February 2nd, 2017, 06:03 PM
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Eastern Mass
Sitting and prone radio fire question
OK, Getting back into HP competition this spring. I was into it some years back (1993-1995 or so) but got out of it for other hobbies. I recall for the rapid fire stages we had to start standing and when the targets appeared to assume the sitting or prone position as required for the stage.
I have watched several recent (past year or two) Youtube videos of the rapid fire stages at various matches and I noted that the competitors started from either sitting or prone; no dropping from a standing position. Is this indeed the rules now? All the videos that are about 2013 and earlier still have the competitors dropping from the standing position. I can't find any reference in the 2016 NRA HP rules about starting the rapid fire stages from standing either
I also noted in the more recent vids that the magazine is kept out of the rifle until the targets appear. In past I recall you could insert the mag but had to keep the bolt open until your target appeared.
In any case I would be kind of grateful if that was the case where you get seated or lie down in the prep period and get your natural POA without having to stand up. My knees are definitely more snap, crackle, pop now that I'm in my early 50's.
Thanks for any clarification on this.