You will have to admit that Creedmoor is virtually worthless when hunting with a Revolver and though it can work in special circumstances in most situations the barrel is too close to the ground in creedmoor to clear the debris that interfers with sighting. It is as you said rock steady, as good a prone with a rifle and a sling, but even rifle shooters rarely shot prone in the field with a few notable exception such as rolling hills with little or no vegetation to get in the way. Sitting or kneeling is generally much more practicable.
While we are talking hunting how many folks actually hunt small game with a high rise mounted 24x scope standing like our PAS FP entry? I can't usally find a small game animal in a scope of that magnification off hand with a rifle standing :wink: The vast majority of handgun hunters that use scopes have them in from 2X-4X with a small amount going all the way up to 6x or 7x. Of the Big Game handgun hunters here in Alaska the majority are using 7.5" FA's and Redhawks/Blackhawks chambered in Big stuff. A few are using bolt guns in .308 or larger. I would bet you a beer that less than 1 in 50 guns used for silhouette ever make it to the hunting fields. Not that they couldn't but for the most part silhouetters shoot steel with their handguns and game with rifles with a few exceptions. Many don't hunt period. The need to get ready in a hurry means no blast shield in the field. Which leads nicely to a good question do you use a blast shield when shooting U, UAS? Do you use a blast shield when hunting? te="BLACK BEAR"]:-) Clyde
A few years ago I wrote a tale for the IHMSA News titled "Creedmore in the Cactus". I discribed my qwest for dinner on the high plains of Wyoming. I managed to fill my antelope doe tag from a true creedmore position using my UAS Rampro in 6BR.
My contention is the "on your back" posistion is a viable tool in hunting the rolling grass land country of North Eastern Wyoming. In the years after that first creedmore kill I have downed a number of antelope and mule deer using "Unlimited " class weapons while laying on my back. The position is rock steady and the long eye relief scopes work best when they are the proper distance from the eye.
Yes, I have also used my backpack, sagebrush and other objects to steady the pistol, one must be ready to addapt to the hunting situation in a hurry. Even managed to pop a couple bucks standing up like a man but I prefer laying down on the job.