BFTA Rule changes 2011

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Shaun, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Active Member

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    Hi all,
    these are the proposed changes to the GP series 2011

    The following four adjustments will be made, subject to ratification at the EGM in January 2011, to the BFTA Grand Prix rules.
    In the 50 target course:
    1) There must be two 15mm hit zone targets set out to a maximum distance of 25 yards.
    2) There must be three lanes designated kneeling. (The combined distance of the two targets in each lane must not exceed 70 yards per lane).
    3) There must be two lanes designated standing. (The combined distance of the two targets in each lane must not exceed 60 yards per lane).
    4) There must be eight 25mm hit zone targets set out to a maximum distance of 35 yards.

    Please let your regional reps know your views.

    The following rules were accepted at the AGM for 2011 for all BFTA shoots.

    1) All marshals at BFTA events must wear high visibility vests or jackets.
    2) At BFTA events no person shall cross the shooting line unless that person is wearing a high visibility vest or jacket. (This restriction does not apply before the event has started or when the event has ended).

    regards Shaun (ex BFTA Secretary). :)
     
  2. Shaun

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    Comp dates

    Hi all,

    here are the dates for next year's comps.

    Unfortunately not all venues are known so dates only I'm afraid in case any venues change.
    BFTA Championships 2nd April 2011
    BFTA Inter-regionals 3rd April 2011
    GP1 24th April 2011
    NEFTA Classic 30th April & 1st May 2011
    GP2 15th May 2011
    GP3 29th May 2011
    GP4 12th June 2011
    GP5 26th June 2011
    GP6 10th July 2011
    GP7 24th July 2011
    GP8 7th August 2011
    GP9 21st August 2011
    European Championship 17th & 18th September 2011
    BFTA Masters 1st October 2011
    BFTA Showdown 2nd October 2011

    The Master/Showdown weekend date will be confirmed in Jan 2011.

    regards Shaun :)
     
  3. holly

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    Kneelers ?

    I see we are heading back into the land of 52 yard kneelers ? good for some . but there are a lot of shooters who are shite at kneelers , who will not be so happy ??? HOLLY
     
  4. Shaun

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    The restiction of maximum distance of 45 yards has not changed.

    This rule change would mean if a 45 yard kneeler was set out in a lane then the maximum distance of the other target is 25 yards.
     
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    Point

    then what was the point of the rule change ? i don't remember having two 45 yarders on a lane , kneeling at a GP . so why make a rule for it ??? HOLLY
    PS possibly it would been better to have an average of 45 yards for the course . now that would get em all at it .
     
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  6. Shaun

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    It was a recommendation sent out to GP course setters by Tony Cook.

    Now it is a rule (assuming it gets voted in).
     
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    Rule

    Sounds like the same rule as put traffic lights at roundabouts ??? HOLLY
     
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    Holly,

    To try and bring some consistency to the setting of GP courses, this year the competition secretary recommended that the total distance of a kneeling lane did not exceed 70 yards.
    For 2011 there is a proposal to make this recommendation part of the GP shoot rules.
    If you think this proposal is inappropriate, what would your proposal be?
     
  9. Neil

    Neil MFTA Winter League Champion 2011 and winner of som

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    My proposal would be that the individual target of any discipline shot cannot be more than 45 yards away, the same as it is now, the rule which was introduced several years ago to stop outlandish distance on standing and kneeling, it doesn't need dumming down.
    I personally think there should be more standing and kneeling shots, ten of each on a fifity shot G.P. course. This still leaves thirty shots to be taken sitting, and would take care of the dead zone below forty yards.

    Neil
     
  10. chrispro97

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    if u get 1 target at 45 then the other has to be 25 =70 yards kneeling, or standing 1 at 30 and the other at 35 = 65 yards,hopefully the reducers will get the dead zone working neil
     
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    Hi Shaun my only concern about the 15mm kills is that if some one has the idea of hikeing it up a tree in theory it coul be up a tree 5 yards out and 20 yards up LOTTERY SHOT not good.
     
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    Common sense

    Lads with regards to 15mm kills, you need to use some common sense when placing them out in the course. If you put them 5-10 foot up a tree or stand would they still be lottery shots??

    30 foot up then yes I can see what you mean but the use of common sense needs to be involved, just like all great courses, the use of common sense is always used for everyone to enjoy them...


    Berty
     
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    you buggers u r making all the decisions and purley might hav the first 1 of the season its all good fun,i think no more than 10ft up is a good ball park figure and common sense
     
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    We have a mini kill on our fixed course, it's actually 14mm not 15 as that is the only size cutter I had at the time, and it's on a tall post with a pivot. The pivot is about six feet off the ground, and the top half of the post with target on can easily be lowered for painting and other maintenance.

    It's at less than 12 yards distance, that's all I'll say....[​IMG]

    and here it is.

    Camera position has shortened the perspective by the way..:)
     
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    15mm mini Kills

    I thought it was decided / proposed at the BFTA meeting that the 15mm mini kills were going to be at ground level only and not up in trees..etc...Karl
     
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    rich Active Member

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    I've just looked up the record of hits on this target, at the most recent league shoot here in March.

    AA 13 X 2 O

    A 3 X 4 O

    B 2 X

    C 4 X 6 O
     
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    Rule changes etc

    Karl,

    I know we talked about that, but thought we looked at using common sense when setting them out. theres no harm in adding to the rules etc of not placing the targets higher than 10 foot?

    Matt,

    we looked at the rules regarding foot positions etc, we decided to use a similar rule they used in Hungary at the Worlds, you can place your foot over the line but the limit is the trigger not crossing the line. The other part of it was that the muzzle cannot be behind the line.

    This covers a few of the shooters who use bull pup rifles as well then. As you know, the old rule would make it impossible for the people who use bull pups to shoot correctly.


    Berty
     
  19. rich

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    That would be a good rule change as the Inters course at Curridge last year on the back half was almost impossible for a left hander to shoot without toppling over backwards.We were on falling ground and having to shoot at targets way back up the hill to our left. In fact I took most of the last dozen or so targets kneeling. :(
     
  20. RobF

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    Think i'd like it not so rigid that there's 3/2 kneelers/stander lanes... 3/2 either way is good in my book... but will pass on up the chain :)
     

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