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    Eberlestock Packs???

    Hi All, After any info at all on the Eberlestock range of packs, thinking of the J107,J34 or G2 Gunslinger.
    Would like to no how well a big LR gun fits in the J series and is the 107 really worth the extra $
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    I have an original ( i think) Just One, now called the J34. It comfortably takes my long range rifle, 26" barrel 4.5 -14 x 40 scope. When I push the rifle right down into the scabbard it goes right down past the bolt handle and trigger guard. I think a 50mm objective and 26" barrel might be a tight fit though, although if you had a longer barrel it would stop the trigger guard going inside the scabbard and probably give you more room.
    Try searching on longrangehunting.com there are some threads on there about what rifles will fit in the scabbards.

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    Re: Eberlestock Packs???

    I have a J34 that I use for carrying my LR rifle in. My 338 is about 57" long & weighs 18lb. It has a 56mm scope on it, I have to take the bipod off to fit it in the scabbard, but that's fine by me... It still sticks out a fair way and is a bit of a pain in scrub/scrambling through and under rocks but its a hell of a lot easier than carrying it over my shoulder. With my 26" barrel 7mm my experience is the same as the above poster.

    One thing to be aware of is that the packs are reasonably heavy, but I find mine very comfortable, and the scabbard is awesome when tops/alpine hunting. I was always fighting with my rifle on a sling, now I have both hands free and can concentrate on where I'm going, not on where my rifle is going...

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    Thanks for that info guys, yep have looked at longrangehunting threads but still left me wondering....
    Maybe a 30'' barrel and big Nightforce are going to be tight.

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    Re: Eberlestock Packs???

    I can take a photo of my 338 in the scabbard if you like. It's barrel is 32" plus brake with a Premier on it (bigger than a NF)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    I can take a photo of my 338 in the scabbard if you like. It's barrel is 32" plus brake with a Premier on it (bigger than a NF)

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    That would be the best thing ever thanks

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    Re: Eberlestock Packs???

    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    That would be the best thing ever thanks
    Here you go... Scabbard is 90cm long & rifle sticks out just over 50cm. Also took pic with my 7mm in there. 26" barrel plus brake on it...



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    Re: Eberlestock Packs???

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    Thanks a heap, just what I wanted to see,

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    look at the size of that frickin thing

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    Re: Eberlestock Packs???

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiddy View Post
    look at the size of that frickin thing
    All the better for shooting things...

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    Great bits of kit. I have one the same as the Claws and can live 3-4 days out of it. I dont carry my rifle around in the sleeve with the scope on but can reach quickly if I stumble on to something.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    got gunslinger 2, can get a rem 700 sendero with a bipid and good sized scope in it butt down no issues.

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    I have never liked the idea of carrying a rifle barrel down in this type of setup. Years ago I had a Remington Model 7 in a slip in gunbag and one do pulling it out I found a galvanised 4" nail in the end of the barrel. Somehow it must have got into the gunbag while lying around in the workshop...? Any ways it had damaged the crown and the bore necessitating replacement..

    I guess you will get away with it having muzzle brakes on rifles but the thought of a nicely crowned barrel bouncing around in whatever grit and debri gets in there is disturbing to me...

    I also manage to sit on my arse at times and that doesn't sound ideal either..

    How do y'all mitigate these issues for this type of setups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney View Post
    I have never liked the idea of carrying a rifle barrel down in this type of setup. Years ago I had a Remington Model 7 in a slip in gunbag and one do pulling it out I found a galvanised 4" nail in the end of the barrel. Somehow it must have got into the gunbag while lying around in the workshop...? Any ways it had damaged the crown and the bore necessitating replacement..

    I guess you will get away with it having muzzle brakes on rifles but the thought of a nicely crowned barrel bouncing around in whatever grit and debri gets in there is disturbing to me...

    I also manage to sit on my arse at times and that doesn't sound ideal either..

    How do y'all mitigate these issues for this type of setups?
    Tape and a bit of foam in the bottom. You raise a good point that should not be overlooked.
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