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Winter Shooting Coat Opinions

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ScottEslick, Sep 14, 2011.

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  1. ScottEslick

    ScottEslick Member

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    I have narrowed it down to either a John Storm or Custom Sportswear

    Looking for warmth and comfort shooting

    Any opinions welcome

    Thanks

    Scott
     
  2. Sam Ogle

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    John Storm:
    He fits you. The coats last. He is a heckuva man who understands shooters.
    I've had the pleasure of three of John's coats, and simply believe he makes the best.

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
     
  3. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Insulated windbreaker sweater at Cabelas. Not as bulky.
     
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    Beretta makes these pull over 1/4 zip and full zip sweaters that are windproof. They are thin but don't let that fool you. I shot in one two years ago on New Year's Day in a snow storm and 20 degrees. My hands were freezing but all I had on was a long sleeve t-shirt, button down flannel and a 1/4 zip sweater. I was fine around my trunk and they are not bulky. They are about $100 or less.

    Courtney
     
  5. djldb6

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    I like my Wildhare winter shooting jacket. Warm in the snow and wind and loose and thin enough to not get too much in the way.

    Dan
     
  6. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    Under Armor cold gear as a base layer, a t shirt and a North Face fleece keep me plenty warm. No need for a dedicated shooting jacket.
     
  7. GBatch_25

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    Bought a Browning Gore-Tex winter shooting jacket a few years ago. Warm, not too bulky and it's held up very well.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  8. maka

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    I have a Pavillion winter coat w/thinsulate. Great coat warm (zero or less) no problem. I do believe Wildhare brand is similar. Recob's target handles both. Good luck. PS: These coats are not bulky at all.
     
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    John Storm
     
  10. Michael Wascom

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    Pavillion and Wildhare are now one in the same and if you do a search for their coats you need to search Wildhare.
     
  11. short shucker

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    Between the two you listed, I'd go with a storm.

    Personally I have a couple of the Beretta sweaters/jackets with the windstopper linning and couldn't be happier. Keep me plenty warm when the temps are cold.

    ss
     
  12. Borg

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    I have a Filson shooting coat and love it for winter shooting. If I could figure out how to keep my fingers from freezing it would be perfect.
    Peter
     
  13. Ontario Chris

    Ontario Chris Member

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    I bought a Wild Hare last year and like it a lot. Warm enough for the cold and wind of Western NY. Easy to move in and not too bulky.

    Chris
     
  14. dshot

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    I use Barbour, they are warn and dry (if needed)are not bulky and last for three or four generations.
     
  15. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    The right gear makes a difference..................


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  16. DENNISMASTROLIA1

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    Purchased both Pavillion and Wid Hare- The zippers are not good on either one.They get stuck and do not hold together very well.The coat itself is good.
     
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    Backfence makes a good coat but I believe you have to get ahold of the owner in person to purchase.
     
  18. JoeE1

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    John Storm w/liner.

    Joe
     
  19. IcySwan1

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    We shoot here [Fairbanks, AK] at -30 to about -45F. Beyond that it is just too cold, and powder is troublesome. The best coat is the Quest Jacket with modified pockets to hold 50 shells each. Here is the link http://www.akgear.com/parka1.html

    There are other and better cold weather parkas available from Apocalypse Design, but they are too bulky.

    Accept no substitute.


    Mike
     
  20. Woodduck

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    Easy move to Sarasoto Florida area shoot a Big 50 every Wednesday, weekend registered shoots and about 1 hour from the Silver Dollar, tee shirt weather most of the time.

    Dennis
     
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