Thanks for the additional suggestions.
Feel free to offer any other suggestions, it won't bother me a bit.
No offense taken here Boss. I know what you are saying. I used to shoot some local bench comp back in the early-mid 90's, then a ton of prarie dog shooting from the bench in the mid-late 90's. I always tried to settle in the bags before I began shooting too........although I don't recall slamming them down on the bench, LoL.
No seriously, I would like to see the setup you use. I'm sure I could learn something.
In this particular case, I feel they were probably
pretty well settled in by the time I started the dry-firing. I had just finished shooting about 60 rounds across them over the period of a couple of hours.
The rifle in question isn't a full fledged benchrest style stock, but it's close and it does ride the bags very well. Much better than the other rifle I was testing loads with that day. Ironically, the other rifle (the light one) it's worst group
was equal to the questionable ones' best group
I just want a one hole prarie dog gun again, is that too much to ask?
I used to have a few of them, but the barrels finally shot out of them.
Here's a couple of factory rifles I was able to get shooting real well in the 90's
..................maybe I just can't shoot like I used too.?....................