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Posted: 12/27/2005 2:10:33 PM EDT
I bought a couple of leather shooting rests at Academy today. Should I fill them with sand or shot? Or does it matter?


Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:13:35 PM EDT
I'd use shot. less likely to find a way out.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:17:43 PM EDT
sand - shot makes them much too heavy
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:26:09 PM EDT
I fill mine with white rice... no leaks, good weight, and great snack when SHTF
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:33:37 PM EDT
Playground sand...
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 2:38:25 PM EDT
Tannerite.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:06:54 PM EDT
Sand. Rice sounds interesting, though.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:07:38 PM EDT

I use rice too . Works great .
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:14:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:18:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OrARGB:
I fill mine with white rice... no leaks, good weight, and great snack when SHTF

+1
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:20:18 PM EDT
I've used dried pinto beans before.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:26:55 PM EDT
Lima beans, for the simple reason they aren't worth eating.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:28:24 PM EDT
Used Corn cob media.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:29:52 PM EDT
Shop down the road fills them with walnut media, blows it in under low pressure and a very sweet bag.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:30:15 PM EDT
Old media, after I've cleaned so much brass that it ain't worth having around. Nice and light, and easy to squeeze.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:42:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ScottDB777:
Old media, after I've cleaned so much brass that it ain't worth having around. Nice and light, and easy to squeeze.



Sounds like lead poisioning in leather bag.

The best thing I've found is plastic media used in deflashing equipment. Any plastic place may have it.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:53:03 PM EDT
White play sand.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:32:55 PM EDT
doesn't rice risk picking up little critters at the range?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 4:56:26 PM EDT
Poly Pellets from the craft store make a good filler that won't rot if it gets wet, and if you want a bag to tote to the field, it makes a light weight bag for that.

Pinto beans or rice is probably about the lowest price filler. I've even seen wheat hulls.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:17:29 AM EDT
I use pinto beans in an old sock.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:20:14 AM EDT
Glassbeads, The type you use for beadblasting.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:27:04 AM EDT
I used the lead shot and it made the thing ridiculously heavy. Granted, when I set it down it isn't going anywhere.

Lately I've been thinking about getting one of those 10,000 rnd cans of airsoft pellets at the gunshow and using those. At $15-20 for the pellets and considering I rarely use my rest, I haven't gotten them yet.

LL
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:30:31 AM EDT
I used sand for my front bag. I used two old tube socks and some white rice for my rear "adjustment" bag.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:34:28 AM EDT
Shelled corn from the Co-Op. $3.50 for a 50# sack. Old pants legs for the bag.

I used all of my Y2K beans sewn into old bluejeans legs for a long time. They got left at my BILs and he let them get rained on. AFU now.
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