6 Best Shooting Mats 2021: Comfortable Shooting In Prone Position

The Hunters and shooters know about the discomfort that lying on the wooded range, mud, rocks, uneven surface, or dirty dusty shooting range. Well, if you are uncomfortable, you won’t be shooting to the best of your ability.

To avoid discomfort while shooting or hunting a game you need a padded shooting mat. That provides you well-padded surface for shooting in the prone position and helps you to aim the target without any intervention.

Best Shooting Mats

Hunterhunts, team researched the 6 best shooting mats for you, on the basis of padded thickness, stitching pattern quality, water-resistant material, bipod straps, griping for knee and elbow, etc. In addition, the shooting mats can also serve as ground padding under a sleeping bag when camping overnight, pillow, sitting, etc. Buy the best one according to your area of interest in hunting game or shooting.

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List Of 6 Best Shooting Mats

 

1. NcSTAR VISM Roll Up Shooting Mat (Recommend To Buy)


NcSTAR VISM Roll Up Shooting Mat

 

Key Features

  • Material & Stitching:- This shooting mat is fabricated with tough and durable PVC material that is chemical and water-resistant. The padding of the mat is 0.30″ thick and perfectly stitched in a single row and column with PVC material. The loop strap, carry handle and 2 hook is re-enforcement with cross-stitching.NcSTAR VISM Roll Up Shooting Mat Material & Stitching
  • Ergonomic:- The elbow and knee area is knitted with slip resistance material which provides you a stable position even under recoil. The cushion padding provides you great comfort for shooting, know the discomfort that lying on gravel, rocks, or even dirt brings., or used it as a sleeping bag when camping overnight. Easy to rolls up into a compact sized roll and used it as a pillow.NcSTAR VISM Roll Up Ergonomic

Main Specification:-

Material:- PVC

Weight:- 3 Pounds

Overall Dimension:- 69 x 35 x 0.3 inches

Rolls Up Dimension:- 19.50″ Wide x 8.50″ Height

Overall, NcSTAR is famous for its shooting mats and outdoor accessories. This shooting mat comes in 4 color variants Camo, Digital camo, Gray, and Tan all are good to go, but I prefer the Tan color due to its dirty color. The shoulder strap help to secure your firearm bipod and preventing the rifle from moving forward under recoil. In addition, shooting can be used for multiple purposes besides shooting like padded under the sleeping bag, pillow, camping, sitting, etc. The retaining straps are really fine for a long time and the material tearing on the underside of the mat is really durable. Lightweight with comfort design for shooting way more room for a single person. Best shooting mat to buy under $30 budget.

 

2. Savior Deluxe Padded Shooting Mat (Premium Quality)


Savior Deluxe Padded Shooting Mat

 

Key Features

  • Material & Stitching:- Well, it’s constructed with heavy-duty 600D PVC nylon material that is pretty water-resistant and becomes a little hot in the sun. The 0.3″ padding in the center area 64″*21″ is stitched in double MOLLE grid design. In addition the 3 rows of 18.5’*1″ double-stitched MOLLE grid design to keep all things within reach.Savior Deluxe Padded Shooting Mat MOLLE stitching
  • Straps:- Comes with quick-release buckles strap with minimum 20″ and maximum 41.50″ length. Attach the straps to the handle and convert them to help preload your bipod. Savior Deluxe Padded Shooting Mat Bipod Strap
  • Ergonomic:- The padded knee area is single-layered with an anti-slip material and the non-padded elbow wings are double layered with anti-slip material. The 6 corner metal grommets of size 3/8 inches allow you to stake to the ground in strong wind conditions. Center cushion padded area is really comfortable for a long time and non-slip material is really helpful in the shooting.

Main Specification:-

Material:- 600D PVC nylon

Weight:- 3.5 Pounds

Overall Dimension:- 64 x 41 x 0.3 inches

Rolls Up Dimension:- 21.50″ Wide x 8″ Height

Warranty:- 1 year warranty

In a nutshell, it is really amazing product to buy under a $60 budget, doesn’t feel cheap for the price. Easy to rolls up simply unlatch the 2 quick-release buckles. Stitching and material quality are great you won’t feel what is underneath you. Comfortable for a big guy of 6’3″ and 250 lbs weight, the feet hang off from the mat but the body is easily comfortable on the mat. Ready to use for rough and tough condition easy to washable but I’m sure it does not get dirty easily.

 

3. Boyt Harness Bob Allen Shooting Mat (Great Stitching)


Boyt Harness Bob Allen Shooting Mat

 

Key Features

  • Material & Stitching:- The shooting mat is fabricated with heavy-duty 600D PVC material that is water-resistant coated poly with poly webbing. The whole shooting mat is padded with 1/2 inch foam. The closed-cell stitching quality provides you great stitching experience.Boyt Harness Bob Allen Shooting Mat material and stitching
  • Poly Webbing Strap:- Comes with quick-release poly webbing strap with minimum 23″ and maximum 50″ length. Attach the poly webbing straps with the mat for sling carry style and convert them to help preload your bipod. Boyt Harness Bob Polly webbing strap
  • Ergonomic:- The Boyt Harness shooting mat provides you plentiful space to layout on. The mat is padded with 80-inch height and 27 inches wide way more than other mats padding. Great comfort for a long day shooting and provides you great grip for elbows while shooting the target.

Main Specification:-

Material:- 600D PVC nylon

Weight:- 4.5 Pounds

Overall Dimension:- 85 x 27 x 0.5 inches

Rolls Up Dimension:- 27″ Wide x 8″ Height

Bob Allen Company was started at the end of World War II in the name of a parachute shop. He was a famous clay target shooter who later instructor duties into a combat assignment. Well, this mat provides you great comfort area against the rock, gravel, mud, and wet surfaces. Overall, this mat is really comfortable for 2 people sleeping bag when camping overnight. This shooting mat is a little heavier and longer than the other mats.

