Shooting Coat


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prid93
December 25, 2011, 11:34 PM
So I am looking to get into High-power rifle matches as well as vintage rifle matches in the upcoming year. My parents, as a Christmas gift, are going to purchase a shooting coat for me (I am 19 btw.) I am just curious as to what some of you would recommend in the $100-$150 range as a good shooting coat to be used for those purposes (basically just high power three position type shooting.)

One problem I have had with most shooting coats (these would be coats that my schools air rifle club owns and lets its members use) is that I am 6'0'' 155 lbs. In order to get a nice tight fit, the sleeves are usually really short and everything just seems wrong/uncomfortable. Unfortunately there are no stores that carry things such as this anywhere near me (that I am aware of yet) where I could go to try some on. Any tips on how to remedy this problem?

Thank you for your time, and Merry Christmas to all.

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Abel
December 26, 2011, 11:28 AM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Shooting+coat

springer99
December 26, 2011, 02:22 PM
Try the CMP for what you'll need to get started in HP matches. The coats aren't "hard-back", so they're not the best for the offhand strings, but they are still a good choice and fit the budget. Also, check on their mats and gloves; you'll want them also.

https://estore.odcmp.com/store/catalog/catalog.aspx?pg=catalogList&cat=EQA

Also, Champions Shooters Supply has a good selection and may be able to help you with sizing.

http://www.championshooters.com/index-ssl.html

Have fun. HP and the Vintage matches are a fun game

WNTFW
December 26, 2011, 02:25 PM
CMP has them for $75
Creedmore starts @ $80 http://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop/Creedmoor_Cloth_Coats/

Some others might have them in the price range.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
December 26, 2011, 04:50 PM
You have the same problem my Nephew has. Long arms, tall, bird chest. Don't worry, you will start filling out more around 21 or so. Until then, you will have a hard time with shooting coats or even sport coats that fit properly. Expect to spend at least twice as much for tailoring. A shooting coat has to fit properly or it is simply a waste of time and money.

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