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Rounder
03-05-2010, 02:48 PM
Hi, All
I just got front and rear San Angelo sand bags. They're leather with ears and can be filled with sand or lead shot. My questions are:

is sand or lead shot better?

how 'full' should they be filled?

Thanks,
Rounder

HovisKM
03-05-2010, 03:15 PM
In benchrest, lead shot can not be used as a filler for competition. I would get a hold of Dave D for his heavy sand. The bags need to be full but not hard.

Hovis

SGJennings
03-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Lead shot is unstable. There is a lot of discussion around what kind of sand. Silica, zircon, mixes with parrot gravel, etc.

Does anyone have a link to Speedy's article on this?

abintx
03-05-2010, 06:52 PM
Forget Lead Shot! A NO NO. Here's Speedy article: http://benchrest.netfirms.com/Filling%20Sandbags.htm. ;)