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ATA rule question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mirage1, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. mirage1

    mirage1 Member

    May 16, 2006
    I skimmed the ATA booklet quickly but could not find anything about
    where your foot position should be on various markers?
    Can your foot be on the the line marker or over the marker with
    just your heel on the line or does your foot have to be behind the line?

  2. Shawn

    Shawn Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Must be behind the line

    10. When firing, the contestant’s feet must be behind the firing mark at 16-
    yards, or behind the mark for the Handicap yardage assigned to him/
    her, depending upon the event being participated in. The contestant
    must stand with at least one foot on an imaginary line drawn through
    the center of the trap and continuing through the center of the post,
    or have one foot on each side of the line. Exceptions to the rule
    contained in the second sentence of this paragraph may be granted
    by the referee/scorer due to inequalities in the shooting platform, and
    shall be granted for wheelchair contestants. Wheelchair contestants
    shall position their chair so that the center of mass of their body is
    over the place where they would stand as required by this rule if no
    chair were used. If a contestant fails to follow this rule in its entirety,
    the referee/scorer shall rule any target fired at and broken a “NO
    TARGET,” but if fired at and missed, the referee/scorer shall rule
    the target “LOST.”
  3. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Please, please tell me this is a trick question ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Yes it is a trick question. Everything depends on the shooters shoe size. HMB
  5. daddiooo

    daddiooo TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Jan 29, 1998
    It may be a dumb question, but the ATA felt the need to make a rule about it.
  6. hfrogdogc

    hfrogdogc Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I was at a shoot July 1 where a young boy would stand to the right of post 2.

    On all the other posts he would stand in the middle
    that was on the 16s,I don't know what he did on the HDCs
  7. Twinbirds

    Twinbirds TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    you do see a lot of foot faults. some intentional and some not,when you bring it to someone's attention, they normally look at you like "oh really, I never knew that." It is a rule that every shooter should know and enforce with others, if done properly at small shoots no problem at larger shoots
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