Shot my first cloverleaf ever using my new BullsBag!.
I'm a new large bore shooter with a new rifle, and we are both still in
the break-in period. Target was at 100 yards, rifle was a Weatherby
Vanguard Sporter in 30-06, bullet was a reload using 47.5 grains of
Varget driving a 168 grain Speer boat tail hollow point match grade
bullet. the BullsBag gives me a good feel for the rifle and the shot
which a metallic rest never did. Looking forward to good shooting this
- Matthew D. 05/04/2010
The Top 10 Questions Answered...
IN A SHOOTING REST
manufacturers not telling you…
...and maybe just don't know themselves?
QUESTION 1 >>>
outperforms the stability of a sandbag?
(No one has proven otherwise)
LONG RANGE PRECISION COMPETITION
FORT MEADE, MARYLAND (X7 Shooting Rest shown right)
QUESTION 2 >>>
and Repeatability can only be achieved when three components are present in ANY shooting rest?
...........Low Center-Of-Gravity ...........Wide footprint
Stability Comes From Stabilizing MORE... Not LESS!
WEIGHT AND BALANCE
QUESTION 3 >>>
True... The weight and balance distribution in
a shooting rest platform is critical to the end-result performance?
QUESTION 4 >>>
is achieved by stabilizing… MORE...not less in a shooting rest?
QUESTION 5 >>>
True... A low
center of gravity in a shooting rest, combined with a wide footprint, produces
and maximizes "Extreme" shooting results?
REST and LAW OF EQUAL & OPPOSITE
QUESTION 6 >>>>
about mechanical (Metal/Metallic) shooting rests, will they reduce recoil as
shooting rest can claim to reduce recoil and be factual. Newton's third law states that for every
action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In other words, when one object
exerts a force on another object, the second object exerts a force of equal
strength in the opposite direction on the first object. Likewise, when a
shooter fires his or her gun, he or she will experiences the recoil generated
by the gun. The "kick"
felt by the shooter is the
reaction force upon the gun which is equal in magnitude to the force that
pushes the bullet.
Metal/metallic shooting rests can magnify/amplify harmonic
vibration caused by the firing of the gun, increasing additional unwanted variations on the
QUESTION 7 >>>
True... Is there a problem when Recoil is
redirected or altered by a shooting rest?
simply takes an unnatural direction, which is not relative to the same
line-of-sight as the barrel and will negatively change its point-of-impact,
affecting repeatability. In some designs, it is known that damage has occurred
to some gun stocks when the gun and scopes can not recoil in its natural direction (equal
and opposite) and the energy is absorbed by the stock and optics, (not recommended). Must
have a flat surface for these rests designs and impossible for use in the field.
Cheek position, eye relief,
parallax and shoulder contact with the rifle must be consistent to achieve
"Expert" results. Take a hard look at any mechanical device and
imagine how natural… or unnatural… it is to climb into and create a comfortable
and consistent shooting position while on the bench with accuracy/repeatability
QUESTION 8 >>>
True... Do other
shooting rest styles claim to reduce recoil and is this incorrect?
YES. Manufacturers and marketers of those products
do not understand the correct terminology. (Recoil vs. Felt-Recoil). Simply,
the designers/manufacturers are not the best shooters and
accuracy/repeatability is secondary in their shooting rest designs. Those
shooting rest manufacturers must market to and capitalize on the consumers
ignorance and promote mostly other perceived benefits, other then accuracy.
(Lots of adjustment knobs, straps, screws and *added weight recommended).
(Example of published claim: "reduces up to 95% recoil"). (Never claims
repeatability or accuracy.)
QUESTION 9 >>>
shooting rests that use a front rest for the forearm and one on the heel of the
gun (butt) affect accuracy?
Yes... If it's a sandbag, more formally known as a
Toe and Heel configuration, or a mechanical rest with
Y-supports in the same gun support areas, these designs
can prove inconsistent and can create additional variables time and time again. ANYTIME you make
point-of-contact with the gun, you create pressure points. When you add
multiple pressure points, as in these designs, you can create multiple
variables in the shooting pattern and can cause a "Flex" in the
shooting accuracy, resulting in inconsistent grouping.
