Homemade Benchrest Bags?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Antelope, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Antelope

    Antelope Member

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    Just wondering if anyone out there has come up with some creative ways to make basic front and rear rifle rest bags?
    Nothing pretty, just functional. For cheap?

    thanks,
    John
     
  2. Imortal Wombat

    Imortal Wombat Well-Known Member

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    not that i have tried this but, i have heard of people using socks filled with sand or rice with reasonable success for a front bag. for a rear bag thought i dont realy have any solutions, sorry
     
  3. orwapitihunter

    orwapitihunter Well-Known Member

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    Lower half of the leg off of blue jeans. Sew and fill with sand or pea gravel. Or the old stand by shot bags sew and fill. If you go with the shot bags you need to use the canvas type.
     
  4. dboyerco

    dboyerco Member

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    Hi, if anybody needs some shot bags, I have some. Send me an e-mail at d_boyer@yahoo.com and I'll send you some. They do work great. I filled mine with case cleaning media. d_boyer@yahoo.com
     
  5. bucknutz

    bucknutz Well-Known Member

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    i made 12 bags,old bluejeans,no holes,cut 2 from each leg,turned inside out,then heavy tywrap.flip back out,fill with sand,tywrap again.took 6 to sportsmans club for 3 benches.keep 3 in the truck.rest for spares.they tear rather easily?i got more jeans to keep up with replacing them.i will be e-mailing you to try shotbags,cant find any around here. [​IMG]