The series is about having fun, while safely enjoying the sport of air rifle shooting in the form of HFT (Hunter Field Target). The courses are set out to cater for every level of shooter, from complete beginner to world/nationally ranked. The competition is only as serious as you make it. 
Whatever goal you set yourself, I'm sure you'll do it with a smile on your face.
Newcomers to HFT can be partnered with experienced shooters, please let us know when you book in.
 
The basics are:
 
Any safe shooter using a sub 12ft/lb rifle is welcome.
 
The course will have 30 targets.
The targets will have "kill zones" between 15mm and 40mm in size, which if hit will cause the target to fall and 2 points will be awarded, hitting the target but not knocking it over will score 1 point, missing the target will score 0 and is affectionately known as a doughnut.

The targets will be set at distances of between 8yds and 45yds. No scope adjustments are allowed once you have taken your first shot.

The events will be run to UKAHFT 2019 Rules and format and any feedback on the changes are most welcome
 
Juniors aged 9 or over (9 years being the minimum age for this series), must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
 
There will be one session per round
Booking in will be from 08:30 until 9:30
The safety brief will be held just before shooting starts and all competitors must attend.
Session will start at 10:00 

Awards will be made as soon as possible once all the score cards are in at the end of the session.
There will be trophies at each round for:
1st - 3rd Open Class
1st - Recoil
1st - Ladies
1st - Junior
1st - .22
1st - Veteran (over 60)

In addition at each round there will be a cash "bonus bunny" pulled from the score cards returned on the day. 

Individual end of year awards will be based on your best 6 scores.
1st - 5th Open Class
1st - 3rd Recoil
1st - 3rd Ladies
1st - 3rd Junior
1st - 3rd .22
1st - 3rd Veterans

The highest gun score of the day will set the 100% benchmark for all classes.

It costs £8 to enter for adults and £4 for juniors, badges are available at £3 each.

New for 2018 / 19 season:

Southern Hunters supported by Bicester Targets are including the BISCESTER TARGET TEAM CHALLENGE competition this year, the teams are not club based but can be made up from any combination of competitors as follows:

Teams will have five members from two groups:

Group a)         Maximum of three members taken from Open, ladies or Veteran class

Group b)         Minimum of two members taken from Recoil, 0.22, and junior class.

Any junior score will have 4 points added to the gun score (capped to a maximum total score of 60 points!), all other classes will count their gun score.

Three scores make up the team total for each round and must include one or more from group b.

Ties in score for top spot will be settled by the team with the highest gun score winning, if the highest gun scores tie then the next highest pair, if this does not settle it then it will be done on count back highest pair first.

The three members of the winning team will win medals in each round and there will be an end of season trophies for all members of the winning team – to qualify for this all members of the team must have taken part in at least five of the ten rounds.

The season league will be scored with the first placed team getting 12 points second 11 points and so on down.

Teams must be nominated to Charles Peal or Graeme Cargan (with the team name) before the start of the first round of SHS at Buxted on the 11th November


Platinum badges will be awarded to any shooter who wins 5 gold badges during the season.



Happy shooting.