You can still shoot sft style. It's not illegal as far as I can tell. Just you wouldn't get a trophy.
I think the issue was that there was barely a handful competing each year.
I always thought the rules made it too difficult.
But as for kit, I think mark fisher was leading the field with a 77 and something like a custom shop a few years back for several gps on the trot. It can be done.
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