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Old 12-04-2009, 11:55 PM
1gunsnotenough 1gunsnotenough is offline
 
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Default 40X handstop ??

Okay guys don't laugh. I have been shooting for 30+ years. But what is the purpose of the hand stop? Just a place to set your hand when shooting.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:29 AM
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Used along with a sling to get a really solid shooting position in the sitting and prone position.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:00 AM
J.W.A. J.W.A. is offline
 
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For the 40X and 40XB it is not a handstop, it is called the "front sling swivel base". The one on the 40X is acutally quite small. But yes, it is used to position your hand in a secure, repeatable position.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:48 AM
1gunsnotenough 1gunsnotenough is offline
 
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Thanks guys. I picked up a 541X the other day with one on it as well as a standard sling swivel. I was wondering why there was 2 on the gun.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:23 PM
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The rifles with the long accessory rail (such as the 40XB and the Win 52D) give the shooter the option of a second handstop or palmrest closer to the balance point of the rifle which some shooters prefer. The original 40X has a very short rail and is basically designed only for use with the supplied sling swivel base/handstop combo and only has seven "notch/ridges" to adjust the position. The long accessory rail was considered a more flexible system which allows infinite adjustement and the use of aftermarket accessories and was adopted by many manufacturers at the time.

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