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Old April 17, 2018, 06:54 AM   #1
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Gun shoots better not from a rest

How can this be? I mean shouldn’t being able to keep the crosshairs perfectly still be most important??


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Old April 17, 2018, 05:27 PM   #2
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What kind of gun? If it's a long gun, are you resting it on the stock or barrel?
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Old April 17, 2018, 06:19 PM   #3
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I've got several heav[ier]-recoiling rifles that like a firm/consistent forearm grip -- especially my lighter Marlin/carbines.
In fact I make a special note to that effect on the cover of those weapons' shooting logs.

Sooooo..... what rifle/cartridge are we talking here ?
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Old April 17, 2018, 10:40 PM   #4
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A chiappa little badger in 22 magnum hahahahah


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Old April 18, 2018, 01:02 AM   #5
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Make sure that the rest is padded and that the barrel isn't touching the rest.
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Old April 18, 2018, 06:49 AM   #6
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I think all guns would shoot more accurately from a rest when set up properly. Also how you position yourself behind the gun .
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Old April 18, 2018, 10:18 AM   #7
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I would say the issue is with the shooter. I have the same issue with handguns and rests. I do better offhand. With rifles, definitely better from the rest.
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