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Waterproof Shooting Coat for shotgun sports?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OGC Director, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. OGC Director

    OGC Director TS Member

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    After getting wet at every shoot I've been to in the last 4 or 5 weeks I'm in the market for a coat to shoot trap in. I'm a 3x guy, 6'1" about 295 (more like 310 after thursday) I tried a coat from Cabelas but it bound me up and I had to send it back. In real cold weather I use a wool shooting sweater with windshear but I really don't have anything for the rain. Any Idea's?
     
  2. maka

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    I have a Bob Allen from Gameills. Works great. Nice pad and pockets have drain holes. About $90 plus shipping.
     
  3. steele

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    I'm 6'4" 260 & I sorta had the same problem getting something that fit that also moved well. I found Frogg Toggs raingear & then I put my shooting vest over top. They breath real well & are exceptionally light weight. Other than having to hang the vest to dry, I haven't any issues. Butch
     
  4. capvan

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    I don't have any specific ideas, but anything you buy from Duluth Trading Co. will be a good deal. The big thing about them is their sizing is really generous. I'm usually an "extra large", but I've learned with them to order "large" and it will be plenty big enough. And the clothing lasts forever...

    Bruce
     
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    You can sometimes find "shooting coats" or "waterproof shooting jackets" on Ebay and they're cheap.

    Kevin
     
  6. Bird Grinder

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    John Storm has the best jackets.
     
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    big boy- you have a PM wally riebesell 660-744-4115
     
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    John Storm. They'll make it any size you want, with or without liner, in several styles. Mine's 9 years old and still going. J
     
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    gee- its nice to PM someone my own size!!!!!
     
  10. OGC Director

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    Thanks all for the info. I've never had much luck buying something without trying it on first. And even then, shooting in it is another issue.
     
  11. three-reloaders

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    I got one from a golf pro shop. I figured if they can play golf in them I could shot in them. Never had a better rain gear. Not cheap. Jerry
     
  12. OGC Director

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    I tried one of the golf pull overs for rain gear but had trouble keeping the butt from slipping off of my shoulder. And I hate wearing a vest. I'm one of the tee shirt crowd as long as I can stand it. I must be getting older because a wet tee on a cool day doesn't cut it any more.
     
  13. OhioGal

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    OGC, I am a big girl 2X here, my husband knew I was going pheasant hunting the first year, they were calling for rain, he went and got me a Beretta coat, its gortex inside, under the plaid lining its vented on the arms so you can shoot forever in it. Spent 4 hrs in the field with rain just coming down, and I was very very dry when I got back and warm. I have seen a few of them online still I will look and see if I can find the name its like tin cloth so made to repel the water.

    Deb
     
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    Foggs Toggs works for me. Add a dot com for a website and nearest dealer to you, so as you can try some on. Good Luck and Break-em all. JEff
     
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    I bought a Jansport Rain Jacket over ten years ago at our company store. It was an XL and fits me well. I'm a 2XL sized guy, so the jacket was generous where it needed to be. I use it for shooting in rain and drizzle. It has a hood that actually works well to keep the rain off of my face and glasses. It's long enough to keep me dry in the waist area. They were made specially for us and I have not seen them anywhere else. They are no longer offered. The point is that you just need to find something that fits you the right way. What works for someone might be a poor choice for someone else. Look around and try a few on. I like the hood, since it does what I need it to and does not get in the way. I have another jacket that is similar, but it does not fit the same way and is useless for shooting trap. It's a 2XL. Shop around and actually try on the jackets/coats and try moving around and see how it is. Put the hood up and move your head and shoulders around and see what it does. A pair of waterproof boots, adequately sized rain pants, and I'm in business.

    Fit and comfort is the most important thing. I don't care if it came from WalMart. If it fits and does the job, it worth it.
     
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    Orvis can outfit you for $$$$. The have the good stuff.
     
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    I vote for Storm.He custom made my jacket & would not charge my card until he heard from me that it fit & I was satisfied. How many people do business like that anymore?
     
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    I also vote for Storm. His jackets are made for shooters. Waterproof and well made.
     
  19. Chipmaker

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    Bazooka your link was wrong for BackFence so here it is!!
    www.backfence-sportswear.com
     
  20. ExFedex

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    Frogg Togs work for me with a vest over them for shooting. Lightweight, cheap,usually come with pants for fishing, roll-up hood etc. Watched one of west coasts top shooters and Hall of Famer shoot in the rain and his set is several year old. Jacket rolls up very small and packs easily in suitcase. I do have Pavillion storm jacket and also cold weather coat but for wind and rain its the Frogg Tog.
     
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