Lash rifle to pack or carry?

BuckSnort

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How do y'all pack your rifle? ..Last few trips I have been able to sling mine with my internal pack, its not as comfy as without the pack on but I like to have it handy..Seems that when I have it lashed to my pack I jump a nice Buck on the pack in...How do you all do it?
 

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if its dark on the way in i'll starp it to the pack.other wise i find myself carrying it.i dont even have a sling on any of my rifles.i may try the gun bearer out with my new timberline
 

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I purchased the universal gun bearer from Kifaru and use it on a sitka pack.......it works sweet!
 
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I guess I need to try the gun bearer .. I read somewhere that it moves around a lot, don't know if that's the norm though?
 

luke moffat

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I am weird but I just can't warm up to the gun bearer. It's more of a mental thing but I just can't like the barrel of my gun out in front of me like the. It's a great optioning if it works for a though.

Instead I carry my rifle on my pack like this:



I can still quickly access it without getting my pack off. Don't have to holster/unholster when I want to take a sit down break and it's not in my field of view all day long. Just another option to consider.
 
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Thanks for all the input folks... I was wondering about the movement of the rifle in the Gunbearer , seems like it can flop around and maybe hit ya in the head if you're scrambling through uneven cross country terrain..Guess i should just try one out..

Luke, that looks like a good system you have is that strap at the grip supporting the weight or is there something else at the butt?
 

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I thought about using the gunbearer with the bottom mounted to the belt, as designed, and the top on the pack itself, behind the shoulder. I thought it might work, and it would kind of fit like Luke's setup in the pic above.

Am I way off?
 

luke moffat

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All the weight is at the stock grip on the gun bearer the only reason the barrel is lashed via the pack compression straps is the plastic zip tie I had on my load lifter strap broke halfway hrough to 10 day hunt,needless to say, its a metal zip tie now wrapped in some e-tape to stop any metal/metal rubbing noises and the setup works like a champ for oth my wife and I.
 
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i like my weapon in my hand / i use it for a walking stick for balance and when in alaska for protection
 

luke moffat

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If I am actually actively hunting I will have my rifle in my hands often however it's many miles of approach before I even hike into where I am hunting. In such cases I would much prefer to have my hands free for the 10 mile jaunt than to needlessly lug to 6-8 pounds in my hands. I am not overly concerned about the bear behind every tree stigma so I dont feel the need to always have it in my hands then either. If a bear charges at close range anyways, unless you have one in the pipe already it ain't gonna do ya any good anyways, and I don't roll with one in the throat anyways, but that's another topic ;)

Here is a better pic of the rifle itch the barrel through the plastic zip tie on my packs load lifter strap pre breaking it.

 
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