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#1 andrew ward

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:54 PM

What can i get to fill empty shot bags with?
Im trying to think what it would be called so i can google something locally. I assume theres shot that gets used for something non film related that i can get cheaply but i cant think what it might be.
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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:00 AM

Shot guns ?
I use the centre punched bits that are sold as scrap from metal washer manufacturers. Works, amd it's not lead.
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#3 andrew ward

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:21 AM

Metal scrap!
Ill see if that works.
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:23 AM

Aha!
Maybe i can buy a lot of small washers!
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:01 AM

Gravel.


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#6 Darren Levine

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:58 PM

do you live near a beach?

 

or a playground?


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:22 PM

You can buy playsand pretty cheaply at most home improvement stores. Good for sandbags and my fish-tank.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:24 AM

Those are actually all good ideas. I feel dumb for not thinking of those.

I was thinking metal shot would be heavier and less clingy and less messy if it spills, but maybe sand or gravel is a good idea!
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#9 Darren Levine

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:03 AM

hey if you want it to have a nice sounds, go for marbles :)


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Good call. Marbles put me on the path to "small
Metal balls". Wonder if i should try magnetised bucky balls??!
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#11 Lance Soltys

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

I just filled up a few bags, and was considering different options, both sand and lead shot.  I went with sand because if there was a leak, it's easier to sweep up a pile of sand then have a bunch of shot rolling all over the place.  I don't know how often these things tend to leak though.  Also shot is pretty expensive.


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#12 Toby Orzano

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:58 AM

In my opinion, it has to be something metal, whether it's shot or washer slugs or what have you. A shot bag filled with sand weighs maybe five pounds and is not really all that effective. I think the idea of a shot bag is to be small yet heavy.


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#13 andrew ward

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:51 AM

Youre right sir. Ill get some metal stuff.
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

Sandbags are designed to suck. Thats literally their entire job, to be a bitch to move around.

I prefer densely packed sand over gravel or shot, as it contours better and is less likely to rip the bag(no sharp edges).


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#15 andrew ward

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:40 AM

The bags have double zips so i figured sand might leak easier. Ill try some though.

Thanks mate.
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