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What do you use for rear support?

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Unread 01-02-2010, 01:20 PM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

50/50 mix of dry red beans and rice in a zip lock then stuffed in a black army issue boot sock.

Drop it in, swing the sock while hanging on to the end of the tube in a big arc so the zip lock goes to the toe. Spin the sock a couple of times to lock the zip lock in the toe of the sock. Stuff the "ball" back into the sock. Keep doing this until you don't have any sock left to stuff the "ball" back into. You can make the sand sock as tite or loose as you want depending on how hard you swing it the first time.

Works great, and in a pinch I can open up the sock and eat the rice without having to cut it apart.
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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:52 AM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

Black sock with corn cob polishing media
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Unread 01-22-2010, 04:41 PM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

all very good ideas. I like using a smaller leather rear bag or sock filled with rice. I also have a plastic bead filled beanbag. the beanbag is very light and has a small molle hook that connects to the rifle sling so its accessable whenever needed. works pretty good on the bench as well. not the most sturdy for precision bench work but dependable both there and during a hunt
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Unread 02-01-2010, 01:06 AM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

TAB Gear Rear Bag is a good option...

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Unread 02-01-2010, 07:04 AM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

Last fall I started using a new bag. I had this concept in mind for years but never found a bag with these specific features I liked until I learned of Darrell's. Now Darrell has found a different source (USA made) and he and I arranged that the new ones (around 2/28/10) that I buy from him will have my own LRH logo on them.

What I like is:
  1. Very lightweight, well under a pound
  2. Very firm fill, bag itself has square corners like a rectangular box
  3. Small dimensions, fits in a coat pocket
  4. When turned on its various stiff, well defined sides the dimension choices are 2", 3" or 4"
  5. Comes with a belt clip

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Unread 02-10-2010, 10:49 AM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

most of the time i use my recliner for rear support...... oh you ment for a rifle. I have a couple of different ones i use. I have sandbags but they are not good for packing around too heavy, i have a set of bags that i bought from wally world they are pretty good and not too heavy. My most recent thing that i use is a sewn up bag and stuffed it with socks. Very light weight and conforms to the stock and can be puffed up or flattened out as needed.
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Unread 02-10-2010, 11:40 AM
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Re: What do you use for rear support?

My way sounds way too simple. I use my day pack.

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