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Old 09-27-2006, 02:01 AM
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Re: First Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

Jeza,

Probably suited for short asses like me 5'7". Then again it is made in a place full of small people - Vietnam.

David.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:13 AM
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Re: First Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

Jeza,

Yup, at 6'2" I'm 100% it'd be too small (if you want to be able to use the belt to bear weight).

...right now, I seem to have succeeded (through judicious use of webbing straps and additional velcro) in making it wearable at 6' ....not something that should be necessary with a commercial rucksac [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]


David,

I suspect your point may well be valid: [ QUOTE ]
Then again it is made in a place full of small people - Vietnam.

[/ QUOTE ] .....probably seems like a big rucksac there [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:56 PM
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Re: First Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

BD, I spent some frustrated days trying to get my Eberlestock pack to work for me. It just didnt. I'm 6"2 205lbs and I guess like shoes some just dont fit. Also tried the 104 and 105 to no avail.

Then I found this and have not looked back.

http://www.blacks-creek.com/jimhorn.php I have the Alaskan
The Canadian looks very promising as well.
Better made than the Eberle, it fits and it hauls.

Very satisfied.
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:42 PM
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Re: First Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

Brown Dog

Have you conciderd the Ruck-Sling. Or the Stalker. BushWear have them in the 06/07 catalogue,if you are interested.
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Final Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

Su37 and Aficionado,

Thanks for the ideas....I think this picture (taken earlier in the week) sums up my findings on the Eberlestock:


....rifle on a biathlon sling with a light Filson pack (which I have courtesy of the very kind generosity of a LRH member [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]) draped over it.

The Eberlestock Gunslinger is, despite their big claims, a fancy range bag [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:10 PM
 
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Re: Final Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

Hey Brown Dog, How Have you been?
I use the Eberlestock Backpacks, both the gunslinger and the Phantom. I am at 6' and had to adjust the pack to ride a bit lower, and then tighten up the top and side draw straps to get it to feel right. For a three day pack, I havenít found anything that I like better, and I do not say this because I sell them, I say this because for me, it is true.

Having been from a generation of the old USRA "Ruck," I still suffer from what that thing did to my upper back and neck. With 46" wide shoulders, and a PRC 70, I was cursed.
The Gunslinger is a dream compared to that thing...
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Re: Final Impressions: Eberlestock Gunslinger

why do people black their faces out?
people post their pics all the time online, so why is it some don't

just curious, don't mean to highjack or anything.

also, very good to know about the gunslinger pack, I was wondering about it.
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