Shot bag filler
Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:54 PM
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.
Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:00 AM
I use the centre punched bits that are sold as scrap from metal washer manufacturers. Works, amd it's not lead.
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.
Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:24 AM
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!
Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:03 AM
hey if you want it to have a nice sounds, go for marbles
Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:32 PM
Metal balls". Wonder if i should try magnetised bucky balls??!
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.
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.
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).
Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:40 AM