Originally Posted by Ratinator
Maybe FT needs a novice class ,bring back SFT . Come and enjoy our sport with your BSA meteor and 9 mag scope that you have had for years !
It had SFT for years. We have more people in the open class or piston than we ever had in it.
HFT vs FT and it's apparent popularity issue is something for another thread. We do need to be mindful that any changes solve issues without discouraging, but we also need to be aware that some people may be attracted to changes. In terms of European shooters we are seeing a much more determined approach than most would expect, more akin to pursuit of something like 10m.