Re: Shooting Prone
Basicly you have two choices for how to lay behind a bipod rifle. The first is just like if you were using a sling. Your Left elbow, shoulder, hip and leg ar all in line. Your right elbow and right hip form the other two "hard points" of the triangle. Your right leg is pulled up almost to your knee to provide support for your hips. Your body in its natural point of aim will be laying at the 7 - 8 o'clock position depending on where you put your right elbow. This is a tried and true position for shooting with a sling and also works well for a bipod but instead of using the point of your elbow, you flatten your arms out and use your Left hand to grasp the rear of the stock and/or your sand bag.
The other position is directly behind the gun flat on your belly toes pointing out. Your elbows and arms are also pretty flat on the deck. This position is prefered for sniper types as the body is totaly flat and there is no shoulder hump to give you away and requires less movement to get into.
The best advice for bipod shooting is to get a sand sock, or sand bag for the rear. Then pull the stock hard into your shoulder with the Left hand. The right hand should be just resting on the stock.
OBTW on a hunting stock you may find it necessary to install another sling swivel closer to the trigger where the stock is stiffer. Sometimes a bipod will destroy accuracy when mounted in the original swivel stud.
Hope this helps, Cheers [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]