FT Archery arm guards for kneelers?

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  1. RobF

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    My jacket keeps riding up in kneelers and being a target jacket and thick leather it could give me an advantage if it got under the stock. It's something that I constantly try to stop happening but as it's under the rifle I can't see it.

    Had a thought... archery arm guards. Are they stiff enough to flatten a jacket down? They can't add to stiffness because your forearm is bone and pretty stiff on it's own. Just thought this might save me getting a zip put into the jacket.
     
  2. nat

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    Does your jacket have the velcro straps on the lead arm Rob? I'm guessing if it's a leather one then nope. In which case the archery guard sounds like a good idea unless you want to get sowing.
     
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    Yes, mine's leather so doesn't have the straps of the silver ones... DC put a zip in his which seams neat. It's just that I've got a 2nd jacket and wanted to avoid doing it twice.
     
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    Rob, try these...
    Varivas Velcro Rod Straps

    I use them to keep my jacket out of the way. Also, very useful whenever you just to temporally hold things together.
     
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    Ta.

    I need to hold things together quite often these days :D
     
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    While I think you might be able to find an armguard that works it could take a while. I haven’t used a Velcro armguard in years but when I did the Velcro wasn’t strong enough for your purposes. Most guards now use elastic straps and slider adjustments so they wouldn’t be robust enough either. So cobbling something together yourself probably a more productive route. Would a simple compression strap not do it?

    But also be aware that constricting the movement of the jacket may also impact stability and fatigue in your arm.

    Stretch
     
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    Cheers, I did wonder. I would only do it up on kneelers anyway...
     
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    Completely cut the arm under the elbow. You don't need it in any position.

    I mean the arm of the jacket, of course.
     
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    I need it for shooting in winter... ;)
     
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    Oh don’t bother kneeling Rob just do em standing..:eek:
     
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    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Have you seen his standers:eek::D
     
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    Was it 8 or 9 yards you missed?
     
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    I’m worried it might look a bit gay Rob? Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay but if your not gay then it might not wish to be a look you wish to portray? All I’m saying is you already like to shoot in dodgey jeans and odd trainers I just don’t want you to be misunderstood.
     
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    Sorry for the confusion mate, you're not my type.
     
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    Got those straps you recommended, will try them out tomorrow (away from Darron... :D)
     
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    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Ha ha now that brings back memories, it was 14yrd up a tree, Was it you that in the same comp gave that reducer at 11yd wind and missed it.:D
    Was it ETL
     
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    No it was Newbury i think. You said you'd missed the 8 yarder, and I said it could be because it was 9... or the other way round.
     
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    Worth a try at that price!
     
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    Ooooh I think I would like to watch please Rob
     

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