pack questions

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by jason7, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. jason7

    jason7 Member

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    hello everyone,

    I've tried searching for my answer, but haven't quite found it. I am considering a pack with a scabbard built in, like on the eberlestock packs.
    Has anyone had any issue with turrets getting turned or twisted by pulling the rifle out or sliding it back in?
    I like the idea of the fully enclosed scabbard vs the exposed, like on the badlands. it seems I cant really go wrong with either manufacturer.......

    thanks, Jason
     
  2. ElwoodUT

    ElwoodUT New Member

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    I use my Horn Hunter Full Curl Pack and while hiking in I just put my gun in a Browning gun sock before hooking it to my pack. Seems to have worked well so far.
     

  3. jason7

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    I was looking at the gunrunner.they advertise it that you can have quick access to your rifle and i was worried about my turrets getting twisted upon removal from the scabbard......
     
  4. machiavelli

    machiavelli Well-Known Member

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    I use a mystery Ranch pack for hunting the tops it hasn't got a full scabbard but that is just extra weight the gun is fully secured, but more importantly it is the most comfortable pack I've ever used making the Eberlestock I had redundant.
     
  5. Wyodog

    Wyodog Well-Known Member

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    I have had my turrets move in the gunrunner II pack.
     
  6. jason7

    jason7 Member

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    I was hoping i was just over thinking it on the gunrunner style scabbard. Wyodog, do you still use your pack since youve had this happen?

    I need to look at the MR packs. ...
     
  7. Wyodog

    Wyodog Well-Known Member

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    It has Ben my experience that turrets are prone to move from time to time. I've had it happen and not only in my pack scabbard. I still use the gunrunner on day hunts and for coyote hunting. I check my scope settings every time I shoot my rifle regardless of how I am carrying it only take a second to do so. I have pulled my rife from the scabbard hundreds of times and it is only a couple of times that one of the turrets moved but it does happen. BTW I am using a vortex viper pst scope.
     
  8. jason7

    jason7 Member

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    That's what I needed to know. Time to order my pack, thank you for your input!