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opinions wanted cold weather shooting jacket

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by August1940, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. August1940

    August1940 Active Member

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    Cold weather coming, would like opinions on what type jacket is good for trap shooting in the cold,

    I like the looks of the Browning Ballistic prevent jackets, and Eddie Bauer has one with a hood.

    What do you more experienced shooters use for cold windy days. Not too cold, I'm not going to suffer too much, I like to shoot and am fairly tough, but I'm not an idiot either.

    I have searched, but not found any mention of the Browning Ballistic prevent jackets.

    Also freedom of movement is important I think. I thought the big pockets would hold shells, and a bag on my belt for the emptys.

    Not sure if a hood is helpful or not. I am pretty sure I don't want too much bulk, as in a down coat, seems like it might make it harder to shoulder the gun if too much bulk.



    Maybe just a good hooded sweatshirt and a shooting vest??

    Appreciate the help.

    thanks Jack
     
  2. us820

    us820 Active Member

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    John Storm period.The rest of the posts will back me up.
     
  3. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Well-Known Member

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    John Storm is the only choice.
     
  4. W.R.Buchanan

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    I'm thinking,,, wear something warm.

    Randy
     
  5. Claydotter

    Claydotter Active Member

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    I have a Browning Ballistic Jacket. It`s Great! Usually don`t shoot much below 45 degrees. They run true to size , and are warm.

    Just Google Browning Ballistic Jacket and Tons will come up. Sierra Trading Post is about the cheapest. That`s where I got mine.

    Regards , Pete
     
  6. Charlie Becknell

    Charlie Becknell Well-Known Member

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    I really like my Wildhare coat. Check out Gamaliel.
     
  7. legman

    legman Member

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    I knew exactly what I was looking for in a shooting coat. After a long search I came across a Browning windcutter shooting jacket. After four winters of shooting with the coat I couldn't be happier. The coat is showing no sign of wear. Kenny Bruggeman
     
  8. bossbasl

    bossbasl Active Member

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    Proper base layer topped by custom built John Storm (as others have stated). The rest are all "sorta good".
     
  9. kenf

    kenf Active Member

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    John Storm's are very nice coats- and they also have the ability to take a liner for the really cold days.
     
  10. ImpalaBob

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    I'm cheap .... I use a Columbia Omni-Tech Zippered hoodie and it is VERY WARM and also light weight and not bulky.
     
  11. teddy34

    teddy34 TS Member

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    I would also consider a Beretta coat. I have a couple, one is wool and com-
    fortable as a jacket as well as an outdoor coat.
     
  12. mike campbell

    mike campbell Active Member

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    Layers.

    A thin Merino wool 1/4 zip next to the skin. A windbreaker layer next (a golf shirt will do)and a heavy wool sweater on top. Beretta, Browning, Cabelas and others make wool 1/4, 1/2 and full zip wools sweaters with a windshear lining. Very non-restrictive and easy on/off in the clubhouse if necessary.

    I think I'm on this Blizzard League squad...


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  13. mx8dave

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    I ordered my John Storm at the grand with liner,,still waiting ,,should be arriving soon ,,had a pavillion coat ,,was ok bought out by Wildhare,Bob Allen in the past ,was a real sponge in the Washington rain but super in eastern Washington dry weather ,also have a Beretta pockets are to small ,,
    Mx8Dave
     
  14. Chugiakshooter

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    A heated jacket from Milwaukee tool company works really good,but then again I just shoot in Alaska the global warming is coming some day.
     
  15. Ed C

    Ed C Active Member

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    Wear layers, and make sure the top layer is a John Storm coat.
     
  16. rwtii

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    Bob Allen makes a nice on as does Beretta. No hood because you don't want a collar. Wear hats and scarves if you need to. The absolute best winter coat is a wild hare coat that is too large for you. Send it to Foxx furs in Duluth MN and have it lined in either muskrat or sheared beaver. The coat gets a little heavy, but is warm to below zero with a wind. Another alternative is really heavy fleece underwear from Cabelas. Layer with normal stuff and you are still warm.
     
  17. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Get your coats now. Big 15 year cooling coming. Already begun. And don't forget your hands.
     
  18. ken1okie

    ken1okie Active Member

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    Cabela's Windshear sweater is the best piece of cold weather clothing I've ever bought.
     
  19. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Bought my first John Storm coat with the liner this year.

    It is really nice.

    I'd buy another one in a heart beat.

    Hauxfan!
     
  20. JEB

    JEB Active Member

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    Take a look at the Shoot The Moon Polartec jackets. Warm, not bulky and good windbreakers. Their web site is stmgear.com.

    JEB
     
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