The Ultimate Rear Bean Bag ...or not

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  1. Brown Dog

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    Well, courtesy of the generosity of IanF, I finally got my hands on some polybeads.

    ..decided it was time to put my ideas for the ‘ultimate rear bean bag’ into action (having never understood why a tube seems to be the most common design).

    The ultimate design…or so I thought (I’d unfilled it by the time I thought to take some photos):
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    Top view
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    Rear View
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    I’d decided something triangular (a 3, 4, 5 triangle) would give me the most versatility….being easily changeable between the three heights. …..so made a 6/8/10” bag as shown…

    Bottom line up front is that the design doesn’t work well! Poor ergonomics in its most stable position (the aspect photo’d) and not sufficiently stable in other positions ….back to the drawing board.

    …..I suspect a 6” x 8” x 3” brick will be the next shape…unless someone has a better idea!
     
  2. Nomosendero

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    We had some rectanglar bags made & this gives us 3 heights
    with a bag just small enough to go into a BDU pocket. We
    used them last fall in Wyoming with no problems & now AR.
    Varmits are getting their turn.
     

  3. Brown Dog

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    nomosendero,

    What approx dimensions did you go for?
     
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    Nomosendero

    And what kind of material did you use for the bag?
     
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    Brown Dog

    8" X 6" X 2.5". This will fit in a BDU size Jacket pocket
    if you put your hand on the bottom and lead it into the pocket, a little tight, but easy to do with practice.
     
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    We think the material is called micro-suede. It is nearly
    impervious to the elements but on top of that it is teflon coated. The material is used on some nice furniture. We used 1# bags of poly pellets. The nice lady that made them for us made the bags with one end open, slides the pastic bag of pellets in & then sows it closed. For field bags, they supplied all of our needs & are very durable. Here in AR., if we hunt in the bottoms, we may go prone in a little bit of water, no problem!!
     
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    Gentlemen, I am sorry that I am late to respond, I had to travel & visit some customers yesterday.
     
  8. Brown Dog

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    Nomosendero,
    I'll go with your dimensions, thanks!