In my reading, it appears the general consensus for best/consistent groups is to to
hold onto the forearm as it sits on the forward rest for "heavy" recoiling rifles. Can
anyone suggest where the transition point is from letting the forearm sit on the front
rest by its own weight or to grasp it with the off-hand .270 Winchester,
.308 Winchester, .338 Win. Mag. What has your own experience
To simplify matters, assume rifles of average weight for their cartridge, not some light weight mountain rifle. Myself, I normally hold onto the forearm as this is what I would be doing from a field position.