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Old 07-20-2012, 10:11 PM
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My reason would be I practice to hunt. There will be no pad where I hunt. Also cement can actually make the rifle hop a little more. This depends on the stock, rifle weight and shooter form too.

I prefer the ground, I don't use a mat either as I have seen a mat act like a cushon and open groups. Give me the good old dirt and a good rear bag and I am happy.

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Ditto, although in some conditions a mat is almost essential due to sharp rocks, cactus, stickers etc.

When that's the case, no padding or as little as possible is advisable and always keep the bipod legs off of the mat and in the dirt/rocks where it will be solid.

Eberlestock makes a pretty good mat that I believe is just a simple thin layer of cordura nylon with zero padding which would suffice in most circumstances.
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The standard Red Tac rear bag I have compresses too much in height to the point that I can't get that low to the ground. If it was completely packed full of beads, it'd be about right, I think. Anybody know of a lightweight (backcountry backpack hunting-small and light is good) rear bag that is about 3.5-4" compressed with bead fill?
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We sell one in the LRH Store
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We sell one in the LRH Store
Thanks, Len. Does that polystyrene compress over time? What has been your experience with that?
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Does that polystyrene compress over time?
Not that I can see.
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Not that I can see.
Does the polystyrene compress to the point that your sight picture changes when you are in shooting position vs. the rifle just in position on the bag by itself?
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No, if I understand the question.
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