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Welcome onesonek!

I like that trailer setup a lot! We have lots of open country and it would be super to simply bring your bench along and set up instantly. I like it! Hubby is handy with a welder, will have to show this to him. lol

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Thanks cowgal!
Be my guest and use what ever part of the design/ concept that works. Thumbs up
Dave

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I have used the ballisic bags for years now filled with silica sand they are very steady and help to get sighted in quickly run about $40.00

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I always used sand bags but picked up some plastic beads at a garage sale and will give them a try. A lot lighter than sand.

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I picked up my first Lead Sled recently. Ammo is getting too expensive for sighting-in. What may have taken 10 to 20 rounds now takes 3 to 6 rounds. When you switch scopes etc. it really adds up. [/b]

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blackbear wrote:
I picked up my first Lead Sled recently. Ammo is getting too expensive for sighting-in. What may have taken 10 to 20 rounds now takes 3 to 6 rounds. When you switch scopes etc. it really adds up. [/b]

I'm not saying you are doing things wrong, but after you get sighted in, do you do a recheck from field positions?
I notice for myself at least, I get different points of impact, because the recoil is different from a bench or rest than from the field (on some guns) And I can't help but think the leadsled absorbs so much recoil, that when shooting from the shoulder more so, that impact is going to be different.

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onesonek wrote:
blackbear wrote:
I picked up my first Lead Sled recently. Ammo is getting too expensive for sighting-in. What may have taken 10 to 20 rounds now takes 3 to 6 rounds. When you switch scopes etc. it really adds up. [/b]

I'm not saying you are doing things wrong, but after you get sighted in, do you do a recheck from field positions?
I notice for myself at least, I get different points of impact, because the recoil is different from a bench or rest than from the field (on some guns) And I can't help but think the leadsled absorbs so much recoil, that when shooting from the shoulder more so, that impact is going to be different.

Dave

I use a Lead sled mostly becuase i reload and use it for working up loads I can however shoot just as steady off bags alone, its the recoil reduction when testing loads that the Lead sled shines, id even go so far to say i shoot better off bags then the sled, that being said its not a point of impact issue but a proper shooting postition issue

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I said for sighting in.

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I agree Romey, proper position has a part in shooting mechanics. And I guess in a sense we a driving at the same point up to a point. I use a lighter grip on the gun when working up loads off the bench checking accuracy, whether it be rifle or handgun. Once the load is found, then I shoot from the field positions. Most often I'll be printing low, with me have more meat on and into the gun. I
What I'm driving at, recoil managment can vary from bench/rest to field, and ties in with position for consistant accuracy.
I still think think the way the LeadSled manages recoil is different than how one would shoot naturally. I would think impact would be different..
Kinda like when you take the same firearm sighted in by one person and then have another shoot it. The difference may not much and then it could be a fair bit. It boils down to the mechanics of recoil managment.

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I guess i wasnt clear, i dont beleive a sled is anymore advantage for sighting in then bags, but where it shines and what it was developed for is to tame recoil on larger caliber rifles not nessicarily developed as a mechanical rest that takes all the human factor out, cause it really doesnt nor doesnt.

No onesonek,
I have not had a difference in the POA from the sled to my shoulder or anyone elses once its zero its zero and i can account for every not dead on shot by human error easily buy using a vise and completely eliminating human error only to find, yup, still on where i left it.

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