Need sand for shooting bags

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Rottenron, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Rottenron

    Rottenron Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where i can get some zircon or chromite sand.Sinclair is out of chromite and i don't know where to get any.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Our local range uses regular old sand you can buy for really cheap from any sand & materials place.
     

  3. DocB

    DocB Well-Known Member

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    Try swimming pool filter sand. It's clean and fine. Not too expensive at True Value or Lowes.

    DocB
     
  4. Rottenron

    Rottenron Well-Known Member

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    No thanks guys I want the heavy sandgun)
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Builders sand for construction is course and works well in sand bags (The fine sugar sand will
    forever leak out through the stitching).

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    If there is a concrete ready mix plant around go by and see if they have stucco or mortar sand...works perfectly.
     
  7. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    Try Russ Haydon Shooting Supply for heavy sand.
     
  8. blkdog

    blkdog Well-Known Member

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    I used some worn out walnut media. It is lighter and works well in a rear bag for hunting as well. To help keep it water proof I put it in a seal-a -meal bag first and then put it in a shot bag with a strap and buckle so you can just strap it to your pack.
     
  9. Grizzdude

    Grizzdude Active Member

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    The best sand I have found for sand bags is to go find some huge red ant mounds, and use the stones that they use to cover their mounds. The stuff is pretty much perfect.
     
  10. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    I use scented kitty litter. Works great.
     
  11. rinodods

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  12. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    Just had a bag of heavy sand show up from Sinclair today. Check back with them.
     
  13. Rottenron

    Rottenron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys I got some zircon sand from bruno shooter supply I got it thursday.