Originally Posted by Yorkshiretea
I don't think it's being made difficult per se, it's more that hardly anyone uses one so the rules haven't been looked at in any great detail as other people have pointed out.
As has been already pointed out, perhaps hardly anyone uses one because of the daft rule
What happens is that a new shooter asks 'can I use a single point sling?
' You can mate, but only if its attached to the rifle for the entire competition.'
you then go looking online for a sling that can be used in compliance with this rule and there isn't one.'
Perhaps like me you stupidly get one and then discover that only Houdini could possibly operate it, that is if he doesn't shoot himself in the head first..