Buffalo River™ Dominator Gunbag
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- Last updated: 16/12/2016
The Buffalo River Dominator FT PCP Gunbag 42” (to give it its full title) is seemingly marketed for the target shooter but in my opinion is even more useful to the hunter. I say this due to the bag being very deep, specifically designed for precharged air rifles (buddy bottle air rifles in-particular) with a large scope on board – hence the ‘FT’ designation.
Rifle protection is what this bag is all about. Manufactured with a Durable Ballistic Nylon outer material it has removable internal close-cell foam lining with an inner waterproof easy clean PVC retaining skin.
Measuring 42” X 15” X approximately 6” plus in width when closed gives you some indication of how well padded the gunbag actually is. Incidentally a 50” long version is available and this longer model can also be purchased in ‘Buffalo Camo’ Finish as well as Black.
Due to the double zip fastening and internal padding the bag can be opened out completely flat to be used as a handy shooting mat. Carrying options are good too as there is a standard double canvas top carry handle, an adjustable canvas webbing shoulder strap or it can be ‘worn’ backpack style, courtesy of the two removable harness adjustable straps that cleverly use wider sliding shoulder pads to accommodate shooters of all builds.
For external stowage it has a full zip open pocket that extends right down one side of the bag and the pouch extends towards the front. It also has two 8 ½” X 11 ½” zip closure pockets on both sides of the bag, positioned just below the carry handles.
Another bonus of this bag is due to the depth it will accept rifles with a Nightvision scope onboard. I mention this as many hunters struggle to find a gunbag so generously sized in depth to accommodate a dedicated NV combo – especially those fitted with analogue NV units.
The Dominator Gunbags are high quality, well featured and thoughtfully designed pieces of gun luggage. For my carbine combos, the 42” fulfils its roll perfectly and I now use it exclusively for my dedicated NV combo. Incidentally, although it isn’t classed as ‘carbine sized’ it’ll suit many hunting rifles even with a bipod fitted. However if you do need extra length the 50” version will cater for virtually any rifle on the market.
The Buffalo River Dominator FT PCP Gunbag 42”, 50” and 50” Buffalo Camo version are priced at SRP£48.49, £56.99 and £61.99 respectively. For information on stockists contact Highland Outdoors on 0845 099 0252 or visit www.highlandoutdoors.co.uk