Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by villiers, Aug 25, 2011.
Seated shots in FT could i take them kneeling or standing if it was better for me ?
They are "free" position so you could sit, kneel stand or go prone if the targets is visable?
Normal rules apply
Could A kneeler be taken standing...or is the 'sitting' a 'free' position only?
Kneeling is kneeling - unless medically certified as unfit to do so
Standing is standing - unless medically certified as unfit to do so
Freestyle is most commonly sitting, but can be prone, kneeling or standing.
Sitting is the only free position , I was thinking along the line of a target at 10 yards 20 feet up a tree or bank in the seated puts a lot of weight on my lower back which is not so good. I would be better off taking it kneeling.
Standing less angle and strain on the back
Just wondered if anone had a different view on a rececnt 'query' on this locally. If I remember correctly, in the distant past, if you didn't want to take a shot kneeling (or was unable) you could take it standing...which anyone would acknowledge as not having an advantage over kneeling...(unless you're known as that lump called Matt on STB.. )
I was always of the understanding that there are 3 positionals for FT Standing, Kneeling and Freestyle. Therefore freestyle meant that you could use any position. So if that is the case then you could shoot a freestyle lane standing.
Yes but in villiers case that would make it even worse possiblily
Know THATS a kneeler
Just found this pic of a recent event, Baltic Cup 2011
What a position
What a stander
Looks like a tasty one , almost vertical, wonder how did the target work?
Ther rest can be found here;
I have seen worse
Dave Baines could break your spirit and your back with some of his targets
Dave I take it you meen the fall forwards target 40 odd feet up a tree with the peg
at the base.
Most shot it laying on their back using their head to touch the peg
and as the ground sloped down to the tree your head was lower than your feet
That man was pure evil when it came to laying out a course
Thats the one - he used the target several times and I think it made an appearance at the Anglo one year
I haven't seen anyone take a target in FT prone for about 25 years.
Though I did see Holly hunker down for a prone shot once, only to realise he'd actually dropped his 'paund' coin...
How prophetic that post turned out to be!!!!
Best wishes and congrats on your epic 2011 Worlds win.
There you go Conor...corrected it for you.
Massive congrats on the win.
Have any of you thought of reading the Rules??? They are on the Document Section of the BFTA Website!!!
Thanks Beryl , i will go and print it off so that i can make sure i have the facts about the disabled shooting positions. As you can imagine, i wouldn't be pleased to be beaten by someone swinging the lead.