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    back packs

    hey guys

    thinking of getting a back pack for hunting
    one that has a pocket to hold a rifle

    what ones to you guys use?
    any to stay clear of?

    cheers guys

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    gonna need a bit more info...

    day hunting or multi-day ?

    when you say "pocket" do you mean:
    a) compression straps on the side (probably not)
    b) something like the ridgeline gunslinga
    c) full scabbard like on the eberlestock packs

    rough budget ?

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    Suggest you carry your rifle...you never know when something will pop up in front of you.

    For the rare times you may need 2 hands for climbing with a full pack on, just use compression straps. If thats the case should probobly ask what the f%$k you are doing where you are...lol

    For day hunting I can put rifle across my back with Pikau on, bit uncomfortable but again only for a short distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Suggest you carry your rifle...you never know when something will pop up in front of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    gonna need a bit more info...

    day hunting or multi-day ?

    when you say "pocket" do you mean:
    a) compression straps on the side (probably not)
    b) something like the ridgeline gunslinga
    c) full scabbard like on the eberlestock packs

    rough budget ?
    sorry i really need to give more info
    just day hunting
    was thing something like the eberstock packs
    dont get me wrong i should be carrying it but it gets heavy

    when its on the sling i have the same problem as hori hunter
    sits uneven and shit digs in to your back
    just looking for some options

    may have to do the bipod mod and harden the f@$k up

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    i really would not get an eberlestock for daytrips... they are good quality packs and all, but weigh quite a bit !

    dragonfly = 8.5 lb = 3.8 kg
    just one = 6 lb 14 oz = 3.1 kg

    what's the total carry weight (rifle, sling, scope, bipod, etc) ?
    have you tried different slings, or alternatively a hydration pack to "pad" your back ?
    do you genuinely need the bipod ? ask yourself what % of the time you shoot from it (hunting, not at the range) ?
    Last edited by ebf; 13-11-2012 at 08:40 PM.

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    EBERSTOCK

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    K2Hunter old school pack but can lug ya rifle on the hook and get it off the hook if need be in a hurry.
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    Got a BadLands 65ltr, has a gun pouch which is handy for stowing ya gun when tramping through land Im not allowed to hunt on, and comes with a lifetime warranty

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    Markhor 75l.
    $200 cheaper than Badlands model. well padded - rifle carry etc. nice pockets.
    Very happy w mine

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    Are you guys carrying 65 & 75 lt packs for DAY HUNTING ?

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    nah - bum bag for day hunting - refer other thread. this pack is only is only for 2+ day overnighters.

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    See reply #5, his question is for day trips

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    ooops. note to self; put on reading glasses and engage brain before putting typing fingers into gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    i really would not get an eberlestock for daytrips... they are good quality packs and all, but weigh quite a bit !

    dragonfly = 8.5 lb = 3.8 kg
    just one = 6 lb 14 oz = 3.1 kg

    what's the total carry weight (rifle, sling, scope, bipod, etc) ?
    have you tried different slings, or alternatively a hydration pack to "pad" your back ?
    do you genuinely need the bipod ? ask yourself what % of the time you shoot from it (hunting, not at the range) ?
    rifle weighs in at a healthly 5.66kg with out bolt and ammo

 

 

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