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#5667417 - 03/24/15 04:26 PM Bench shooting question
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When shooting from the bench with a bipod.

Do y'all prefer the rectangular sandbags you squeeze or the rabbit ear leather ones?

Just shooting 100 yards at local ranges.

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#5667452 - 03/24/15 04:54 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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Rectangular bags is what I prefer. I had Weibad custom make me 3 bags filled with playground sand. The bags are similar to these below. They are all 3 different shapes for different heights of rifles. But either will work.

http://wiebad.com/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=73
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#5667465 - 03/24/15 05:05 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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I actually ordered two Wiebad bags today, loop bag and mini tac-pad.

Just curious about the rabbit ear bags to cover all the bases.

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#5667692 - 03/24/15 07:15 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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#5667936 - 03/24/15 09:02 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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Empty shot bags filled with well-washed sand works for me. I have some Caldwell shooting bags that I use more often than not. I have used bipods off and on, but can't say that I really like them that much. In the field, my backpack and even my hat have done a good job for me. Once I used a handful of moss packed into the crotch of a small tree.
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#5667943 - 03/24/15 09:04 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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Empty shot bags filled with well-washed sand works for me. I have some Caldwell shooting bags that I use more often than not. I have used bipods off and on, but can't say that I really like them that much. In the field, my backpack and even my hat have done a good job for me. Once I used a handful of moss packed into the crotch of a small tree.

It's a good idea to get used to shooting without any paraphernalia, as situations do arise where you must shoot that way in the field.
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#5668221 - 03/25/15 01:25 AM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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I have had some good luck with the Accu Shot Monopod has anyone tried them?

http://www.brownells.com/shooting-access...9007453_d_21370
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#5668457 - 03/25/15 09:03 AM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: mrmo]
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Monopods are fine if you have all the time in the world to adjust it. A guy that came through my class had one on the rifle in the morning. I told him to decide when he wants to try a rear bag instead. He used the monopod for about ten shots, went to the rear bag, and never put the monopod back on the rifle the rest of the day.
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#5669744 - 03/26/15 02:59 AM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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Never used a bag went right to the Monopod for bench shooting @ 200 yards once I get it locked down It's good with slight turns. But I'm going to give that bag a try and see how it does.

Thanks!
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#5670588 - 03/26/15 02:14 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: mrmo]
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I can understand how it would work in a static situation. On my range, for instance, the targets are every hundred to 800 and in a relaxed "Z" pattern. Once you go from on target to the next, slight elevation changes are needed to the butt of the stock to get on target.
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#5670806 - 03/26/15 04:16 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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did you cut down some trees to get to 800yds?
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#5671046 - 03/26/15 06:33 PM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Buzzsaw]
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None. Range has always been 800 yards long.
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#5672061 - 03/27/15 10:05 AM Re: Bench shooting question [Re: Dien]
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The monopods are only good for fixed position shooting. Plus, they are VERY slow to set up. A good sand bag is much faster and just as stable. Plus, monopods get in the way of a rear bag when used properly. I'm not a fan of monopods.
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