Two points-of-contact under the
gun bases (Example: toe and heel / Y-supports) and the shooter applying
pressure above the trigger-guard and stock, presents what is known as downward
and upward pressure, creating a total of 3 points-of-contact while using this
NOTE: While in some measurable testing, the
windage can remain consistent, the inconsistency is shown in the elevation
results by seeing variations in the up and down (elevation) movement of the
bullet holes on the target.
QUESTION 10 >>>
If I want to test or currently own a metal/metallic
shooting rest, will the manufacturer refund my money back if I am dissatisfied
with the end results?
???...We don't think so... and they will probably just
tell you to try something else. (Ask before you buy).
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DON'T STOP NOW...
Nigel W., of Pennsylvania is shooting Savage Arms
models LE .308 and the .223 and is achieving sub-minute of angle
3-shoot groups at 100 yards. His experience at only 10 years old proves
that by using the right equipment in combination with the best in
shooting rest technology, you can become an "Extreme" shooter. We expect
to see Nigel in future years becoming a real contender in shooting
competition…and is the youngest member of our Pro-Staff!
Learn the fundamentals of Extreme Shooting Accuracy!
purchased a rifle for Accuracy and Repeatability. You can't expect to
achieve those results if you don't carry through with a complete
accuracy and repeatability formula.
The chain breaks at its weakest link and in most cases a rifles accuracy's weak link is the shooting rest…
successful shot begins with superior shooting intelligence! Accuracy in
a shooting rest has to be an extension and part of the rifles shooting
Marshall Hill/President Bulls Bag Shooting Technology and Training Center -LE Division
simply means that you must have a shooting rest that parallels the
rifles accuracy capability or you will never be able to maximize the
rifles best performance.
Our One-bag "System", guarantees accuracy performance
by creating only one contact point on the rifles forearm, eliminating
multiple pressure-points that will create unwanted variables and flexes
the rifles natural balance formula.
Stability comes from stabilizing more… Not less.
Most rest use minimal support areas for supporting the rifle while
sighting in or taking aim. This means that the pounds per square inch in
these areas are increased and become a negative factor in the guns
ability to achieve superior accuracy.
The laws of stability in a shooting rest come from three important formulas.
Weight and Balance, Low Center-of Gravity and a Wide Footprint and must
ALL be present in a shooting rest to produce Extreme Accuracy.
The Bulls Bag engineered design distributes the weight equally over a greater surface area,
(10" to 15" - depending on model) that has proven this produces the
absolute best shooting environment. Reducing the pounds per square inch
on the rifles forearm is critical and with no support needed behind the
trigger guard, which will create variables in shooting accuracy when
Guns transmit harmonic vibration when fired.
The optimum environment is to reduce those vibrations. Metal rest and
clamping designs "Amplify" those unwanted harmonics and can negatively
affect the point-of impact on the target. Bulls Bag absorbs those
vibrations, achieving the best possible results from your rifle.
Need More Accuracy:
We have taken it a step further to finalize the accuracy formula.
We have the only Technology in a target design, which checks your
optics (scopes) precision and its ability to perform as stated by its
manufacturer. When accuracy is still difficult in achieving with a good
rifle, shooting rest, ammo and shooter, we then turn to the sight devise
for exactness. You may be surprised to learn that scope optics can have
several problems relating too "True Click Value", "Retical Hold",
"Straight Tracking" and several others. It's not based on what you paid
for the scope. This DEAD Nuts - Dead ZONE Target tests are being used
by Shooting Ranges
and for Target Practice. The knowledge and technical shooting data that
we will provide to you has been tested and proven in real-world
tactical SWAT operations, world sniper competitions, including marksmen
our full-line of shooting rest models including Field and Bench
designs, the PRO-Series and the New X7 Bulls Bag ADVANTAGE in the "top"
navigation menu and choose the one that's right for you! Need help...
give us a call and we will guide you in your selection. Bulls Bag products ALL
have a lifetime Guarantee and promise to outperform ALL others in
Accuracy and Repeatability...