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    Hi guys. I want to buy a target shooting jacket. Now, I’ve seen the chart on Anschutz’s website, but it is still not clear what size I should buy. A guess would be a 48 or 50. I’m a regular XL size for clothing. But buying a jacket I have no clue. 

    If someone can  make clear what these no mean please put it down below.

    If you have any experience in this, please comment.

    thank you guys.

    Biagio

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    lulz so dorky

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    If you are looking for a fitted jacket then you need to see a taylor with the sizing chart provided by the jacket manufacturer. Aside from that ask other shooters to try thier jackets on, ask what they do and don’t like about them and what thy would change now, and when they ordered it to make it better for them.

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     deja why would you say its dorky??

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    Who cares if it’s dorky?  It’s worth a couple of points in an FT match.

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    I prefer a jacket with straps instead of buttons. I would get this one instead.
    https://www.krale-schietsport.nl/en/shooting-jacket-ahg-163-high-power.html

    ​Measuring for fit
    http://www.intershoot.co.uk/ahg.pdf
    The only way to order the correct size is to follow these instructions and use the charts provided
    At the end of each jacket description you will see a link taking you to the measurement chart
    Each manufacturer has their own chart so download the correct one.
    All jackets are in European sizes, not UK inches
    The size you take in a blazer has no relevance to the size you’ll need in a shooting jacket
    Take all measurements in CMs over your normal shooting underclothing
    Measurements should be taken pretty taught, with just one finger under the tape.
    The tape should be held tight enough so that it will not fall down, but not so tight that it digs in
    The chest measurement should be taken at the widest point of the chest, pretty high up under the armpits

    Hope this helps.
    Leo
     

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    “gonzav71″I prefer a jacket with straps instead of buttons. I would get this one instead.
    https://www.krale-schietsport.nl/en/shooting-jacket-ahg-163-high-power.html

    ​Measuring for fit
    http://www.intershoot.co.uk/ahg.pdf
    The only way to order the correct size is to follow these instructions and use the charts provided
    At the end of each jacket description you will see a link taking you to the measurement chart
    Each manufacturer has their own chart so download the correct one.
    All jackets are in European sizes, not UK inches
    The size you take in a blazer has no relevance to the size you’ll need in a shooting jacket
    Take all measurements in CMs over your normal shooting underclothing
    Measurements should be taken pretty taught, with just one finger under the tape.
    The tape should be held tight enough so that it will not fall down, but not so tight that it digs in
    The chest measurement should be taken at the widest point of the chest, pretty high up under the armpits

    Hope this helps.
    Leo
     

    
Outstanding information. I’m looking also and this helps tremendously. Thanks for taking the time. Accuracy points coming your way.

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    If you want to compete in official Olympic 10-meter air rifle matches, that AHG 163 jacket will be rejected by the judges. It’s not conform the ISSF rules. That jacket is for Field Target shooting.  😉 

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    “Jonnes”If you want to compete in official Olympic 10-meter air rifle matches, that AHG 163 jacket will be rejected by the judges. It’s not conform the ISSF rules. That jacket is for Field Target shooting.  😉 


    @Jonnes – just as a FYI and for some of you readers…maybe you dont know…but there have been Field Target jackets specifically for this discipline, and my guess is that MOST who do Field Traget at WFTF (12 ft/lb) are NOT equally shooting ISSF 10meter targets for competition in US or Internationally. To the best of my knowledge , I dont know a single FT shooter world wide who shoots both disciplines at Club level and or in comps – but by all means I’d expect most 10m competitive shooters to know the difference between an ISSF approved jacket, and as you said, a non approved Field Target jacket…

    Germany supposedly has over 2,000,000 registered 10m club members – that doesnt this number is shooting every weekend …Its simply the German 10m Organization “BDS”* – which keeps track of competitors and registered club members (including as casual shooters) in the ISSF 10m sport discipline.

