Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Heavy rifle pack harness. Pics inc.. What do you all think ??

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-31-2008, 11:27 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Posts: 912
Heavy rifle pack harness. Pics inc.. What do you all think ??

I recently came up with a fairly basic idea that incorporates the use of 2 std Uncle Mike rifle slings.

Basically carrying a heavy long range rig can be a tough gig, especially if you have to " run and gun alot "... Meaning running in on animals, climbing quickly to place yourself for a shot.

This is a rear on shot. Note how the gun is positioned straight up and down the spine and the rifle is sitting side on down my back. No scopes, bolt handles or bipod digging into you. See Pic below




This forward attachment point is in the side of the forend on the non bolt side. This is a sendero 1 model HS stock fitted with accessories by Defensive Edge Inc. Both slings attach to this point.

The rear two attachment points are seen below. One is via the DE cheekpiece and the other through the std rear stud. The attachment point through the cheekpiece forces the heavy rifle to sit side on whilst wearing the rig. This offers extreme comfort to the shooter.

See pic below




Another pic side on.



Just thought I'd share this idea with you as it's really simple and inexpensive and best of all... A really comfortable rig to move a big heavy tactical rifle.

Cheers

DUH
__________________
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.

Last edited by Down Under Hunter; 05-31-2008 at 11:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-01-2008, 01:08 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Kalifornicated
Posts: 338
I like it !
__________________
USMC Scout Sniper 88-94
Instructor 1st. Mar. Div. SS school 91-94
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-01-2008, 01:19 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 856
Very nice DUH. Do you have a picture showing the fore end connections?

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-01-2008, 01:52 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: South of Canada and North of Wyoming
Posts: 5,953
Looks good DUH, one question, I almost always wear a day pack while hunting, how does that fit in?
__________________
- Mark

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you make good use of it.
~ John Quincy Adams
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-01-2008, 02:17 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Posts: 912
Sure do my friend !



Just a single stud and 1 uncle mike inch stud swivel with both slings connected to it .

DUH
__________________
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-01-2008, 02:30 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Posts: 912
Montana,

Good question... I have been wearing a fanny pack that rides to one side of the middle. I dont think it would be that good with a pack mounted, but you may be able to sling your pack over the top ?? Not to sure. It really was designed without a pack in mind


I will be purchasing an eberlestock M3 pack shortly, but this idea has been great if you need to cover ground quickly and can ditch the kit and go hands free. Alot of times I might sneak in with only my gun and Geovids.

Cheers
__________________
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-01-2008, 06:35 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 182
Looks good.

I have a suggestion for the loop around the cheekpiece.

Embed an Uncle Mikes Flush Cup into the side of the stock and use the push button release swivels, and save the stress on the slot.

From their web site -

Home : Swivels : Push Button Detachable SwivelsPush Button Detachable Swivels
  • <LI class=ptext>Easy to install, and versatile <LI class=ptext>Flush-mount front and rear bases for stud-free profile when sling and swivels are removed
  • Bases glue in place, no screws required
Set No. 1011-2 (1")

__________________
Proud member of WTFDTSG Club.

Stercus Accidit.

Nice try means you suck spelled different.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Heavy rifle pack harness. Pics inc.. What do you all think ??
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7mm pack rifle heavy hitting 300 Reloading 7 07-29-2011 06:46 PM
New .338RUM pack rifle Topshot Australia, New Zealand 28 12-11-2010 05:52 AM
Best way to pack a heavy rifle buckbrush Long Range Hunting & Shooting 14 09-18-2009 01:26 AM
Cabela's Bow and Rifle Pack m249 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 12-29-2008 01:23 PM
Rifle pack trueblue Backpack Hunting 35 08-15-2008 11:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC