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Unread 09-12-2011, 02:37 PM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

Have any of you used the Caldwell Firecontrol System and for those that have, how well do you like it???? I just got one yesterday for my birthday from my wife and daughter.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 03:01 PM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

I have one that's just the front rest. It's not a $3,000 bench rest competitor's dream. But, it works really well with my Savage 12F and the wide flat firearm.

It's stable, with a relatively broad coarse adjustment range, and fine adjustments are easily managed with your free hand.

I shoot most of my other rifles from bags or bipod since it's pretty bulky to lug around.

I think you'll like it.

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Re: What shooting rest bags?

Originally Posted by rscott5028 View Post
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.

Richard---might use old shot bags but the pool filter sand is graded and clean so you do not have any fines. When you fill bags you have get it packed in before you seal it. When I am filling one of mine it is about a 30 miute process.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 08:54 PM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

I use a combination of a "dog gone good" front bag and home made bean bags for the rear.
Dog gone good bags are garenteed for life.
I have used several types and like them the most
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Unread 09-13-2011, 06:33 AM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

My cousin who did a "little" shooting in the military said that he and his guys used pantyhose and beads from the craft stores for rear bags. Last time we were out shooting, I used it and liked it. Cheap too.
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Unread 09-14-2011, 02:24 PM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

I shoot off a Harris bipod and the rear bag from this website's gear shop. I've used an old wool sock with rice and/or beads in it too but I like the rectangular bag better.

Stuck a 2.75" group up at 300ish yards from prone earlier today (discounting 1 called flier caused by a flinch) with my A-bolt in .243 using this setup and a Thermarest Ridgerest for a mat.
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Unread 09-19-2011, 07:51 PM
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Re: What shooting rest bags?

Originally Posted by youngbuck View Post
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.

I do it likewise.
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