Thumb up for BR?

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  1. mrgeoff

    mrgeoff Active Member

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    I used to shoot my Rapid thumb up, kinda liked it as I shoot most of my rifles thumb up. Hardly held the grip as it was just a light squeeze between the finger and thumb.

    The 9015 BR stock however does not allow for a thumb up shooting position, forcing me to change my grip/pressure on the grip. Think im pulling it.

    Question:
    1. Should I stick with the grip provided, and improve my technique. (guess its like that for a reason)
    2. Get the dremel out and fettle the stock to make it thumb up.


    Thanks - Geoff.
     
  2. Waldo

    Waldo Active Member

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    Geoff, I rest my trigger hand ( in my case my left ) on a flat bag to support my wrist , I'm only touching the trigger with the pad of my finger.

    My P70ft has right hand woodwork ,doesn't cause me a problem as it's not necessary the rifle "fits" you as in FT / HFT disciplines
     
  3. Darron

    Darron Dwarf Slayer

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    Geoff I have a true thumb up stock made by Jon Harris for FT, for me it’s the only way.
     
  4. robt

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    Hi Waldo,
    Interested in the BR comp that you shoot in. By my reading of the rules, your technique is not allowed under NSRA or Hendon League rules. I know there are lots of comps with different rules, BFTO allows (actually it demands) the use of a snug fitting sand bag both front and rear, as long as they are not connected.
    For those who aren't aware, the technique is called "Free recoil" here shown using a firearm


    Rob
     
  5. Waldo

    Waldo Active Member

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    Rob, I can assure you my technique is perfectly legal and just to be100% I confirmed the position with the UKBR22 competition organiser before I replied to your comment :)

    UKBR22 rules are available to read on the forum without logging in.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  6. robt

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    Hi Waldo, sorry wasn't saying your technique was illegal in the comp you were shooting, just interested which comp that was. Strange that organisers can't come to one set of rules for a relatively simple competition, makes life hard if you compete in more than one version.
    Rob.
     
  7. Waldo

    Waldo Active Member

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    Hi Rob, I'm glad you brought it up as someone else was unsure so I asked the question.
    We don't want any hard erned points deducted :(

    I find the UKBR22 rules easy to understand

    As in other sports different people have different ideas .

    Gordon.
     

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