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Old 04-17-2014, 9:09 AM
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If you attend an Appleseed you are going to spend a lot of time prone. This requires a shooting mat. Here is a great article from the CMP on building one with materials from WalMart.

http://www.odcmp.org/0414/default.asp?page=PRONEMAT
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Old 04-17-2014, 9:17 AM
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Or buy one of these... they are awesome and can be found well below MSRP.
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Old 04-17-2014, 3:16 PM
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I paid around $25 for mine at Midway. They go on 50% off sales periodically.

That being said when I'm doing something all day like an Appleseed event I also bring a big chunk of remainder carpet I got at Home Depot. Gives me more space / cushion / insulation against the cold ground. Then I put the shooting mat on top of that.
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Old 04-17-2014, 8:10 PM
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That's a cool project and thanks for posting but shooting mats are so cheap ( like the one Midway always has on sale ) I don't see how useful it is

A chunk of carpet can often be acquired for nothing and it works pretty well.


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If you attend an Appleseed you are going to spend a lot of time prone. This requires a shooting mat. Here is a great article from the CMP on building one with materials from WalMart.

http://www.odcmp.org/0414/default.asp?page=PRONEMAT
I like this idea about putting the mat on top of a chunk of carpet -- I think I'll start doing that.
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I paid around $25 for mine at Midway. They go on 50% off sales periodically.

That being said when I'm doing something all day like an Appleseed event I also bring a big chunk of remainder carpet I got at Home Depot. Gives me more space / cushion / insulation against the cold ground. Then I put the shooting mat on top of that.
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Old 04-17-2014, 9:59 PM
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After instructing for six years, I find I don't need a shooting mat anymore... but it does help keep the rifle clean.

In extremis, I recommend folks use the floor mats from their car. But Midway mats, camp mattresses, moving blankets, carpet remnants, old bath mats, or even a serious beach towel will do the job, in approximate order of utility. Try it out and see what works for you.
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Old 04-24-2014, 4:30 PM
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I alway's used a moving blanket/pad folded in half, like as rocketman stated
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