Light weight Sport Rifle - Midland Shooting League

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  1. bootneckbob

    bootneckbob Active Member

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    8.3.3 Lightweight sport rifle.
    All rifles chambered for ammunition as in Rule 8.2.3.1 and air or CO2 rifles of calibre 5.6 mm (.22 in) or less are permitted, subject to:
    8.3.3.1 The overall weight, including sights and all other accessories, shall not exceed 4.5 kg;
    8.3.3.2 There is no minimum trigger weight restriction but it is the responsibility of the shooter to make sure that it is safe. The RCO has the authority to rule that a trigger is unsafe if he believes it to be so;
    8.3.3.3 When used with a magazine, the rifle shall not be loaded with more than 10 cartridges or projectiles, even though the magazine may be of a larger capacity;
    8.3.3.4 The stock may be adjustable for length;
    8.3.3.5 The cheekpiece may be adjustable;
    8.3.3.6 The forend – adjustments and additions are permissible up to 150mm from bore centre within the profile of the stock. Simple shaping to aid grip is permissible but this must not be anatomical, i.e. they must not be shaped to closely conform to the contours of the hand;
    8.3.3.7 The curvature of any butt plate is such that at maximum depth (from a line drawn between the toe and heel of the plate) is not greater than 20mm. No butt hooks are permitted;
    8.3.3.8 The butt plate may be adjustable vertically in either direction without rotation;
    8.3.3.9 Slings are not permitted in any position.
     
  2. bootneckbob

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    Here's another rifle asp-mcx-fde-red.jpg
     
  3. bootneckbob

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    Just one more.
    STEYR-CH-HFT.jpg
     
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    So, as an RCO the BSA Goldstar is questionable down to the hamster. The SIG is also an unknown due to the magazine capacity. The Challenge is illegal, anyone know why.....or care?:rolleyes:
     
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    why is the challenge illegal?:( weight ? steyr 3.73 mtc 0.68 sportsmatch 0.1 = 4.51kg?
     
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  6. bootneckbob

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    It breaks rule 8.3.3.8. Silly rules!
     
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    damn!:eek:
     
  8. cloverleaf

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    lol- good luck with that - having seen one of these in use I think you'd be lucky to keep them on the card (well, certainly in the black) from a rest!

    The "Sig" should actually be alright as the rules state that the mag cannot be loaded with more than 10rds, although can have a capacity greater than. Not that you'd want to, mind!
     
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    I think the ambiguity and lack of knowing what's what was my point with regard to these rules. Without being able to check how is the RCO really supposed to be able to enforce the rules??
     
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    Do Steyr make a butt plate that doesn’t rotate?
     
  11. bootneckbob

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    Is this with regard to rule 8.3.3.8? Given the relaxing of the rules I recon the fact that it can rotate wouldn't matter if it were set so it wasn't rotated. I'm not 100% sure without looking at my rifle but I think if you reverse the cam in the butt pad it won't rotate. I'm sure someone else will be able to confirm or deny this before I check mine; especially at this time of night!
     
  12. cloverleaf

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    Indeed.

    tbh since LSR is very much at the "accessible" end of the target shooting spectrum (it came about to give pistol shooters something to do post-ban without the need for specialised or particularly expensive kit) rightly or wrongly I'd not expect gear to be super-rigerously scrutinised (especially at a club / postal level) unless someone is blatantly taking the p*ss and a competitor complains.

    I suspect the rule-makers have a fine line to tread between maintaining accessibility at the bottom end while allowing those with more exotic kit to compete. As usual it's natural for people to look toward improving their gear to add those extra few points so there's always a drive to ever-more expensive kit; the trick being to find the right balance regarding what's allowed to compete.
     

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