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Old 08-03-2019, 06:37 PM
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is there a best filler to put in a rear bag? sand, rice, bird shot, bb’s? By “best” i mean more accurate.
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I've tried lead shot and all kinds of things. Heavy bag sand has worked the best for me

https://www.sinclairintl.com/shootin...prod34337.aspx

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I believe the best is "heavy sand"
Sand comparision

You can get it at Brownells
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Ditto for the Brownells heavy sand.

Best for rear bag.

The shooters who go for other fillers want it lighter to haul around.

Heavier means it won't move, and contributes to consistency shot-to-shot.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:34 PM
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IMHO sand is the best material to use - various grades and weights available and can be packed loose or very firm, depending on your preferences.

I use this stuff available in my local pet store, its cheap, very fine and pours easily. Available in several colours.

https://www.southdown-aquatics.co.uk...and-red-4-5kg/

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I just use washed and sifted river sand, works fine for me.
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Depends upon whether the bag is for bench or field (carrying around) use.
For my bench bags I use Zircon in all my bags. My bags are also used for CF. I want them to be as heavy and as stable as posible. I am not worried about portability. I lug them to the bench and that's it for the session.
I use Edgewood bags.
The only problem with Zircon is being so fine it manages to leak out of lesser quality bags eg thru stitched seams etc.
Disappointingly my SEB rear bag that I had for a while was sieve like. The coarser sands may not be an issue.

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Totally agree, portability not a big issue for bench work [I use a trolley to move my gear about] field work is a totally different kettle of fish, forget the bits & bobs, rifle/scope is 14.5lbs, hard work unless you get a great position with dumb bunnies who cannot pinpoint where you are, happy days.....

I agree, cheaper end bags and very fine sand can and do leak like a sieve, my Seb baby is holding up ok at present, as with all things, time will tell.

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I've tried lead shot and all kinds of things. Heavy bag sand has worked the best for me

https://www.sinclairintl.com/shootin...prod34337.aspx

Moving this to the BR Equipment section
I agree.
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I just use washed and sifted river sand, works fine for me.
Ditto. I live on the east coast and went to the local beach with a coffee can.Washed and dried it.
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Walmart Sand

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Akasha-Wh...42-Oz/23602000

$5.00
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