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Old 02-09-2017, 11:53 AM
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This is something that's been bothering me for a while...

The forearm of my 12/15 appears to be in contact with the barrel (it's the heavy barrel version) for about 3.5" forward of the receiver; beyond that it appears to be free-floating (more or less). Every photograph I've seen of bench rest shooting shows the rest supporting the forearm close to the forward end of the forearm. I assume the reason for this is to give finer lateral control. However, it also introduces a "spring" into the system due to the flexibility of the forearm. Wouldn't it make more sense to support the forearm where it is solidly mounted to the barrel, i.e. in those first 3.5"?

I hope my description makes sense...

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Old 02-09-2017, 01:33 PM
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No, your center of balance will then be forward of the rest, and that will cause all sorts of movement.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:20 PM
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Good point. So a stiff, well damped forearm is the answer.

Thank you!

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