I've been noticing a slight spread in my grouping lately,...
and as I potentially, "overthink it," ....I wonder, do you guys, who do a lot of shooting,...
worry much about holding down the Forend of the rifle when shooting off of a good bag set-up ??
my last time out at the range, I was realizing, I am just letting the rifle jump up off the bags
I used to put more effort into holding the forend down
So, as I am shooting off a really good set of bags,..it's nestling in really solid, but as I let fly
I am allowing the muzzle to come up with the force of recoil,..
and wondering,..is the bullet passing the muzzle before this has an effect,..or not ??
Thought I'd ask here,..do you guys put a lot of effort into holding down the forend of the stock
as you pull the trigger,...or is it okay to let it come up, on it's own, off a good rest ??
we're not talking a big change in grouping, just noticeable to me,...and wondering if I am doing something different
or having a barrel closing in on 2000 rounds now,..if that is to be expected
(just talking about an average of less than .75" groups, spreading to an avg of over 1.0" through all the powder load ranges
there are a lot of potential causes,...I've been pushing the Windy Weather factor a little,...and maybe getting impatient,..
but , what do you guys think of the barrel jump factor,...
"No Way, that has an effect,...or Maybe ??