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Question Bought some Jack Pyke gun rests

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mart61, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61 Pro Poster

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    Further to my recent post asking for advice on the usefulness of these sand bag type gun rests, I went out and bought a set from my local RFD a few days ago.

    Just got around to filling them up and putting them to the test.

    Here they are fresh out of the bag:

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    I took a little advice and used Tescos cat litter:

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    I used the top from a coke bottle as a funnel to fill the bags:

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    And a mug as a scoop (don't tell the wife):

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    Here they are filled:

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    And here they are doing their job:

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    I used them this afternoon to finish of zeroing my scope and they worked just fine. I did end up emptying a little cat litter from each of them as I think I over filled them a tad. Still, I'm pleased with the way they are working out.
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    beanbag filling is better, light weight and easily carried!
     
  3. Mart61

    Mart61 Pro Poster

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    Only trouble is that the only stuff I could find locally came in almost industrial quantities.

    Besides I have no issue with the weight.
     
  4. sneakysniper

    sneakysniper Donator

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    i have something similar, i call them pillows :D
     
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    Mart61 Pro Poster

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    Yeah that'll work.
     
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    jayjaymozza Busy Member

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    Would filling these with sand work to ?
     
  8. Mart61

    Mart61 Pro Poster

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    I guess.
     
  9. airgunnoob

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    i bought some off the bay part filled them with bean bag filling then put a bit of sand in to give them some weight and stability loads better than just beanbag filling
    luke
     
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    It would but they would be quite heavy.
     
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    Posted this somewhere else earlier too. . I use an old handbag I stole from the mrs with a bag of gravel in the bottom then packed out with old clothes. I wrapped it in camo wrap to cover the zip and 'man it up' a bit.

    Cost me a fiver
     
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    Sounds like a great idea, got lots of bags in the house so think I will try that. Cheers for the idea.
     
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    I might try a heavier base to give stability but a bean bag top so its easy to get into shape and not too heavy.
     
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    That is a very nice looking rifle!
     
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    Hi Mart61
    After looking around I decided on the Jack Pyke gun rests too.
    However, I filled mine with play sand from Tesco and although they are very stable, man they are heavy!!
    Yep they work very well. I use my rear rest the other way up and did not think of using it that way round but they don't come with many instructions.
    Thanks for posting. Nice rifle by the way.
     
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    I have just bought them too! Woodland flavour for me.
     
  17. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Just read this thread and I have had a couple for years very good piece of kit.
    But I bought mine already filled and some months later my buddy bought an empty one like yours. Now there is a curtain type of sand you fill them with so that's what he did. One draw back was when the bag got wet sand soaked the water up and was like a tonn block. No good.
    So we opened mine up and although it was heavy the filling was small plastic balls. Like the ones used in plastic pipe making machines. Used Theses instead as cat litter will do the same as sand.

    Andrew
     

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