concerning the use of "buckets and sticks" in the regular piston class. Here is a partial cut & paste of the reply I received.....
"If you fire in the piston class, you do not need to use the harness many of them use to keep their arms and legs 'tied together' and could fire from a sitting position without any other support for the rifle other than you holding it. However, the shooting harness does keep the arms and legs locked together which gives a steadier position. In the piston class, you could sit on the ground, use a bum bag, or one of the web seats that lifts your buttocks no more than 6" off the ground."
Perhaps it's time to lighten up the "official rules" so folks that don't wanna/can't "pretzel sit" on the ground aren't forced into the hunter class. LOL......PCPs and piston guns ARE allowed to compete together in hunter class, but "buckets & sticks" aren't allowed in the piston class. LOL!
Now I'm wonderin' if I could just pay my $10 entrance fee at DIFTA and shoot piston class usin' "buckets & sticks" just for FUN (no award certificates etc.)? If not I'll just plod along in the hunter class with my springer knowing that there isn't a "snowballs' chance in Hell" bla bla bla if a good shooter shows up with a good "hunter class PCP"!
Yep....I know.....rule change talk around here ain't taken too kindly by some since it's been beat to death lately......even if the current rules make no practical sense!