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Sandbagging??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bluedotman, Feb 23, 2011.

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  1. Bluedotman

    Bluedotman Active Member

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    Hello could someone tell me what kind of material would be the best to make sand bags out of? Thank's
     
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    The old style shot bags made of material rather than the new shot bags. You can use the newer bags but you need a plastic liner inside such as small bathroom trash bags as sand can seep out thru the mesh.

    Matt
     
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    Thanks Matt i tryed the new bags but the plastic liner don't last very long. Thanks.
     
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    old jeans legs. sew 'em up or use hot melt glue gun. also consider something other than sand. beans for instance.....
     
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    Yoda--Good idea on the spent primers. Never thought of that.

    Matt
     
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    These aren't free, but they aren't exactly expensive either. They are strong, nice and clean(with no lead residue). We bought a bag of dry playground sand (kept indooors) at Menards. We filled them, then sewed and Gorilla glued the ends shut. They have been really helpful. Good luck.
     
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    Spent primers do not sound like a good filler (nasty "dust") - but better than active ones.

    Best filler I found was plastic resin pellets. Light and clean. One of the benefits of working in the injection molding business.

    Airsoft BB's should work too but will cost you some money.

    Don Verna
     
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    I just used sawdust,, but then I'm a carpenter, worked fine for me. Ross Puls
     
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    Used Walnut Hull Polishing Media, light weight and dust free, and the price it right.... placed in old cloth shot bags....Grubby
     
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