<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jasonk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Little bit of both. Soft against hard always makes for a steadier rest then two hard surfaces against one another.
See my tactical foam pad I double stick taped on here. Again...I stress the word...Tactical.
Hey, shouldn't I get some sort of royalty or something for the use of that?
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: thefitter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Are these pads just for stock protection on ledges and walls or for grip and stability?
Mostly it's because someone thinks it needs it. Sometimes it's because they don't want to scratch the rifle.
Since the AI has a decent amount of use on it, I should take some photos of the battle scars from barricades, doors, fences, rooftops etc. I don't use the pads because it's just one more thing to stick on the rifle and IMHO it's not needed. Scratches all blend together over time.
I just took deck tape (abrasive tape) and taped up the underside of the chassis. The same tape job has held for @ 18 months. No protection to the rifle an no padding for barricades but it is a very positive surface for shooting slung up.