You've written, "It has been mentioned more than once that hunter should be an entry level class till the shooter decides what "Real" class he is going to shoot."
Funny that the actual rules say nothing about Hunter being an "entry level" Division...
From page 16 of the AAFTA Handbook...
The Hunter Division rules are intended to promote accessibility to the sport of Field Target, and the use of typical hunting equipment. As such, the rules shall enforce limits on type of allowed equipment, and shall allow for a broad range of competitor physical fitness and conditioning."
I'd watch the use of terms regarding "real" classes. You might offend someone (or many).