I have a custom 22.250 I assembled in 1965. I traded it to finance a hunting trip to CO. (Stupid). BUT WAIT ...... I got this rifle back in 1985 since the old country hardware store didn't sell it, and was taken to the owner's home an put in his private collection.....UNFIRED that whole time. Through the grapevine he said he would like to sell it and gave me first shot. (pun intended).
I never shot competition, but always shot for the best group from a bench, covering 5 shot groups with a dime. (Beside a groundhog or 2). I am 71 now, and 47 years later, I would bet it has had only 500 to 600 rounds through it. (Photo attached is from 1985-86 I am trying to become "more serious" shooting from the bench now, I have more updated shooting bags now, As a result, have this question.
I read somewhere on this forum that placing the rear bag closer to the pistol grip, rather than to the butt end, can cause a vertical string of shots.
I AM planning on trying that next time out ....along with baby powder on the bags.
I believe that person's suggestion .......... but I cannot "visualize" WHY this happens since the stock has the same basic "angle" from grip to buttplate.
Can someone get through to this old thick-headed Dutchman as to why the bag should be close to the butt as opposed to the grip area, to limit vertical stringing?