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Old 15 July 2017, 10:28
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Rear sand sock/squeeze bag?

Looking for a little input from our resident long-rifle community here. I just started shooting with our snipers (LE) and am wondering if you guys had any recommendations for a rear sand bag/ sock/ squeeze bag. I went to training the other day and ended up just throwing a bottle of airsoft BB's (leftover from a Halloween costume) into a hiking sock and used that for the day. I'm not sure how durable that will be though in the long run, or if l'll have enough elevation if I extend the bipod. Are there any decent commercial options, or should I just add more BB's to the sock, as needed?

I read the old thread in making your own sand sock, but it was a few years ago, so I figured I'd ask again and see if anything new has come out recently that would surpass the sock-option.

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Old 15 July 2017, 13:45
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not a long gunner, but sand in a ziplock, taped up, into a sock.... used to work well as I recall. just leave enough slack/air in it to squeeze.
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I always used unpopped popcorn, it's about the right consistency. Always used an old green army sock. If necessary, make a big one and a little one.

I had several, Sharky was my gun-boy and I'd just tell him what to give me out of the drag bag. Sort of like a caddie/gunbearer in ghillie.
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I always used unpopped popcorn, it's about the right consistency. Always used an old green army sock. If necessary, make a big one and a little one.

I had several, Sharky was my gun-boy and I'd just tell him what to give me out of the drag bag. Sort of like a caddie/gunbearer in ghillie.
Haha.. "Sharky was my gun-boy"
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Old 15 July 2017, 15:46
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"Sniper squire !! I desire the large sock. And a tall iced tea."

Any issue with the sock holding up? Again, I'm new to this, so I was wondering if the recoil and stock would eat holes in the sock. (Not that an old sock is all that expensive...)
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Old 15 July 2017, 18:08
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It will last for years. Many. Particularly those old green ones.
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Old 15 July 2017, 19:51
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Perfect. It seemed to work pretty well the other day, so that sounds like the ticket. I'm a big fan of "simple but effective". (Especially when it also combines with "cheap"!)

Thanks, gents.
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I've always used a green army sock full of sand. Tied at the end... had the same 3 sand socks for many years. KISS - keep it simple, stupid.
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Old 15 July 2017, 23:17
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I always keep a few of those corn-hole bean bags in my truck, just in case...
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I always keep a few of those corn-hole bean bags in my truck, just in case...
Actually, when I was trying to gather gear for training the other day, I almost raided my corn-hole setup and stole the bags.
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