Eberlestock Rifle Drag Mat

Best Sniper Rifle Drag Bag for 2022

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Best Overall: Eberlestock Sniper Sled Drag Bag

Short summary

The Eberlestock Sniper Sled is the perfect option for anyone looking to safely carry their long rifles to the shooting range. This 52 inch rifle drag bag is designed to accommodate any long rifle, along with its ammunition, and other supporting gear.

The Eberlestock Sniper Sled is one of the most popular sniper drag bags on the market. It has a very durable 1000 denier Nylon construction and has several features that set it apart from the competition.

The main compartment can store any rifle, up to 52 inches long. It also has a padded divider in the middle so that you can carry two rifles at the same time. You also have a couple of mesh pockets in the main compartment, which can be used to store some of your range gear.

The internal compartment also has a section of Molle webbing so that you can customize your bag and add any pouches that you may need. One of the best features of this bag is that it has a trifold design, and it can be opened with the divider unfolded to be used as a shooting mat.

On the outside, you get three large pockets, which are attached to the bag using Molle Webbing and can be removed as well if you prefer. These outside pockets are ideal for carrying your range gear. The largest pocket can be used to carry a significant amount of Ammo, whereas the other pockets are great for carrying other essential gear like a spotting scope, binoculars, and ear & eye protection.

Carrying the  Eberlestock Sniper Sled sniper bag is quite easy. It comes with adjustable and padded back straps and a padded waist strap which allow you to wear the bag on your back, and you also have a padded nylon carry handle to simply carry the bag around in your hand.

Overall, the Eberlestock Sniper Sled is a complete range bag for your sniper setup. It is durable and very well designed. Plus, it allows you to customize it to your preference with all the modular Molle webbing on the outside, and inside the main compartment.

Quick Facts

  • Sizes: 54” L x 14” H x 2.5” W
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs
  • Material: 1000 denier Nylon

Pros

  • Long enough to fit any sniper rifle.
  • Can carry two rifles at the same time
  • Can be used as a shooting mat
  • Multiple external pockets for carrying additional gear
  • Customizable pocket setup with molle webbing.

Cons

  • Can be a little expensive
  • Maybe too long for some shorter rifles.

Runner Up: VooDoo Tactical Ultimate Drag Bag

Short summary

The VooDoo Tactical Ultimate Drag Bag is designed with the help of SWAT Teams, Military Snipers and Competition shooters, and is a great carrying option for long sniper rifles and other shooting gear.

The VooDoo Tactical Ultimate Drag Bag is a multicam sniper drag bag that can carry two rifles. It has multiple pouches on the outside, and has multiple carry options. It is easily one of the best sniper rifle drag bags in the market.

Now, getting into the details, this sniper drag bag has a 51-inch long main compartment, and it can fit almost any sniper rifle. You can secure your rifle in place with Nylon buckles. The VooDoo Tactical Ultimate Drag Bag also features a padded divider, which protects your rifle from getting scratched if you are carrying a second rifle. The main compartment also has a handgun pocket for storing a secondary sidearm. The inside of the main compartment also has a lot of Molle webbing, which allows you to add pouches and other molle compatible gear as you need.

Moving on to the exterior of the VooDoo Tactical Ultimate Drag Bag, it is made from durable Nylon. It has four pockets on the front, which are attached to the bag using Molle webbing, and can be removed or replaced according to your preference. These pockets are ideal for carrying ammo, and other range or spotting gear for long distance shooting.

Carrying the VooDoo Tactical Ultimate Drag Bag is also quite easy. It features a comfortable carry handle, a solid drag handle, and an adjustable shoulder strap as well. The bag also has two padded and adjustable back straps which allow you to wear the bag as a backpack. And, they can be stored away in a dedicated pocket so that they don’t get into your way when you aren’t using them.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 53” L x 14” H x 8” W
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs
  • Material: Nylon

Pros

  • Long enough to fit any sniper rifle.
  • Can carry two rifles at the same time
  • Has a dedicated handgun pocket
  • Multiple external pockets for carrying additional gear
  • Customizable pocket setup with molle webbing.
  • Multicam design ideal for hunting rifle bag

Cons

  • Can be a little expensive
  • No waist strap

Alternative: VISM by NcStar Rifle Case Shooting Mat

Short summary

The NcStar VISM is not just a travel bag for your rifle, it is a complete sniper drag bag shooting mat system that is great for safely transporting your rifle.

