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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well here is my question...Shooting off of a wide bag that holds the forearm steady with the grip touching nothing or shooting with a setup where the grip also rests on a bag etc... The recoil is certanly different but I dont see as accuracy is any different. What is your experience?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-10-2018, 08:20 AM
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I like to rest forearm between two large bags pushed up together and rest my wrist on a much smaller bag. Grip is not touching. Push the pistol forward until trigger guard is almost touching bag. I make my large bags out of cut-off blue jean legs.
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A lot depends on the cartridge you are using due to recoil and barrel time. I have shot a great many tiny groups with the forend and grip on rests, the challenge was to use hard bags which retained their shape. Even relatively heavily recoiling cartridges can shoot brilliantly this way, some of my most consistant grouping was with a .300 Savage and a .35 Remington - well under .75 moa for four 5-shot aggregates. Even a 10 .45 LC grouped just over 1 although this chambering was more of a challenge due to the long barrel time.

Resting only the forend results in larger groups due to a less steady platform.


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