Re: Rear bag with or without ears
For loadwork, Benchrest, and competition where multiple shots are taken from a bench I use a heavy rear bag with ears, Protecktor. A benefit of the ears is for maintaining lateral position for follow up shots. Also elevation adjustments can be made by sliding the rifle to and fro from an independent front rest. For hunting and tactical using a bipod, I use a triangular(I like the Triad Tactical), or rectangular bag with lightweight filler. I find it better for variable target/game positions, and ground conditions requiring overall height changes. Also,it gives me the best versatility in fine tuning elevation and set-up speed. Fine tuning elevation by sliding a bipod on a fixed rear bag position is difficult. I have found no difference in my first shot accuracy between the two types of bags. IMO.
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