I read somewhere on here about resting the rifle on the swivel studs (on a sand bag) effecting accuracy.
There should not be a problem or at least, I have not encountered one. The stud just digs into the bag so I don't see where you would get any stresses. What you could do, if you only bench shoot, just take it out and plug the hole. Ace hardware sells a poly hole plug tha just gets pushed in with your thumb and really looks pretty good. This would protect the threads and you can reinstall the stud for hunting. .....
Be Safe !!!