When discussing whether to use a rear bag or a monopod in precision rifle shooting it feels almost like the Ford vs Chevy debate. I’m going to say right now that this is really a personal preference thing so the shooter should pick the option they prefer. Having said that this post will discuss some of the strengths and weaknesses of each option in hopes of educating new shooters about the options. There are excellent products available in both categories and we’ll toss in some experiences with the products we’ve used so far. If you aren’t sure which you like better I would encourage you to try and find somebody with the bag or monopod you are considering and see if they will let you fire a few rounds off of it to help you decide!