The NcStar VISM rifle bag shooting mat is one of the few rifle drag bags available on the market that can unfold into a completely flat shooting mat. It is made from heavy-duty materials, offers a lot of space, and is available at a very affordable price.

The NcStar VISM rifle bag shooting mat is extremely versatile and gives you great value for your money, the bag is made from heavy-duty PVC material, and has reinforced stitching, and Molle webbing on the exterior for attaching pouches and other compatible gear.

The bag is 48 inches long, which means that it can carry most rifles, however, it isn’t as long as some of the other options on this list. The bag has a triple layer design, as a flap inside the main compartment covers your rifle, and the other closed over when. When you open the bag completely into the shooting mat configuration, it provides you with a 66” x 33” area to shoot from.

Your rifle can be secured into place with bungee cords inside the main compartment so that it doesn’t move around. You have two mesh pockets on both side flaps, and on the right side flap, you get a polyethylene-lined waterproof pocket, with a small see-through pocket on top for ballistic charts. On the left side flap, you have 10 small elastic loops to store ammunition as well.

The NcStar rifle bag is very comfortable to carry. It has padded backstraps, a sternum strap, and a waist strap, all of which help you carry the bag on your back with ease. The back straps can be stored away in a velcro pocket, which gives the bag a clean look. The bag does not come with any external pockets, however, it does have Molle webbing on the front to attach pouches.

Overall, this backpack is tailor-made for a long-range shooter. When it is deployed as a shooting mat, it offers multiple feathers that make your shooting experience more convenient and comfortable.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 48” L x 12” H x 6” W
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Material:

    Heavy Duty PVC

Pros

  • Affordable yet very versatile
  • Can be deployed as a full sized shooting mat
  • Well thought out design for long range shooting.
  • Customizable molle webbing on exterior
  • Comfortable to carry with padded back straps
  • Internal waterproof pocket.

Cons

  • Does Not have Nylon construction
  • Not designed to carry multiple rifles
  • Only 48 inches long, which may be short from some long sniper rifles.
  • Waist and sternum strap are not padded
  • No external pockets for additional gear

Alternative: Savior Equipment American Classic Tactical Double Long Rifle Bag

Short summary

If you are on a budget and want a complete long rifle affordable drag bag that can carry two rifles, and can carry all of your long-range shooting gear, then the Savior Equipment American Classic long rifle bag is a really good option.

Savior Equipment Double Long Rifle Bag can fit two rifles and has dedicated pockets for pistols as well. The bag comes in 5 different sizes, with the small one being ideal for your normal rifles, and the largest size being able to carry 53-inch long rifles.

This sniper rifle drag bag from Savior equipment is made from heavy-duty Nylon. The main compartment has space for two rifles, which are separated with a padded liner to protect the files from getting damaged. Both the rifle compartments have padded muzzle and stock sleeves, with hook and loop straps that keep the rifles from moving and getting damaged during transport.

The outer main pocket has two dedicated pistol pockets and can be used to store other deer as well. You have three more pockets on the outside, which are ideal for storing Ammo, and other range gear. You also have two small zippered pockets on the front, and Molle webbing as well for customization.

The Savior Equipment American Classic Long Rifle Bag features a padded carry handle and has padded back straps with a sternum strap to wear the rifle bag as a backpack. The bag is available in 5 different sizes, with the smallest bag being able to carry two 34-inch rifles, and the largest being able to carry two 53-inch sniper rifles. Overall, this rifle drag bag is comfortable to carry and has a lot of capacity for range gear.

Quick Facts

  • Size: (36”, 42”, 46”, 51”, 55”) L x 12.5” H x 12” W (maximum width)
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs
  • Material: Heavy Duty Nylon

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Comfortable to carry with padded back straps
  • Multiple exterior pockets for range gear
  • Dedicated pistol pockets
  • Designed to carry two rifles
  • Available in multiple sizes.

