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Old 09-16-2008, 01:24 AM
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i use some micro poly bead filling. It's like the bean bag chair filling but much smaller beads. Don't let them get loose on you, they are tough to get rounded back up. I found them while wandering around the sewing/quilting store waiting for my wife.
a real man doesn't wait for his wife!

just kidding!
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:49 AM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

ol mike,

I use something that I'm packing already so essentially I don't add any more weight or volume to my pack at all. My goretex bivvy sac/bag, when folded in thirds lengthwise (find whatever works for you), and tightly rolled from one end to the other, held with a couple of stout rubber bands (like come on bunches of broccoli in the stores) has the perfect about of firmness/height for me. I shoot better groups off the bench (which I try to do as little as possible) with it and a bipod than I do with sandbags front and rear. Hope this helps. No extra weight...no extra bulk.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:44 PM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

243rm,
I have actually tried with a dealer in Australia.

Problems:
shipping was about $150.00 for 20 bean bags
once received inspections quarantined it till I sent them info on what the internal contents are/were (poly pellets)

I have not heard back from said individual since the incident and it probably wasn't worth the headache and I can't say I blame him.

Stu
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:50 PM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

It was a tongue and cheek thought mate.lol


But i could take a free-bee as a display.lol
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:44 PM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

I usually use a coat/ vest/ shirt whatever I have handy. No extra gear required as I will probably always have one or the other available. I have been shooting more and more using my pack as front rest, and coat as a rear rest and getting good results.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:04 PM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

I now use a sock full of rice, it's pretty light... not as solid as I would like though.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:16 PM
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Re: Lightweight rear bag ideas ...

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I usually use a coat/ vest/ shirt whatever I have handy. No extra gear required as I will probably always have one or the other available. I have been shooting more and more using my pack as front rest, and coat as a rear rest and getting good results.
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If I'm packing on a sheep hunt, I don't carry anything extra. I have enough stuff available using the pack, or what's in it, and I use what's available. If I'm not walking very far, then I'll consider some additional items to improve my set-ups and steadyness.
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