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Old 08-18-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: The importance of being Solid

Well, it sounds like I should give that a try. Quite flexible in the dimension department for various shooting situations as well. Thanks, Len.
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No, if I understand the question.

My bad, Len. I misread your description. It says polypropylene, NOT polystyrene. The polypropylene beads will not compress like polystyrene will.
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My bad, Len. I misread your description. It says polypropylene, NOT polystyrene. The polypropylene beads will not compress like polystyrene will.
I was wondering what was going on??
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Hey guys after reading this I started thinking and came up with this. What are your thoughts, seems to work better than the bag I was trying before? Is there an advantage to some "squish" with a bag? This is super soild, obviously, and I just adjust elevation by moving it fore and aft along the stock.
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Re: The importance of being Solid

Broz,

Don't mean to revive this thread after a long dry spell but I was reading trying to learn a few things and came across your comments about cradling the rifle.

I cradle the gun also, but my question is how much do you snug the gun into your shoulder? Do you pull it in pretty tight, or do you just kinda lightly place yourself behind it and let it do it's work? I know it is pretty much all about feel but just kinda curious how tight you try to pull it in? I feel that this is probably the most inconsistent part of my form and I can probably do a lot to make it better, but I am curious how much other people pull the gun in. I generally try to just snug it in a little bit but sometimes I feel I snug it in too hard. Can you really do a such thing as "not snug it in enough?" Just curious I guess.
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Re: The importance of being Solid

Depends on what I'm shooting. my rifle with a brake I have very little pressure
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Broz,

Don't mean to revive this thread after a long dry spell but I was reading trying to learn a few things and came across your comments about cradling the rifle.

I cradle the gun also, but my question is how much do you snug the gun into your shoulder? Do you pull it in pretty tight, or do you just kinda lightly place yourself behind it and let it do it's work? I know it is pretty much all about feel but just kinda curious how tight you try to pull it in? I feel that this is probably the most inconsistent part of my form and I can probably do a lot to make it better, but I am curious how much other people pull the gun in. I generally try to just snug it in a little bit but sometimes I feel I snug it in too hard. Can you really do a such thing as "not snug it in enough?" Just curious I guess.
Here is what works for me for my most consistent hold. First I do not pull the rifle to me. Pulling back would unload the bipod legs. What I do is dig my toes in and push forward just enough so I can feel that the recoil pad is against my shoulder. Not tight, just enough to remove all slack and lightly push forward so the bipod legs are slightly loaded. You are right, it is an acquired feel. But once you get a feel for it, and practice, muscle memory will kick in and you will be able to repeat it. My right hand is relaxed after I get the rifle leveled and only used to break the trigger at the time of the shot, my left arm is cradled and my left hand is only in control of the rear bag. Squeeze the bag to bring the crosshairs down, relax the bag to bring them up. Cheek tight on the stock.

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