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Old 03-12-2015, 11:23 AM
BobSanders BobSanders is offline
 
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Default Reasonable shooting coat for Garand matches

Can you guys throw out some ideas for a reasonable shooting coat? Vendors? I plan to shoot fairly casually some Garand and service rifle high power matches.
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:50 PM
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Google these:

Champions Choice
Champion Shooters Supply
Creedmoor Sports

All good vendors of good shooting coats.
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Old 03-12-2015, 03:01 PM
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http://estore.thecmp.org/store/catal...4=&note5=&max=

http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/ammo-parts-accessories/
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:20 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/10X-PADDED-S...3D291375555947 I have one of these that I like for informal shooting especially prone. I recently bought a creedmore hardback and love it.
I only shoot 8-10 matches a year.
https://sites.google.com/site/madebymcron/home I have not seen these but they look ok in the pics.
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:29 PM
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I've got the NRA coat from Champions Choice and like it. It's just fine for my skill level so I'm going to use it for a while.
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Old 03-12-2015, 11:15 PM
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Just got the Creedmore Deluxe for under 200.00 gcc
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:33 AM
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Buy once.. Cry once... Especially if you decide to be in this for the long haul.

http://www.mckennashootingsports.com/
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:06 AM
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I'm gonna agree with Rootsy.

The problem with cheap coats (anything that is not a Monard or Creedmoor for HP) is that they have very poor resale value. At best you'll be lucky if you get 40% back out of it.

If you decide this game is not for you later on, you can just about bet on getting all your money back re-selling a used (in good condition) Creedmoor or Monard coat.

And if you stick with it on a casual level, it is still nice to buy top of the line equipment if you can swing the $.

Same goes for coats made to International rules (Mondards, Aschutz, Gehmann, Kurt Thune)
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:18 AM
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I started last year with a 10-X cloth coat which is very similar to the soft back $80 jackets from Creedmore, CMP and Champion's Choice. The 10-X had great elbows and shoulder padding but did nothing for support but it was a great starting point. A person I did a transaction with happened to have a old used and abused Creedmoor hardback coat that he gave me and I noticed the difference in my offhand the first time I used it.

If you can afford it, I would buy a Creedmoor hardback and never look back.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:48 AM
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Can you guys throw out some ideas for a reasonable shooting coat?
As others have said, if your definition of "reasonable" includes "inexpensive" and you start shooting competitive matches you will NOT be happy. If you think/are going the route of competitive shooting (NRA HP, CMP EIC) buy a Creedmoor. If you're going to be happy shooting recreational club matches then maybe buy something less, recognizing that if you do become "competitive", you'll need to buy again.

Hope that helps.
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