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    Rifle on MTB ?

    Anyone here use a bicycle to get to and from their hunting area ?

    Keen to hear how you are transporting your rifle.
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    I don't but have come up with this issue in the past.It ultimately depends what other bag/pack you are carrying.

    A big pack with a scabbard or way of attaching rifle to pack is easy.
    No bag/pack is easy if you have a good sling.

    Small bag or day pack that you can' attach a rifle to is the most difficult.
    If the bag isn't too big and/or heavy, sling your rifle over your back and put the bag over the top.
    Otherwise could try slinging rifle on your front and wearing the back pack normally, or bag on front and rifle on back.
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    Yeah, I've done a few trips on the mountainbike. I used to use a pack with a scabbard down the back, but had issues with either the bottom of the scabbard rubbing on the rear wheel or the stock hitting me in the back of the head. Now I just strap my rifle to the side of my pack. The rifle isn't the problem, it's the super-heavy pack on the way out ;P I'd love to get myself a trailer, the BOB yak looks to be the best style for hauling a load over singletrack.

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    I have often jumped on my scooter (nifty50) and scooted down the road with my gun in a gun bag over my shoulder. This was awhile ago now , dunno if id do it now tho. I was going heading to my sisters in laws house to shoot some rabbits she had on her front lawn.
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    Scabbard off my saddle. I've only used it with a shotgun on a push bike when pig hunting in the pines. My set up would have probably been a bit hard on a rifle. A bike with good suspension may be alright.
    One thing to note, I used a pump shotgun and the scabbard was quite a tight fit. When you pushed the gun in it sometimes gripped the fore end and opened the action. When you pulled the gun out it closed the action and came out hot. Leaving it cocked on a empty chamber locked the action shut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Scabbard off my saddle.
    Any photos of the scabbard ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post

    Small bag or day pack that you can' attach a rifle to is the most difficult.
    If the bag isn't too big and/or heavy, sling your rifle over your back and put the bag over the top.
    Otherwise could try slinging rifle on your front and wearing the back pack normally, or bag on front and rifle on back.
    This is the issue I've had, rifle tends to slide around a bit and hard to get to quickly if a deer is handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by striker View Post
    Hahahahahaha. He can't be that stupid? Surely????
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    It isn't a push bike but this is the system we used on the pest board. there is a bracket that bolts onto the bike frame that the leather scabbard slides onto. the rubber band stops a lot of the movement of the scabbard on rough ground. Used this system for 20+ years and works well. If you have to drop the bike try to drop it on the other side otherwise damage to rifle could result, but in saying that I never wreaked rifle in all my time shooting despite a few ass ups.

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    Sounds like a good excuse to buy a take down rifle.

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    @Mooseman that idea will work even better on a newer upside down forked bike.

    I used 75mm pvc on my RM250 15years or ago, no scopes tho, double barrel shottie and homemade slugs
    bush bashing old forestry tracks looking for spotlighting possies. way too quick of a bike for purpose walking was way more productive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    It isn't a push bike but this is the system we used on the pest board. there is a bracket that bolts onto the bike frame that the leather scabbard slides onto. the rubber band stops a lot of the movement of the scabbard on rough ground. Used this system for 20+ years and works well. If you have to drop the bike try to drop it on the other side otherwise damage to rifle could result, but in saying that I never wreaked rifle in all my time shooting despite a few ass ups.

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    Bicycle infantry was an idea for a while, might get some neat ideas out of that:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=rifl...w=1920&bih=920

 

 

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