Originally Posted by WildRose
I disagree. It's irrelevant how well it shoots strapped to a sled if you can't hit the target with it under actual field conditions.
I dont shoot using a sled, however the point I am trying to make is if you are working up a load for a rifle you dont know if that rifle shoots well off of a bipod or not. Because some rifles will shoot great until you put them on a bipod, they just do not react well to all that weight being out on the end of the forearm, This isnt as much of a concern if your barrel is fully floated but if its not then it will change everything usually. So you need to find a load that you know the rifle is capable of shooting accuratley and consistently then once ythe rifle has proven itself go to the range and put it to the test with a bipod or sticks or whatever you like to shoot from.
Otherwise when your load doesnt shoot right you have no idea why, but you blame it on the load... in reality it could be your barrel bouncing off the forend of your stock....so NO it is not irrelevant