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Old 07-20-2008, 08:50 PM
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Yes i have been given good advice by several people here and no i don't think anybody is stupid here .

I know all about poly-beads -i know all about air-soft beads -i know all about triad bags that probably have poly-beads in them -i know all about bean bag filler.And i appreciate each and every person who took the time to try and help me.
As i said i need a a bag that has multiple uses and is super light -so light you won't even know it's there when you're looking up at a 9,000' climb over a mountain pass.

I just thought someone on here might have an inside line to some small carbon-fiber 1/4" diameter -thin wall hollow beads =just like poly-beads but 1/20th the weight -lol.............hell maybe i'll just man up and fill a feed sack w/#12 heavy shot.ME
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:37 PM
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Mike

Try a standard sand bag filled with tumbler media with out the abravsive.

Like the Lyman green. it is light weight and shapes well and holds its shape
like sand.

I doin't know about sleeping on it , But it would be softer than a rock.

Just another idea .

And Maybe just maybe BB wont call me a road kill possum for mentioning
this . (Just kidding BOB)

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The closed cell foam I described in a previous post would work well as a pillow, just make 2 of them 6"x12" and put them in a snug fitting case, carry one in the field for a rear bag. adjust the pod close then slide the wedge to fine tune verticle hold as good a setup as I ever used. each 6x12 wedge weighs approx 4 oz.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:11 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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Ridgerunner ,

Your bag/pillow "looks" like a rectangle shape ?
You're saying that it's 4" thick and tapers down to 1" thick on the flat part ?

Where did you find 4" thick closed cell foam ?
I see the thick closed cell foam at walmart that you use as a matress cover -real expensive stuff.
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I got it where I used to work, it was used for packing material for printing blankets, I would take 4 circular pieces 1" thick, glue them all togather till I had a 16" circle 4" thick and then cut them on a saw 6x12, then taper it 4" to 1". Its the same stuff used by berger bullets in they're bullet boxes only much thicker.
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

Ol'Mike,
P.M. sent.
Please call me and lets get something figured out for ya.

Later,
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:38 PM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

Flip Rest

This is what i use.You can use what ever filler you like i have used a plastic balls of 3mm/1/8th diameter.

But i would love to try a Triad rear back.I could be a Aussie distributor.
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