An awesome post that challenges the current thinking.
For the longest time I used an old sandbag for my tactical rifle shooting but now I’m all classy. Of course, I’m joking here – there is nothing wrong with the old sandbag for your tactical rifle and it is cheap ( part of an old jean leg sewn to make a bag, filled with sand and sewn at other end ) but recently I acquired a really neat set of purpose made bags that are manufactured by a small Canadian company called J.S.A.T. that apparently makes cammo clothing as well.
As you can see in the above picture the bags come in three sizes ( approx L 9″x5″; M 6″x31/4″ and S 41/2″x 31/4″ ) and are made from 1000 Cordura nylon which seems some pretty heavy duty material, each bag also has mil-spec nylon carry handles on the top and sides and Molle straps. While I’ve not taken one apart to check, the bags seem to be filled with some kind of tiny plastic beads.
I’ve used these bags for over a year now and I’ve found them to be more than up to the task. I really like the fact that they come in different sizes as some rifle stocks simply don’t need a large bag like my old sand-filled home made bag. I wasn’t too sure the little plastic beads would give me the support that sand has given but so far I’ve had no problem.
The bags retail for $30, 40 and 50 for the S,M and L size and come in a whole bunch of different cammo patterns as well as some solid colours.
Overall, I’m pretty impressed with these bags and I’m happy to see another small Canadian company making products for shooter so while I’m going to stick to my Protektor for F Class, I’ve retired the old sandbag and use these bags for all my other rifle shooting. Classy eh 🙂
Over the years I’ve spent a fortune on M14-style rifles. I’ve bought Chinese one and dressed them up, bought SAI Loaded and National Match and now own the nicest of them all – a LRB M25 Medium Match. Obviously, I like the M14 platform but for sure there are some serious detractors and recently I read an article on another really good blog that was pretty interesting:
Comments and discussion welcome………………..
In the next few weeks I am going to do an experiment. I am going to take a totally 100% fake Leupold Mk4 3.5-10×40 that cost less than $100 off Ebay and compare it to a real Mk4 that cost me nearly $1500. The ‘Test Mule’ for this test will be a Remington 700 R5 in .308 and, if the fake hold up, we will move to the Remington 700P in .300wm.