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Shooting Coat

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by prid93, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. prid93

    prid93 New Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    New York
    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.
  2. Abel

    Abel Senior Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Eastern CONUS
  3. springer99

    springer99 Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    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.


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


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

    WNTFW Participating Member

    Jul 16, 2006
  5. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Senior Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    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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