I'd like to get some feedback from the long range crowd on rifle carry.
In the past I've used a Kifaru Gunbearer setup but never got used to it or liked it. I typically just put the rifle butt in the side water bottle pocket and compress it, like this:
But obviously this has a couple of disadvantages. First, you don't have quick access to your rifle, and the barrel sticks up a good bit above the pack.
So if I'm in a situation where I may see game and want quick access I typically just shoulder the rifle using a sling. But slings are a bit annoying when they constantly slip off your shoulder. With our frame you can actually hook the sling over the top of the pack frame which works pretty well, but I don't know that I'd call it a perfect solution.
The crowd here at LRH has a bit different needs compared to most because you're taking heavier rifles, additional optics, and in general more shooting related gear.
What is your perfect solution to rifle carry? Do you want fast access? Would you rather have full protection of the rifle and carry the weight closest to your back? Or something else?