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Old 12-12-2013, 04:27 PM
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best rest for load development

I'm going to be developing a load for 3 different rifles and want to give each one the best opportunity for good groupings. In the past I've used a lead sled, but a couple of guys said that it may open up groups. I've also tried Caldwell shooting bags, but 1 rifle in particular seems to move the crosshairs either to the left or to the left and up when the gun recoils when using the shooting sand bags. I'm wondering if a Caldwell "The Rock" shooting rest would work any better in controlling the recoil. I've tried holding this particular rifle tight and loose, and loose seems to get the better groupings.

Anyone have experience with using the shooting bags and "The Rock"?

I just found a product called "Bulls Bag". Has anyone used it?

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Old 12-12-2013, 04:39 PM
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Re: best rest for load development

Caldwell Lead Sled works good, but I can't afford one of them things, so I just use old bluejeans sewn up and stuffed with sand, and maybe a Caldwell bag on the buttstock.

A light trigger, breathing excercises, don't flinch & pull, and lots of trigger time will help, also.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: best rest for load development

i use what benchrest shooters use; a pedistal and rear sand bag.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:01 PM
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Re: best rest for load development

Stoney Point Marksman's Bench Rest with Non Skid Cradle at MacksPW.com

this is what I use; I also use a polly bead filled lead shot bag in the rear

the bulls bag is a good choice also.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:31 PM
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Re: best rest for load development

For me the best rest is my Sinclair Gen 3 bipod, rear bag, and laying prone.
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