RJNEILSEN wrote:Firstly, I support these rule changes. Obviously they will evolve as needed.
My question to those clubs that already encourage guys with hunting rifles, is how do you manage their first few shoots to ensure they can safely hit the target at the longer ranges? Sure some of these guys will have awesome gear and know it backwards, but some will have old bits of crap in an unsuitable caliber that wont go the distance. Proof at a zero range is not good enough. Many clubs now utilize electronic targets and spraying shots around the target frame is punishable by hanging. Do you follow a procedure to audit their gear, ammo and skills first? Even if just for safety.
One idea I've heard is that shooters and guns must qualify for longer ranges. If they can't stay in the black at 3, 5, 6 there is no 7, 8, 9.