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Old 07-19-2008, 07:20 PM
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I do pretty much like Dick except I make my own out of the poly beads that Geargrinder mentioned.

To make the bag, I cut the arm off an old camo shirt and sew up one end. The other end I cut to make it so I can sew a funnel tube and have a neck that I can tie off and then I sew it up. I then go outside and fill the bag up and tie the neck off and make a loop in the twine so I can use the little caribiner clip as recommended. I carry two. I also have a rabbit ear rear bag filled with them.
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:17 PM
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I use a piece of closed cell foam 6x12" and cut in the shape of a wedge of cheese,about 4 1/2" thick to 1" on the other end. covered with a piece of filter material, a nylon loop sewed in for a carabiner, weighs only a few oz, yet is really solid for shooting, a pic

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Old 07-20-2008, 12:21 AM
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How about air. Can not get much lighter than that.

They already make a blow up pillow that you can buy.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:19 AM
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I'm up on all the bags like the -triad and such -just too heavy to carry 15 miles/2-3 days in the mountains.
To hike into a wilderness area and still be comfortable w/ your pack you have to count every ounce ,all my equipment for lightweight backpacking is titanium -pot -stove -fork --ultralight tarp -down bag -mountain house freeze dried meals -water purifier tablets etc. right down to the clothes and boots i wear.
Every ounce you save allows your hunt to be that much more enjoyable and allows you to trek further into the wilderness.
Anything you have in your pack that has more than one use is great -my ultralight tarp is also a rain poncho w/a hood.
I hope to build a good shooting bag/camp pillow in one .
Gonna go to a craft store and see what i can find for -fill material- ,i'll use a small stuff sack w/the top sewn closed for the first bag...

I should have been more clear on why i have to have the shooting bag so light ,appreciate all the ideas so far ,and glad your rear bags are working out for you w/ your type of hunting.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:52 AM
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I use a rolled up jacket. However if you wanted to go really light a 5 oz. cloudrest backpacking pillow in or out of its stuff sack would work well.

Western Mountaineering® Cloudrest Backpacking Pillow :=: MoabSports.com

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Old 07-20-2008, 11:42 AM
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Western mountaineering builds the finest bags there are -i have an 800down pillow from another maker -down =known for its compressibility is just that -too compressible.
A rifle w/a mans head laying on it is a little too much weight for a pillow of goose down.

I've used everything from a jacket -sock hat -backpack etc. -when i am sitting glassing i'll be wearing my jacket.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:42 PM
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should have been more clear on why i have to have the shooting bag so light ,appreciate all the ideas so far ,and glad your rear bags are working out for you w/ your type of hunting.
You were given good advice. If you choose to believe that you got bad advice then you are no smarter than a run over posssum. Quit acting like a moron and take the dam good advice you got. Geargrinder and a hundred more of us use the poly beads and we ain't as stupid as you would like to believe. I learned about them from Dave King and he is not wrong very often, although he has a few screws loose when it comes to rifle selection for grizzly bears.

If you don't know what poly beads are then just say so.
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