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Offline kudu

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Shootin bag
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:02:31 PM »
Question for the Bag Makers-  I shoot alot of "Woods walk's" I mean a lot , leagues also.
 Anyone make a bag where the flap would fold backwards/behind the Bag to leave the bag open  on Top. to make it easier to retrieve the Items inside?
I don't do alot of jumpin around or cartwheels so I could shoot most of a course with it open and just reach in to get the essentials.

Maybe it's not period correct but Id like a shallow,( not real deep) Bag. But wide, at least 7" wide 5 1/2" deep or so? (I Got Big Hands)  And a Strap with a sleeve for a Short Starter.
I dont need a Knife Sheath I got a Neck Knife.


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Offline James Rogers

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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 05:09:16 AM »
That's certainly a doable scenario for your purpose.

Offline David Rase

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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 04:08:17 PM »
Pondering your project a bit, I think if your needs were my needs, I would make the bag open top, which there is documentation to support open top bags that close using a button sewed near the top on the inside of the back and a button hole in the front so you can button it shut when not in use.  Here are a couple of pictures of an open top bag I bought from Eric Ewing.  Hopefully you et the idea. 
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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 04:50:58 PM »
Open top is the way to go...



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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 05:32:59 PM »
I also thought of an open top but that IMO is more suited for a deeper bag than he wants.

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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 06:38:12 PM »
Though I have not seen a bag like I am about to describe, it would work in kudu's situation.  Instead of making a traditional looking flap and sewing it to the top edge of the back of the bag, make the flap extend down the outside of the back of the bag and attach it with a button like you would the front.  When carrying the bag, the flap would be secured by the front and rear buttons.  When you want to use the bag, unbutton the front flap and flip and rotate it out of the way.  Whew, that is all the heavy thinking I am going to do today. 
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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 07:02:39 PM »
I like most all the ideas.

SLIGOBILL  Thats some nice bags  but like James R  mentioned they look too deep hard to tell without a tape measure.
 
a open top might be good with a low profile Button.
But then again a stiffer leather bag with ends sewn in (Built like a Box) a front ,back, and one piece for bottom and sides, wrapped around to the sides.

you guys know this stuff I just build Guns for myself to shoot and try to win. I dont build bags. Built a horn or two and a ball snake.

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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 10:04:37 PM »






Like this?

The lid and the back of the bag are one piece. Made of buckskin.  The flap could easily be folded between ypur body and the rest if the bag.

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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 11:57:31 PM »
Jim Webb told me that commonly flaps were tucked to the rear when action called. Just as you noted.

You need two things to do that:
1- A flexible flap easily doubled back. No need for a button, your body will hold it there.
2- A strap hung from a gusset or insert on the SIDE of the bag. Straps stitched to the back will not work. Think about where the flap goes.

Jim Webb makes bags that would fit your needs out of deer hide. Give him a call. Hes written a book on your subject. Great man.

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Offline Mick C

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Re: Shootin bag
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 09:50:50 PM »
Maybe I'm thinking too simplistic but what if you simply shove the flap down into the bag and press it against the inside back?  Any chance something like that would work?   If the strap is attached to the back as many are, it seems that flipping the flap over would not work well.

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