This post / question is related to the one I had on bipod usage below - thank you for all the replies btw
My research has continued and I have just bought the set of books by NZ long range hunter and terminal ballistic researcher Nathan Foster and am ploughing through them. They guy clearly has a huge amount of real world knowledge on the long rang hunting side and the books are very well written from a learning point of view - informative and humorous with lessons learned at the end of each section to help mitigate the effects of that 3rd glass of wine.
I am conscious that Nathan appears to be something of an iconoclast when it comes to LR shooting - I don't know what his standing is in the shooting community and given that people (including him) seem to have very strong opinions I am not looking to start a debate on anything other than long range shooting positions / techniques. It is good to have people stick their head above the parapet and go against the grain if they do it in a well reasoned way.
My question comes from this article http://www.ballistic...hat Forend.html
A lot of instructors and you tube sources (nearly all I have seen - even jeff cooper who is as old school as they come) promote the "bipod with non trigger hand under the butt stock on the rear bag" approach - This article suggests that, especially for heavy recoiling set ups, the use of the sling or hand on scope with the bipod helps accuracy. I am now getting consistent sub .5MOA or better in my TRG - based on getting the load and coal right but also improving the consistency of my shooting position which is the hand under the butt method. That said I don't believe in the "if it aint broke don't fix it' approach however because I want to learn general marksmanship skills rather than just what works with a relatively heavy, low recoiling outfit when lying on a flat comfy mat on century range.
What do you guys think? (please play the ball not the man )