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Senator Vitaman
September 8, 2009, 09:44 PM
Any difference?

Field
September 9, 2009, 02:33 AM
you mean like metal jacket stuff vs lead?

Field
September 9, 2009, 02:34 AM
wait... uhh coat vs jacket.. umm maybe the coat is heavier? idk

lmccrock
September 9, 2009, 07:06 AM
What's the difference? About $150. Or more. ;)

The Marine Corps version is usually referred to as a "jacket" but Creedmoor and such are a "coat".

Lee

Scorch
September 9, 2009, 11:58 AM
The difference is the same as in a men's clothing store: a coat is longer.

ZeSpectre
September 9, 2009, 12:26 PM
Not sure if this is what the OP means but to me a "Jacket" was always waist or at most hip length and a coat goes below the hip or down onto the leg in length.

Advertisers don't care to be precise though (much like the "clip vs magazine" thing).

dahermit
September 9, 2009, 12:35 PM
There are shooting jackets; relatively inexpensive canvas cloth copies of shooting coats. Also, there are shooting jackets that provide no function other than aesthetics; containing no straps by which to stiffen the stance. Then there are shooting coats; made of expensive heavy leather. The practical difference is that the heavy leather shooting coats will provide a more "stiffening" effect upon the body (especially when firing standing), than can be provided by cloth jackets. A heavy leather shooting coat is an essential piece of equipment needed in high power rifle competition.

Unclenick
September 9, 2009, 01:25 PM
There are synthetics, too. This (http://www.champchoice.com/cat-Shooting_Apparel-249-3.aspx) is a good outfit to buy from.

Jim243
September 14, 2009, 11:00 PM
I always were a tie with my jackets.