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    Pack Mounted Rifle Holder

    Not 100% sure what I'm after is actually called but I'm looking for a pocket that can attach to my pack which I can put the butt of my rifle in and then use my pack straps to secure the rifle to the pack for long walks. I've attached a photos of similar. Thinking something like this with 2 small clips that hook on to the sleeping bag compression straps. Anyone have, use or know where to procure something like this?
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    Never mind. As soon as I posted I stumbled across what I was looking for from Stoney Creek.

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    You beat me to it..

    I grabbed the Stoney Creek one when I was trying to find something to finish off a H&F voucher last year.
    Only used it once so far, but worked perfectly for where I was, which was walking uphill through bush, with lots of low branches etc. Normally have rifle strapped to the side of the pack, and catch the barrel on a few branches on the way up. Could drop it low enough with the SC scabbard, that it didn't catch once.

    Only negative was that it swung around quite a bit, but would easily be solved by adding another point of contact on the back of the pack somewhere.

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    Cactus Outdoor make these in Christchurch - offer a bit more protection for the scope and covers the bolt so it would get snagged.

    https://www.cactusoutdoor.co.nz/rifle-scabbard.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiinSeattle View Post
    Cactus Outdoor make these in Christchurch - offer a bit more protection for the scope and covers the bolt so it would get snagged.

    https://www.cactusoutdoor.co.nz/rifle-scabbard.html

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    That is primo buddy. One on the way. Primary use is for those long semi boring walking portions or when I need to have both hands for something more technical. I just can't get used to a sling nor can I get comfortable with one while wearing a pack.

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    Strongly recommend the cactus scabbard. It’s very comfortable and keeps the rifle out of your way

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    Ok so this is my ghetto version made from the cuffs of an old pair of jeans with a bit of webbing strap on it. Took about half hour to make and it works great. Only issue is it soaks up water if it is wet and makes it a tad heavier. Over all cost was zero as I have harvested clips and webbing from kids worn out school bags etc.

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    I have the kifaru version. It's awesome. Can sling rifle so that it comes through under your armpit and is ready and drops away by popping 1 tab. Great for that cheeky surprise deer

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    Pretty much how the ghetto version works. The pouch attaches to a compression strap on my pack/day pack. the rilfe comes up from there foward and is cliped on to the front of my shoulder strap via a simple webbing strap with a clip. Very easy access to the rifle while keeping the hands free to steady ones self when bush bashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossiwiz View Post
    Pretty much how the ghetto version works. The pouch attaches to a compression strap on my pack/day pack. the rilfe comes up from there foward and is cliped on to the front of my shoulder strap via a simple webbing strap with a clip. Very easy access to the rifle while keeping the hands free to steady ones self when bush bashing.
    Yeah works very well and is much more comfortable than I thought. Just need to be careful where you point the muzzle especially if your hucking uphill with a buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossiwiz View Post
    Pretty much how the ghetto version works. The pouch attaches to a compression strap on my pack/day pack. the rilfe comes up from there foward and is cliped on to the front of my shoulder strap via a simple webbing strap with a clip. Very easy access to the rifle while keeping the hands free to steady ones self when bush bashing.
    Yeah works very well and is much more comfortable than I thought. Just need to be careful where you point the muzzle especially if your hucking uphill with a buddy

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    Alrighty, so, got one of the cactus models. How are people attaching these to their packs? I've got a macpac cascade that I want to hook it to and I've tried lacing it through the cord on the pack face but that has to be retensioned every time that I pack it. Tried along the side and that's ok but feel there is likely a better way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntGatherRepeat View Post
    Alrighty, so, got one of the cactus models. How are people attaching these to their packs? I've got a macpac cascade that I want to hook it to and I've tried lacing it through the cord on the pack face but that has to be retensioned every time that I pack it. Tried along the side and that's ok but feel there is likely a better way.
    Following as I have a Cascade and was going to buy a cactus scabbard today but you must have brought the last one as they are out of stock (out of aprons a well but that's another story....)

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    @HuntGatherRepeat did you find a way to attach the cactus scabbard to the cascade pack?

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    I made this one up years ago.works well for me. I have a rope loop on the upper compresion strap and use a small bungy across the middle to hold it still. Can remove it pack on but have to take pack off to replace itName:  20180417_095723.jpg
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