Shooting from bags

Shooting from bags

This is a discussion on Shooting from bags within the SOP forums, part of the Sniping Related category; Iím new to shooting off bags and I was wanting to know do you just let your rifle free float off bag or do you ...

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    Shooting from bags

    Iím new to shooting off bags and I was wanting to know do you just let your rifle free float off bag or do you need to apply downward pressure to keep the barrel from jumping,I have tried both ways Iím not sure which one would be the correct method.

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    Here is a comprehensive article about firing positions that may help your question regarding downward pressure on you rifle and other issues.

    https://www.primalrights.com/library...iring-position

    I use a Bipod in front and a bag in the rear for bench and prone shooting.

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    Thank you

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    This is a great article for a beginner like myself trying to learn the proper setups for shooting long range and just for shooting in general.Thank you for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder14 View Post
    This is a great article for a beginner like myself trying to learn the proper setups for shooting long range and just for shooting in general.Thank you for the advice.
    You're welcome. I read that article probably over a dozen times. It's long but information packed. Sometimes if I don't get desired results at the range, I re-read it.

    Just paying it forward. When I was getting started, someone called my attention to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder14 View Post
    I’m new to shooting off bags and I was wanting to know do you just let your rifle free float off bag or do you need to apply downward pressure to keep the barrel from jumping,I have tried both ways I’m not sure which one would be the correct method.
    For me, who shoots almost always from a bench(it's a age thing ), the less contact I have with my rifle, the better the results. So I tend to shoot Free Recoil. And one of the keys for doing this well is having a very light trigger (mine is less that 1#). A light trigger helps reduce the input that one might tend to put into the rifle that tends to change the POA before the bullet leaves the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straightshooter1 View Post
    For me, who shoots almost always from a bench(it's a age thing ), the less contact I have with my rifle, the better the results. So I tend to shoot Free Recoil. And one of the keys for doing this well is having a very light trigger (mine is less that 1#). A light trigger helps reduce the input that one might tend to put into the rifle that tends to change the POA before the bullet leaves the barrel.
    Ditto x2 except I do a little prone every now and then. I have a 2” thick shooting pad that makes it tolerable.

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