recoil management on barricade

Nap Mag

The Reaper
Mar 6, 2017
I am using a rifles only sling (with bungee): I place my support hand on the rifle forend where it rests on the barricade and then extend the support arm out to fully locked position to create tension with the sling. When doing this:
1. Am I still leaning forward in order to load the bipod? (I will have the atlas bipod legs jammed up against the barricade on the shooter’s side)
2. Am I still applying rearward pressure on the pistol grip towards my shoulder pocket?

I know fundamentals should still apply with barricade shooting but I feel like doing #1 negates the effect of creating tension and doing #2 isn’t necessary given the amount of pressure I feel against my shoulder pocket already under the sling’s tension.

I can’t get out to the range anytime soon so I am dry firing at home and don’t want to build any bad habits. Thanks

Nap Mag


Quiet Professional
Nov 20, 2012
Williamsburg, VA
I load into the mag or right front of it. Mpa chassis and manners. Pin the rifle with the support hand, while loading into the rifle. It traps the rifle, through recoil, as well as through bolt manipulation.
Mar 16, 2017
I shot an AX a lot last year using the method on the video (with a sling). I found the technique @ultrarunner7 describes as being easier to shoot.

Loading the AX hard is a bit more of a challenge but it still works.