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Which rest is on top of your bench when long-range varminting? I shoot 204 and 223 so not looking for recoil reduction.
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A Harris bi-pod with set of pod-paws on the bottom and a sand bag under the rear. While I have a front rest I don't like it for the amount of moving around I do when shooting prairie dogs.
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Bipods don't reduce accuracy? Back in the day that was the accepted truth. Maybe that was before free floating was so widespread as it is today.
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You may be very surprised at how good a rifle will shoot off of a bipod...
I use a front rest a lot while groundhogging but it's a PITA.......
When shooting rounded foreends I really like the BullsBags for varminting...
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This is what I do.
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The X bags area great. Very fast and accurate to use. I like them over a bipod or bench set up and I've used them all.
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I am a high volume shooter when it comes to PD and I only use Harris S series bipods. These come with the legs that pop out and you have to manually push them back in. They are spendy but worth almost every penny.
I have used all different types of rests. All they do is slow me down. I have had many 1,000rd days and it is very hard to get that many shots off if you are playing with your setup for days in-between shots. This summer I have only shot a little over 2,000 rds in the few times I went out. Normaly it is in the 4,000 to 5,000+ round range
Granted if I was cranking in the scope for every shot I would want to be as steady as possible. I move around a lot and it is very easy to keep the dogs within 300 to 400yds on the long side.
I do take longer shots as I do have a 6mmBR and a 22-250 but I find I get to shoot far more ammo if I can keep them closer.
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Thanks for the replies. I may start out with the X bag and see how that works. Is bulls bag any better than the Caldwell?