" the shooter be penalised for being behind the line but then that's HFT ... cue flames!"
Originally Posted by neilL
I didn't say that?? The firing line is quite different in HFT (and can get in the way e.g. kneelers), the point was it is possible (not common) to fire a pellet in to the line so that the pellet "didn't cross the firing line" and in some shoots the shot can be taken again. Semantics but the original thread was about when is a shot "taken" or not.
I've never been to a HFT shoot where the firing line was obstructing the shooter taking kneelers or standers
Going back to the OP the UKAHFT Rule is:
"Regardless of any circumstances such as forgetting to load a pellet, not shutting the loading bolt or if the trigger is pulled before you are locked on target, if the gun goes off the shot is considered as having been taken & will be scored accordingly. If this does happen, the competitor should make sure the pellet has left the gun by dry firing safely into the ground over the firing line with the consent of their shooting partners."