We will shoot 4, five shot groups with two rifles. The first rifle is my Buddy Vern’s Remington, Model 7 bolt action, stainless, with a slim hunting barrel. It is lightweight for ease of carry when hunting
The second rifle is my Remington 700 VLS (Varmint Laminated Stock), with a heavy barrel. It is harder to lug around, but the thick barrel is nice and stiff and usually gives me good groups.
We will fire each rifle off of 4 different rests.
1. A standard bench rest, with a sand bag.
2. From the wooden rest, with the barrel resting on the rest
3. From the wooden rest, with the fore end resting on the rest
4. From the wooden rest, with a pad on the rest.
We will see what it does, if anything, to the groups and POI (Point of Impact). All groups will be fired at 100 yards, a common hunting range for around these parts.
By the way, it was very windy today and not the best conditions for small groups, but we are just looking for where the group lands, so that shouldn't be too much of a problem.