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Thread: The Use of a Sling for Field Target

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question but I have to ask why so few poeple use slings for FT. IMHO if you know how to use a sling correctly, and it is setup 100%, for standing shots you can shoot for a long time without getting tired.

    Would appreciate any comments on sling use.
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    I think its illegal to use a sling for FT. You can use a shooting jacket in the UK though.
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    Can you use a sling for HFT?
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    You can use a sling for FT.Its just not worth the back ache if you ask me.
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    Allan are you sure boet, a short while ago we had just such a question posed and it was found that such aids are illegal. We even went as far as to politely ask one of our chaps to discontinue using his.

    Please clarify kind sir!
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    ouch ,your gonna have to appologise
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    So it would seem, I,m glad it wasn't me who said that slings of any description were illegal.
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    Read the rules guys.

    you may use a sling.the only debate we had here was if you could remove it and refit it.

    You cant use straps.
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    A-ha! Our chap used straps. Please outline the difference.
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    WTF i also got confused i thought a sling was a strap, i read it off the BFTA guide thing
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    Straps are used to force the body into a more stable shooting platform.The Americans like them a lot.It holds your body so still you might as well shoot bench.The straps are connected to your cloths or are worn on the body.

    Slings are atatched to the gun .With a bit of trickery they can be quite usefull.
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    True - If you adjust a sling just right it can take up most of the rifle weight in the standing position. very easy to be stable on the shots
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    We use to use a sling in school for target shooting that was just a loop that fitted to the front stock of the rifle on the accessory rail. You would only put your arm that supports the front of the rifle through the loop up till behind the elbow. Is this a legal sling?
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    In FT you may use a sling, but not in HFT. In HFT your gun may have a sling, but you are not allowed using it as a shooting aid, but to carry your rifle with. Andrew - that member with the strap shot HFT at that stage ...
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    You are right, he did. Nothing like a good brain fart to mix things up hey!
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