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Look at that - it's a case and shooting mat all rolled into one.
You might get some ideas for what you are doing.
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Just for some ideas here are some comments on the above shooting mat/case...
Only one assumption: Primary use would be LRH, all other uses would be secondary.
These comments are generated from having recently "cobbled up" (my usual technique [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]) a drag bag/shooting mat/rifle case AND having used it in the field.
1) The removable knee portion is not optional. The ol' knees get wet back there after a bit of time in the snow and mud. I even want my knees on the pad. They're old/tender and bruise easier than I would like....
2) The front end is way too short. Who wants to stick their muzzle or muzzle brake
in the snow/mud?
3) Dump the elbow pads. We're talking LRH not Camp Perry.
4) It is really nice if it is padded where you and your elbows rest on the thing. Padding should be firm and reasonably thick but not heavy. My padding is carpet padding. Way too rubbery/flexible and heavy.
5) If its to be carried on the back, which is a darn good idea it should have some structural strength. Mine is fairly thick when folded around the rifle (good protection) but is a bit too flexible for convenience. The structure is provided by the rifle only.
I use mine at the local range and for LRH carry or drag it (in a plastic sled) the mile or so to the "spot". For LRH I can get the rifle out quick enough if the elk are on the next ridge and NOT haulin' butt.
For LR yote harvesting I think I'll just use a layer of the heaviest canvas I can get and carry it in a roll below my pack so as to be able to quickly roll it out and get setup w/o too much commotion.
Just some tho'ts......
BTW Nate, Had grandchile #9 the other day. He has way too many names but nifty initials (RMXJ). I've already designed a nifty NASCAR type license plate for the stroller.