Shooting with a sock of sand

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by g2gunny, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. g2gunny

    g2gunny New Member

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    Has anyone heard of snipers taking a sock of sand in there hand to stablize the rear of the gun?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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

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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  4. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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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.