Our 150 size bag is our best seller to the ‘30 days a year’ man, with the 100 size as standard and favoured for 18 and 21sts.
Although the traditional styles remain popular within the shooting field, some people prefer a more modern style with more lavish leathers and intense colours. We pride ourselves in our traditional offerings but can also cater to a unique style. Please choose from the selection of leather offered or feel free to contact us for cowhide options in any colour and print (i.e. pebble effect, croc print, etc.)
Weight Distribution: Our best cartridge bag is constructed to easily cradle the weight of the cartridges. All bags have a broad thick strap that is sewn to outside of the bag around the bottom and finishes at either side with the buckles that connect to the strap, know as a “belly band.” The strap carries the whole weight of the cartridges via the belly band, so the bag itself simply contains the contents.
Structure: The next important feature is the means by which the two sides of the bag are kept apart. The bag will fall into the shape of a sporran if gravity is allowed to have its inevitable way, so we maintain the shape of the bag by a piece of flat steel bar, which is effectively a spacer. This bar is sewn into the front of the bag just below the lip and is identified by two rows of horizontal stitching, with this bar the bag will keep its shape for ever, come rain come shine, and it will get a lot of these in two generations of fair use and these bags do last for two generations.
Accessibility: Cartridge bags whose flaps wont stay open are a nuisance and the RAPID LOAD bag with its long steel rod hinge has proved so successful that this is the only model we now make. This full length hinge rod also acts in the same way as the flat bar at the front and helps to keep the two sides apart. All bags have a very wide oval opening at the top so grabbing cartridges is made easy.
Linings: bags are lined with suede pigskin and we usually have a choice – in order of popularity green, red, blue, grey and brown. Please make your choice, we often have different shades of these principal colours.
The bags come in a wide range of sizes: 50, 75, 100, 150, 250 and we have just made a 450 to take to Argentina. Our bag patterns were made over 50 years ago when most cartridges were rolled turnover. These squibs had bulky powders and were about 1/2″ longer than the modern crimped ones. So our 100 size bag will hold about 110 modern cartridges and 150 bag 170ish and pro rata for the smaller ones.
All bags can be matched with new Gun slips. As leather varies from batch to batch ordering bag and slips would ensure a close match.
Personalisation is available; we can block crests, monograms etc. Please ensure you include dots (and dashes) to represent how you would like your monogramming to appear.
Straps come in all widths and colours, please see the webbing photo and make your choice.
All made in Sussex