National Rifle Association of New Zealand

F-Class Training & Coaching Weekend

Posted by Helen Morgan

Training and Coaching Weekend for F Class Shooters

Trentham Rifle Range - 2, 3 & 4 October 2021 

This training and coaching weekend for F Class shooters is open to anyone that wishes to attend.

Starting at 9am on Saturday morning and going right through Monday if you wish to stay beyond Saturday and Sunday. 

The shooting focus will mostly be on the long ranges.

We join the Wellington Clubs on Saturday with shooting at 800, 900 and 1000 yards. 

Some topics that will be covered:

  • Individual competition shooting.
  • Coached team shooting.
  • Rifle handling skills. (There will be coaches watching and offering advice)
  • Equipment. (what makes for consistent results, reliability, coping strategies)
  • Shooting overseas.
  • Reloading.
  • Discussion about World F Class Championships in South Africa in 2023. 

100 rounds will be plenty of ammunition, the emphasis is on learning.

Bring something for notes.

There will be a cost of $100 which will be used to even travel out costs and for range fees. 

The trials with the electronic target options that NRANZ are testing will be going on during the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday.  They want some F Class bullets through the targets. 

If you are going to attend, to help with the planning, could you please let us know your plans re the number of days.

Email to Ian Hughes at or phone 06 3546193 or 027 231 5566.

As long as we are at Covid level 2 or 1 this weekend will go ahead. 

Accommodation is available at the Provincial Clubrooms for $10 per night. Bring your own sleeping bag.

We will be using the Provincial Clubrooms as our base. 

Ian Hughes, NZ F Class Team Captain for South Africa

Jon Phillipps, NRANZ Director of Coaching

Malcolm Dodson, NRANZ President