Cons

  • Can’t be used as a shooting mat
  • Small sizes are ideal for sniper rifles

Alternative: IRON JIA'S Waterproof Long Rifle Case

Short summary

If you are looking for a simple rifle bag that you can use to carry your rifle in humid and wet environments, then the  IRON JIA’S Waterproof Long Rifle Dry Bag is a good option. This simple rifle bag is designed only to carry a single rifle and is made to be completely waterproof.

The IRON JIA’S Waterproof Long Rifle Case is made from 1.500D Tarpaulin on the outside and has foam padding on the inside to keep your rifle safe during transport. The bag does not have any Molle webbing on the outside, and neither does it have any external pockets for carrying extra gear. This bag isn’t ideal for a range day but is designed to transport your rifle, and keep it safe. It is especially ideal for hunting trips in rainforests, where water and moisture can cause problems.

The bag has a parred carry handle and a simple shoulder strap. It doesn’t have any back straps to help carry the rifle on longer walks. This rifle case is 61” long and it can carry almost any rifle you want, and keep it safe from getting damaged.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 61” L x 12” H x 6” W (maximum width)
  • Weight: 3.0 lbs
  • Material: 1.500D Tarpaulin

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Can fit any rifle
  • Waterproof design

Cons

  • Can’t be used as a shooting mat
  • No external pockets for carrying additional gear
  • No Molle Webbing
  • Can’t carry multiple rifles

Choosing the Best Drag Bag for your Rifles

There are multiple things that you need to consider when getting the ideal drag bag for your rifle. Here are some of the most important.

Size and weight

The size of the rifle bag is very important. You want it to be long enough to fit your longest rifles and have enough space for extra magazines and other gear as well. The weight is also quite important. Sniper rifles tend to weigh quite a pit on their own, add all the additional gear you have to carry to it, and you probably don’t want your rifle bag making things even heavier. Therefore, your rifle bag should be as lightweight as possible, while being long enough to carry any rifle you need.

Accessibility

The perfect rifle bag should also be very easy to access. You should be able to easily secure your rifle in it, and get it out when you need it. The external pockets of the bag which you may use to carry additional gear, and ammo should also be easy to access. Therefore, look for a drag bag that has large heavy-duty zippers, which can easily be opened and closed even if you have large gloves on your hands.

Durability

A sniper drag bag is meant to be used in rugged environments. It has to carry a lot of heavy gear and protect your files as well. Therefore, it is essential that your drag bag is durable. Nylon is the best material for drag bags, as it is quite strong and lightweight.

You should also make sure that the bag has high-quality stitching, and is reinforced in vulnerable areas. The zippers are also a common part of range bags that can break, so make sure that the bag you choose also has strong heavy-duty zippers.

Space

Space is also a key factor. You need a bag that can preferably carry two rifles, and have external pouches and pockets for storing other long-range shooting gear like a spotting scope, a bi-pod, a pair of binoculars, and a rangefinder. You also need to carry protective gear like ear muffs and eye protection, and of course, you need extra magazines and ammo for your rifles as well. Therefore, make sure that the bag you shoes has enough space to carry all the gear you may need at the range. 

Sniper Drag Bags FAQ

How to Camouflage Sniper Drag Bag

If you don’t want your sniper drag bag to stick out, perhaps when you are stalking a deer while hunting, there are multiple ways you can camouflage it. Firstly, you can simply get a Multicam sniper drag bag, however, if your bag is any other color, you can still use Camo Wrap, camouflage liners, and small twigs and vegetations from your environment to break its silhouette, and allow its color to blend into the environment more naturally.

In Conclusion

So, the next time you head out to the range with your sniper rifle, or take your rifle on a hunting trip, having one of the mentioned drag bags with you can make it much easier for you to transport your rifle. Hopefully, this post helps you choose the drag bag that is perfect for your requirements.

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Eberlestock Sniper Sled Drag Bag

  • Weather proof zippered case
  • Cleaning rod reaches 31 inches
  • Additional mesh storage

Mathew R Reed

Mathew R Reed is a professional gun seller who runs a dedicated gun store in the suburbs of Oakland, CA. A hardcore hunting enthusiast since childhood, Reed has ample experience with guns and accessories. He is the founder of ArmorHoldings.com and creates some of the most helpful gun-buying guides and explainers. If not in the gun shop, you can find him on the nearest hiking trail or nearby hunting spot.