Originally Posted by gerard488
First of all, I do enjoy guns, anything to do with guns including shooting them.
I had to give up shooting my 7mm rem mag because of a neck injury and no, I can`t handle heavy recoil anymore.
Now, back to the gun rest:
In your last post, you stated: "
And there's the fact that a rifle will not shoot to the same point of aim when switching from a rest that completely holds the gun and when you shoot it as it was designed."
"Fact" Pretty Strong word in this statement. Has this "fact" ever been proven? If so, How?
The point of aim and the point of impact should always be the same if the rifle is sighted in properly. The thing that changes is the point of aim because of body movement or anythng else that can cause the rifle to move. How many people can fire 10 rounds from a hard hitting centerfire magnum rifle and not change their "point of aim" even a fraction?
All that being said, the reason for a rifle rest is to test the true accuracy of the rifle more so than that of the shooter.
Again , Who proved the "fact" of point of aim theory that you speak of and How or When was it proven?
It is a fact. see post #3 above. Its all in the free recoil of the rifle and vibration dampening. Same way an unfloated stock will change POI with weather and humidity as the stock swells and warps against the barrel. Ive proven it to myself repeatedly thru years of shooting experience.
Try this if you still dont believe me.. Take your zeroed at 100 yds rifle and loosen the front stock screw. then go shoot it again. bet cha money POI will be more than a couple inches off from where it was before.