If you need to use the legs to leverage the rifle into a position <OR> want
to use them for rigidity <OR> to stop forward slide (on some surfaces) they
almost have to be fold forward.
The only exceptions I've found are as follows:
- Pods with lock-in legs, or
- Putting a pod on a rifle where forward is not an option.
Again, only one man's opinion, but after shooting the dirt in front of my rifle
and loosing the pig due to my rear-ward folding pod folding up and the wrong
I'll keep'm facing forward on my rifles.