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Another nut gathered

Had Protektor make me up a rear bag. It's their 14A model, and
had them fill it with heavy sand. Fedex knocked at the door and
handed me the box, and I said "Dang", not expecting that much
weight. Scale say's 7 lbs !!  Bag itself is 5" wide, by 6.5" long with
hard bottom. Bottom of the crease to bag base is 2.75".....

Another item to scratch off the bucket list.  ;)
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

 

Re: Another nut gathered

Reply #1
That's about what I use fuj.. but I let a little of the sand out of the ears on it.. it was too hard and I couldn't control the rear of the gun by squeezing the ears.. let a little out and solved the problem..
Grant

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Reply #2
That's about what I use fuj.. but I let a little of the sand out of the ears on it.. it was too hard and I couldn't control the rear of the gun by squeezing the ears.. let a little out and solved the problem..

I noticed it was pretty stiff but, I did a test on the work bench
and I will not change a thing at this point. Now my deal is probably
why it's good to go. The custom set up I made is only 1/2" moly tube.
I did a quick thumping to form the pocket, and was able to move the
stock with with my fingers without issue. I wont really know until I
get it out to the range, and work it with the new BE front rest.

Pic wont load again ??  I'll try a little later to post one up.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

Re: Another nut gathered

Reply #3
I couldn't control the rear of the gun by squeezing the ears.

I set up on the work bench again and tried another squeeze approach.
This time after a good pocket form, I left the ears alone and squeezed
the front of the bag. I got a little movement. The basement wall is 10ft
from the muzzle so I hung a piece of graph paper with a black sharpie
line in the center. With the cross hairs on that line I can raise the barrel
1/4" at 10ft with a fair squeeze.....That makes me feel confident that at
distance, after I set the front rest, the rear bag has room to play, and still
be stable.

Now the next problem !!  It don't want to slide !! I did the dryer sheet
trick, and it helped a bit. I have some thin teflon sheet rat holed some
place. I'll give that a try if I can find it.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

Re: Another nut gathered

Reply #4
I know letting a little of the sand out of mine let me manipulate the rear of the gun with my off hand better.. I get a pretty good hold on the gun when I shoot so dont worry about it sliding much as long as we both go straight back.. 😁
Grant

Re: Another nut gathered

Reply #5
I have one of the cheesy Caldwell bags filled with walnut media, I hate the thing, spend too much  time fighting it.

May go back to the Atlas monopod to recall why I switched.
Chris