An interesting thread on FT shooting positions...

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Its a workbench not a hamster :D:D:D:D
     
  3. ChrisJ

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    Not really a practable FT postion is it. Yoga FT style. :)
     
  4. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    It just looks strange that's all, I can't even see where it would be against the rules in the UK for FT.

    Talking of allowed positions I noticed quite a few GP shooters were using the leg support/brace, I wonder how long it will take before the current design is modified to such an extent hat we'll end up being as bad as the Americans with their straps :rolleyes:
     
  5. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    Looks like a youngsters shooting position to me, if I got down like that I'd never get up again !!

    Besides, if I could bend my back that far, I'd never leave the house :eek::eek::D

    Alan.
     
  6. AndyIoW

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    Looking at the pictures I can not see an issue with it. Ther are 3 points of contact bum, and the sides of both feet. As with regards the 'shouldering' of the rifle the great Terry Doe had the butt pad in between the shoulder and elbow to get the classic FT position.

    If I was able to look at the rules (work has blocked the BFTA website :( but allows this one) I think there is nothing about how low you can go as long as the rifle is not resting on the floor. As a slightly larger person :rolleyes: I would be nice to get down that low but the club grounds we use make it more difficult.
     
  7. Dave Ramshead

    Dave Ramshead England HFT Team squatter

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    It's a new innovative position in a freestyle event, good luck to them. I may even try it for HFT;):D
     
  8. greyskullnz

    greyskullnz Non member

    I think the SA guys call it the "deadman" position, as it makes iit harder to breathe,.....

    I have tried it, and it is not for everyone. I think it has a place in one's repertoire when adapting for difficult and varied elevation. It does give a much steadier hold,...........when all goes well.

    That said it isn't the be all and end all of sitting position, just one variation.

    Variation from all around the globe is throwing up some interesting styles, isn't it!

    GS
     
  9. Baltipal

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    Who is the 'Stevens' from Tawd that got them all stirred up, was he winding them up or was he genuinely outraged?
     
  10. RobF

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    i'll give you one guess :D
     
  11. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    "Stevens" as in the plural :D
     
  12. Ste Hughes

    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    i am gutted

    i thought i was the biggest stirrer at tawd :rolleyes:

    the position looks cool though - cant see how it would break any rules tbh

    cant see it being comfy either though :D
     
  13. big_phil555

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    I would need a crane to get me back up from that position:rolleyes:

    however, if it does not break the rules (as they stand at present), then it is legal

    might try it at the weekend - and post the results 4 weeks on monday when I have recovered :D
     
  14. HotShot

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    The only concern I would have if I was goong to SA for the comp is that they may end up setting out a flat course to cater for this position. Lets hope not.
     
  15. JamesO

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    I have shot FT for a little while now and have seen most of the variations possible position wise, the position in the picture looks perfectly acceptable to me, a certain Mr Slack used to shoot in a similar position if the wind was windy.

    Ask yourself this, is it an advantage? and is it within the rules? If yes to both then go for it. I'll be sticking with what I know.
     

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