View Full Version : Where to get zircon sand for bags

08-06-2008, 01:30 AM
I have ordered a new rear bag and will be chasing something to stuff inside it. As I am in Australia, it Isnt economical to buy the stuff from Sinclair and pay more for postage than my rifle is worth. Which industries use Zircon, so I can narrow down my search.

Jay, Idaho
08-06-2008, 09:48 AM
I got 100# from a nearby foundry uses it by the tons, I think to remove material from s.s. castings. Also, a nearby abrasives supplier has it for sale, they supply sandblasters, etc. Some friends use garnet, which is mined nearby.

08-06-2008, 10:49 AM
You can buy it at pet stores.Its the black sand they put in the bottom of lizard cages and runs $1 a pound.My local pet store carries it in 25 pound bags.

08-06-2008, 08:21 PM
This might be a stupid question but I have to ask, is Zircon the same thing as the Heavy sand Sinclair sells?

08-06-2008, 11:20 PM
I have both and can't see any difference at all.Zircon is a man made black sand and if you do a web search you will see its uses other than filling bags.