Had a chat at Bisley last weekend, looks like a major revamp of Air Rifle & L144A1 CLFs is underway.
Scores in competitions from No 8 rifle to the L144 were expected to be higher (aperture sights, round aiming marks, use of slings permitted in some cases, butt spacers, etc for L144), but they went down by an average of about 15 points per card!!
Also, a large percentage of competition cards not submitted (fired) after entry, in one competition nearly 50%. Some Army Cadet units were submitting competition cards with scores in single figures - maximum score possible on a card = 100!!! Consequently, looks like a separate push to enhance coaching skills too.
Oh, within some constraints, it is probable that some of the safety drills might be modified - in the Savage manufacturer’s “blurb” for the L144 it states NOT to dry fire (for those who don’t know, the firing pin impacts directly on the breech area = surprise, surprise, firing pins are breaking).