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    Shooting Bag Sand??

    I've just got some Shooting bags and I'd like to know what is the best media to fill it with? What have you guys used?

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    Sand, rice etc. I use a wheat bag but I am sure there is better things to use

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    sand and rice, I was going to make a lightweight rear bag for field use filled with plastci bbs but havent got around to it yet so cant tell you how it worked....yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by horihunter View Post
    sand and rice, I was going to make a lightweight rear bag for field use filled with plastci bbs but havent got around to it yet so cant tell you how it worked....yet...
    I carry a rear bag with plastic something fill.I'v got some hollow beads for the next one. it will be smaller.Sand is better if you dont have to carry it.
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    Just Normal sand. West Coast black sand ok? Do you line the bag with plastic or anything?

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    Anything from the coast seems to be constantly wet and not very stable but the sand might be ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    I carry a rear bag with plastic something fill.I'v got some hollow beads for the next one. it will be smaller.Sand is better if you dont have to carry it.
    Don't use beach sand, it makes metal rust if it comes in contact with it.
    If you want to use sand, get some river sand from Placemakers/Mitre 10/Bunnings etc.
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    I got some from the local sandblaster
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    Rice is OK as long as it does'nt get wet, then it's stuffed

    For a front bag just use a bag of cat litter
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    Rice is OK as long as it does'nt get wet, then it's stuffed

    For a front bag just use a bag of cat litter
    What about your Tactical Shooting Pillow Phloppa?

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    I filled a bucket with nice clean Coromandel (east coast) white sand. Put a hose in the bottom of another bucket and filled with the sand. Let the hose run through it for a couple of hours or so, shaking it now and then to get any debri/salt out. Left it to dry for a couple of days and filled the bags with it. Good as gold. Didn't use anything to line the bags. My grandson poured the remains into the dogs' water bucket to make sand bombs...bloody kids.
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    Hi Normie, Foundry sand is what you want heavier and finer than river sand, I will drop some over to Leathel for you, either late this week or early next.

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    Ring up Convex Plastics and get some polypropylene regrind. Lightweight means you can take it in your daybag with you and actually use it in the field!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck Gunner View Post
    Hi Normie, Foundry sand is what you want heavier and finer than river sand, I will drop some over to Leathel for you, either late this week or early next.
    Your a legend! That'd be great.

    That polypropylene regrind sounds like the ticket for a field rear bag. Will have to try that when I get one.

    Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    What about your Tactical Shooting Pillow Phloppa?
    Ar yes I nearly forgot about the good old Flip Phlop Tactical buck wheat shooting rest
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

 

 

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