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Shooting rules

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Twixter, Jul 8, 2009.

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  1. Twixter

    Twixter Member

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    Question came up today about where a shooter who sits on a stool or chair must have thier feet when shooting 16yd. The person had his feet on the grass in front of the 16yd line. Is this allowed or do they need to have them behind the line formed by the grass and concrete.

    Thanks for your answers in advance.
    Mick
     
  2. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    As I read the rule, his feet should be behind the line.

    John C. Saubak
     
  3. V10

    V10 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on whether you consider the stool to be the same as a wheelchair:

    VII, E., 10 -

    "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.”"
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Foot placement rules for a person sitting on a stool are the same as for a person standing up. The foot placement rules apply to the shooters feet, not the legs of the stool.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Twixter

    Twixter Member

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    Thanks everybody. This is what I thought the rule was.
    Mick
     
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