Backpack with rifle carrier/scabbard/sling?

Discussion in 'Backpacking Gear & Clothing' started by Totoro, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. Totoro

    Totoro Well-Known Member

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    Hey fellas, what pack system are you using to tote around your LR sticks?

    I am currently using using an Eberlestock Dragonfly but the rifle is a real tight fit. New rifle is 4 inches longer and with bigger optic.

    I really like Eberlestock's scabbard system though with the business end of the rifle being protected as well as the bags capacity for a tripod/spotter etc.

    Thoughts and suggestions appreciated!
     
  2. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Kifaru "Gun Bearer".

    Works great, especially when the rifle is carried scope down and the rifle is at an angle to keep the barrel away from your head.

    Very fast to shoulder the rifle. As fast as any sling with the exception of a 2 point military cross chest carry sling.

    Eric B.
     
  3. stinkyduck

    stinkyduck New Member

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    I also use the safari sling, front carry while back packing.
     
  4. LaHunter

    LaHunter Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the Kifaru Gun Bearer for the past 4 years. It takes a little getting used to, but I have been very happy with it. Pretty smart system in my opinion. As litehiker stated, rifle is quick and easy to get into shooting position. FYI, my rifle has a 26" fairly heavy contour barrel and weighs a bit over 12 lbs.
     
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    ssssnake529 Well-Known Member

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  6. 4mattmyers

    4mattmyers Active Member

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    i use the the Kuiu rifle sling on my icon pro 5200, but i use it like the gun bearer from kifaru. i attach the top strap to the D ring on my shoulder strap, and run it around the barrel. i run it scope up so my arm can help cover the action when walking thru brush