Made a Rear bag

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I have been looking for a rear bag for a while that was just the way I wanted it, but I couldn’t find exactly what I thought I wanted. I wasn’t willing to spend $50 on something I might not like so I made my own with the help of my wife and her sewing stuff. I like it for the most part but I think I’ll make another one with slightly smaller dimensions.
 

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I forgot to mention what it’s made of. I ordered some “Kevlar” fabric for the main bag and added some strapping from an old MARPAT ruck sack. The stitching is spaced the same as MOLLE and fits those size accessories. I attached two bungee chord clips to add tension if needed. The bag is filled with air soft bbs, which make a litttle noise but should be unaffected by moisture.
 
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The size was supposed to be 3x4x5 but due to my lack of sewing experience ended up more like 2.5x5x5. I really wanted the three different heights for more versatility, so I’m going to try again and see if I can turn one out more like what I have invisioned in my mind.
 

Mike 556

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I have been looking for a rear bag for a while that was just the way I wanted it, but I couldn’t find exactly what I thought I wanted. I wasn’t willing to spend $50 on something I might not like so I made my own with the help of my wife and her sewing stuff. I like it for the most part but I think I’ll make another one with slightly smaller dimensions.
Good job Tim. Looks every bit as good or better than the commercial bags.
Mike
 
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I had cut one of the sleeves off of an old pair of BDU that I filled with corn and just left in my box blind that worked pretty well for a while until the rodents got to it.
Yours is a bit more refined.
Believe it or not the first one I made was the bottom of a pant leg off a BDU filled with rice. It didn’t work great in the rain.
 

CV_Ag

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Looks pretty dang good! How’s the weight of it? And does it hold a shape fairly well for positions? I’ve never even thought about using that for fill
 
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It is a little heavy but not any more than a rice bag of the same size. As for stability it seems to works quite well, and provide a nice solid feel if you do your job setting things up well, if I’m lazy and just try to rush the shot by squeezing the bag too much it isn’t the greatest, but all bags seem to struggle with that kind of operator error.
 

Strykervet

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A member on here gave me a big bag of the pellets (forget the technical name) that they use to make plastic milk jugs. Fairly light, irregular shapes "lock" better than rice and of course it can get wet with no problems.

I'm sure many plastics in that pellet form would be ideal for this. You can probably get 'em for free if you have a place nearby that mfg.'s plastic items, those pellets end up all over the place and cost next to nothing.
 
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That’s a cool idea, I think I paid $10 for the can of airsoft bbs and it used all of them and could have used a handful more.
 
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