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Sep 10th, 2019 at 11:37am
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In ref. to the Journal Vol.72 NO1 and NO.3 and Page 33 Buffalo X-sticks match rules.

#1 the Journal states "The new matches proposed are;"
Are these proposed changes now in effect as to the distance, targets, and calibers? Our range is considering to run these matches.

#2 X-sticks, is there an OVER ALL VERTIAL LENGTH FOR THE X-STICKS?

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Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2019 at 2:47pm
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Might as well make them to NRA rules, just in case shooters come from other venues, or want to use them in mutiple venues.

"(a) Crossed Sticks: Crossed sticks constructed of two wooden legs,
no greater than 1 inch by 2 inches in thickness and width or 1-1/2
inches in diameter, and bolted or tied so that the two legs are hinged and capable of pivoting. The end of the legs may be equipped with spikes no more than 3 inches in length and no wider than the edge of the crossed stick. They may be inserted into the ground by hand
pressure only to aid in retention of an upright position. This may be waived by the Match Director to fit local conditions. One layer of protective material may be suspended or inserted in the “V” of the crossed sticks to protect the rifle. All cross sticks will be certified."
  

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marlinguy, do you know the length of the standing and sitting X-sticks?

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wondering if they can be slotted for the sliding bolt like mine are?
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KFW, what is the length of you standing X-stick?
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 5:21am
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They can be slotted,overall length is 48 inches, can be sitting on a stool no more than 11 inches high with no back. I just made a set of slotted 48 inch ones and got a step stool from Home depot and cut the legs off to be legal and took them up to our club .22 buffalo herd shoot last weekend and  everyone  liked them.
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Reply #6 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 10:45am
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A lot of shooters use turkey seats to sit on. Short folding legs, and low enough to be within rules. Only about $15.

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Reply #7 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 12:37pm
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Why is there no standing x-sticks to accommodate shooters who may have handicaps?
  

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I notice the same thing. Standing x stick is much better on my back and knees.
  
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Reply #9 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 1:32pm
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Still nobody has given me an answer to my first question

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Reply #10 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 4:19pm
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ron wrote on Sep 11th, 2019 at 1:32pm:
Still nobody has given me an answer to my first question

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  Yes. What it says in the Journal. There is no restriction on the length of your sticks.
  

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Thank you.

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Reply #12 - Sep 11th, 2019 at 8:31pm
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Ron, I've seen shooters use standing cross sticks for BPCR silhouette. If the rules don't have a maximum length of the sticks then go for it.
  
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Thanks John.
  
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Reply #14 - Sep 12th, 2019 at 11:11am
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Schuetzenmiester wrote on Sep 11th, 2019 at 12:37pm:
Why is there no standing x-sticks to accommodate shooters who may have handicaps? 


There are numerous exceptions to the rules if the shooter has a handicap, and a note from his doctor. But since they're medical exceptions, there's no written list of what is allowed since it's different for each person's disability.
  

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