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Shooters sandbags too expensive.

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by WestKentucky, Apr 9, 2014.

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  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    I have recently had my eye on a sandbag that from the end looks like a capital H. Gun rests between the big buttcheek looking pieces. Pricetags are terrible. I plan to find or make a similar setup for handgun shooting, primarily for the contender and buntline.

    http://www.chuckhawks.com/caldwell_tack_driver.htm
     
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  2. reddrumtoo

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    anything less than kevlar will get holes blown in it from the blast of the barrel / cylinder gap.
     
  3. Liberty1776

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    yep. No sense buying them. Empty shot bags filled with sand, or a mix of sand and Styrofoam peanuts works just as well.
     
  4. Al Thompson

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    Go to thrift store, buy used pair of blue jeans. Cut off legs, seal with hot glue or get someone to sew them shut. Fill with filler of choice..... ;)
     
  5. rcmodel

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    Old cut-off blue jean legs make great sandbags.

    Folded over double & Duct-Taped seals them just fine.

    Fill them with sand if you want heavy.
    Kitty-Litter if you want them light & portable.

    Use duct tape for cylinder blast protection too.
    When it gets blown up, replace it with more duct tape.

    rc
     
  6. ColtPythonElite

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    A cheap plastic Caldwell Pistolero pistol rest works well, is light to tote, and doesn't get damaged from the blast.
     
  7. Twiki357

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    I made mine out of the kids old sweat pants. Tapered legs; three different sizes for adjustable height. Cut’em off, zip tie one end, fill with kitty litter and zip tie the other end.
     
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    My father in law used tube socks. I never thought to ask what the filler was, but it feels like kitty litter or something similar.
     
  9. Schwing

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    dry red chili beans make great filler as well. Bunt corn also works and is much lighter than sand.
     
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