Originally Posted by Axxe55
while it is true you can't set up a bench while hunting, a resourceful hunter knows how to improvise, and to use things around him to his advantage to get a stable rest for shooting if possible.
I agree Axxe a resourceful and seasoned hunter will find any means to steady that rifle for that one shot if possible.
I also believe bench time developing accurate loads,practicing with the firearm,memorizing the trigger,and practicing long range from the bench help develop skills used in the field.
We hunted on my wife's grandmothers farm/ranch nearly 800 acres for 20 years. We would set targets up in the rolling pastures any where from 100 yds out to 600 yds and practice from a bench,because after the first time seeing how big the crop fields were on the farm?
We knew we needed long range practice!