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what do you guys use to shoot off of prone lets here it every detail
 

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Modern snipers use a good bi-pod, a Harris or Versa are examples of some very popular ones. And a bag placed, sometimes a sock, I do believe, is placed behind the handle. filled with sand. The sock has a small hole so that you can take sand out a little at a time to lower the rifle. If you do it right it can be a very steady rest. Of course you must do your part also.
 
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That Parker-Hale is certainly a good one, although kind of pricey. But anything will work if the situation dictates an imediate shot. Tree branch, log on the ground, rock, whatever...
 

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Ruck-sack, bi-pod, after that, anything that is suitable.

The "sand" sock that we use for under the buttstock (while in the prone) is lots of times a sock filled with a sand like material. I use popcorn seeds personally. We do not put in or take out, what we do is squeeze it if we need to lower point of aim, or release pressure (we are holding it with our off shooting hand) if we want to raise point of aim.

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mele said:
We do not put in or take out, what we do is squeeze it if we need to lower point of aim, or release pressure (we are holding it with our off shooting hand) if we want to raise point of aim.
Sorry my mistake. I just watch the History Channel a lot and I must of miss heard them when they were talking about it.
 

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I had a sand sock full of creek sand for a while that was allright (for supporting the butt of the rifle, chinese harris imitation bi-pod on the front), but i lost it a while ago, and i couldnt be bothered walking to the creek to get some more sand, so i got a plastic freezer bag, filled it with self raising flour, put it in a sock, and then put another sock the other way round sort of thing over that, and tied off the end with a rubber band, it works brilliantly, heaps better than the old creek sand sock, as it seems to stay put more, but it is still easy to make quick smooth ajustments if neccessary. (and it was your post above Mel that gave me the initial sand sock idea, here 2 years later i have the second generation sand sock, the flour sock :) ).

Also when i had the creek sand sock it rained one day and the sock got really wet, which somehow seemed to make it work better, but if i get this new one wet it shouldnt make any difference (cos of the plastic bag)
 

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In the rear I use a sock. I tried to make it lightweigth so I found one of those 4 or 5 dollar pillows at WallyWorld. They are hard to explain but they look like couch pillows and some are kid pillows, but they are really flexible and LIGHT!. I cut one open the filling is white little balls,like snow,, poured the contents into one of my wife's old nylon stockings. That way you can compress the filling and make it compact. I then tied off the end and put it into a sock. Taped each end for protection. It is VERY LIGHT but supports the rifle really well.

Hope this helps.

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Whatever is most suited for the position I'm in when I need to fire. I prefer the bipod(Parker-Hale) however.
A great bipod IMHO Very sturdy, much better than the Harris' I have.
 

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The sock works awesome. Just make sure you use one with some good elasticity. My dreaded "wooly" shooting sock is quite a bit of work to control, requiring beatings and massages after every few shots. This will change after the new batch of "Christmas socks" arrive. :D

Hopefully the new REDMAN shooting bag coming UPS works well. Have to try the "popcorn".
 
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