Re: Field Rest Accuracy
Sometimes when a bipod is used a shooter tends to place the bipod on the ground then "pull" the rifle into his shoulder. With the bipod fixed and pulling into your body the free floating stock becomes NOT so free floating and the fore end puts pressure on the barrel.
Make sure when you rest the bipod on the ground that you dont "torque" the stock into the barrel. Finess is key here.
I read about so many guys who can get their rifles to group well on the bench with rests and bags but suck when they screw on the pod. I regularly get .25-.5 MOA out of ALL my rifles using a bipod exclusivley whether on a bench or in the prone position. It all boils down to technique. I used to have the same problem as every body else until I quite pulling the stock into my body and torquing the fore end into the barrel. Now I use very ridged stocks with LOTS of clearance to avoid any accidental contact in the heat of the moment!
Hope that helps!!!
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.