Originally Posted by Adam
He did indeed Kenneth.
However as pocket and pouch have the same etymological root they can mean the same thing.
pocket = poke: Middle English from Old English pocca, The original sense of pocket
was a bag or sack.
pouch = poche: Old French.
In any case several posters mentioned two pockets in their pouches and I thought I would explain the reason they have... as a public service, if you like.
I only have one "pouch" with two compartments and shoot two weights of pellet in different rifles so I keep 7.9s in the upper "pocket" and 8.4s in the lower one. Nothing worse than going out on a course with the wrong pellets or tipping in a hundred 7.9s just before doing so and then realising there were a couple of dozen 8.4s in there already!
Ooooh! Stoppit with the French Adam, some of the geezers on here are still struggling with their native tongue.
Anyhoo, pocket in.