This is what I found in the rules. It says break open shot guns are "recommended" and 20 ga and 12 ga "should" be used. What do you guys think/know about this? I have heard of a club that went to using wingeers with primers but some people in our club want to be sure it is legal incase we decide to do this.
Section 8. Gunning. Shooting, whether live or blank ammunition is used, shall be done only by official Guns approved and designated by the Hunting Test Committee.
Handlers while running their dogs, and Judges while
acting in their official capacities judging dogs, shall not fire guns with live or blank ammunition.
It is recommended that all gunning be accomplished
with breaking type shotguns, and that the guns be broken
(or cased) when not in use. Host clubs must be aware of
government regulations on the type of shot allowed at the
test location. It is recommended that gunners wear ear and
eye protecting devices.
Only 20 gauge to 12 gauge shotguns should be used.
Gunners firing live ammunition must be 21 years of age or
older. Gunners firing popper loads must be a minimum of
16 years of age and if less than 21, must have successfully
completed a Hunter/Gun Safety course.
Shouldering the Gun In Senior and Master Tests,