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g2gunny 09-17-2012 08:53 PM

Shooting with a sock of sand
Has anyone heard of snipers taking a sock of sand in there hand to stablize the rear of the gun?

Dillinger 09-17-2012 09:01 PM

Heard of people doing it, not just snipers. Never actually seen anyone doing it in competition.


JTJ 09-17-2012 11:55 PM

I use a rear sand bag for the butt stock on the bench. You squeeze it to adjust the alignment. Actually it is filled with rice which is a lot lighter than sand. In the field, a bag of styrofoam beads or air soft pellets works. I will also use a styrofoam bead seat cushion for a rifle rest. They are great to sit on in cold weather and have a double use. I have a couple of them in camo that clip to your belt.

The_Kid 09-18-2012 10:01 PM

I use a sandbag under the forearm, then a bean bag under the butt-stock. I've used socks but cloth that doesn't stretch works better.

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