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    Sand Bags

    Looking for ideas for buying/making sand bags. I'll be using them for sighting in the optics and iron sights on my rifles, pistols and shotgun.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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    Beans will be lighter than sand IMO, and just as effective if you don't wish to buy a commercial set of bench rest bags.

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    If you know anybody that reloads shotgun, the 25lb shot bags work quite well.
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    Cut off the legs of wornout (or out grown ) blue jeans and get sandbox sand from a home store (Lowes, Home Depot) for bags you aren't going to have to haul around. For light weight bags beans (as mentioned) but I have also used packing peanuts (stuff tight and sew with little free space) and tightly rolled bubble pack.

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    Pea stone in the pant legs works well. My local concrete supplier will sell it to you for about $.50 a five gallon bucket if you scoop yourself.
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    Tie a plastic bucket from a tree.

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    I use the legs of old jeans with zip ties on each end, like a sausage. Make different sizes. I use good clean sand from the sand pile in town.

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    I use cloth coin bags.
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    Great suggestions, keep em coming.
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    I filled mine with cheap ol cat litter....it "packs" like sand, but is lighter

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    I use a 40-lb. cementbag bought from Home Depot as my combat fitness workout equipment for doing squats, bridge presses, curls, etc. I simply wrap and tape two trashbags around it and then wrap it inside a burlap bag I bought from a surplus store called "Little GI Joes" at Military Highway in Norfolk or Mercury Blvd. in Hampton.

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