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Old 05-16-2005, 07:35 PM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

I'm sure there is probably a place around there that repairs outfitter wall tents. See if they have any scrap canvas or see how much it would be to buy some material. They may even sew it up for you.
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:05 AM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

i tried jeans,they leak and tear rather easily.they have been duct taped many times now.someone on this forum sent me 10 shotbags for our sportsmans club range.i filled with sand, plastic ziplock freezer bags,ty-wrapped the end,and they are working great.and used every day.i keep 3 in the truck toolbox and no tears yet.post a request for them or on a shotgun forum,they work well.
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:18 AM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

trout slayer I have some shot bags if you want a few you can have them send me an email

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Old 05-17-2005, 08:45 AM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

Trout, regardless of the material you use for the bags look at the scrap lock tumblers as a fill option. Cleaner than dirt and lead and right in between them for weight. I have a bunch of them saved up but the freight would be a bit much.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:35 PM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

Thanks wildworks, I sent you an email. I fell off a mule the other day and had to have surgery, so I'm looking forward to little projects to preserve my sanity while I heal. I'll post a photo of my sandbags when I'm done. They should be cool as I have some suede around here somewhere. I called all the locksmiths in town and they don't havs any tumblers laying around right now.
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Old 05-17-2005, 09:40 PM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

Bummer about the tumblers. If you could find them I know you would love them. If you are using suede though the dirty part of using lead shot won't be a problem. I don't know about using sand though.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:06 AM
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Re: Making Sandbags?

Troutslayer,
I made my sandbags from the bags that banks use for coins, very tough and they dont leak.
I fill them with bird cage sand which is very fine, compacts well and costs about $0.50 a KG.
The hard bit is scrounging the bags from the bank, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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