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Old July 30, 2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Heavy Sand

Not sure if this is the correct place for this question if not let me know....



Anyone know where I can get chromite sand or zircon sand for my shooting bags?
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Old July 30, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Sinclair

http://www.sinclairintl.com/.aspx/si...9003070_d_5680
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Old July 30, 2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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Okay, let me ask this question.

What is the benefit of using heavy sand?
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Old July 30, 2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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http://www.6mmbr.com/sandcomparison.html


heavier than reg sand I guess to hold bags more in place?
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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What is the benefit of using heavy sand?
On a good bag that is less than perfectly formed and cared for, a thin bag that easily distorts, a bag that is slightly under-filled, a bag that does not have a thick base, a bag that is used with multiple rifle stocks, a stock that doesn't recoil smoothly or a heavy recoiling rifle... "heavy sand" can sometimes reduce those issues.

It might be a bit overkill for a light rifle, a rifle that's not used in competition or a nicely filled and firm, quality BR bag. A bit of powder or a layer of benchrest stock tape may offer a better solution to a specific problem.

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Old July 30, 2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Hmm, never knew about this stuff. Is it better than #9 lead shot?
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Old July 30, 2012, 06:14 PM   #7
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Shot is illegal (unless the rules changed... I've been out of benchrest for 3 years) for use in benchrest.
For anyone else... rock out, but it does tend to shift a bit unless you can figure out a really good way to compress it tightly into the bag.

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Old July 31, 2012, 03:26 AM   #8
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I use heavy sand in my Edgewood bag and you wouldn't think you could tell a difference in sands but you really can when shooting from a rest.

Here is an article about sands.
http://www.6mmbr.com/sandcomparison.html
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Old July 31, 2012, 12:03 PM   #9
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Well, there ya go! I learned something today.
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Old July 31, 2012, 03:56 PM   #10
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same link I had found impalacustom. Where did you get yours from?
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Old July 31, 2012, 07:03 PM   #11
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For hunting rifles I use cheap cat litter, not clumping. Guns tend to recoil away from hard bags which is ok in target shooting where you always use the same rest. But in the field where you are shooting over a folded coat or your palm, you want to have sighted in with softer bags then never shoot off a hard surface.
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Old July 31, 2012, 10:58 PM   #12
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Browning, I guess somehow I read past the link you posted. I got my heavy sand from Bruno's shooting supply, Sinclair was out when I filled my bag. On a side note, get a McDonalds straw and a funnel and about an hour spare time when filling a bag, it can be messy and troublesome. Also you'd think that 15# will go far, it will fill 1 Edgewood Mini Gator, and then you need some for the front bag.

Math Teacher, I sight all my rifles in on the rest, that way the shots are left up to the shooter, not the rifle.
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Old August 5, 2012, 12:00 AM   #13
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Hi guys, I got mine from here, they shipped it fast to.

http://www.sniperhandle.com/products.html
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Old August 5, 2012, 12:58 AM   #14
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great link thanks.

Also what are y'all using for rear bags? What brand? I saw the Protektor brand ones at Midway that look goodhttp://www.midwayusa.com/product/433...her-tan-filled

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/574...vc=subv1919660

Any thoughts? I have a BC Medalist stock
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Old August 5, 2012, 01:00 AM   #15
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I use one very similar to the one in the first link you posted.
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Old August 5, 2012, 01:40 AM   #16
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Good to hear. I am currently using homemade bags in the rear and I think they are not filled enough and try to slide on my and won't hold their form very well

Note this is my old stock and old barrel and I shoot with bipod on the front.

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Old August 5, 2012, 06:03 AM   #17
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I use this http://www.edgebag.com/catalog.html the regular mini gator. Best bag out there imo, if you get the protector rub the bag and your stock with a used dryer sheet.
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