This is probably the most basic question ever asked on this web site, but here goes anyway. I got my first rifle, a Marlin 60, with a Bushnell scope last week. I zero'ed it in pretty good at 25 yards and am now punching holes in playing cards at 50 yards. I am resting the rifle on two sandbags, to give it a stable base and am able to group at about 2" at 50 yards. Is this the shooting position that is being used when folks on this site speak of grouping? I want to know how I am doing - if the grouping should be measured when in prone position for example, then I want to start using that position as a measure of how I can compare myself against all you experts on this site. If I should be free standing, well then I have quite a bit of work to do! Thanks for everyone who contributes to the forums on this site - I have found your insight, amusement and forethought to be very useful!