HFT rules

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by luddite, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Is it within the rules of HFT to rest the fore end of a rifle on the ground with the butt in the shoulder?

    I once asked a marshal about this and he said that it was ok.
     
  2. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Nope as in the rules only part of the gun that can touch the ground is the butt pad, but thats UKAHFT rules regions may differ.

    Pete
     
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    Cant't rest any part of the rifle directly on the ground except the bottom of the but pad. You must have a hand placed between the forestock and the ground. This is where a shooting glove can help.;)
     
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    Tsk I was too slow:p
     
  5. Mog

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    Is the ground the only 'ground' what about the top of a peg, tree stump/branch etc.?
     
  6. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    The "ground " is the "ground", you can rest it on a tree or the peg but you wouldn't be allowed to move anything & then rest on it :D
     
  7. luddite

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    What about a tree root Pete, would that be ok? :confused:
     
  8. RobF

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    Surely though if you rested the butt on a peg, the trigger would be over the line...
     
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    Think we're referring to the fore-end of the stock Rob.
     
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    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    We'd class the base of the tree where it thickens and before it goes below the ground as a support. The roots themselves are tricky as they could come back to the surface with less than a cm above "ground level", I'd suggest nobody use one of these as it would be difficult to say whether or not you have the forend on the "ground" or not. If you are attempting to use a support very close to the ground it's always worth pointing out to your shooting partners what you are doing and that your rifle isn't grounded.
     

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