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Thread: Rifle Scabbard

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    Rifle Scabbard

    I am after some advice on Rifle Scabbards - something I can add onto my backpack that did not come with one.

    Which ones works well, where did you buy it from?


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    Cactus do a very good one, provides great protection for the optics

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    Garb some webbing and make your own. Get creative.
    Stoney creek make a scabbard as do Cactus
    There are several scabbard thread on here already that had some good suggestions.
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    +1 for stoney creek just strap it on the side of your pack mine was $30 a few years ago
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    Yup the Cactus one is well made & seems to work pretty good, was $100 from memory
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    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    A Cactus on TradeMe for $60
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    Quote Originally Posted by top of the south View Post
    +1 for stoney creek just strap it on the side of your pack mine was $30 a few years ago
    Does the stoney creek one only work with a stoney creek backpack?


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    Quote Originally Posted by janleroux View Post
    Does the stoney creek one only work with a stoney creek backpack?
    You can clip it to almost any pack, as long as you have a suitable loop or strap to clip it to. Has a pretty wide range of adjustment for length. (Note you'll still need some form of loop or strap to hold the top end of the rifle in place, a loop of cord or wee velcro loop on the pack would work fine here, or the compression straps on the side of most packs)

    The cactus one protects the scope, and will do a better job of stopping the rifle swinging at all (depending how you strap the rifle on with this one), the stoney creek has the advantage of being able to hang the rifle way down low behind your pack, tucking the muzzle below the top of the pack so it won't catch on branches etc if walking in through thick stuff.

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    I borrowed a cactus one to use down south early this year and as said the rifle did not move once harness was done up tight, also adds protection around scope. I will be buying one if i go back down south. Just good to be hands free
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    Thanks guys - appreciate the info!


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    I was out a couple days ago with a mate who has a cactus one. I did like the set up and the only reason I am not getting one myself is my shooter fits into my pack....My Macpac does have a holder arrangement on the outside (muzzle down) but I prefer the protection of having the boom stick inside (Take down)
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    years back i just went to a place that made soft side truck covers, took them no time to sew one up for a dozen beers. was tougher than hell too
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