I have a few questions about shooting off a bench. I only shoot off a bench to sight in, and always find it to be an unpleasurable experience. One problem is the bench I use is a little low. When shooting a centrefire rifle off the bench I find I need to have a death grip on the forestock or I get a lot of jump and my eye comes to close to the stock, is this normal? I don't dare try it without holding the forestock because I don't want a trip to the doctor for stitches.
The whole process feels very unnatural but in hunting sistuations my rifles seem to shoot where the scope is pointed (most of the time). Any advice?