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resting your barrelor forearm?

Old 02-01-2003, 08:52 PM
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i was told not to rest my barrel on thing but to rest the forearm of my shotgun on things? does this apply to bi-fur-pods as well and why shouldn't i do that ive been shooting that way for 6months now every scince i got my shotgun.
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Old 02-01-2003, 11:07 PM
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The reason behind this is tha it could cause your barrel to flex upward and cause your shot to go off target. Though I haven't experienced this with shotguns, I have had this to happen to me with rifles. If it's not causing you any problemsthen I wouldn't worry about it. Just be aware that this could happen.
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Old 02-01-2003, 11:56 PM
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With a shotgun I doubt it would make that much difference but a rifle it can throw you off as bloodnativ said .
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Old 02-02-2003, 08:09 AM
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Yep, they are right. The reason not to rest the barrel of a rifle is that it can effect accuracy, but with a shotgun, unless shooting a slug through a rifled barrel, it won't matter.
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Old 02-02-2003, 11:58 AM
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ditto


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Old 02-02-2003, 03:41 PM
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the reason is because it can effect the accuracy..and i agree shooting a shotgun with shot shouldnt matter..usually its shooting a rifle..a barrel is a harmonic device and i forget what that means but i think it has something to do with the vibrations and when the vibrations are disrubpted by say your barrel between the Y of a tree it can send the bullet off its mark...and if you have a bipod or a slung or anything that is attached by a band around the barrel im not sure what that would do to it..if the bipod is on the stock you should will be fine...
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Old 02-03-2003, 08:41 AM
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alright thanks guys, so im fine shooting how i am.
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