? re: front rifle rest position

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Delta Hunter, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Delta Hunter

    Delta Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if there is a best place to position a rifle on the front rifle rest. Right now when I shoot from a bench I place the rifle so that the front rest sits almost beneath the front receiver ring. Is this okay or should the rifle be resting farther out on the forearm?
     
  2. Jim Hundley

    Jim Hundley Well-Known Member

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    Had the same question awhile back.The answer that made the most sence to me was to place the front rest to the position of where your leading hand will grip the forearm in a hunting situation.FWIW.
    Jim
     

  3. Delta Hunter

    Delta Hunter Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense. I think, based on pictures I've been looking at in my Precision Shooting magazines, that I should rest the rifle farther out on the forend. I'm going to try it and see what effect it has on my shooting.