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    rear bags/rests for field use

    I recently bought a mini rear bag (bunny ear type) for use in conjunction with my pack while out hunting. The idea seems a good one however the bag design is restricting in its application in the respect that it is very restriced in what heights/angles it can be used at. I saw gimp with a cylinder tye bag which could potentially be used on its end or side thereby maximising applications. What are others using as rear bags? I have found them to be of real benefit for longer shooting and when used in conjunction with the pack as a front rest they are very stable

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    I take an old strong sock and fill it with whatever near the spot and use that. It has worked well for years.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    On a whim I bought a Redtac 1/2 pint bag.
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    Cost too much for what it is (freight was the killer). Nice and light thought. I think its filled with airsoft pellets. Get the boss to whip one up for you on the sewing machine. I also got the rear bag which is good off a bench (probably would get the pillow too if I did it again).
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    These bags are really stiff so mould to your stock well and are very stable. Mind you field conditions mean sometimes a rock or other solid thing needs to be wedged under it just to get it right. Often to get elevation you need to crank up a bipod which puts your shoulder about 2" into the deck hence the additional rear bag height.

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    I use one of these dog gone bags, it doesn't weigh very much and very stable

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    Wait until Phillpo chimes in with his kitty litter

    I use a bipod and roll up my day pack, but always looking for a better way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Wait until Phillpo chimes in with his kitty litter
    You mean the tacticool buckwheat pillow??
    I shot my best group ever over that pillow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    You mean the tacticool buckwheat pillow??
    I shot my best group ever over that pillow

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    I still think the old sock does the same job and is way cheaper and lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    You mean the tacticool buckwheat pillow??
    I shot my best group ever over that pillow
    Its fucking awesome that pillow, Im looking for a supplier of them up her but no one stocks them
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    Got the local upholstery shop to whip up something like this, filled in with poly beads (I have heaps left if you are looking for some). Really good with 3 different heights plus the taper.

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    how about a hackysac? Cost $10 at katmanpoo

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    Too heavy for field work but my rear bag for the bench is a bag of Pams canary seed - $2.65

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    I carry muslei and milk powder premixed in zip lock plastic bags. One of these goes in a sock for a rear bag.

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    I have the red tac gear half pint and rear bag, mostly use the half pint but it's sometimes a bit low

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    I fold my gun bag over in half and its usually the perfect size

 

 

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