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broekzwans
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“GQ”Take a look at the barrel vibration in slow motion. You can do slow motion with your rifle and see how it react.


I think this video shows whats important in benchrest, but I do not mean the barrel vibration. You should give the rifle room for recoil so I wouldn’t grip the rifle tightly with the front rest. The rifle should be able to move slightly backwards due to its (minimal) recoil. As can be seen in the video above the rifle starts moving up and down (jumping) and slightly backwards. If you would grip the rifle tightly it will probably start doing the same thing.

There are videos on youtube describing this if you’re more interested.