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Unread 07-06-2008, 01:15 AM
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Thank you for all your help guys,really appreciate any suggestions.... Have altered my caldwell tripod so it is placed further back away from forend an a little closer towards reciever. Have also taken a little sand out of my front rest so its not quite so tight as i notice my rifles seem to jump after firing.

Buffalobob,will try your suggestion of a little buffering between fore end and front rest...
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Unread 08-15-2008, 03:52 AM
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Re: bench shooting\help

Bit of an update on this for you guys who offered suggestion...

Been out the rifle range last 2days with excellent results. The bench set ups where I shoot are made of moulded solid concrete. Normally i just put my caldwell tripod and bag straight down on to bare concrete.....

I did what I used to do up untill about 2years ago and put a strip of carpet back underneath tripod and bag..

What a difference it made,no more stringing of shots,just good hunting accuracy.Managed to duplicate some groups of under .5-.75" from my std 7mm08 sporter with 120ttsx...Im stoked!!!

Just gotta load her up an take her hunting...
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Unread 08-15-2008, 06:13 AM
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Re: bench shooting\help


In my life I have made some good shots and some really stupid misses. At least half the misses come from resting the rifle on a limb, fencepost, rock or other hard objects. Your rifle and shooting style seems to be sensitive to shooting from a hard rest - remember that when it is time to hunt. Good luck to you.
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