So my new XP-100 in 6.5 WSM is here and I am frantically trying to learn how to shoot it before my Montana hunt in 11 days. Nice job, Kirby. It is a beautiful piece of work. The one pound pull weight trigger is fabulous. Picture and specs later when I have time. So far my best group at 100 (prone with bipod) was 4 into 1/2 inch...but then I threw the 5th out about an inch. Much to learn about shooting a handgun. I have already learned that in terms of shooting technique, this isn't just a short barreled rifle! Not having a stock butt firmly implanted into the shoulder makes a huge difference in stability, especially in a seated position. Yesterday I shot prone out to 500 yards, partly for practice and partly to get an idea of drops. I took 4 shots at 300, 400 and 500. Considering that I was guessing the drops from a ballistics program without chronographing the velocity, I was pleased to find that I would have hit the deer in or very near to the vitals at all ranges. Horizontal spread was quite good. But...the vertical wasn't as good...about 1 MOA. So...do I load the bipod forward slightly? Or...? Is rear bag technique any different than with a rifle? Can you describe your stock shooting-hand gripping technique? I am so used to pulling back on the front of the grip of a rifle with four fingers into my shoulder. Can't do that with a handgun and therefor I have to be teach my body how to grip tightly without this 4-other-fingers tension causing me to torque the grip to the side as I squeeze the trigger. Any comments on this issue? I know it's generally best to get as low with bipod height as possible with a rifle. Is this even more important with a handgun? Does anyone ever even bother to attempt a long shot on game from a seated bipod position with a hangun...when the vegetation is too high for prone?