To answer your question Ryan
The 2 minutes starts when you approach the peg, it does not matter if you have your rifle with you or not.
If it is your turn to shoot and you walk up to the peg and look at the target, then your 2 minutes has started.
However if you just walk forward and drop the Matt without looking at the target then the 2 minutes has not started.
hope this helps
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