Multi day pack w/excellent rifle carry option?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by emmagator, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a multi day pack 2000-5000cu that has a excellent setup for carrying a rifle. Seems like the carry system on most packs is an after thought or just a gimmick, no adjustability, no protection, sits to low, excessive movement when hiking,etc. Eberlestock seems to have a decent carry system, but not many others. Looking for some options or info from guys who have found a good setup. Thanks
     
  2. bota

    bota Well-Known Member

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    Eberlestock j34 works well for me. I do 5 day backpack hunts, but can only fit half of a large mule deer and camp in it. I could probably fit it all with some rearranging.
     

  3. jmden

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    Kifaru Timberline 2 or any of their other appropriately sized packs. Their Longhunter and Timberline packs are one of a very few (if Any ) others that are designed to carry 100+ lbs so whe you are packin meat they handle the weight well, one reason being is that they are sized to you. I much prefer their rifle carry system to the Eberlestock as well as it is very comfortable and allows u to take that quick shot if it presents itself, something an Eberlestock does not allow. I have the Duplex Timberline 2 (pack separates from frame so u can change to a different pack bag given the hunt...pretty cool.)
     
  4. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

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    I use the Crooked Horn High Country Extreme 2 Backpack. I've carried upwards of 90lbs in it. It held up great. One thing I do not like about it, is as with many packs, when the rifle is strapped to the pack, it extends lower than the bottom of the pack so when you go to sit down it's awkward. Other than that, it is an awesome pack. Very happy with my purchase.
     
  5. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Good point. The Kifaru is very simple to sit on a log with, for instance, due to how the rifle is carried.
     
  6. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    How does the Kifaru carry a rifle. I looked for pics on their site and cant find any.
     
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    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    It appears to me that with a good seamstress (aka: wife), the Karafu holster could be adapted to just about any pack.:)

    I have an E'stock and sitting is an issue as well as firearm extraction from the pocket of a loaded pack. I tend to carry mine with a shoulder sling which defeats the intended purpose.

    Len's 'X' sling might be a viable option for some.
     
  9. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Yep, the gunbearer is sold seperately and can be put on most any pack. My brother puts it on a old Lowe pack and it works great for him. My LRH rifle with bipod is almost 13 lbs and i dont think the gun bearer is designed for that much weight, but it works.
     
  10. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    I actually have the kifaru gunbearer system on my eberlestock tred barta pack and my newly acquired Ula pack. It works great.

    Randy