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    Question Chest Rig

    Hey guys,
    I'm thinking about buying a chest pack/rig. Curious if you've used one, what you've used, and what you reckon of it.
    A friend of mine uses the Hill People Chest rig, which looks pretty badass.
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    Keen to hear your thoughts and experience...

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    I wear binos on my chest and that's all. Everything else fits nicely in my pack or day pack. I find the less restriction you have on your upper body in challenging going the better. Especially scrambling over rocks or through thick scrub.
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    Agreed, just the above. Would hate to have a bulky bag on my chest.

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    Yea even binos on the chest can be a pain in the ass when you're scrambling and trying to reach across in front of yourself or squeeze sideways through a gap in some trees etc
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    Chest rig worked OK as part of a heavy pack on my back; it improved my balance. But if I went down it was never fun getting up lol.

    These days? Bum bag. Bum bag bum bag bum bag. There’s just no other way for a day hunt

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    Even a bino bivvy can imped an off hand shot. Not ideal for tight bush stalking imo.
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    Alaska guide creation is what I use currently, wouldn't want anything bigger. Don't use it if I know i'll be going through tight bush on hands and knees or doing lots of prone shooting

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    Been musing the same thoughts, both the Alaskan one and the Hill people one seem to be made by people in areas without thick Bush, however I can see the sense of having a few small thinks at hand without having to take a pack off to get at them.
    I could see how one of those with the binoculars and a range finder could be handy, just not sure if it would be awkward prone trying to take a shot with something sticking in my chest.
    Will watch this thread to see how you go!

 

 

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