Not yet. That's my plan in May. 1475 is needed to total elite for 198's raw. Looking from 1500+.
Because it makes the sport a bit more interesting to some people (some may disagree). Either way, it is how it is. Most feds allow a 24-hour weigh in period. Just like most martial arts competitions (like the UFC). It just adds another variable into the whole mix of things. You can choose to cut weight or not and the amount of weight you want to cut. Doing it incorrectly or overdoing might fuck you. Doing it correctly will give you an advantage - that advantage depending on the amount of weight you cut, the amount of weight you gain back and the amount of bloat you can put on comfortably.
Yep. 24 hours most of the time.