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Unread 05-02-2011, 12:51 PM
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Shooting bags

I have been thinking about getting rid of my solid rest and going with one of those shooting bags, I see several different ones on the market.
Bulls bags
stoney point
caldwell shooting products
I would think a person would want the heaviest bag he could get so it didn't move or moved as little as possible. Also should a person get one pre-filled with that regrind stuff???? or buy a bag of lead shot??? I would think the lead shot is heavier.
Anybody out there using any of these products????
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Unread 05-02-2011, 07:05 PM
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Re: Shooting bags

assuming you are using a bag for the front rest, no need to get it really heavy because you're just resting your rifle on it while your shoulder takes the recoil. Lead would be $$ and too heavy - try dry sand.
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Unread 05-03-2011, 01:50 AM
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Re: Shooting bags

To fill a heavy rear bag the benchrest shooters use Chromite sand or Zircon sand.
I am looking into getting some for myself.
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Unread 05-03-2011, 08:44 AM
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Re: Shooting bags

I fill my old shot bags abbout 3/4 full of sand and zip tie the ends. Work good for me and cheap.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:10 AM
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Re: Shooting bags

This is what I have gotten and used it for the first time at 1,000 yds. Take note of the front and rear bags and the aluminum plate that I have attached to the bottom rail under the forearm.

I list everything that you will see in the pictures.

My new set up for 1,000 yds. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum


PS: My last post at the bottom tells the result of my shooting.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: Shooting bags

What Joseph has is similar to what my bench buddies shoot, but on the lighter side. I shoot off my bipod, like I hunt, that is what I practice for , same gun, 2 lb trigger, and back small rabbit ear with rice, easy to handle. I shot 3 in 6 1/4 @ 1003. I am working on it and think I can do better, load needs work. This set up is very convenient and works, clean my gun this way work on scope ,etc.
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