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Field Target Match - Southeast PA in Fairless Hills, PA - Sunday 10/18/20 + 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 Covid 19 shortened season on Sunday 10/18/20.  Due to the pandemic and consequent club access restrictions we were forced to cancel our May and July matches.

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 required at all times, 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 on 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 in both disciplines.  Approximately 1/3 of the targets are tree or pole mounted with higher elevation angles.  We have set up two brand new lanes and tried to pick new target locations within our existing lane structure.  Although the average distance is longer than usual for us, with lots of full size kill zones there will be plenty of targets that even novice and new shooters should be able to take down along with 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 Township Rifle and Pistol Assn.

                                                           2020 Field Target Schedule

                                        354 Newbold Road, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania


DATES:                        October 18th & November 15th.  (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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i'll be there.


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Falls Township Rifle & Pistol Assn.

October 18, 2020

Submitted by Rick Bassett


Well after cancelling an indoor match and two outdoor matches in the spring we finally got a field target match in. The weather was just a little cool but otherwise perfect for a match with almost no wind on our wooded lakeside course that also doubles as the club’s 3-D archery course.   Larry did his usual fine job designing another different and interesting course. This time he was able to increase the average target distance to a little over 33 yards while still keeping the Troyer down in the 28 range. This was accomplished by using some of our older Nok Down targets mixed in with the other numerous types of targets in our inventory. Kill zone sizes ranged from 5/8” to as large as 1 ¾” for the longer shots. This slightly different approach didn’t seem to change the scoring much as can be seen in the scores posted below. Brian VanLiew had the high match score only missing three targets, one in the standing lane ( his practice paid off there!), one elevated shot , and finally one very long shot. Very fine shooting! The next closest shooter was Leo Gonzales at four targets behind with his TX 200. Also pretty good shooting. If anyone would like our course layout just let me know and I will get you a copy.


Thank you to all the shooters who came out and attended our match and for everyone behaving in a responsible manner in these somewhat scary times. Thanks also to the archers for taking the day off and to all of our helpers.   Our final match of the year will be the third Sunday in November.





October 18, 2020



Shooter                                 Rifle                Scope                         Pellet                          Score



Tom Ryan                             Thomas FT   Sightron                    JSB 13.4                   51

Ed Carter                              Huntsman    Hawke                       JSB 10.34                  45

Craig Evans                          AA S200        Aeon                          CPH                            38

Paul Varney                         HW 100        Hawke                       JSB 10.3                    38

Scott Whitlock                    FX T-12          Leupold                     H&N                           37



Greg Shirhall                        TX 200           Bushnell                    JSB 8.4                       50

Hank Hammell                    HW 98           UTG                            JSB 15.89                  21

Jim Wilcox                            HW 35           ???                             JSB 8.4                       11



Mike Harris                          Anschutz      Nikko Sterling          AA 8.4                       51

Rick Bassett                         AA EV-2         Luepold 40X            AA 8.44                     47

Jay Patel                                Anschutz      Nikko Sterling          AA 8.4                       25



Leo Gonzales                       TX 200           Sightron 50X           JSB 8.4                       53

Hector Medina                    CCA D-54      --------                                    -----                             44

Larry Bowne                        AA ProSport Bushnell 32X           AA 8.4                       33



Brian Van Liew                    FX 400           Nikko Diamond       AA 10.3                     57

Al Otter                                 USFT 299      March 80X               CPH                            48



Mike Harris                          FWB P 70      Hawke                       8.4                              7

Craig Evans                          Cros 1720    UTG 12X                   CPL                             DNF


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Rick, Larry, Jim,


Thanks to you all for setting up, hosting the match and for the excellent Fall day. Kudos to Larry for a challenging but fair course layout.

Also to Larry, Pat and I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day on the lanes with you. 

Thanks again to all of you!



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Pictures here:  


Thanks to FTRPA and to Rick, Larry and Jim for having us at their Club!


Hope you enjoy!





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Thanks guys, had a good time. 


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@dockey Tom I have not seen or heard from you in a while and I hope everything is going good with you and the miss. 

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I'm still kicking. Only been to a couple of matches this year. Hanging close, and staying safe.


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