Finally, on a more cheerful note, here's something really different. We don't pay much thought to sandbags unless one of the things breaks a seam in our car. This is because they're homely and made of old shot bags, coin bags, and ballistic nylon. However, Benchmaster, a company that specializes in shooting accessories, is turning out bench bags made from buffalo hide. They are very well designed, nicely made, very tough, and to put it plainly, beautiful. Whould'a thought? I'm quite taken with mine. A front bag, filled at the factory, is $69.95; the rear bag, ditto, is $39.95.