I do. I take a small weibad bag with me to the blind. I think I'm going to get a reasor game changer for this season though. I think it's way easier than taking a bipod or just resting the rifle on the window seal.Hey guys do any of you guys take a shooting bag hunting? Saw someone take a mini fortune cookie. Just wanted to see if more people are doing that or not.
When you're sitting in a blind in Texas and weight doesn't really matter, an bag on the window ledge creates a more stable and quieter rest to shoot from. I'm not only hunting muy grande from the blind I'm hunting coyotes and hogs etc. and sometimes they show up wayyyy out there.There are places in the hunting world (say, central plains with little cover over 12" high) where it might be pretty useful to have a bag to shoot from, and there are those "hunters" that like to try to shoot little bitty animals from way out (like 1,000 yard pdogs, which just about need a damn rail gun).
But other than that, it's my opinion that you need to learn how to shoot from field improvised positions, most certainly including offhand and supported offhand.
I have taken a couple shots from a backpack (no rear bag), and that WAS nice, but the VAST majority of the shots I've ever taken at game were off the dirt, a limb, a corn stalk, around a hay bale, a fallen log, or just "old-fashioned" holding the rifle.
I'm not saying that a guy should be reckless, and I am very passionate about the differences between shots on game versus shots on paper or steel. If you need a bag to make that 6" shot, then by all means, use the bag.
But I do think you can learn to do it without for most instances.
That looks very similar to what I'll be trying to archery hunt this fall.I always have some kind of tripod for glassing, so between it, my backpack/coat/natural structures I can get a good position built - but I leave my tactical bags at home.
I shot my bull last season about 4 feet off the ground, wedging myself and rifle in an old juniper tree. My bull was in his bed in a deep drainage and it was the only way I could the angle on him for the shot.
Is is clear that we all have different environments in which we frequent for hunting and hence what works for a blind environment is of little use to me and vice versa.
View attachment 6935415This is typical territory for me - scouting last week.
Yeah I run the same thing. Nice and light, I do keep the bigger bag handy also.I use a No Name Tactical rear bag, just attach it with a small carbiner to by pack, it's super light and has bungee for attaching it around my forend which works great when shooting off a boulder or fallen tree.
Regular game changer was too tall for my current blind/chair set-up. Think I might just get one of those Velcro barricade pads and call it a day. Unless the wind destroys my blind windows this winter, then I'll lower them to work with the bag.I'm doing the same this year. Prior years I stacked up my gloves on the window ledge which has worked well.