Urgent: quick source for ghillie suit


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Monkeyleg
December 15, 2006, 10:52 PM
Ok, ok, so I'm trying to suck up to my boss.

He has a few acres, horses, dogs, cats...and coyotes. The coyotes have become a problem for him.

Two days ago, I jokingly suggested to his daughter (my immediate boss) that she buy him a ghillie suit, and get him some night vision scopes to take out the coyotes.

He's already into SASS shooting, and has already shot one coyote (missed the other two).

At our company Christmas lunch today, I joked about him donning a ghillie suit and lying in wait for his problem coyotes.

He said that he'd looked at ghillie suits, and liked them. I think that varmint hunting may be next in his firearms hobbies.

I've been bringing my boss along slowly to the idea of legal CCW. I'd like to think that making him a "sniper" will add to that.

So...where do I purchase a good-quality ghillie suit, and have it in my hands by next Friday at the latest?

Bear in mind: if I can get him into a ghillie suit, I can probably get him to abandon his SASS lever-actions and buy AR's with night-vision scopes.

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swampgator
December 15, 2006, 11:01 PM
You can make one within a few hours.
Directions found here (http://www.snipercountry.com/InReviews/YourOwnGhillie.asp), here (http://www.snipersparadise.com/fieldcraft/ghillie1.htm), and here (http://www.ghilliesuits.com/build%20_own.htm).

The good thing about making your own is that you can integrate colors native to your area.

Billll
December 15, 2006, 11:40 PM
Bass pro shop has them, I think you can get something from most big sportsmans stores. Maybe even Wal-Mart.

possum
December 15, 2006, 11:54 PM
the only way to go is for someone to make one, that is the best and the only way that i would wear one is if i made it myself. i made one way back and it turned out really well, it took a long time but it was well worth the time and money.

model 649
December 16, 2006, 12:00 AM
Saw them at Cabela's in the "bargain cave". They were just the basic suit that had to be built up as you see fit. Neat idea.
Josh

rchernandez
December 16, 2006, 12:02 AM
Try cheaperthandirt.com I recently ordered a few items from them and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly they delivered the items. There is a ghillie suit in their current catalog.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/BUSH700-41711-1197.html
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/BUSH702-41713-1197.html

good luck

Hoppy590
December 16, 2006, 12:04 AM
ghillie suits are supposed to be hand made for the individual terrain. best bet is getting one of those build your own set ups and build it to best suite the land he will be hunting

ReadyontheRight
December 16, 2006, 12:09 AM
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nemoaz
December 16, 2006, 02:26 AM
ghillie suits are supposed to be hand made for the individual terrain. best bet is getting one of those build your own set ups and build it to best suite the land he will be hunting

Exactly right. I'm wearing a handmade one right now. In fact, I'm usually wearing one. My den ghillie has pieces of light tan carpet, fake looklike wood similar to my desk, some vertical venetian blinds, and a keyboard or two on it. It works great and hides the ceramic plate I have duct taped to my back. You see, I have some enemies and they could buy a high powered rifle and snipe me through the sliding glass door.

Yes, I recently read the mall ninja thread. :) Why do you ask?

Monkeyleg
December 16, 2006, 03:04 AM
nemoaz: "Exactly right. I'm wearing a handmade one right now. In fact, I'm usually wearing one. My den ghillie has pieces of light tan carpet, fake looklike wood similar to my desk, some vertical venetian blinds, and a keyboard or two on it. It works great and hides the ceramic plate I have duct taped to my back. You see, I have some enemies and they could buy a high powered rifle and snipe me through the sliding glass door.

Yes, I recently read the mall ninja thread. Why do you ask?"

:D :D :D


OK, back to the serious side.

My boss loves SASS shooting. He has horses, he has far more guns than I do, and he loves the sport.

But he doesn't like Evil Black Rifles. Or anything---scopes, night vision, etc--associated with them.

I have a real opportunity here to bring a wealthy member of the gun community over to our side.

He's already expressed an interest in getting a ghillie suit. With the right guidance, and the right focus on the AWB ban, this fairly influential person could be brought into our fold.

So, give me suggestions on how to bring him into our society. Don't give me suggestions on how to drive him away.

el44vaquero
December 16, 2006, 03:14 AM
As a cattle rancher, I've taken down many coyotes in my day. Usually it's around dusk and I get them across the field along the timberline with an old winchester m70 .30-06 loaded with some special loads. When I've hunted them, all you need is a good rifle, a good scope, and if you want to go high tech you can get one of the predator calls. A ghillie suit isn't really needed unless he just really wants one.

Monkeyleg
December 16, 2006, 03:46 AM
el44vaquero, my boss isn't a cattle rancher. Hell, I don't think he's really any kind of rancher at all.

I was just trying to find out what kind of ghillie suit I could get for him...in less than a week.

Did I mention that was trying to score points with him? ;)

cracked butt
December 16, 2006, 04:35 AM
Take a ride up hwy 45 to Cabelas. If they don't have them in stock at the store, go to the service desk and they will order one to your house- supposedly they have free shipping this month for store orders.

Edit: I'm actually going there tomorow myself, I can check to see if they have them in stock for you.

Lucky
December 16, 2006, 04:43 AM
"But he doesn't like Evil Black Rifles. Or anything---scopes, night vision, etc--associated with them."

He's got a right to his opinions. You won't make friends trying to convince a truck guy to drive a Honda Civic, or their funny exhausts or their flashing lights or all the stickers they require. You'll probably just piss him off, even though you have all sorts of great reasons why they're better.

Maybe if you really want to sell him, find a situation where a quick follow-up shot would be needed, and then at that time mention some self-loading rifles. But until then it sounds like it's a good bet he already knows your opinion:)

Lebben-B
December 16, 2006, 05:22 AM
To a CMF 11/18 guy, a ghillie suit is an intensely personal project based on METT-TC and personal preference. Normally we have all the materials on hand needed to make a good one. We also have a lot people who have made them before to help us. For someone who's looking to get one quickly, Cabela's, CTD or Bass Pro Shops is probably the way to go. If your Boss likes the suit - and pre-made one's aren't cheap, btw - then you can suggest making one that's tailored for his property's terrain and foliage. Then volunteer to help, scoring yet more points.

Mike

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