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Bean bag filling for rests.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Critanime, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Critanime

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    Worth the effort?

    Seen everything from dried rice, to sand, a combination there of and others. Its confusing. Just need it to rest my Hatsan on when my arms feel tired.
     
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    Dried rice for me, sounds like you need some shooting sticks
     
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    I'm using low dust cat litter in my bags. I'd have prefered to try rice or some sort of dried beans but the bags live in a shed & I don't want to attract more rodents than we already have.

    I've heard that fine sand can leak out of the bags & potentially get inside your gun
     
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    Memory foam bits.
     
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    I use some old electronics packaging Styrofoam sort of stuff, duct-taped together to form a rest. It's lightweight, and I use it as a rest at the club every week. If I were to fill a proper rest bag, I'd use something like heavy-weight 6mm plastic ball barrings (BB5* got filtered out as a swear). Should be cheap enough to bulk buy a load, and have a water-proof filling for your rest.

    http://cheapairriflepellets.co.uk/4...soft-pellets-nylon-025g-4000-bag-p-71645.html <<< Something like this.
     
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    Use flour inside of balooms it like a poor mans version on a stress ball, can squeeze and mould it and makes a ideal rest bag.
     
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    I just use the poly balls same as was in it when I bought it, I had one of those big bags from Dunelm for topping up, thought I'd never use it all but after topping up mine and a mates a few times it soon goes down, must admit I like my been bag full and firm.
    I also rest my gun on it for shooting prone now, find it more stable than a bipod, well it works better for me.
     
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    I used some polystyrene balls to make the few I have had. If you pack it in there, it's as firm as sand, lighter than sand, and much easier to store and carry. If you don't want it that firm, just take some out.
     
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    Get picklehoffer on the forum to make one to your specifications, Possibly collect as Wakefield to.
     
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    Another one for cat litter. its heavy but very stable
     
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    Split lentils.
     
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    cheap rice from Asda
     
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    I got my filling for free,i use spilt grain off one of my permissions,its abit on the heavy side,but its rock steady when the rifle is place on it
     
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    I ripped up my old three piece to get rid of, and used the foam covered with the leather to make mine, great for club firing.
     
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    +1 for me.
     
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    I used to use polystyrene beads in mine but found them to be too light and unsupportive, so I replaced them with a cheap feather pillow. Stuffed inside the shooting bag it's now ideal.
     
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    I cut a piece of carpet underlay 8in wide and roll it up, and then run duck tape along the join! It works a treat!!
     
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    The very best and which is in my bag, although I didn't put it there is crushed walnut shells. Cant seem to find where to buy in small quantities though.
     
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    i used cat litter in mine, it works well
     
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    Any particular brand best?
     

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