Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Feb 20, 2011.
Are they allowed on the racks, ie 5 shots in one mag, clear, load up and bat away with another 5?
Rob I think this was brought up before but I can't
remember the out come I will check with Beryl and
get back to you.
Gardien of the racks
cant see it been a problem my self as you wont be walking around, as you wont have it in when you enter and remove it when you leave the sill range
is it only me that when it said magazines i thought of something toatally different
Yes it did cross my mind.
They have def been used in the past
Still only got 2 and a half mins if you do not like the rules do not bother playing after all you can use one with a mag, me personaly i am quite capable of missing with a single shot 100% knowing it has got a pellet in
it was the reason i was musing...
there's a nice AA biathlon 510 out there, if it runs at 12 i could be tempted as a racks toy...
but can also see a rule about using the same gun for both comps as well, and didn't know if that existed...
don't want to complicate matters, just wondered...
Hi Rob you can shoot different gun for the racks .
Shot classic 2 years ago with someone who was using different gun for sillies as he struggled with weight of his ft rig for staning for such a long time and seem to remember someone else stood next to him was using a mag?
And we know what kind og magazines you dirty bugger
Hi Matt i used two guns last year iand i know fot a fact that people have shot mag fed guns on the racks,
shooting silli's is not about shooting quickly i personally think the advantage is with a single shot because you have GOT to concentrate on what you are doing without relying on other factors helping you out. Steve
I think the main advantage to a mag, is not having to break position for another shot. However, it's debatable, because I suspect many, if perhaps all, lack a position that is sustainable without breaking anyway.
It was just a toy i saw and thought "oooh, i'd like to have that for having fun with the racks" rather than exploring a possible advantage...
for as long as i can remember, you have always been allowed to shoot a different gun on the sillys, i did it last year and the year before.
quite a few shooters do it every year.
Trev the bit I can't rember is can a mag be loaded in the rest
time or only after the comand to load.
I know mags have been used in the past it's just that bit.
Age WILL get you all if you are lucky
Hi Trev can't see that it matters a jot you still have only got five shots if i was up against 100 other shooters wit mag fed guns i would not be bothered as rob said it it almost impossible to hold the same position and you have almost certainly got to lower your gun to cycle the action.
As per your comment you will have a distinct advantage then
1.Target Ranges - Chickens 20 yds, Pigs 30 yds, Turkeys 36 yds and Rams 45 yds.
2.All Shots to be taken STANDING.
3.Slings or other means of support [which are not part of the original rifle] are NOT allowed. The butt of the gun to remain outside all clothing at all times. Standard underarm butt hooks are permitted. Gloves of any type ARE allowed throughout the Winter League.
4.Only shoot at the targets in your allocated lane.
5.All targets are shot LEFT to RIGHT.
6.Any targets shot out of order do not count. i.e. if no.2 target is hit instead of no.1 then you lose no.1 as you missed it and you cannot shoot no.2 as it is already down, so you must go on to target no.3. If target no.1 is hit instead of no.2 then you just lose no.2.
7.In the event of two or more targets falling from 1 shot - tell your marshal and then on completing the rest of the bank either shoot at designated targets if sufficient remain standing or your marshal will reset the bank so that you can complete your five shots.
8.At the start of each bank of five targets you will get a fifteen second period in which to load your rifle. This will be signified by the Range Marshal calling 'LOAD', you must not load your rifle before then.
9.When the Range Marshal calls 'COMMENCE FIRING' you have two and a half minutes in which to take your 5 shots. The end of this period is signified by the command 'CEASE FIRING'.
10.Between each bank you will get a one-minute rest period.
11.After shooting the bank in front of you the required number of times i.e. once, twice, etc. depending on the total number of shots in the competition you will then proceed to the next bank on your right.
I just happened to find these ON THE N.E.F.T.A website of all places under RULES
Any disagreement should be referred to the Range Marshal whose decision is final in all cases.
ANYONE WHO DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE RULES, PLEASE ASK THE RANGE MARSHAL OR HIS ASSISTANT BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE FIRING LINE.
the biathlon has one of those tasty cocking levers you can cycle with your finger, but as i said, i was looking at it as more as a laugh than something to try and take a title with...