Shooting heavy revolvers off of a rest can wreak havoc on sandbags due to the side-blast from the cylinder gap on magnum revolvers. In no time at all you can totally ruin a good set of sandbags due to this cylinder gap blast.
A simple solution is to make a revolver rest out of a common carpet sample rolled up tightly and secured with plastic wire ties. The carpet rest is virtually impervious to the continual blast from a prolonged shooting session of your favorite revolver, can be purchased for a couple of bucks at a home improvement center or carpet shop, and is light weight to boot.
Give one a try, and you’ll also find that a revolver fired from the somewhat spongy rolled up carpet rest will also shoot closer to a hand-held point of aim than will the same revolver fired off of sandbags. Your carpet rest will last for several years.
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