Rear Bags

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by albert, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. albert

    albert Member

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    Recently went long range hunting one of the problems we ran into was a rear bag. Ended up using a regular sand bag but it is heavy to carry. What do you use?

    Gun also had an A-5 stock. with the flat bottom on the rear stock. I found it took awhile to get everything adjusted right. Would an A-3 stock work better?

    Thanks for replies
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    For a rear bag many use a sock. Fill with something light weight such as plastic beads or cocoa hulls.
     

  3. Stormrider

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  4. royinidaho

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    What ever you get fill it with "Poly Fil Micro Beads" poly-fil.com

    They won't work w/a sock. Will leak through the mesh.

    If you sew, sew your own or get the wiffie to do it.

    I use a very small stuff bag w/draw string and foam to seal the opening.
    I also filled my rabbit ear sand bag with the stuff.

    BB about laughed me off the mountain when I showed up with my small stuff bag filled with some kind of heavy plastic beads. The poly-fil micro beads knocked 98% of the weight off.
     
  5. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    Full of Hot Air??????

    I had an idea to try an inflateable plastic ball. Like a small beach ball, or possibly some other kind of kids toy/dog toy. Do you think this will work for back country hunts where weight/size is a concern??? Just an idea......

    Joel
     
  6. HeskethPritchard

    HeskethPritchard Well-Known Member

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    Any of you guys willing to help out a guy from blighty?

    We cant get these poly-beads here would some kind sole buy me enough and post them to me if I get you the $'s first?

    HP
     
  7. SES50

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    I use the Triad/Redman rear bag as well. Works great.
     
  8. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I use these Jamison rear bags.. They are great and they are light.

    They come in different colors and are very well made..


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    E-MAil jamison at. longshot1000@midsouth.rr.com
     
  9. royinidaho

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    Not good idea. Too much bounce. When you squeeze the bag to get the proper elevation you want it to be solid even though its light the poly micro beads are better and as light as air.

    A pound and a half of them is about the size of a 20 LB dog food bag....

     
  10. royinidaho

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    Where in Idaho is Blightly located:D

    A 1.5 LB bag is about 24"x10"X4". Thus shipping weight would be about 4 LBS.

    They are full of static electricity but flow like water (except for the ones that catch in a draft and go all over the place. Be sure the missus is not around when you fill the bags and don't run any fans or have doors open.:D

    I'll help you out if I can.

    If Blightly is in southeast Idaho I'll put it on the Salmon River Stage.;)


     
  11. Ridge Runner

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    I use a piece of closed cell foam shaped like a wedge of cheese covered with fillter material. I just push it farther under the butt for less elevation pull it out for more.
    RR
     
  12. Blacktail2

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    Triad rear bag.Fill it with rice,not to heavy and you can eat it in an pinch.
     
  13. TMR

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    The rear bags from Jamison work great
     
  14. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    I have one of them I use as well. I like it and it doesnt weigh a lot.