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Old 03-23-2019, 03:53 AM
tim slater

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As above it depends, as 3-P accessories like metal hook butts, palm rests, and extension tubes change the balance. However, in my experience most Anschutz rifles in Prone trim (no palm rest) and with no extension tube, will balance a little ahead of the receiver. A wood stocked rifle will balance further forward than a Supermatch with its aluminium butt assembly.

I think tastes have changed. I have a 1960s manual that recommends a 2lb bias at the muzzle for standing (it's quite doctrinairre in other matters). However, today most position shooters I know want the muzzle to be less heavy. Weight at the muzzle does slow movement, but it can be tiring, and harder to control.
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