Re: Shooting positions for elk
Personally, if I want to shoot beyond 300yrds, I need to get into a prone position. I feel OK to about 400 or 500yrds off a backpack. I am much more comfortable off the sticks and something else (backpack etc.) for a rear rest. I prefer shooting sticks to the bi-pod because of weight, and my rifle shoots the same on or off the sticks. The bi-pod seems to effect poi. I can shoot the sticks prone to sitting to kneeling. Depending on how many segments I utilize.
Nut shell, under 300yrds anything will do for a rest. Beyond 300yrds, I figure out somehow to get prone. If I can't the shot does not happen.
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.