Thread: Heavy Sand
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Old July 30, 2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by PawPaw
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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