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Old 09-11-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: Lead sled?

Richard,

Thinking back on it, I would get fliers randomly. Out of a 4 or 5 shot string, I would end up with a nice 3 or 4 shot group with 1 or 2 fliers depending on shots taken. Come to think of it, I also had my sling stuffed down in the cradle. My new sling doesn't have "quick disconnects" like my other ones so I couldn't take it off at the range. Going back today to eliminate the variables. Definitely feeling better after reading all of the posts. My builder also emailed me and said he has $100 bill saying it's the sled.

Thanks guys...heading to the Monroe to hunt elk in a week with this rig. Wish me luck!
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:42 AM
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Re: Lead sled?

If you only have a week, then you need to start practicing with shooting positions/rests similar to what you'd use in the field.

The accuracy and POI can be very different from what you've been getting from the sled.

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Richard,

Thinking back on it, I would get fliers randomly. Out of a 4 or 5 shot string, I would end up with a nice 3 or 4 shot group with 1 or 2 fliers depending on shots taken. Come to think of it, I also had my sling stuffed down in the cradle. My new sling doesn't have "quick disconnects" like my other ones so I couldn't take it off at the range. Going back today to eliminate the variables. Definitely feeling better after reading all of the posts. My builder also emailed me and said he has $100 bill saying it's the sled.

Thanks guys...heading to the Monroe to hunt elk in a week with this rig. Wish me luck!
I too have a $100 bill that it's not the sled but it's how you are using it!

Nonetheless, good luck on your hunt. Be safe and don't forget to take pictures to share.

Ed
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I will take that bet!!! Love easy money!!! After you use a real rest properly it is tough to go back..
LL! You're on but I get to shoot it, I too love easy money.

The sled (or any other rest) is just that ... a rest to provide a shooting platform. As you noted, it was never meant for accuracy.

The OP said he gets 3 to 4 nice groups, if he only shoot 3 shot groups he will never have the flier. Having said that, the rest, the rifle, and the shooter did their job.

If you look at the link I provided, I don't have the same issue as the OP.

Cheers!

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