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 Post subject: Rear bags
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:19 pm 
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Hi I am looking for advice. I have a Ruger precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor before lock down I fitted a rear bag rider. I don't normally shoot prone but I gave it a go. I could not get the bag rider to sit on my existing rear bag the bag is not high enough. Or I am doing some thing wrong. Can any one recommend a rear bag that will suit.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear bags
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:08 am 
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That's a difficult one. So many variables involved such as the height that you like to have your shoulders and the amount you rotate your upper torso. What is your current rear bag? If I'm out in the field shooting prone from various inclines I tend to adjust to the conditions, on the range it's a case of being as comfortable as possible in a position that my body feels naturally accustomed to. Bipods and rear bags are adjusted to accommodate for that position and the line of the rifle for a relaxed aim.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear bags
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:24 am 
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Alpha1 wrote:
Hi I am looking for advice. I have a Ruger precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor before lock down I fitted a rear bag rider. I don't normally shoot prone but I gave it a go. I could not get the bag rider to sit on my existing rear bag the bag is not high enough. Or I am doing some thing wrong. Can any one recommend a rear bag that will suit.


To be honest, if you're not shooting competitively, why not just use a squashy sandbag? These are cheap and come in all sizes. Ebay lists plenty of options.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear bags
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:29 am 
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Alpha1 wrote:
Hi I am looking for advice. I have a Ruger precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor before lock down I fitted a rear bag rider. I don't normally shoot prone but I gave it a go. I could not get the bag rider to sit on my existing rear bag the bag is not high enough. Or I am doing some thing wrong. Can any one recommend a rear bag that will suit.


To be honest, if you're not shooting competitively, why not just use a squashy sandbag? These are cheap and come in all sizes. Ebay lists plenty of options.


I made one for the Dragunov using the material from the leg of a pair of old combat trousers, sewed up one end, filled it with plastic beads and tied up the other end.....works perfectly and can be tailored for height depending on how much filling goes in.Might not look very swanky but it does the job.

Has the advantage that you can give it a squeeze to bring the reticle on target too.....

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 Post subject: Re: Rear bags
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:06 pm 
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snayperskaya wrote:
The Gun Pimp wrote:
Alpha1 wrote:
Hi I am looking for advice. I have a Ruger precision rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor before lock down I fitted a rear bag rider. I don't normally shoot prone but I gave it a go. I could not get the bag rider to sit on my existing rear bag the bag is not high enough. Or I am doing some thing wrong. Can any one recommend a rear bag that will suit.


To be honest, if you're not shooting competitively, why not just use a squashy sandbag? These are cheap and come in all sizes. Ebay lists plenty of options.


I made one for the Dragunov using the material from the leg of a pair of old combat trousers, sewed up one end, filled it with plastic beads and tied up the other end.....works perfectly and can be tailored for height depending on how much filling goes in.Might not look very swanky but it does the job.

Has the advantage that you can give it a squeeze to bring the reticle on target too.....


I did something very similar, but I used neoprene instead. It makes it more squeezable/easier to get the desired height.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear bags
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:30 pm 
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I could not get comfortable shooting prone so I have taken the rear bag rider off for now. I shoot with some guys who shoot competitevly from the prone position. I will ask them for some pointers. In the mean time I will go back to shooting from the firing point pit. I can manage that as long as I have a ladder to get in and out. Old age is not for the faint hearted I kid you not.


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