I hope this has not been beat to death. I tried to search but didn't get my answer. I would like some tips on proper tips from shooting off a bench rest. I have noticed when I support front and back does not turn out so good. I guess I am asking what bench rest would you use for the best accuracy? Please advise
If you are using a rest try and lay a smooth type of cloth on it and then a teri cloth or towel on top of that. See if the riflle fore stock slide smoothly back and forth. May help the springer from jumping on recoil. Just an easy experiment to see if accuracy improves.
Quote from: bownut400 on September 03, 2013, 04:42:57 AMI hope this has not been beat to death. I tried to search but didn't get my answer. I would like some tips on proper tips from shooting off a bench rest. I have noticed when I support front and back does not turn out so good. I guess I am asking what bench rest would you use for the best accuracy? Please adviseDecades ago when I sold my brother a R9 he first tried bench resting the gun on two shot bags powder burner style and got 30 yard shotgun patterns. After the placed his "free hand" on top of the shot bag and the stock forearm on the open hand he got real tight groups as long as the stock butt was only resting on his shoulder and not touching the bench. In the past I've done well simulating the "soft rest" by resting the gun on a pillow on the bench and this worked well, however since this method has no resemblance to actual field shooting I nixed this practice. Now I do ALL my springer target practice hunter class field target style sitting on a modified bucket resting the gun on cross sticks like this..........or occasionally offhand. Also, with a piston gun it's important to make sure that the shooting form and gun support placement and shooting form is consistent for each shot, and it did take considerable practice for me.Some folk claim that they "can't shoot a springer" so they migrate to the benign PCPs, counting shots, buying or pumping air, and the hassles of the necessary "life support system" of tank, hoses, adapters etc., however, I prefer the challenges of shooting a good springer!