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Old 07-05-2016, 09:17 PM
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Do CMP rules allow for using the kneeling position instead of the sitting position in service rifle?
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:03 PM
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Do CMP rules allow for using the kneeling position instead of the sitting position in service rifle?
Yes though no one does it.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:43 PM
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My knee's are in such pain while in the sitting position, I can not get off 10 rounds. I thought about trying the kneeling position as a alternative.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:44 AM
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My knee's are in such pain while in the sitting position, I can not get off 10 rounds. I thought about trying the kneeling position as a alternative.
Cross leg or cross ankle?
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:53 AM
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There are many variations possible in sitting. I can't see kneeling being better. It is an extremely awkward and uncomfortable (even painful) position for me. I would rather shoot standing......and would shoot better. Good Shooting. ..
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:57 AM
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you are also allowed to shoot standing for sitting
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:13 PM
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you are also allowed to shoot standing for sitting
Isn't sitting for service rifle rapid fire, how would you substitute slow fire standing position?
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:02 PM
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Isn't sitting for service rifle rapid fire, how would you substitute slow fire standing position?
You don't. Instead of sitting, rapid fire, you stand, rapid fire. Then you shoot the standing, slow fire, as normal.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:12 PM
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You don't. Instead of sitting, rapid fire, you stand, rapid fire. Then you shoot the standing, slow fire, as normal.
Learned something new, I never heard of rapid fire standing position in sanctioned matches, wouldn't have thought it would be allowed.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:46 PM
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Learned something new, I never heard of rapid fire standing position in sanctioned matches, wouldn't have thought it would be allowed.
I don't know anyone who shoots better scores off-hand then sitting so you are, in effect, handicapping yourself, but only because of an inability to take advantage of the position. Try shooting the 300 yard rapids standing and watch scores plummet.

P.S. I honestly don't know that it's allowed, but I can see the rational having some bad knee conditions. I had to give up 4P smallbore because I just could not take the pain of kneeling no matter what I did.
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