28 March 2016
I have resently built a muzzle rest or “Sled” for my rifles. It conforms to all ASSRA & ISSA rules and I think it would meet the CBA rules but, it was bought to my attention that in rule 5.9, there is a word that says that only rifles “entered” in Unrestricted Rifle are allow this type of rest, even though PB rifles rifles are grouped with UNR, it doesn't say, specificlly that "Guiding” is allowed in PB.
5.4 Unrestricted Rifle - Any rifle meeting the requirements of 5.1 withoutrestriction as to its weight, stock configuration or guidance means. The
competitor must place the rifle and rifle cradle on the bench by hand.
Breech seating is allowed.
5.5 Plain Base Bullet Class - Any rifle meeting the requirements of 5.4
(Unrestricted Rifle) may be used in the Plain Base Bullet (no metallic
gas checks) Class. The Plain Base Bullet Class does not prevent the use of plain base bullets in other classes. Breech seating is allowed. 5.9 Rests (Rifle) ”€œ In bench rest matches, rifles shall be fired from a sandbag front rest which may be supported on a pedestal, and a sand
bag rear rest supporting the underside of the buttstock. Neither
sandbag will be utilized in a manner which will restrain recoil. Rifles
entered in the Unrestricted Class are exempt from these requirements.
(c) Guiding Means ”€œ Any device, addition, contour or dimension
on a rifle designed or adapted to co-act with mating or
reciprocal features of a rest to guide its return to firing
position making it unnecessary to re-aim the rifle optically for
each shot is prohibited in all but the Plain Base Bullet and
Unrestricted Rifle classes.
Can I get a official determination of whether "entered” means that PB is not allowed the use of a Guide or whether it was just a oversight in the wording?