The BoG recently clarified the wording of rule #4 and we knew when we made the update so close to the Nationals that we may need to discuss waiving rule 4 as currently worded.
As such, with further discussion on the matter the BoG has decided that the barrel length rule will remain as it has been from the beginning of this year with the actual barrel length being 15".
I want to apologize for the error in getting the actual wording that the 2011 BoG voted on into the rule book and the problems that it has created. The 2012 BoG has been doing our best to deal with the situation and we appreciate you patience as we resolved this issue. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks.