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Title: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Jeff M on December 29, 2015, 07:15:17 PM
I'm still trying to perfect the contents of my bag.

Currently, I carry:

Ammo
shemagh
rear bag
barricade bag
ringerfinder binos
Kestrel & spare batteries
Wrist coach
databook
markers/pens
lube
ear pro
zero adjustment tool for my scope
cell phone w/applied ballistics & portable charger
tripod
magazines
granola bars/water

Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: tbone40x on December 30, 2015, 07:52:24 AM
Thanks! I'm just starting out and am going to use this list for my 1st loadout. Plus water and snacks, a booboo kit and IFAK.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Wizey on December 30, 2015, 02:22:46 PM
What bags do y'all run, I received the GPS medium range bag for Christmas and love it already.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Jeff M on December 30, 2015, 04:30:48 PM
What bags do y'all run, I received the GPS medium range bag for Christmas and love it already.

My rear bag is Str8 Laced, and barricade bag is a pump pillow.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: jlemmy on December 30, 2015, 06:06:48 PM
  Not quite as sophisticated in my load out. I go a bit lighter since I'm not competing. However I did find something that I thought was pretty cool, the Kestrel Drop D3. It looks like a keychain and I attach it to the zipper on my data book. It transmits real time DA via bluetooth to my iPad running Ballistic AE.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Hoser on December 30, 2015, 07:40:13 PM
Ammo, rangefinders, spare batteries, spare mags, take down cleaning rod, candy and water.  Sticks attached to the outside.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Extortion on December 30, 2015, 08:29:24 PM
My bag is an Eberlestock Gunslinger 2.  Right now I have it set up for winter shooting more than competition work but here is the current loadout:

Surplus British combat shirt
Condor soft shell
Duluth Trading raincoat
Staple gun and staples
Steiner Military Binos
Databook
Pens
Kestrel
Small tool kit
Rite n Rain notepads
550 cord
Self built med kit
Suppressor pouch
Ear Pro w/ batteries
Ammo

Still need:
Wrist coach
Range finder (waiting on SHOT before I buy one)
Going to buy some more compact, lightweight, quality outerwear and store it in the saddle bags that Eberlestock has available.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Jeff M on December 30, 2015, 08:52:11 PM
Nice!  I have a Gunslinger 2 also, but found it to be too big for my needs.  It allowed me to carry WAY more stuff than I should have been.  Ounces make pounds, pounds make pain, so I ordered up an X4 HiSpeed.  Allows me to carry the gear that I need, and weighs a bunch less.  Since I'm fairly out of shape, that works better for me.

What's in your med kit, Extortion?


Also, check this out for a wrist coach:  http://www.armageddongear.com/Competition-Data-Armband_p_64.html  I picked one up at the Grind.  Until then, I had been using 1.5" masking tape wrapped around my wrist.  The Armageddon Gear product works great.  It looks like a whiteboard, but it's really not.  A whiteboard would suck because you could accidentally rub it against something and erase your dope.  Instead, what they did was they give you two pens - a black one to write with, and a white one that works as an "eraser".  Great piece of gear.  Also, the velcro straps are more comfortable than the elastic bands on a lot of the athletic wrist coaches (Nike, et al).

I Really like my Leica HD-Rs for a rangefinder/bino combo, but it looks like you've already got some quality binos.  The Sig 3000 LRF monocular has gotten some pretty solid reviews thus far, and at $499, it's a steal!
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Extortion on December 30, 2015, 09:36:11 PM
My med kit consists of:

CAT tourniquet
Israeli Bandage
5x9's
LG trauma dressing
Cling Wrap
SAM splint

There are other small less significant items.

As far as the Gunslinger 2,  I'm considering removing all the outerwear and essentially mounting all my equipment on the inside.  Then using the saddle bags to store a pack able rain coat and soft shell.  Looks at Wild Things Gear & Crye Precision.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Kanem on December 30, 2015, 10:09:54 PM
Eberliestock lodrag

Take down rod
Patches
Chamber swab
Raceway and lug cleaner
Grease
Kestrel
Batteries
2 carabiners
Write in rain note book
Write in rain small note pad
Pen
Arm Board
Note cards
Mags
Ammo
Binos
Water
Energy bars
Homemade rear bag
Paracord
Pump pillow
Mini toddpac
Foam roller
Tall Harris bipod
Trigger sticks

Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: WildManPiet on January 29, 2016, 10:38:29 PM
Apparently wayyyyyyy  too much stuff!
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Koz on February 03, 2016, 06:24:17 AM
I always take a small tool kit (Borka set) with a few small allens for a scope turret.  It sucks when you have a loose ______ (fill in the blank) and can't fix it.  Or a buddy's rig that needs tightening /adjusting..
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: opticspecialist on February 03, 2016, 02:15:26 PM
too much crap, but then again, most of the time i go to matches to help out and i don't get to shoot. when i'm doing that, just in case people need help, i generally have a badger dead level, bore sighter, string and weight for a plum line, levels, and fix it sticks, water, snacks, extra bipod, triad tactical bags, and various other parts and bullshit that falls into the black hole
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: Les308@rem on March 01, 2016, 08:32:36 AM
Hope to get in a PRS competition soon. I have a MIDWAY USA drag bag
Knife
Shemagh
Bino
Ear pro
Compass
Dope book
Notebooks
Bullet binder
Mil-dot master
Pens markers
Flashlight
Extra mags.
Wrenches that fit my scope rings,and action screws.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: XC700116 on March 01, 2016, 08:20:18 PM
Ammo
Mags
Pens and Markers
Kestrel
Leatherman
First Aid Kit
Water & Snacks (Jerky, Granola bar etc)
Spare Batteries
Sectional Rod with a oversize brush to extricate a case head seperation, and a jag and couple patches and a small bottle of CLP
Extra Ear Pro
LRF Binos
Lens pen
Microfiber cloth
Rain jacket if it looks like it might be needed.
Gloves and handwarmers if it's cold out
Extra dope cards, etc in case I lose one or something weird.

Then there's other stuff depending on the match and what's needed or not.
Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: gebhardt02 on March 10, 2016, 04:57:37 PM
Something I see missing from every one of these lists is a large zip top bag.  The purpose?  To collect your spent brass when conditions are nasty, like rain and sleet.  You don't need your spent brass all nasty like rolling around the inside of your pack or with your loaded ammo.

Considering that if my rifle goes down, I'm probably out of that stage completely, I leave all "wanted" stuff in the vehicle (which is never more than a short walk back to in a comp. anyway) so I don't have to carry so much extra stuff with me.  What I'm talking about here is the data book, cleaning rods, etc.  I always have my allen wrenches for the rifle/scope on the gun in a Red Tac Gear LT Tool pack.

One final thing to consider is figuring out what the expected DA will be for the match location prior to showing up and printing out hard copies of your drop then keep that in a page protector for the match.  When it's nasty out, you don't want to constantly bring out your phone to calculate data.  I print my drops and figure a 5 mph wind full value.  From that I can figure everything else out.  Now I'm not dead in the water if my phone battery dies from constant use.  Yes I have it with me, and I now also carry an external charger in case the battery does die, but this is more for backup than primary use.  I've been in way too many comps getting rained and sleeted on that I found ways to manage my gear in these conditions.

A couple other items to consider given bad conditions: 12 second scope/action cover from Sage Flats Shooter.  I just picked one of these up recently and think it'll help a lot.  Used to use a padded scope cover to help keep rain out of the action in between stages but this new cover from Sage Flats looks too awesome to pass up for this purpose.  I also have a military wet weather bag (heavy duty large garbage bag would work) to place over my pack when it is raining/sleeting to further help protect my stuff.  Lastly, a bore snake.  Yep, bore snake to pull through the barrel right before coming up to the line.  I've literally poured about a cup of water out of my barrel in FL one year, then pulled the snake through and never missed a beat for over pressure rounds.

Title: Re: What's in your match bag?
Post by: S12A on March 26, 2016, 11:15:55 PM
Camelbak Motherlode , the contents:

2X SORD 20 rnd ammo holders
1X Victorinox swiss tool
Spare batteries for Peltour comtac
gloves (if not on hands)
field cleaning kit
1x small rear bag
1x med rear bag
1x large rear bag
2 lt of water
small snack
notebook/ data book
stuff sack for loose items

on my belt:
SORD padded belt.
4X mag pouch
1X SORD dump pouch (collecting brass at stages where possible or dropping a mag.)
1X kesteral pouch with kesteral


that's it. i like to roll as minimalist as possible. less shit to drag around means less fatigue and frustration.
I am currently reviewing my kit though and will be adding and modifying stuff as i have learned from my last 3 matches