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View Poll Results: weight
Under 9lbs 108 14.59%
9-11lbs 283 38.24%
11-13lbs 197 26.62%
13-15lbs 100 13.51%
over 15lbs 52 7.03%
Voters: 740. This poll is closed


Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

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Unread 12-15-2012, 04:56 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Originally Posted by Len Backus View Post
Here you go. We sell them in the LRH Store. I use mine every time I am out in the field.

Double Shoulder Sling
Yep, that's the one!
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Unread 12-16-2012, 12:05 AM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

I thought the same thing about the Kifaru.
I had planned on using one of Len's double shoulder sling along with a fanny pack, but I usually carry a day pack, and I really like the rifle in the center of my back. The Eberlestock Gunrunner I got on the LRH store, works great.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Ya, I guess it depends on how you hunt. If you hunt with a pack like I do I don't want to have additional shoulder straps to mess with. I already have my bino straps and adding a 3rd set is too much and uncomfortable.

For long treks, packing a rifle in a pack is the best way as far as comfort and security goes but you better not need to get off a quick shot.

Where this option works well is once you are getting close to your location or if you do need to do some stalking. Then the gun is ready for quick action but you don't have to carry all the weight and tire out your arms and shoulders. You hardly know the gun is there.

You can adjust the straps to change where it points. If you fall your gun can be in trouble in just about any position so I am not sure that is a real negative. Just don't fall and you won't have to worry about it. The only way your crown is heading for the dirt is if you are falling on your head. Maybe I am lucky, I haven't fallen at all while hunting, let alone a fall where my head was going to be the first to impact! It is far better than a standard sling in that regard though as it can't fly off your shoulder and land who knows where as you fall. You know right where it will be.


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Unread 12-28-2012, 03:54 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Loaded Sendero 300 RUM w/NF 5.5x22x50 and bipod comes in at just under 13#

Think I'll get a 6-284 put together with the .7 Light Varmint contour to fit in a stnd B&C Medalist for PD's, Yotes and Goats. Estimating about 10 1/2# and hoping for 800-900 yd accuracy... we will see
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Unread 12-28-2012, 06:58 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Just finished a fully loaded RUM and scoped out with bipod level and all the goodies it weights in right at 15.2lbs I am building a second one with a little shorter barrel to see if I can get a Light gun (12.5-13.5lbs)
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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:22 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Len has them now--I bought one and it's the cat's meow--makes carrying my 21# Edge realistic (for a mile or so on relatively flat ground). I thought I had a photo, but no... Just learned Len "threaded in" and upon completing the post I have a suggestion: When strapped in a pack why not sling the rifle to your front? This has worked for me on numerous occasions. I've got those HD cup swivels in my Manners T5A for just that reason.

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Unread 02-01-2013, 05:10 PM
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Re: Long Range Hunting Gun Weight

Just ordered a Sauer 202 in .308 with a short fluted barrel, have also ordre a custome made kevlar fiber stock so with my Meopta scope we get below 8 lb..
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