I have been lurking around here for a couple of months. So much to read, endless amounts of great information. It's a really great site. I am currently shooting a .308 Rem700 that I purchased after reading around here quite a bit. It should be a good training rifle for me. When hunting season rolls around it will double as a good deer rifle on the max 500 yard shots that present themselves in Upstate New York. Anyways, to my really stupid question... I've seen mention of cupping your palm, or stocks with a palm swell in quite a few different posts. Could someone possibly explain to me what the purpose of this is, if any, other than part of a repeatable and consistant shot routine? I have searched and searched, but the closest description of it I could find was in this thread: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f26/marksmanship-basics-trigger-control-23985/ While many of post's there describe it to some degree, I didn't grasp a clear definition as to why. The answer is probably common sense, but the closest possible reason my small shooting experience could comprehend was proper trigger finger placement and pull. Also, what are the chance's that someone has a pic or two of a stock with a palm swell from a different angle or two? I'm just curious as to what this looks like. Thanks in advance for any information you provide.