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Well, we. Always talk about the good days. We had an F class match at the range that got rained out.
So I thought about shooting in a bench rest match in the factory catagory. Out of five targets best group
was .774. Needless to say. I was not competitive today.
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Well, we. Always talk about the good days. We had an F class match at the range that got rained out.
So I thought about shooting in a bench rest match in the factory catagory. Out of five targets best group
was .774. Needless to say. I was not competitive today.
 
Ah hell, cheer up Mike. We all have those types of days. I know I do and I'm heading out tomorrow.  
 
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Dale the wisdom and clarity of that statement is perfect. They canceled the F-class match because of all the rain and it was muddy.  Who wants to lay in mud if your life is not on the line and your not getting paid for it?  LOL!  But setting up for prone position and shooting a bench match off a bi-pod.  I was asking a little much from myself and equipment. 
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I wouldn't be that disappointed. I never get groups better than 1" @ 100 shooting off a bipod on a bench (vs. 1" @ 200 with the bipod and me prone on dirt)...just bounces around too much on that hard concrete.
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Well, we. Always talk about the good days. We had an F class match at the range that got rained out.
So I thought about shooting in a bench rest match in the factory catagory. Out of five targets best group
was .774. Needless to say. I was not competitive today.
 
 
It is hard to shoot a br match with a bipod
 
How was the match set up ? did you shoot 5 rounds at each target  or did you shoot one round for each target?
was the winner the smallest group size or closes to the 10 and number of X's
did you get any sighter targets?  were you shooting 100 yards?
 
I just like to see how others have there matchs set up that all.
 
Someday I would like to try F class looks like alot of fun
 
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I wouldn't be that disappointed. I never get groups better than 1" @ 100 shooting off a bipod on a bench (vs. 1" @ 200 with the bipod and me prone on dirt)...just bounces around too much on that hard concrete.
 
 
 I did some informal testing once a long time ago, comparing a Harris bipod from a bench vs sandbags from the same bench, same day, same rifle, same ammo.
 Several five-shot groups under .350" from the bags.
 I think around .750" or a little more was about the best I was able to do from the bipod, if memory serves me...
 
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Matt, they shoot five rounds in five minutes you have a second target below your score target for spotters at 100 yards.
Ron, I think your right about the hop but if you know about it you should be able to hold it reguardless IMHO.
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I wouldn't be that disappointed. I never get groups better than 1" @ 100 shooting off a bipod on a bench (vs. 1" @ 200 with the bipod and me prone on dirt)...just bounces around too much on that hard concrete.
 
 
 I did some informal testing once a long time ago, comparing a Harris bipod from a bench vs sandbags from the same bench, same day, same rifle, same ammo.
 Several five-shot groups under .350" from the bags.
 I think around .750" or a little more was about the best I was able to do from the bipod, if memory serves me...
 
I've had similar results, and while I haven't tested it yet; I think I prefer a good tight sling and shooting coat from prone over a bipod. But what do I know.
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Next month I'll drag my sand bags out and shoot the BR match before the F-class match and see what I can do with bags instead of the bi-pod.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I wouldn't be that disappointed. I never get groups better than 1" @ 100 shooting off a bipod on a bench (vs. 1" @ 200 with the bipod and me prone on dirt)...just bounces around too much on that hard concrete.
 
 
 I did some informal testing once a long time ago, comparing a Harris bipod from a bench vs sandbags from the same bench, same day, same rifle, same ammo.
 Several five-shot groups under .350" from the bags.
 I think around .750" or a little more was about the best I was able to do from the bipod, if memory serves me...
 
I've had similar results, and while I haven't tested it yet; I think I prefer a good tight sling and shooting coat from prone over a bipod. But what do I know.
??? Not to be smart but where is the bi-pod attatched?
 
"Sling Swivel"???
 
Maybe try other form of mounting...
 
Bags are fine but bi-pod should work to acheive also...
 
When you rest on the bags what variable do you think that gets rid of... specifically the stock resting on the bags or the barrel resting on the bags try to take a slow mo video of your rifle from the side if you can...
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??? Not to be smart but where is the bi-pod attatched?
 
"Sling Swivel"???
 
Maybe try other form of mounting...
 
Bags are fine but bi-pod should work to acheive also...
 
When you rest on the bags what variable do you think that gets rid of... specifically the stock resting on the bags or the barrel resting on the bags try to take a slow mo video of your rifle from the side if you can...
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Yes I'm shooting from a sling swivel, and yes I agree, I should be able to compensate for the hop the harmonics of the shot produces with a good sling set up but I didn't have my sling on itat the time.  But I also think Ronk is right about the sand bags, by using the bags they absorb or at the least dampen some if not all of those harmonics.
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Concur.
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