Mini shooting bag

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  1. Oct 31, 2019 #1

    Carbon 6

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    Some recent topics got me thinking about just how much junk do I really need to carry.
    I'm always looking to lighten my load or streamline it.
    I am challenging myself to put everything I need into this tiny digital camera case.

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    It's smaller than my hand measuring 4.25"x 3.5"x 1.75"
    If it works out I'll make a period styled one of that size.
    I hate traipsing through the woods carrying more than a squaw.

    Comments, opinions and ideas welcome.
     
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    hawkeye2

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    I hate traipsing through the woods with more than a squaw can carry. :)

    You have a great idea and something that size would be an ideal belt bag.

    2 or 3 rounds, spare flint, small screwdriver, ball puller, cleaning jag, a few extra patches, what else do you need? Oh, a 1 or 2 ounce bottle of "snake bite medicine".
     
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    Loyalist Dave

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    Nothing wrong with simplicity. I confess that sometimes when I'm pressed for time, I use modern clothing etc. when I dash out for a few hours ML small game hunting, and I have an old "upland hunting coat" that has 6 pockets. I divide just the essentials among those pockets..., I put the hunting licence, my ID (required also by law) and written permission to hunt, in a "swimming safe"; a plastic, waterproof container around my neck and under all my shirts (can't get lost). So I guess that's seven pockets. o_O

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    Before MZ season I quickly knocked together a simple belt pouch out of elk leather. It is a little floppy since the elk is soft, but that makes it comfy to leave on your belt all day. Has one compartment, a simple flap with a button made out of a slice of deer antler, and two belt loops. It is just long enough to hold my short starter and easily holds all my other odds and ends (capper, reloads, patches, cleaning jag, etc.).
     
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    Carbon 6

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    So far I've managed to comfortably fit a small powder flask, an altoids mini tin with 24 balls in it, a 1 oz botle of M.A.P., a inline capper, an tin of caps, a tin of lube, shooting and cleaning patches, a nipple wrench and a ball starter.

    Still have some tweaking and testing to do yet.
     
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    Walkingeagle

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    Should be nothing more required!
    Walk
     
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    Mark Herman

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    I have a double belt pouch by The Leatherman that holds enough stuff for a days hunt with a fair sized flat horn in one of the pockets.
     
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    Muley Graves

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    I used to carry the minimum when deer hunting, 4 patched balls on a board, a finger measure, and a shirt starter.

    Then I ran into a situation and ended up shooting 8 pigs in 1 day and had I not broke my ramrod I coulda kilt more.

    I’ll stick with my regular possibles, enough to shoot 20 rounds...just in case lol.
     
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    [QUOTE="Carbon 6, a inline capper, an tin of caps, .[/QUOTE]

    How many caps does your inline copper hold? Might be able to do away with the tin of caps
     
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    Carbon 6

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    What do you carry in your regular possibles that I don't have covered, or that you think I might need ?
     
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    Carbon 6

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    How many caps does your inline copper hold? Might be able to do away with the tin of caps[/QUOTE]

    Your are right, I could eliminate the extra caps, but if I drop my capper in the snow (being of open design), I might be screwed. I like to have some redundancy with caps.
     
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    Muley Graves

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    I carry about 10-15 balls, strip of patching, finger measure,1 extra flint, Short starter in my bag(7”x”5). I carry a small brass flask of 3F and my pocket knife in a pocket.

    I use a spit patch to eliminate “lube”, might consider that if your gun likes it. I also use my strip of patching for both cleaning and shooting.
     
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    I have deer hunted on my back hill with one in the barrel, the horn (measure hanging from the horn throat), and three patched balls on a ball-block attached to the horn strap. VERY minimalist.

    Though I have a spare ball, flint, loaded tow worm, ball puller and vent feather all wrapped in cotton patch material in the patchbox . . . just in case.
     
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    Carbon 6

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    I've done similar to you guys above, but my reasoning this time was to keep everything contained in one unit like a traditional shooting bag. Just wanting to downsize and reduce as much bulk as possible. Small, nice and neat, and fully functional. Grab and go.
     

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