Ultralight Rear Shooting Bag

Truduct

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So I have been searching for an ultralight rear shooting bag and this is what I came up with. Most pre filled bags weigh 16oz minimum that’s way to heavy for me to be adding to the pack. I found these bags on Amazon for super cheap. Then I cut some 1x1 squares of open cel foam at the shop and bam I have an awesome water proof ultralight read bag. I ordered one of each size bag but it will be carrying the smaller bag in the field.
if you order the bag and stop by my shop I will give you the foam to fill it. I have a ton of scrap.

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Lungpopper

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Drew , how hard are the foam chunks you’re using ?
I tried it today with some foam I had. Super light but the bag was to soft for my liking. 35E3E2C0-E1AF-4AAA-B030-AA5B684A350E.jpeg 8691DAE4-2302-4C4C-9167-5358EF8753DC.jpeg
put the beads back in it.
 
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Truduct

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Drew , how hard are the foam chunks you’re using ?
I tried it today with some foam I had. Super light but the bag was to soft for my liking. View attachment 43990 View attachment 43991
put the beads back in it.
I have a bunch of strips of the foam at my house. I actually ripped it into smaller chunks than 1x1 and packed it tight. With it packed dense the bag seems pretty good to me. Swing by my house and grab a strip. I will leave a couple in the planter by my garage.
 
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Do you plan on strapping it to your rifle or pack for quick access? I really like the idea but not sure if it would actually get used in the moment or if I would use the quickest thing I can (jacket, gloves, etc).
 

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Do you plan on strapping it to your rifle or pack for quick access? I really like the idea but not sure if it would actually get used in the moment or if I would use the quickest thing I can (jacket, gloves, etc).
When you are setting up for a longer shot where a rear bag is needed you typically aren't hurried.
 

Truduct

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Do you plan on strapping it to your rifle or pack for quick access? I really like the idea but not sure if it would actually get used in the moment or if I would use the quickest thing I can (jacket, gloves, etc).
I will have more than likely attached for my pack with an aluminum caribener. I am bringing this along for long range over 400 yard shots. If I don’t have the time to setup for a shot that long I shouldn’t be taking the shot. Rear rifle stability is crucial in making a good shot. I am actually pretty good at using my off hand fist to stabilize but a bag is much nicer.

you can have the nicest rifle in the world but if you don’t have stability it won’t matter. I want to eliminate as much of me out of the equation and the bags help. Wind is always the X factor.
 

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I understand the importance of rifle stability. I guess i was just weighing the options of using a jacket / pack for rear stability vs bringing another item that takes of pack space.
 

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Front option...
 

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I have been looking for something to fill my bag rest with as well that is ultra light I will have to keep a eye out for something similar to this. Looks like it would work great in the bag I have as well.
 

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So I have been searching for an ultralight rear shooting bag and this is what I came up with. Most pre filled bags weigh 16oz minimum that’s way to heavy for me to be adding to the pack. I found these bags on Amazon for super cheap. Then I cut some 1x1 squares of open cel foam at the shop and bam I have an awesome water proof ultralight read bag. I ordered one of each size bag but it will be carrying the smaller bag in the field.
if you order the bag and stop by my shop I will give you the foam to fill it. I have a ton of scrap.

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@Truduct I'll take you up on the offer! Bag came in today. I'll stop by Monday, got a will call I need to pickup.
 
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Have you shot with this yet? How was it stabilizing your gun? I am looking at buying some mini styrofoam balls for my rear bag. That is what crosstac uses in their "light weight" bags.
 

NBK

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Have you shot with this yet? How was it stabilizing your gun? I am looking at buying some mini styrofoam balls for my rear bag. That is what crosstac uses in their "light weight" bags.
Mini styrofoam has my interest.
 

JakeSCH

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Mini styrofoam has my interest.
Apparently kids use them to make slime...and they are the size of a bb. Figured I would buy it to give it a try, it sure beats carrying sand / rice around.

 
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