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Old 09-12-2011, 10:52 AM
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What shooting rest bags?

What would be the best shooting rest bags to purchase? I am looking to buy front and rear bags. They don't have to be the most expensive, just the best priced and most reliable. I have a couple portable benches with built on rests. Just wanting to add to the shooting supplies.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:08 AM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

I like Caldwell Firecontrol and Protektor bags.

But, home made also works. A good canvas material filled with fine sand will often do the trick.

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Old 09-12-2011, 11:54 AM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

I fill mine with pool filter sand and use Edgewood. There is an art to filling the bag properly.

This speaks about different sand types---- http://www.accurateshooter.com/techn...mparison-test/
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:09 PM
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I fill mine with pool filter sand and use Edgewood. There is an art to filling the bag properly.

This speaks about different sand types---- Bag Sand Comparison Test within AccurateShooter.com
Boss Hoss,

That's a great article.

If you wanted to make some extra home made bags for the practice bench, what fabric might you suggest?

I assume heavier sand is finer and will leak more easily through porous fabrics.

Thanks,
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

We always used old 20# shot bags. they worked great, and we had a few laying around from reloading shot shells. Also, cut the legs off of a old pair of jeans. It works too. sew one end, tie a knot in the other.......Those are the easy ones.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

I use Caldwell bags and fill them with ground walnut. You can buy it at a pet store for reptile bedding. I think a 20lb bag was less than $15. It weighs a little less than sand and feels identical.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:16 PM
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We always used old 20# shot bags. they worked great, and we had a few laying around from reloading shot shells. Also, cut the legs off of a old pair of jeans. It works too. sew one end, tie a knot in the other.......Those are the easy ones.
Nimrod
We used to use shot bags with the lead shot still in them.

Blue jean denim sounds good. I've got several pair that would work just fine.

thanks!
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