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Old 01-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #11
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I understand the basics of good shooting, ect., but for these 2 purposes, why not take out the human factor as much as possible? As per my OP, I'd not use any rest like that for regular shooting, but for sighting in, and checking which loads are accurate, well, I'm not that good......

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clr8ter,Finding out what rimfires like to shoot is very time consuming,and fun at the same time.
I have many rimfire rifles,and each one shoots ammo differently. I think I have 17 different 22lr ammo's,and I have shot them all out of all my 22lr guns,as well as the many types of 22wmr that I have for those rifles.
A Lead Sled works,but I prefer to use a Bulls Bag and a rear sand bag.With the sled,you aren't using your regular shooting position because you can't shoulder the weapon. This causes you to pull the trigger differently than normal,and won't give you a true accuracy while you are actually shooting the guns.
Besides the Sled is pricey to buy,and using the bags works just as good,if not better.





I just make a target with several 1" dots,and note which ammo each one is. These are 10 shot groups from my Ruger 10/22T at 50 yds.You can see that it likes some ammo's,and doesn't like others. I never adjust my sights/scope when doing these test.I don't care if they are off,I just want to see how they group.
When you find out which shoots best,then I adjust the sights/scope to the target.

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There is a big difference in plinking rifles and actual one hole target rifles. Which ever one you choose they are enjoyable.

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I have used pant legs with sand. The sand will gently work through the fabric and you do not want sand around your rifle-- when using sand I place the sand in a baggy plastic bag first. I just gathered the pant leg and tied them off with old shoe laces which will allow the addition or removal of filler
Bird seed is also a good filler.
If you are shooting several rifles, it is a good idea to alternate them so as to let the barrels cool off.

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I have used pant legs with sand. The sand will gently work through the fabric and you do not want sand around your rifle-- when using sand I place the sand in a baggy plastic bag first. I just gathered the pant leg and tied them off with old shoe laces which will allow the addition or removal of filler
Bird seed is also a good filler.
If you are shooting several rifles, it is a good idea to alternate them so as to let the barrels cool off.

Try ground corncob or walnut media.
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