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BUM BAG
« on: July 15, 2015, 08:26:09 PM »
   Since I am feeling Open or WFTF {springer} would be a good class for me...
I need info on seats. The rules list height dimensions, yet no  further info..
Diameter, material of construction, fill options etc.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 07:46:33 AM »
Height is the only rule. Most of us use bumbags, but some use a folding turkey seat.

Bumbag https://www.rapidairweapons.com/xcart/product.php?productid=17741&cat=255&page=1

Turkey seat https://www.rapidairweapons.com/xcart/product.php?productid=17741&cat=255&page=1

I use a bumbag filled with beanbag chair fill.

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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 12:12:01 PM »
Use a Bumm with buckwheat hull filler.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 03:43:39 PM »
I sit on a shooting mat. Though a higher seat can help if the target has weeds in front of it.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 04:29:22 PM »
 Thank You all for your great response. Being an over thinker, I have been hoping to streamline the minimal equipment requirements. Time better well spent on ranging and practice. Win M70
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 02:59:58 PM »
Has anyone ever tried a "heat-a-seat" or "thermaseat" as a bum bag?  The filling purports to be closed cell foam, which is probably not ideal, but even if it isn't, it looks like the bag could be filled with whatever preferred filling pretty easily.

17x17x5 looks to be a pretty decent size for it. 

https://www.thermaseat.com/product/heat-seat/

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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 10:45:06 PM »
Those thermaseats are not stable at all.  The filling will compress bad.  I ordered my bum bag from the UK, but I don't remember what store.  Buckwheat hulls can be ordered from ebay.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 12:01:19 AM »
Those thermaseats are not stable at all.  The filling will compress bad.  I ordered my bum bag from the UK, but I don't remember what store.  Buckwheat hulls can be ordered from ebay.

Thanks, Cliff.  I just can't get excited about paying 60 bucks plus shipping for a nylon bag. I see a couple for 25 Lb (after VAT) on UK sites, but it doesn't look like they ship.  I think I'm going to get one of the heat seat things for 10 bucks and if the foam is no bueno, slit it open and use something else.  Those buckwheat hulls are not cheap.  Someone is making a killing on those things.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 12:44:45 AM »
Those thermaseats are not stable at all.  The filling will compress bad.  I ordered my bum bag from the UK, but I don't remember what store.  Buckwheat hulls can be ordered from ebay.

  Those buckwheat hulls are not cheap.  Someone is making a killing on those things.

Bean bag beads ... Shredded cork ... Cheerios  :o or Fruit loops   :o :o can work too.

Idea is to pack firm when set upon, not break down too fast and be fairly light weight for carrying.  O' and not be food for critters while stored  :-[   
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 11:42:51 PM »
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ATP6ZCW/ref=s9_acsd_simh_hd_bw_bEMHv_c_x_1_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=HYY39DPH4PPTFG60JE1W&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=b4aea1b3-e669-56a4-a25f-0b17678c0d05&pf_rd_i=3422271
Yoga Cushion under $23

Thank you sir.  That had already been pointed out to me on a similar thread on yellow.  Looks like a really solid alternative.  Cliff let me use his this weekend and I am sold on the benefit, for sure.
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2017, 12:10:50 PM »
Update.  I got one of the cushions mentioned by Leo.  It seems quite suitable for the purpose:  zippered canvas outer bag with handle, zippered inner bag, so fill-adjustable.  Buckwheat hulls.

The only drawback is that it is about 13" in diameter.  I'm skinnyfat and have a small butt so it still works for me.  May not for larger folks.  Also, I could see a larger diameter being useful (sloped ground where perhaps you want it higher on one side), even for a skinny dude.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2017, 11:46:54 AM »
There's this misnomer that bum bags have to be filled with Buckwheat hulls which can be expensive.  Especially if you fly to a FT competition with an empty bag, and have to empty it to fly back.

One can buy buckwheat hulls at a dedicated pet store, a disposable item used for Hamster bedding and litter.  For this purpose, you will find it cheaper there.  In addition, you can  buckwheat hulls -- or other similar materials -- at almost any Walmart or Target in the country, for very little money.  Go to the pet section and look for Hamster bedding/litter.

An even cheaper alternative is hamster bedding made from corn cob crumbs...  A large bag costs less than $5.

I filled some Caldwell bag rests with this stuff, and have 1/2 a bag left over.  Works great.

Hamsters are low maintenance animals, airgun hobbyists are not.  Just make contented hamster noises while you're shooting.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2017, 01:34:18 PM »
There's this misnomer that bum bags have to be filled with Buckwheat hulls which can be expensive.  Especially if you fly to a FT competition with an empty bag, and have to empty it to fly back.

One can buy buckwheat hulls at a dedicated pet store, a disposable item used for Hamster bedding and litter.  For this purpose, you will find it cheaper there.  In addition, you can  buckwheat hulls -- or other similar materials -- at almost any Walmart or Target in the country, for very little money.  Go to the pet section and look for Hamster bedding/litter.

An even cheaper alternative is hamster bedding made from corn cob crumbs...  A large bag costs less than $5.

I filled some Caldwell bag rests with this stuff, and have 1/2 a bag left over.  Works great.

Hamsters are low maintenance animals, airgun hobbyists are not.  Just make contented hamster noises while you're shooting.

Haha, thanks Bob.  I may need a demo of contented hamster noises Saturday.  I certainly don't want to propagate any nonsense about buckwheat hulls.  I have been warned that resilient stuff like foam and some bean bag "particles" are too "bouncy" for a good bum bag.  Makes sense.

Also, I have a sense that my yoga cushion may be overfilled for bum bag purposes.  Is there any guideline for that?  I have seen some people say that their hindparts are actually on the ground, with the bum bag supporting and surrounding.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2019, 11:57:49 PM »
A turkey seat is another option. I use it because it is a little easier to get up from. You can find them at Bass Pro. To meet the height requirements, you might have to cut about an off two of the legs on one side.
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Re: BUM BAG
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2021, 01:45:51 AM »
I've used bean bag filler. I may need to try the buckwheat hulls.
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