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    Sand for new bags

    Have read about a dozen different ideas on what to use and got as many ideas as how to clean your rifle. I shoot only 50 yd rimfire. I live in panhandle of fl. And there are 2 things we have a lot of. Cockroaches and sand, we have brown sand red sand and a lot of white sand. I am thinking about using the white. Any thoughts about the white? Mike

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    A lot of folks used to buy a bag of "heavy" sand...works pretty good. Don't know where or what to buy but others do and maybe somebody will chime in. Make sure it is or looks like sand!

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    Heavy sand is helpful for centerfire because the guns jump. I bought a 50lb bag cheap at a masonry supply house it town. That said, white sand is just fine for rimfires that don't do anything dramatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Heavy sand is helpful for centerfire because the guns jump. I bought a 50lb bag cheap at a masonry supply house it town. That said, white sand is just fine for rimfires that don't do anything dramatic.
    The white sand is quartz sand and I have a yard full of it. Mike

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    You can't use free sand....well, you can but I don't recommend it. Find some sand that you have to pay for.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    You can't use free sand....well, you can but I don't recommend it. Find some sand that you have to pay for.....
    If you were smart you'd offer a partnership......he's got the sand, you promote the sand ( special nuclear sand) .......every classified add, get a bag of sand.
    Last edited by tim; 01-12-2017 at 04:59 PM.

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    I have purchased all of my bags pre filled. Sportsman's Warehouse sells them this way, and it's not much more, and very convenient. They are also filled much more solidly than I could fill them.

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