which rifle backpack do you use?

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by nathank, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    looking into getting a backpack that can carry a rifle. i looked at the 5.11 tactical ones but would like to know what else is out there
     
  2. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    Eberlestock J107. Very well built pack, excellent harness, lots of storage options, and room for two water bladders. The rifle sleeve is very handy and can be easily accessed without struggling.
    I shot a goat last year and had over a hundred pounds in my pack and climbed down about 2000' of vertical (including a 200' vertical wall) and then about 2 miles of very rough terrain without even getting tired shoulders...my legs on the other hand...my pack was drug on several rock outcrops and I went for one short slide, and it shrugged off the rocks very well.
     

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I use Black's Creek. Check out their website or give them a call. The eberle also has a goo reputation.
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I have an Eberlestock Gunslinger which is a large day pack. Love it.
     
  5. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I have used an Eberlestock Gunslinger the last 4-5 years. The second trip after packing a rifle for 10 hours for 3 days I put a Kifaru Gunbearer on the Gunslinger. Since that time I have only used the scabbard on the pack a couple of times. If you're a serius packer I'd take a look at the Kifaru and you can put it on any pack of your choice.
     
  6. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

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    +1 J107 My buddy bought a different pack and wished he bought the Eberlestock.
     
  7. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I have a J104, and like it alot. However, I would like to see a smaller dayback version, along the lines of Eberlee's mini me model, but with a waistband to help support the weight of the rifle. Maybe, I need to look closer at the gunslinger.
     
  8. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I was just looking at some photos of the Gunslinger and I wondered if
    I would be able to glass without taking the rifle off.
     
  9. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes you can.
     
  10. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    :cool: Thanks, Len.
     
  11. elkregulator

    elkregulator Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Black's Creek
    great service, fair price
     
  12. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    What about a Badlands pack? They have different sizes depending on what you are looking for and are designed to hold a rifle. I was checking them out at Cabelas last weekend and am debating between that and the Black Creek.
     
  13. elkregulator

    elkregulator Well-Known Member

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    I have the blacks creek rigg-itt with a kifaru gun bearer.
    It's light.
    It's adjustable.
    It can be modularized in anyway for different hunts. (Not just blacks creek stuff)

    And I can haul out game with it.

    Take a look at it, it might serve your needs.
     
  14. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys I'm gunna keep searching for the right pack, I think you guys made it harder with all the choices now hahah