Eberlestock J104 - Will a rifle with Nightforce NXS 56mm objective and bipod fit?

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Len Backus, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I am close to buying either this model or the GS05 Gunslinger which has a wider scabbard but less overall storage. I tried the J104 at a store today with one of my smaller rifles and smaller scope but with bipod. Fits ok, just slightly snug.
     
  2. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Len me and BJ picked up the eberlestock line about a year and a half ago cause we wanted to use them and we were worried about the same thing. i used both the J104 and and the gunslinger on my WY muley hunt last year. i could fit my 270AM with a harris bipod and NF 3.5-15x56mm and it would fit but it was snug. the gunslinger offered alot more scabbard space.

    i have been more than happy with both packs.

    steve
     

  3. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

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    Len,

    If you aren't already aware of it, you might want to take a look at the J107 "tactical" model.

    The tactical model uses solid cordura instead of mesh for the main compartment material, and you don't have the camo options, but otherwise the same pack as the hunting version, but with a wide scabbard.

    I'm quite fond of mine. Seen below stuffed to 50lbs with my wife's old magazines for conditioning :)
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    Note: That big top part can be removed (/used as a fanny pack with the belt portion if you want) to cut down on the bulk of the main back.
     
  4. Colby

    Colby Active Member

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    Len,
    I bought a J104 for Elk hunting this fall. My gun has a 30" barrel, with a harris bipod and a 56mm VXL. It fits great in the scabbord. Maybe a little snug, but it seems like that makes it a little more secure, it doesn't shift side to side while walking.

    Colby
     
  5. mikeincg

    mikeincg New Member

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    This is my first post, I have been stalking the site for a little while-This site rocks. Thanks

    Back to the post I just received my J107M Dragonfly in the UNICAM and all I can say is wow, extremely nice. So to try it out I put my IDF M14 in the pack and it fits like a glove, that IDF M14 is a big mutha and the 107M swallows it up like Jenna Jameson

    I bought the pack for my upcoming Desert Sheep hunt, I am going to load up and start humping it this week for conditioning. The pack fits me like a glove.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Steve,

    what is your price on the Gunslinger advantage max camo ?

    thanks
     
  7. motrapper

    motrapper Well-Known Member

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    I also have the identical one posted above the J107M in coyote brown and the scabard fits anthing and it will hold more than you can carry and is tough as nails 4 trips with it and Mattj have you used yours yet Also it has a clip over the scabard and keeps everything contained and not moving it really nice well thought out
    sid
     
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  8. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been hunting with it yet, though I have been doing training hikes with it around my area (with a 50lb load) -- carries really well for me.

    It will be going with me to Idaho to chase elk in November :)
     
  9. Troutslayer

    Troutslayer Well-Known Member

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    Best analogy I've seen around here!
     
  10. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Heres another one to consider.

    This is the M3 Mcmillan tactical model.

    I tried the packs you speak of and found they just lost there shape and lacked the organisation I was personally looking for.

    They also I felt struggled with a long gun. This pack lets me carry the rifle butt down and all but the barrel forward of the bipod is protected. I found that when you are muzzle down most packs struggle not to be top heavy with a long barrel.

    See pics.. This pack is worth every cent.

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    Glen makes the best gear going !!

    DUH
     
  11. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    How fast can you get the gun out? Can you grab the barrel and lift the gun out fast?
     
  12. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    I was at Sportsmans todays looking at those packs. I am 6'4" and 275lb. Most packs dont fit me. The waste belt is mid belly. The company you guys are talking about make one called something like the all in one. That pack fit me very well but it was a large pack.

    I was really impressed with the quality of these packs. Any suggestions for a big and tall guy?
     
  13. jmermis

    jmermis Well-Known Member

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    rvt900 - hello. i'm 6'08"/280 and i went with the J107M and ordered the larger belt which fits perfectly. I used it on a deer hunt 2 weeks ago and it performed excellent.
     
  14. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    The way I use it is not very practical to lift the gun out quickly for snap shots. I simply pack the 15 lbs gun with it. Safe as houses mate !

    DUH