Post by Ace of Hearts on Nov 6, 2019 15:09:06 GMT -8
Proposed rule change: Eliminate the automatic Stage DQ penalty for leaving the loading table with a cocked rifle. In such instances, the shooter will be directed to point the rifle safely into the back berm, bring the hammer to full cock if it is in the half-cock/safety position, then pull the trigger. If no round is fired, the shooter will be directed to finish staging firearms in order to start the stage (No Call). If a round fires when the shooter pulls the trigger, the shooter will be assessed a Stage DQ and directed to proceed to the unloading table.
Post by Ace of Hearts on Dec 27, 2019 22:17:23 GMT -8
Don't forget that this rule goes into effect on January 01, 2020
It applies only to rifles that are in hand (being carried) from the loading table to the firing line. Once the rifle leaves the shooters hand the exception that this rule allows is no longer in effect.
Note: A rifle carried to the firing line with a round in the chamber is a SDQ. If that same rifle is placed on a prop round in the chamber and cocked the penalty will be a MDQ. (SDQ for carrying a cocked firearm to the line and another SDQ for that rifle leaving the shooters hand in that condition.)
Does this also apply to the 97 shotgun or any other gun???
No! It only applies to rifles. Shotguns are never loaded and are to be carried open and empty to the active firing line. If a shotgun with internal hammers were to close inroute to the active firing line, then the shooter would not be allowed to take more than one step. The penalty for taking more than one step with a closed and cocked shotgun is a Stage Disqualification.