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Drag Bag
« on: October 14, 2008, 08:02:36 pm »
Last time I was at FBMG I picked up one of their sniper Drag Bags. 
http://www.fbmginc.com/Condor-Sniper-Drag-Bag_p_27-139.html
This one has all the bells and whistles.  I like drag bags, because they make great rifle cases, have good padding, protect the weapon, and have some storage that regular soft cases don't have.
But this one is crazy.  I have no idea what all the different pockets and compartments are for.  It's got straps in the pockets for all kinds of stuff.  Ammo pouches, bino pouch, my Dope Book... and room for more stuff. 
I like it.
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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 11:22:04 pm »
    I may have to add one of those to my Christmas list!
    Good night Chesty, wherever you are!

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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 11:43:33 pm »
    I still cant figure out what all these pockets are for.
     ;D
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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 11:55:37 am »
    Dumb question maybe, but why a drag bag instead of a backpack?  If a drag bag is what I think it is (the closest I've come to it is seeing a documentary about Army sniper school), what does it do for you that a backpack doesn't?  Not being a smart aleck, I just want to know.  Do they last very long if they're getting dragged long distances?

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    « Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 02:15:01 pm »
    Drag bags are constructed out of ballistic grade material with massive reinforcement (parachute webbing on the dragged side, french seamed triple stitching, etc).  They work better than a backpack for several reasons - 1) they do not stick up in the air to give away your position while crawling 2) they do not get stuck to every vine and branch in the forest or jungle (if you have worn any gear while moving through brush, you will know what I mean), 3) if crawling, your ghillie suit is unbelievably hot - something on your back just adds to the heat 4) it is easier to access gear from your drag-bag than a back pack (less noise, less movement, etc) and 5) if you need to bolt, extract your weapon, ditch the bag,  and exfil the area hastily (aka: Run like hell).
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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 12:00:51 am »
    They can also make a pretty handy ground cover to shoot from the prone position.  ;)

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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 08:44:52 pm »
    The log pockets are for rolled up cam net and the other for the poles. It makes up your own improvised hide site. The slant pocket on the main pouch is generally used for your data book and range cards and the big pocket for your tripod mounted binos or a small spotting scope.
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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 10:57:55 pm »
    Ah... camo net!
    I never bring that with me because it's always a pain in the arse to deal with.  That's a nice feature. 
    Binos and data book are already in there.
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    « Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 11:24:47 pm »
    Holy crap, at that price it's a steal.

    Bookmarked for future purchase.
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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #9 on: October 22, 2008, 02:12:26 pm »
    I took mine out early this morning...

    I should have got one a long time ago.  It's easily the most actually useful bit of kit I've got now.
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    « Reply #10 on: October 28, 2008, 03:12:57 am »
    HidewithPride, I've done the whole trying to be quiet in the woods with an ALCE pack, and you're right, it ain't easy. Problem is, I can't think of another time I'll need to be real sneaky again while hauling a rifle, all my tactical gear, and the kitchen sink.
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    « Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008, 03:35:40 pm »
    HidewithPride, I've done the whole trying to be quiet in the woods with an ALCE pack, and you're right, it ain't easy. Problem is, I can't think of another time I'll need to be real sneaky again while hauling a rifle, all my tactical gear, and the kitchen sink.

    I didn't think you wing-wipers spent alotta time in the bush, Outbreak - welcome!   I hope with all my heart that I never have to do it again either. . . a tactical limo (with a full bar) is about my speed now.
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    Re: Drag Bag
    « Reply #12 on: December 25, 2008, 09:23:53 pm »
    I may have to add one of those to my Christmas list!
      I did, got it today.  It's excellent.  I'm sure I fill it up but man does that thing have a lot of pockets!
    Good night Chesty, wherever you are!

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    « Reply #13 on: December 28, 2008, 02:32:43 am »
    I didn't think you wing-wipers spent alotta time in the bush, Outbreak - welcome!   I hope with all my heart that I never have to do it again either. . . a tactical limo (with a full bar) is about my speed now.


    Missed this one for a while, it looks like. Yeah, I had the pleasure of going through AF Survival School out near Spokane, WA. We played Army in the mountains for about 5 days, and about half of it was sneaky evasion tactics. Only got caught once, cuz the stupid butterbar leading my group (ahem...yours truly) decided to cross a bridge, which apparently isn't very sneaky.
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