What format is used?
The competitions are mainly shot over 100 targets made up of four layouts of 25 targets, or “Parcours”. On arriving at the stand, the squad is shown the targets they will shoot. The first shooter will shoot all their singles from that stand and will then step off to allow the next shooter to move forward. The doubles is then shot with shooter number 2 starting, number 1 having dropped to the last person to shoot. On the next layout, number 3 shooter will lead off and so on. This means that a different shooter starts each time. Double targets can be simultaneous, on report or following, “raffael” in FITASC terminology.
On single targets, full use of the gun is allowed and a kill is recorded whether the first or second shot breaks the target. For the doubles, there is no requirement to fire one shot at each target and a competitor may fire both barrels at one of the targets if they wish. There is no penalty for doing so and the target will be scored if broken with either shot.
The Gun Position!
Gun position until the target appears, is strictly monitored. The heel of the stock must be touching the body below a horizontal line, 25cm down from the top of the shoulder. If the shooter moves his gun before the target is visible they will be warned by the referee. Repeated instances will result in targets being deducted.
Shooting takes place in a 1m hoop, the shooter has great freedom of movement and is not restricted in any way. Safe gun handling is of the highest importance.
FITASC targets are not limited to standard clays and you will see all types, battues, rockets, rabbits, midis and minis, in use. The variety adds considerable interest and makes accurate reading of the target more difficult. FITASC can be shot with a regular Sporting Clay gun but many will opt for the longer barrel lengths.
How to book your place!
Do you fancy giving FITASC a go?
All nine of the Greenfields Farmers FITASC (GFF) shoots will be advertised opposite under FITASC Events.
Booking is required to take part in any of the advertised shoots and bookings can be made through the founder of GFF Mr. Richard Pike
Once Richard has your details you will be placed into a shooting squad, shooting commences at 10am, the cost of each GFF shoot is £60.00 which also includes lunch.
You can shoot as many of the GFF shoots as you like, some people in the past have shot one shoot, others have shot all nine!
Results of each shoot will be published to this page together with a leaderboard.