Kifaru Gun Bearer

Discussion in 'Backpacking' started by Lonetour, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Lonetour

    Lonetour Member

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    Has anyone used a Kifaru Gun Bearer on an Eberlestock J34? If you have does it have to be the universal model?
     
  2. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    I have it on my mystery ranch and it's works great.
     
  3. HRstretch

    HRstretch Well-Known Member

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    Love mine, currently on a Molle II rucksack.
     
  4. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    This year I used my Gun Bearer (4th hunt with it) and had my Ruger American Predator with the scope in a downward position. Also I carried the butt with the Gun Bearer butt pocket attached to my pack's hip belt as far rearward on my right side as possible.

    This put the barrel further away from my head and made the rifle easier to carry. Thanks to guys on this site for that advice.

    I need to use both hiking poles and the Gun Bearer has made this possible.

    Eric B.

    P.S. Compared to an Eberlestock type rifle pouch (between the pack and your back) the Kifaru Gun Bearer is not only lighter but far quicker to get a rifle up and on target.
    The downside compared to a pack rifle pouch is that it is not protected from the elements or from falls like an Eberlestock pack pouch.
     
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  5. 17Tactical

    17Tactical Well-Known Member

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    I have the same setup and it works great.
     
  6. middleofnowhere

    middleofnowhere Well-Known Member

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    I use one on my Mystery Ranch. I would not say I “love” it, but it’s the best solution available so that your hands are free.
     
  7. laker

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    it wouldn't work on my friends eberlestock x2 pack. not sure if they have the same hip belt or not
     
  8. 257Tony

    257Tony Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love it with my nomad, 10x better than having a sling constantly sliding off your shoulder strap.
     
  9. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Tony, it's always right there ready to deploy quickly.

    Like "middleofnowhere" sez, at least your hands are free. I absolutely need to use my hiking poles B/C I'm backpack hunting and I need the stability downhill and the extra push uphill.

    Plus I use my hiking poles as shooting sticks. I've learned how to quickly twist and cross the handle straps for a rifle rest with the poles X'd.

    Eric B.
     
  10. laker

    laker Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got a year on my kifaru gunbearer and love it.
     
  11. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    If you're ski or snowshoe hunting a Gun Bearer is absolutely essential so you can use ski poles for stability. I've hunted both ways (with climbing skins on the skis, BTW) and you can't carry a rifle in your hands - even when snowshoeing. Climbing around obstacles requires ski poles.

    The speed at which you can bring up your rifle from a Gun Bearer is Warp Speed compared to pulling it up and out of an Eberlestock pack's rifle pouch.

    Eric B.
     
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  12. Country Bumpkin

    Country Bumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone used one while riding a dirtbike?