Ottawa Field Target Association
This webpage has been posted as a means for Eastern Ontario
area airgun shooters who are interested in the sport of Field
Target (FT) shooting to get together and particpate in this
We have set up informal shoots at places where it
is legal and safe to discharge airguns. Someone has also
offered up their field (with over 1km to the back fence!) just
east of Embrun. Click here for photos of our June
shoot. If you don't have a suitable air rifle, don't worry, you
can borrow a rifle for our shoots and give it a try. The best
way to see if this game is for you is to actually try it.
Amongst the group we now have about 40 proper field targets
(limited to 20ft/lb guns). I will bring a Ruger Blackhack air
rifle or a Weihrauch HW97KT to share (The Ruger regularly goes
on sale at TSC stores for about $100 and mine will consistently
hit 25mm targets at 30m!).
I have drafted a FT
info sheet for distribution to Ottawa area gun clubs and
shops. This is a first draft so I'm open to suggestions (and
devoid of any graphic design skills).
You may want to check out this YouTube video on FT
positions before coming out to the shoot. Everyone around
here is a relative novice, so there's lots of learn and no
experienced coaches - gotta love the internet!
To be added to the mailing list of those who are interested
in FT shooting in the Ottawa area, send me an email.
2014 FT Match Dates
July 12-13 Crosman Northest Regional Field Target
Championship - Bloomfield NY
July 19 & 20 Canadian National Championships CAFTA -
Port Colbourne, Ontario
August 2-3 Cross Catskills Challenge - NY (tentative
Sept 13, Ontario Provincial Championships - Cheney, Ontario
Aug 31 - Sept 7, World Field Target Championships - New
October 4 – 5 AAFTA Nationals - Heflin, Alabama
November 9th New York State Championship (50 shots) -
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Some good references:
is Field Target Shooting?
to start a FT club
set up a scope for FT shooting
FT Rules we try to follow the international rules for
targets sizes, difficulty, etc.
Official CAFTA Forum
gun to use?
tune up a spring powered air rifle
- an Ontario dealer in fine airguns
OShoot - an Ottawa airgun
Cibles Canada Targets - a
Gatineau, Quebec competition airgun dealer
an Eastern Ontario airgun dealer
firearm discharge bylaw and maps