Re: pls help:groups mostly horizontal (no wind)
I am still having problems with my shooting from the bench. I bought new rings (the new Talley lightweight rings which have the base and bottom ring half as one piece) and installed my Leupold 8.5-25 which has an adjustable objective. I even got a membership at a local range to see if the problem was with my somewhat wobbly portable bench. Still seeing fliers which are mostly horizontal. This load has given me a couple really small groups but then many lousy groups too. I am doubting my ability to shoot from the bench, though I have shot very well over the years. Maybe the barrel is shot, but I am hoping not. I do have a question about the front rest. I am using a Hart pedestal with a Sinclair top and sandbag. The forearm of my stock is the usual skinny forearm of a sporter big game rifle so I have been putting a folded kitchen towel on the front bag to take up some of the slop, thinking the stock would be less likely to roll clockwise or counterclockwise. Perhaps though this towel is a problem. When I shot at the local range with the solid benchs I tried a couple different sandbag techniques but nothing was working well. What do you all think is the best front rest setup for a thin foreend and where should that front rest be positioned on the stock? Thanks, Rufous.