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Old 01-06-2017, 07:39 AM
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Default CMP Forms Civilian Rifle Team To Lead By Example

CMP Forms Civilian Rifle Team To Lead By Example - By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer - TALLADEGA, Ala. – The firing members of Team CMP had an extremely successful showing Dec. 6-11 at the Talladega 600 highpower rifle matches, recording a score of 1952-69x to lead them to the overall win in the 4-Man Team Match. The winning team consisted of Robert Taylor, Johnny Fisher, Nick Till and Ryan Vander Poppen – all Distinguished marksmen. Read more at http://thecmp.org/cmp-forms-civilian...ad-by-example/.
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:49 PM
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1. Good idea for CMP to field a team and congratulations on the results.

2. ref: the photo of Ryan Vander Poppen shooting prone - is it legal for the bottom of magazine to rest on the forearm and/or coat while shooting prone?
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:52 PM
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From the service rifle rule book section 8.2.3 last sentence:
The magazine may touch the shooting jacket, but may not compress the jacket sleeve to the ground so as to provide artificial support.

So yes it is legal.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:21 AM
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From the service rifle rule book section 8.2.3 last sentence:
The magazine may touch the shooting jacket, but may not compress the jacket sleeve to the ground so as to provide artificial support.

So yes it is legal.
Thanks for the info. I dug up the rule:

8.2.3
Prone Position
The shooter lies on the ground, with the head towards the target, with the rifle supported by both hands, the shoulder and cheek. A sling may be used in the prone position. The rifle may not touch the ground or rest on any object or support. No part of the arm ahead of the elbow may touch the ground or any artificial support. The magazine may touch the shooting jacket, but may not compress the jacket sleeve to the ground so as to provide artificial support.


The magazine "may touch the jacket" but not trap the jacket sleeve against the ground.....that part is clear.

The rule is not clear as to whether the base of the magazine can be resting on and supported by the forearm.

If the shooter was wearing only a short sleeve shirt and the base of the magazine was pressed into his forearm thus providing support other than hands, shoulder, cheek and sling, is that legal?

Seems to me it is not legal. Reason being doing so provides a support point not specifically listed in the rule.

Is this a situation that is ignored by officials because it cannot be determined whether the magazine is only touching the coat or is actually providing support?
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