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Old 05-23-2012, 11:51 AM
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I don't muscle my rifle. I let it ride the bags. My left arm is always cradled with my left hand on the rear bag. I use slight pressure to adjust for elevation. If I need very much squeeze I have found it much better to raise the bag somehow. I do not want a bag that is ready to drop in height durring recoil. A bag that needs you hand to make it a lot taller will almost always induce verticle spread.

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Jeff,
I know you don't do this, but I want your 'VALUED' opinion on my process!!!!!
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At the range (100yd) I shoot off a lead sled type rest and then switch to a back pack on the wooden table for my final hunt tune up, cause I will be shooting off hand-or-freehand and leaning on a tree for support if available (slim chance of backpack shot). No bipod.

Here are the questions:
1. Practice for hunt....Left hand use ….Should I pull down on fore end or just grip it tight when on the bench? Tucking it under like you do will not simulate real hunt conditions for my process.

NOW repeat the same Question if I am working up a load.

2. Working up a load on the bench is all about does Nellie like this load? So, should I fold it under like you , lay it on top of scope, pull down on fore end or just grip it tight. Then graduate back to #1 above for hunt practice.

{I will go 1,001 yds if I have toooooooo LOL}

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:10 PM
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Re: The importance of being Solid

Thats a tuff question and probably the best answer would be to experiment and see what keeps your accuracy and point of aim best. I very rarely shoot off hand but if I dd the forearm would be resting on my hand with elbo in my ribs. If I was to shoot across a pack it would be letting the forearm rest and not held.

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Jeff, thanks, that is perZackley what I wanted you to relate. Now what about #2.

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2. Working up a load on the bench is all about does Nellie like this load? So, should I fold it under like you , lay it on top of scope, pull down on fore end or just grip it tight. Then graduate back to #1 above for hunt practice.

{I will go 1,001 yds if I have toooooooo LOL}

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Jeff,
Sorry for asking dumb question. Came back to read and realized that you are going to say the same thing that you Do.

"I don't muscle my rifle. I let it ride the bags. My left arm is always cradled with my left hand on the rear bag".

Right?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:05 AM
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Jeff,
Sorry for asking dumb question. Came back to read and realized that you are going to say the same thing that you Do.

"I don't muscle my rifle. I let it ride the bags. My left arm is always cradled with my left hand on the rear bag".

Right?
Thats how I do it. I use form of my hold to be consistant as possible and let the rifle do its thing. Anytime I tri to muscle the rifle I imply bad inconsistant juju.

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:35 PM
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Re: The importance of being Solid

Great topic Jeff, thanks for posting it! We all have a regimen we go through prior to breaking the shot. It's interesting to hear what you and others do. I learned something!!!
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Re: The importance of being Solid

have any of you tried the stoney point 5.5"length x 4.5"hight x 5.375"wide rear bag? how well does it work for longrange shooting? is it hard enough?
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