ISSF rule changes announced

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The International Sport Shooting Federation has announced its post Olympics rule changes. They have yet to be formally ratified and some of the references are a bit vague at this point, but a summary has been issued and can be found here.

Notable among these is zeroing scores for finals (so qualification scores are not taken forward). A petition against this change has been launched by Olympic 3P Gold medallists Niccolo Campriani (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccolò_Campriani) & Rajmond Debevec (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajmond_Debevec / http://www.issf-sports.org/theissf/organisation/committees/issf_athletes...) at  http://www.petitiononline.com/ruleISSF/petition.html

The ISSF rule changes also include having more shots and elimination during finals, a fixed 15 minute period for sighting in 50m and 10m events and changes to the duration of events (now not including sighting shots) as follows:

o 10m Air Rifle Men: From 105 to 75 minutes

o 10m Air Rifle Women: From 75 to 50 minutes

o 50m 3 x 40 Rifle: Will be fired in block time with shooters changing positions on their own. The total time limit will be 2 hours, 45 minutes

o 50m 3 x 20 Rifle: From 135 to 105 minutes

o 50m Prone Rifle: From 75 to 50 minutes

o 300m Rifle time limits are reduced 15 minutes for each event

o 10m Air Pistol Men: From 105 to 75 minutes

o 10m Air Pistol Women: From 75 to 50 minutes

o 50m Pistol Men: From 120 to 90 minutes

There is also change to the jacket specification to remove seams that can be used to support the arm in standing (potentially affecting many existing jackets!)