TBH Greg, with th4e availability of the 8-32 Leapers so cheaply to us, there's no reason why we can't shoot FT 12 ft/lbs.
I have not found that I am at a disadvantage.
The rifle and scope are not what is holding me, OR ANY OF US HERE back.......lol. And I would suggest that at our own National level, it is not equipment that is at issue, butthat knowing the game and HOW to maximise scores is more crucial.
It is a subtle art I am really just starting to appreciate..........