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i like using sand filled old jeans legs but those sand bags are getting too heavy, about six, seven, to be carrying back and forth from the shed to the table. have read here maybe that cat litter and the stuff used to absorb oil in the garage is about the same. cant rem the price diff. also cat litter turns to "concrete" when it gets wet. maybe, i need a little red wagon. lol.

anyone use the oil absorber? how does it work in cut-off jeans legs??
suppose putting it in a baggie first may be a good idea. stable enuff?

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Hey Ricochet, I used to use perlite or vermiculite in my jean leg bags. Very light. What is it? Does you wife have house plants? You know the white fluffy stuff in you see in the potting mix, that's it. You can get big bags of it from the plant nursery, or the yard shop in Kmarts, Wal marts that kind of place. You like ACE from what I remember, they might have it. Superlight but settles a rifle almost like sand. Give it a.....shot :D :t :t
 

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VINCE,
dont have a wife anymore. she took off with a non gun nut, think he is a long haul trucker; same thing, but remember vermiculite. yea, rem that stuff. never helped the plants, got a brown thumb, lol. but yea, will try it out, and if i am lucky will have peonies pushing thru the bags as a camo thingee. good idea.

dwarren, thanks, but looking for el cheapo. can get all the sand i want, but is getting too heavy to be lugging around.

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I use wheat in my home made bags. Bit lighter than sand cause it doesn't pack down as dense but I'm able to nestle it down nicely to make a nice rest. Might be worth a try. I use it in both my front and rear bags that I made.

Hope it helps.

Cheers, Shandy
 

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Shandy said:
I use wheat in my home made bags. Bit lighter than sand cause it doesn't pack down as dense but I'm able to nestle it down nicely to make a nice rest. Might be worth a try. I use it in both my front and rear bags that I made.

Hope it helps.

Cheers, Shandy
Shandy,

Never heard that one before, good idea. If the shooting sucks, you can always go home and make bread! :D :D :D

Ken
 

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hey ken,if you are shooting comp you may need to look at the rules for SAND BAG FILLER.here in oz its got stuff you and can`t use.
hotdogdogau,

I do shoot competition and the rules definately call for sand only in the bags.

However, nice warm bread with butter, still tastes better than a mouthfull of sand. :D

Ken
 

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some good ideas here, but has anyone tried the oil absorbent stuff ??

vermiculite. vince, you gave me an idea, how about potting soil ?? lite and dense enuff, and comes in plastic bags.

shandy, wheat. am surrounded by wheat fields. need to coax a few bucket fulls out of a farmer when they harvest, but will be in august. dont wanna wait.

surprisingly, no one mentioned cat litter.

BTW, anyone know what is used in those "bean bag" chairs ??

thanks again all.








 

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Plastic polypropylene pellets, used for molding, is what you'll often find in bean bag chairs. I'm trying bags using a "denser" plastic pellet made of acetal. It's about 50% heavier than the bean bag material.
 

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rice would be good, but too xpensive here and it is my main staple.

anyone try the matching sticky one side velcro. am wondering if it sticks well to denim and such. would make it a lot easier to fill, empty the bags if needed.

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just take some young kid with you to the range, let him carry the bags full of sand.. and get him (or her) shooting!
 

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pdwight, thanks for the link. will look around town. ship for that stuff is $17.00. am
trying to imagine how many thousands of beads in 12 lbs. ha, ha, may stick with sand; free and is right where i fish........oh well

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