Re: Best approach for consistent bullet release
yes it's true benchresters get really friggin weird about minute details.........
The question for most of us is "does it matter enough to worry about?" I'm not a benchrester the only support I ever use at all is bipods, that includes off the bench, So I doubt that if it makes a difference that I would ever be able to quantify it over environmental factors. I never worried about it, they get as clean as my tumbler gets em, I don't ever brush the inside either never have.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.