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Good All-round Gun Bag?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mx5er, May 25, 2020.

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    mx5er Posting Addict

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    Evening gents, Thought i would say 'hi' again as it's been a couple of years since i last posted... and touched my rifles. I hope everyone is coping ok with the current apocalypse?

    Seeing as through my car has now been polished down to the primer and I have literally no more lawn left to cut, i thought i would look forward to the time i can take my 'still new' rifles out, and I could really do with a decent gun bag. Can anyone help?

    Primary concern is gun protection. I'd like one that could be used for FT and HFT.... not that i do any, but, hey... you never know.

    So, i am looking for something deep, heavily padded, preferably with internal straps to stop rifle sliding about and can be used for all occasions.

    I've seen offerings from solware, buffalo, bsa etc. I can't really afford to make a mistake purchase, so, can anyone help? oh and under £100

    Thanks guys and stay safe.

    ps. what is a drag bag?? a bag you drag??
     
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    If your looking at hft bags then you cannot beat the AIM drag bags. Not cheap, mine is the AIM 45 and was £165. You can get the ridgeline sniper bags for around £100 I believe. Some lads at then hft use those too. Cheaper still are the bsa tactical backpacks. Can get them for around £40 and come in two sizes, 38 inch and 43 inch. See a lot of those too. I’ve had a couple for a few years now and they’re not bad at all. The AIM bag will last a lifetime I reckon. I’d happily buy another for my other guns. Mines got my hft 500 rig in it. Lovely bags and well worth the outlay.
     
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    Oh and if you’re wanting to try hft you should come along to our next shoot. Northern Monkeys, we shoot out of Bob Dunkleys place. You’d enjoy it.
     
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    Hi Drake, thanks for that mate! The Aim looks spot on but it's just too much for me at the moment. I'll check out the ridgeline and BSA ones (is that the rectangle bag/mat BSA or the gun shape?).

    Providing it isn't an elitist thing lol yeah, i might just pop along to bob's later in the year! I can't shoot for wotsit and i don't have typical target rifles though... I just fancy it for the enjoyment :)

    so, a bag instead of a case yeah? Also, do people use those small round cushions?
     
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    It's the Tactical Backpack - the shaped one, don't get the bag/mat they're a waste of time if you use them on anything other than a bone dry surface. Cushions used for kneeling shots only in HFT, no sitting shots, there is in FT though
     
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    The standard gun shape one, I wouldn’t get the one that doubles as a mat, it gets muddy, then your gun gets muddy. Not a great idea at all. For hft you can get a good mat from sureshot. Around £50/£60. I have one and they’re very good. The bsa bag will probably be all you need if your gun fits in it. The ridgeline one seems well liked so would be a good option for you. The cushions you’re on about we use for kneeling shots. I normally shoot with Lone wolf and I take a mat, he takes his cushion. Though I generally wear trousers with knee pads so don’t bother too much with the cushion.

    As for being elitist, not a chance. You will not meet a nicer bunch of lads and all happy to help you. I started around 18months or so ago. I had been in touch with Pete, @Jack's Da on here and he just said to go along. I shot with him I think the first three times, then a few other lads, made a good mate in @lone wolf and now my best mate of years has started too. You will see a range of guns from top end steyrs, to air arms s series, hw 100. Springers, bullpups, you name it an people use them. It’s competitive, but mainly it’s a good morning out with like minded people. You just need a thick skin for the banter. Though most of that is aimed at one lad, you will see when you turn up.
     
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    Thanks bezzer! Well, The BSA certainly looks up to the job and is more my budget at the moment..... Think I'll invest in one of those.

    hahaha don't worry my skin is very thick ;)

    Thanks for the help fellas :up:
     
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    I’ll second the aim bags. They are expensive but are built to last. Mines 4 years old now and is still as good as new. Plenty of room for everything needed for a day out.
    Additionally if your looking to dip your toe into HFT you won’t get a better start than a visit to Northern Monkeys.Great bunch of lads and ambassadors for the sport.
     
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    The bsa mat/bag is a comprise between the 2 functions and does not do either particularly well.
    I've got one and it's crap as a mat - the foam is too soft and it's a bit small to uses as a mat really.
    But there's too much padding inside it to use as a bag - mine will close when it had my hw100s in or the ultra but won't close properly with the tm1000 in it.
    Eventually I will replace it with a different one but for now it will do.
     
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    Yeah i must admit the AIM does look the biz, but just can't afford it at the moment. I've ordered the normal shape BSA, it'll do me for now :up:

    I need to save a few squids for a silencer/moderator now :facepalm:
     

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