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Old 09-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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Heard of people doing it, not just snipers. Never actually seen anyone doing it in competition.


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Old 09-17-2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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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.
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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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