Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by Crash » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:33 pm

What's the best position for the support hand when shooting from the bench? I've seen shooters put it underneath the forend, on top of the scope, and supporting the stock in the back. Recommendations?

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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by AndyC » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm

I use it to squeeze my rear support-bag.
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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by flechero » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:37 pm

AndyC wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm
I use it to squeeze my rear support-bag.
Me too, when on the range.

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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by Jusme » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:43 pm

When shooting from the bench, my support hand doesn't usually come into play. I generally just rest it on the table. Whatever works for you, and feels the most comfortable is the way to go in my opinion.
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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by warnmar10 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:06 pm

AndyC wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm
I use it to squeeze my rear support-bag.
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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by Crash » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:42 pm

AndyC wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm
I use it to squeeze my rear support-bag.
AndyC,

Thanks, appreciate the help.

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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by crazy2medic » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:56 pm

flechero wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:37 pm
AndyC wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm
I use it to squeeze my rear support-bag.
Me too, when on the range.
Same here!
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Re: Best Position for the Support Hand Shooting from the Bench

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Post by Lynyrd » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:15 pm

If you are on a bench with sand bags, the only hand that has a job is the trigger hand. I use the same technique when I can in the woods hunting. Grip a tree with the off hand and lay the rifle on your arm. Same principle, just not as steady as sand bags.
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