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Old 14th January 2016, 11:37 AM
skires skires is offline
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You can use a bag in UKAHFT.

There are a few subtle differences between UKAHFT and BFTA.

The kneeling position is defined as only 3 points of contact with the ground (2 feet & 1 knee).

The rear foot shall be upright and straight in line with the knee, sitting on a turned foot is not allowed.

A bean bag may be used to support the knee, shin or foot area only, not the buttock.

The rifle will be supported only by the two hands with the rifle butt in the shoulder, no other part of the body can be used to support the rifle nor can the hands be supported on any other part of the body.

Please be aware that the hands cannot be dropped to allow the wrist joint, arm or any other part of the body to support the rifle. The leading hand should also be forward of the knee, to illustrate this the supporting hand should be dropped down vertically, if it contacts with any part of the knee/leg the supporting hand is deemed too far back & therefore not forward of the knee.

The un-supported kneeling/standing shot will be designated by a 4" tall peg, no other forms of support are allowed for this shot (peg/tree etc)

NOTE: The leading leg cannot be pulled back so the calf is supported by the hamstrings or lower buttocks, this is classed as a crouching shot & is not allowed. The leading foot must not touch or be supported by the beanbag.

Also note ... as this will also apply for kneelers ...

The rifle butt must be outside your clothing when taking a shot & it cannot be supported by any straps/pockets etc

Last edited by skires; 14th January 2016 at 11:41 AM.
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