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Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:03:26 PM »
I'm thinking of trying FT in Hunter Class this summer. Having never seen a FT tournament, what little I know has come from the various on-line forums - this one in particular. I understand that HC allows the use of a bucket and bipod. My very basic question is do forced position lane requirements apply to HC shooters along with other class participants?  Not sure that my 70yo arthritic knees are up to any form of kneeling.  Thanks.   
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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 07:18:49 PM »
I'm thinking of trying FT in Hunter Class this summer. Having never seen a FT tournament, what little I know has come from the various on-line forums - this one in particular. I understand that HC allows the use of a bucket and bipod. My very basic question is do forced position lane requirements apply to HC shooters along with other class participants?  Not sure that my 70yo arthritic knees are up to any form of kneeling.  Thanks.   
John

Most matches in the USA have at least one forced standing lane. There may also be lanes where you must kneel-or-stand. There are no lanes where you are forced to kneel only.
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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 07:31:52 PM »
It is up to the local match director to allow for substitutions on forced lanes. In AAFTA sanctioned matches it is like Scotchmo stated that the kneeling lanes can be shot kneeling or standing. At our local club monthly matches we can shoot the kneeling lane sitting on the stool without aid of the bipod or resting elbows on knees when shooting.  For me I stand just as good a chance of hitting the kill zone sitting versus kneeling which is mostly all misses so I gain no advantage by sitting versus kneeling other than staying pain free for the entire match. I am no threat to any one at the top of the matches.

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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 11:24:34 PM »
Don't let the forced position lanes scare you off.  There is one standing lane and one kneeling(or standing if not able to kneel) per match.  Most shooters miss more than they hit on those 2 lanes unless they have a history of smallbore or 10 meter shooting.
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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 10:34:22 AM »
I do not do kneeling.
I donít kneel for anybody.
If mandatory, I take the misses.
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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 01:34:59 AM »
I thought you could always choose a harder position even on a forced shot. Such as if there is a kneeling forced shot you could choose to shoot it standing. Is that correct? I'm a pretty new FT shooter but thats what I understood. Please correct me.

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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 07:41:49 AM »
I thought you could always choose a harder position even on a forced shot. Such as if there is a kneeling forced shot you could choose to shoot it standing. Is that correct? I'm a pretty new FT shooter but thats what I understood. Please correct me.
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Forced Shooting Positions
The range may be set up to require use of a forced position on designated targets. A sign declaring a forced shooting position must be used at a shooting lane. Regardless of any prescribed position, the shooter may opt to shoot the target offhand (standing). Aids such as straps, harnesses, monopods, shooting sticks, or bipods are not allowed on forced position shots.
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Re: Forced positions in Hunter Class?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 01:43:59 AM »
thank you. I thought that was the way it was but after reading the post I wasn't sure.

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