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Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

 
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:11 PM
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

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Off topic, but . . .

Why is everyone set on packin' the rifle butt up?
Think of this scenario. You are packing your long range rifle with the barrel up and you slip and fall driving the barrel into the ground or into a rock. With the barrel pointing down it is protected from unforeseen problems. - - - - - - - - - -
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

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Think of this scenario. You are packing your long range rifle with the barrel up and you slip and fall driving the barrel into the ground or into a rock. With the barrel pointing down it is protected from unforeseen problems. - - - - - - - - - -
I hear ya . . . I never fall forward. End up on my butt sliding down a shale slide or similar.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

Here is the scabbard with backpack straps. Doing the math, the scabbards will probably run 80-90$ (camo or a solid color will dictate the price) and another 20-30$ if you want backpack straps, they will be removable if you want them on or off. I wont have any solid price numbers till everything is complete.

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Old 02-01-2013, 09:51 PM
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

Looks really good.

joseph

PS: Do you have reenforcement at the bottom for the muzzle?
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:22 PM
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

ya it is reinforced with nylon webbing and 1/4" foam.
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

Count me in for one, if you add a belt strap on it to put most of the carry weight on the hips.
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Re: Scabbard for big scopes, long barrels and bipods....check it out!

So here is the deal with hip belts. If you do not have a rigid suspension system within the pack itself, there will be zero weight transfered to the hips. I am willing to look into a stay/suspension system that would essentially turn a scabbard into a internal frame pack. The down side is cost, the upside is that you can haul a HEAVY gun VERY VERY comfortably.I have been able to R&D and manufacture a lot of various packs over the years and that has been my experience, I can look into it an get back to you, but I am just being honest with you.
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