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View Poll Results: Your Eventual Objective Shooting Bench Rest
Hunting various postions 7 20.59%
Target Shooting and Competition 6 17.65%
Hunting 1st with some targets/competition 6 17.65%
Targets 1st with some hunting 11 32.35%
None of the above 4 11.76%
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Old October 14, 2019, 02:57 PM   #26
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I shoot bench because I can hit much more accurately. How this translates in the field is that for every new variable, at least my core fundamentals are good from bench practice. I would like to shoot some outdoor/challenge competitions, but I haven't been able to find a good partner who wants to go to said competitions with me. Otherwise, I would like to get back into hunting and, again, the bench practice helps me keep things on target when shooting out in less-controlled environments. And to put things on target when a new variable is introduced into my set up, aka sights, mag, muzzle brake.
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Old October 14, 2019, 04:28 PM   #27
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Who has stood up offhand and fired 10 shots without artificial support marking a plot sheet with their call then bullet hole relative to it?

If your stuff tested half MOA from a bench, compare the plotted shot group relative to call to the group shot from the bench.

Is the offhand group centered on call?

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Muzzle brakes reduce recoil after bullets leave barrels. They contribute nothing to accuracy; but sometimes degrade it.

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Old October 14, 2019, 05:27 PM   #28
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I shot free recoil short yardage BR. I still set up close same way for my hunting and varmint rifles. I set rest so rifle travel freely between front and rear bag also moving forward and should center of what every target I'm using when it stops.

I was also shooting 1 or 2oz trigger free recoil. It's little different when pull hunting weight triggers. I'll set my shoulder so I'll take little hit and it's not bad.
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Old October 14, 2019, 07:03 PM   #29
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This is interesting

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...e-built-rifle/
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Old October 14, 2019, 07:36 PM   #30
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Some NRA high power competitors have been doing that well for decades testing ammo at 1000 yards in the same position using a sling with the rifle bagged and shouldered.

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Old October 17, 2019, 08:10 PM   #31
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Old roper That is more than interesting. Fantastic
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