Hunter's of England Sniper's Field Back
Benchrest shooters have known and proved for many years that the first step toward getting the maximum performance from any rifle is to make the shooting platform as steady as possible, this involves using a front rest and a rear solid bag. This combination is fine on a bench but not much use in a prone field environment when you may have to alter the height of your rifle from shot to shot or shoot up or down hill or even moving laterally.
The Field Backbag answers all these problems and is the modern equivalent to the sand bag, the 8 x 10 inch nylon bag is loosely filled with plastic pellets (2.5lb approx.) which, unlike sand, will not alter the weight and structure when wet or dry but when compressed either by hand or rifle butt forms a solid cup around the rifle butt. By squeezing the bag with the supporting hand, micrometer-like adjustment is available in almost any direction. Because of the unique shape of the bag it can be used as a front rest to protect your rifle whilst shooting over walls or resting on a vehicle and it can even become a rest for your spotting-scope, telescope, range-finder etc. Given that one of the hardest things to do in our sport is to get comfortable the Back Bag allows you a greater physiological and psychological advantage which means greater shot to shot consistency and as we all know.