    *BDS >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_German_Marksmen

    @Biagio26
    This is what MOST UK Field Target shooters who choose to have as a jacket – buy… > http://www.ruag.co.uk/products/1093-anschutz-field-target-jacket
    Material : 100 % Nylon
    Innerlining : 100 % cotton

    Keep an eye on Wales 2017 Champs to view pictures on what competitors will be wearing (the whole German team is kitted with this)

    Germany 2016 – World Champs

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    …by the way…for those of you wanting to get a White Anschutz jacket …consider the fact you can show off your Club details on the back of it…by having a local embroidery specialist put whatever you want  😉

     

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    As an FYI , another manufacturer / option to consider: http://www.kurtthune.com/products/jackets?product_id=122

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    “aa_limited” deja why would you say its dorky??

    
looks like some countrys flag with all those colours, the white and black one at the end of the thread looks better but something muted would be more classy. 

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    “JG66″

    “Jonnes”If you want to compete in official Olympic 10-meter air rifle matches, that AHG 163 jacket will be rejected by the judges. It’s not conform the ISSF rules. That jacket is for Field Target shooting.  😉 


    @Jonnes – just as a FYI and for some of you readers…maybe you dont know…but there have been Field Target jackets specifically for this discipline, and my guess is that MOST who do Field Traget at WFTF (12 ft/lb) are NOT equally shooting ISSF 10meter targets for competition in US or Internationally. To the best of my knowledge , I dont know a single FT shooter world wide who shoots both disciplines at Club level and or in comps – but by all means I’d expect most 10m competitive shooters to know the difference between an ISSF approved jacket, and as you said, a non approved Field Target jacket…
     


    TS speaks about a target shooting jacket, not field target shooting, hence my remark. I know of many who shoot both where I’m from, but with that said, just be aware that there are rules with regard to clothing in both disciplines.

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    Thanks guys

    I will be buying a FT jacket. Now try to figure out that size chart.

    Thanks for all you help.

    Biagio

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    Another last one…and a review by Martin of PelletonPellet.co.uk

    >> https://www.pelletonpellet.co.uk/2017/10/18/gehmann-canvas-and-leather-404-jacket/

    Gehmann Canvas and Leather 404 Jacket

    There’s plenty of jackets to select from these days and I’ve tried a fair few on but I settled on Gehmann Canvas and Leather 404 because I kinda liked how restrictive it is when fastened up and the rather good price point. A few people have mentioned that “the restriction” can be a problem in Field Target and I can understand that but so far I’ve only struggled with it once. Working out which buttons you need to fasten can be tricky when the ground you are shooting on isn’t that even, as found out at the Bisley GP this year, it cost me a long kneeler as I struggled like mad to get on the target.

    The jacket itself is a very good and strong build, there’s no doubting the build quality of the 404.Made from rigid unbleached canvas with suede panels with anti-slip rubber on the elbows and shoulder that helps to ensure a stable position. The colour scheme is also played down a bit on this jacket, which may not seem like a big thing but looking like an explosion in paint factory or looking like you’ve just got out of a clown car isn’t really a good look if you ask me, so thankfully this jacket does offend my eyes, too much.

    As these jackets are off the hook you need to take your measurements with your usual gear on and as they are sold in Euro size you need to minus 10, my advice on this is to ask a few friends if you can try on their jackets. I’ve been using a 58 for a couple of weeks before I purchased a 56 so I could get a tighter fit on the shoulders, I wouldn’t have known this without asking.It fits like a glove expect over my food baby of a belly, it was just a little bit too tight. That was easily fixed by moving a couple of the buttons. You can buy a tool for moving the buttons but it’s easy enough to do using a screw and small Philips screwdriver to make a new hole. I had no problems moving a couple of the buttons to go for a snug fit and I’m guessing the jacket will also have a bit of give in it because when you get a new one the canvas is very rigid.

    So, do they make a difference? My reply to that very subjective question is yes they do. I’ve found a great improvement in stability in my seated and standing positions, the anti-slip is really useful and certainly helped me when plonking myself down in difficult positions. I’ve still got some work to do on my kneeling position with the jacket on but all that will come with more practice. 

    That said, don’t go thinking that targets will start falling as soon as you put one on because they won’t. You’ve still got to put the work in and make sure you’re doing everything correctly for the jacket to come into its own. I’ve found that the dampening down of movement to be useful when coupled with the correct breathing techniques when trying to hold the cross-hair where you want it.The only downside I can find is that you sweat like a pig in one and it can be slightly uncomfortable when shooting a 25 lane course but that’s a small price to pay.”

    >> http://intershoot.co.uk/acatalog/Gehmann-Canvas-and-Leather-Jacket-404-372.html

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