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Field Target Match - Southeast PA in Fairless Hills, PA - Sunday 05/16/21 + Match Report

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The Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association in Fairless Hills PA (Philadelphia suburb) will be holding our first Field Target match of the 2021season on Sunday 05/16/2021.    For this event we will be observing established social distancing protocols with masks required when social distancing is not possible. We will use squads with the provision that social distancing is required.  If you do not opt to socially distance then a mask is always required, except when you are in your shooting position.  The choice is yours.  We will observe safety precautions.  There is plenty of room on the course and around the air practice range to maintain separation.  When checking your Zero, use the time you need on the line and move on so that everyone has a chance to sight in.


The 10 lane 60 shot rifle course is laid out along the lakeside trails of the club’s 3D archery course. Within the confines of the 34 targets, we have also laid out a 20 target / 40 shot course for those who wish to shoot pistol only or be adventurous and compete with two guns.  Approximately 1/3 of the targets are tree or pole mounted with higher elevation angles.  We have set up one brand new lane and tried to pick new target locations within our existing lane structure.  Although the average distance is our longest yet, we have offset that with the selection of plenty of full size kill zones so even novice shooters should be able to take down lots of targets while still having challenging lanes and targets for the more experienced entrants.  We certainly look forward to seeing all our regulars, urge them to bring a friend and invite anyone interested in Field Target to join us for some FT fun.


The remainder of the season match program with all details is pasted in below.


Larry Bowne for

The Field Target Committee at FTRPA


Falls Twsp. Rifle & Pistol Assn.

2021 Field Target Schedule

                                        354 Newbold Road, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania


DATES:                        May 16th, July 18th, October 17th & November 21st.  (The third Sunday of the month.)


CLASSES:                        AAFTA, WFTF, Hunter, Unlimited and Off-Hand.   PCP, CO2, Pneumatic and Spring powered rifles and pistols all permitted.  (additional non-AAFTA classes may be available).


RULESA 20 Foot Pound Maximum applies to all rifles; A 12 Foot Pound Maximum applies to all pistols.  Current AAFTA rules apply to both Rifle and Pistol configurations.   


ELIGIBILITY:             Open to all shooters.  Both club members and non-members alike.


FEES:                                         $8.00 for Rifle               $5.00 for Pistol            $12.00 for Rifle and Pistol                


TIME:                                Sight-in and practice 8:00 A.M. to 9:15 A.M.  Registration is from 8:00 A.M. until 9:15 A.M. The match begins at 9:30 A.M.  


COURSE OF FIRE:      Rifle:  The match will consist of 30 targets, two shots each.   Distances will be from 10 to 55 yards.

Pistol:  The match will consist of 20 targets, two shots each.  Distances will be 10 to 35 yards.

You may use open or optical sights.  Tie breaker targets will be used for both rifle and pistol, if a tie exists.  Rifle and Pistol matches will be shot concurrently.  If a shooter opts to shoot both rifle and pistol, they will shoot pistol first and then rifle at each lane.  Eye protection is required for shooters and spectators.


Sodas and water are available at the Archery club house. The match will be shot straight through with no lunch break.  Food will not be served.  You may bring your lunch and eat in the clubhouse after completing the match if you desire.


AWARDS:                         Awards will be based on raw scores.  Awards will be given for all classes.  Prizes will be awarded after the matches as soon as the scores are tallied.  Please Note: If there are insufficient shooters in a given class the match director may consolidate classes at their discretion.


DIRECTIONS:                From Rte 1 (freeway) south (from Trenton):  Take Rte 1 South to Rte 13 South (Tullytown –  Bristol). This is just past Snipes Nursery in Morrisville. Take Lower Morrisville Rd exit (only a few hundred yards after entering  Rte 13). At end of ramp make a right onto Lower Morrisville Rd (This will become Newbold Road). FTRPA is on the left side of the road approximately 7/10th of a mile from the exit ramp.

From Rte 1 (freeway) North:  Take Rte 1 North to exit for Rte 13 South (Tullytown – Bristol).    Take exit for Lower Morrisville Rd shortly after entering Rte 13. At end of ramp make a right onto Lower Morrisville Rd (This will become Newbold Road). FTRPA is on the left side of the road approximately 7/10th of a mile from the exit ramp.

From Calhoun Street Bridge:  Take Calhoun Street Bridge into Pennsylvania. Go through light at      end of bridge onto Trenton Avenue. Go 1.4 miles on Trenton Avenue and make left onto Rte 13. This is the 4th light after the light at the bridge and there is a Planet Fitness on the corner. Proceed on Rte 13 South for 1 mile to the Lower Morrisville Road exit. At end of ramp make a right onto Lower Morrisville Rd (This will become Newbold Road). FTRPA is on the left side of the road approximately 7/10th of a mile from the exit ramp .

MATCH DIRECTORS:            Rich Bassett,  Telephone: 215-942-7955,  E-Mail,  Jim Wilcox,  Telephone: 215-443-9631,  E-Mail:


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May 16, 2021


This match had the lowest turnout we have ever had for any Field Target Match at Falls but every cloud has a silver lining, as they say. We probably had some of the nicest weather we have ever had for one of our matches AND we had two new shooters. With the low attendance we were able to spend much more time with the new guys squadding them with very experienced shooters that shoot in the same division. The course itself was different than any before yet maintained the same “flavor” we like to present, 60 shots with a difficulty of 28.2 Troyer and lots of elevated targets. Larry Bowne does most of the work laying out and designing our matches. He figures everything out way before match day and provides a spread sheet for easy set-up. It always amazes me that he can make a course with a moderate Troyer rating so difficult! The scores below seem to indicate that. Overall we had a very relaxing day of shooting on our beautiful wooded course.




Shooter                                                Rifle                      Scope                                    Pellet                                    Score



Rick Bassett                        EV-2                       Leupold 40X                       AA 8.44                                 40

Larry Bowne                       AA ProSport       Bushnell 32X                      JSB 8.4                                  34

John Stellwag, Jr.             HW-77                  Bushnell 18x                      Cros. Premier                    18



Tom Ryan                            Thomas FT          Sightron                               JSB 10.3                                50

Greg Dipple                        AA S-510              Aztec                                     AA 10.34                              48

Mike Kupetsky                  FX Dreamline    Aztec                                     JSB 13.4                                43

Paul Varney                       HW 100                 Hawke                                  JSB 10.34                              24