 

4. Redneck Convent Shooters Mat (Inexpensive One)


Redneck Convent Shooters Mat

 

Key Features

  • Material & Stitching:- The shooting mat is constructed with heavy-duty PVC khaki color material that is resistant to severe weather, water, and chemicals. The center area of 64″ x 21″ of shooting mat is padded with 1/2″ inch of the cushion. The single row stitching quality is great that last for a while.
  • Interesting Features:- Comes with 2 removable gear pockets, 1 removable ammo pocket with 11 bullets slots, and 1 built-in pocket for documents, phones, hunting license, etc.Redneck Convent Shooters Mat Interesting
  • Ergonomic:- The center padded 64″ x 21″ area of the mat provides you the perfect amount of room to lay out on. In addition, the 2 folded wings giving you a full 47 inch of elbow space for perfect shooting. The padding quality is really great that keeps you comfortable during long hours spent in the same prone and kneeling position. 

Main Specification:-

Material:- PVC nylon

Weight:- 3.5 Pounds

Overall Dimension:- 64 x 45 x 0.5 inches

Rolls Up Dimension:- 21″ Wide x 8″ Height

Warranty:- 1 year warranty

Redneck Convent manufactured premium products for outdoor gears since 2015. One of them is shooting mats which provide you a well-padded surface for shooting in the prone position. It comes in 3 color variants Black, Green, and Khaki, all great but the black one smells a little weird. Extremely lightweight and comfortable for a long hunting trip or spending a day at the gun range.
Moreover, it comes with an easy carry handle and durable buckles and E-clips allow you to attach the rolls up shooting mat to your rucksack or backpack. I was expecting it to be slightly wider, but it is adequate. Overall, a great product to buy under a $30 budget best for those who want to spend more hours on the shooting mat.

 

5. OneTigris Non-Padded Shooting Mat (Versatile Features)


OneTigris Non-Padded Shooting Mat

 

Key Features

  • Material & Stitching:- The shooting mat is constructed with heavy-duty 1000 Denier nylon material with a waterproof PU coated bottom. The MOLLE stitching around the corner of the mat and 2 rows of 1-inch military spec webbing for extra gear.OneTigris Non-Padded Shooting Mat Material & Stitching
  • Ergonomics:- It is a non-padded mat with 6 corners grommet holes to pin it to the ground during windy conditions. Easy to rolls up and untie with the help of quick-release buckles. Provides a little comfort for your body and prevent it from mud, dust, or moisture for a long period of shooting, hunting, etc.

Main Specification:-

Material:- 1000D nylon

Weight:- 1.5 Pounds

Overall Dimension:- 80 x 30 x 0.3 inches

Rolls Up Dimension:- 8″ Wide x 8″ Height

Warranty:- 1 year warranty

OneTigris is a company for young hearts & lovers of life. They provide quality gear that lasts for a while. Well, it’s hard for me to choose between One Tigris padded mat and a Non-padded mat. But I end up with the non-padded mat due to its built quality and the 1000D Nylon material construction. This Wild Voyager non-padded shooting mat is great for air rifle enthusiasts and perfect for laying on or laying out. This mat is the shortest among them all in terms of folding mat its size is approx 8-inch length x 4-inch height. The MOLLE stitching of the mat is up to the mark and the material quality is really great as compared with padded mats. This is a rough terrain mat recommend to buy due to its material quality.

 

6. mydays Padded Shooting Mat (Lightweight)


mydays Padded Shooting Mat

 

Key Features

  • Material & Stitching:- This shooting mat is made with heavy-duty 1000D double-layer nylon material with a waterproof resistance fabric. The single row stitching with EPE padding provides you good stitching experience.mydays Padded Shooting Mat Material
  • Ergonomics:- The EPE 0.3 inch padding provides you a great comfortable layer between you and the elements. Easy to rolls up and untie with the help of hard plastic quick-release buckles. In addition, the carry handle of 1 inch wide is easy to strap with your backpack.

Main Specification:-

Material:- 1000D nylon

Weight:- 1 Pound

Overall Dimension:- 78 x 28 x 0.3 inches

Rolls Up Dimension:- 14” Wide x 6.5″ Height

Overall, this is a versatile lightweight shooting mat perfect for rocky or wooded ranges. The padded quality should be a bit more padded but due to its lightweight, I can’t complain. Great fit for a man around 6′ to 6’3″ in height. The stitching quality is really great and provides you 2 military spec webbing of 1 inch to carry extra hunting gear. Recommend this one due to its lightweight and stitching quality.

 

Conclusion:-

All the above listed 6 shooting mats are great in terms of all hunting features. 5  mats are padded with foam and 1 is a non-padded mat, but the thickness of the mat is similar to a foam mat. I have been done my work and nows it’s your decision to find out which one is suitable for you according to your area of interest. Moreover, for any query comment below and also let me know which is your best hunting mat helps others to know more about shooting mats.

 

Frequently Ask Question:-

1. Which one is the best-padded mat or non-padded mat?

Well, I prefer to go with a padded mat because of more comfort as compare to a non-padded mat. When you go for a hunting game or shooting you need more comfort because it will take time to hunt a game or aiming a target. In addition, you can use the padded mat for sleeping, pillow, sitting, etc.

2. What is the best size for buying shooting mats?

All, the company follows an average height of a normal man that is 5′.7″ to 6′. But the best size to buy a shooting mat should be 70 inches long and 28 inches wide. 

3. Is the shooting mats are washable?

Yes, all shooting mats are washable and most of them use PVC Nylon material for their fabrication. All, nylon material is water-resistant but you can wash them easily with water.

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