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Thread: Sand bag set up

  1. #1
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    Sand bag set up

    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

  2. #2
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    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

  3. #3
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    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?

  4. #4
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    Austin, TX
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    Forget Lead Shot! A NO NO. Here's Speedy article: http://benchrest.netfirms.com/Filling%20Sandbags.htm.

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