 10 shots (F-Class) on score
    -  500m = 2 convertible sighters and 10 shots (TR) or 15 shots (F-Class) on score
    -  600m = 2 convertible sighters and 10 shots (TR) or 15 shots (F-Class) on score
    -  700m = 2 convertible sighters and 15 shots (TR) or 15 shots (F-Class) on score
    -  800m = 2 convertible sighters and 15 shots (TR) or 15 shots (F-Class) on score
    -  900m = 2 convertible sighters and 15 shots (TR) or 15 shots (F-Class) on score

Our matches are short range, 300m to 600m, on Saturday and long range, 700m to 900m, on Sunday. Registration is at 8:00 AM and the Match starts at 9:00 AM. The AFRA is now using electronic targets, therefore shooters will need to bring a laptop computer (or compatible device) to view shot placement & score.
The rifles we shoot are grouped into two categories: Target Rifle (TR, TR-O) and F-Class (F-Open, F-TR & F-Factory).

Target Rifle (TR) & Target Rifle – Optics (TR-O)
• TR Sights = Iron Sights, long range micrometer rear sight and long range front sight with appropriate iris
• TR-O = any scope, usually high power variables such as 6.5 x 20’s or 12 x 42’s
• Calibre = 308 Win or 223 Rem, no muzzle brakes allowed
• Bullet Weight = 156 grs for the 308 Win and no limit for the 223 Rem
• Rifle Weight = max of 8.25 kg
• Trigger Pull = min of 500 grams
• Other equip required = shooting mats, shooting jacket, spotting scope and target sling

F-Class Open (F-O)
• Sights = any scope, usually high power variables such as 6.5 x 20’s or 12 x 42’s
• Calibre = Max APRA 900m Range Template (CFO approved) is a 338 Lapua Mag, no muzzle brakes allowed
• Bullet Weight = no restrictions
• Rifle Weight = max of 10.0 kg
• Trigger Pull = any safe trigger
• Other equip required = shooting mats and bipod or front BR rest with a rear sand bag

F-Class TR (F-TR or F-FTR)
• Sights = any scope, usually high power variables such as 6.5 x 20’s or 12 x 42’s
• Calibre = 308 Win or 223 Rem, no muzzle brakes allowed
• Bullet Weight = no restrictions
• Rifle Weight = max of 8.25 kg
• Trigger Pull = any safe trigger
• Other equip required = shooting mats and bipod with a rear sand bag

F-Class Factory: Any unaltered factory rifle (glass bedding, re-crowning of the barrel & trigger adjustment are allowed)
• Sights = any scope, usually high power variables such as 6.5 x 20’s or 12 x 42’s
• Calibre = 308 Win or 223 Rem, no muzzle brakes allowed
• Bullet Weight = no restrictions
• Rifle Weight = max of 8.25 kg
• Trigger Pull = any safe trigger
• Other equip required = shooting mats and bipod with a rear sand bag

Contact Info:
• AFRA information is available at afratargetshooters@gmail.com

 

 

 

 


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