FTR Custom Rifles
The F/TR rifle was first envisioned by George Farquharson, a Canadian shooter. Dubbed the "F-Class" after Farquharson, the F-Class competitions originally provided an alternative for shooters who lacked the physical ability required to shoot in conventional prone rifle competitions. F-Class has grown in popularity now and in many competitions the F-T/R class will be the biggest division.
See our Photo Gallery of Custom FTR Rifles.
Unlike the "F Open" class where the shooter gets a choice of calibers, the "F Class Target Rifle" (FTR) category was created for 223 and 308 shooters. For long-range shooting, 308 is preferred because 223 tends to lose accuracy after 600 yards. In addition to being constrained to the 223 or 308 caliber, the FTR rifle must use a bipod whereas the F-Open shooter can have a heavy and elaborate front rest for their rifles.
These constraints to FTR make it important to choose a custom FTR rifle that is accurate. There are many factors that influence your ability to win in FTR:
Precision Rifle & Tool is a leader in precision rifles for F-class and FTR competitions, and we boast that our FTR rifles have won dozens of championships.
If you want a FTR custom rifle that will win competitions, then your choices are very limited. You need to seek out a gunsmith that will give you personalized support, advise you on the best configuration, and have the skill to create a custom FTR rifle that is accurate to one-half MOA at 1,000 yards.
With a custom rifle we built, Mr. Phil Kelley won the NC Long Range Championship. He also set the new World & National Record, doing so with a clean 200-5X at 1000 yards with a .308 in F-T/R Div.
The F-T/R Low Boy™ Rifle Stock
The “Low Boy”™ T/R stock was designed for the competitive F-T/R shooter. This stock has won the US NRA nationals, many state and regional matches, and has also set world records. The features that make our F-Open “Low Boy”™ stock a winner have been incorporated into this unit. Its ability to be fired from bi-pods with a low profile and still ride the rear bag make it a winning choice for this type competition.
There are almost an infinite number of ways to customize your FTR rifle. Here are some examples of customized FTR rifles:
F-T/R Chambered in our 308 T/R Comp. reamer mounted on PR&T Custom Laminated Walnut T/R "Low Boy Stock"™ with a Kelbly's Custom Grizzly Action.
F-T/R .Chambered in our 308 T/R Comp. reamer mounted on PR&T Black Laminate T/R "Low Boy Stock"™ with Savage Action
F-T/R Chambered in our 308 T/R Comp. reamer mounted on PR&T Green/Black Laminate T/R "Low Boy Stock" with Savage Action.
F-T/R Rifle with a Hammer Camo stock.
See all Color choices of laminated woods on our custom stock page.