Packing a long range rifle

Steakngravy

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So looking at sg backoacks and all the other brands for specifically a good way to pack a larger rifle with a turreted scope. Dont really like strapping it to the back of the pack muzzle up and i cant find 1 single muzzle down center of the back option ??
 

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get a scabard from eberlestock and run it down the middle of the nomad. I carry my 13 pound rifle in the gun bearer or with the solo hunter cover on it strapped to the center of the reckoning. I hang the bucket on the reckoning so the bbl is not so high in the air. Or look for a mountain rambler in the classifieds. I just have experience with the kifaru so i dont know how i would do it with the SG
 

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Why not get a Solo cover and just strap it to the pack muzzle down? If you're concerned about muzzle damage, you could put extra foam into the cover to keep it safer.
 

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I don't understand why you are against carrying muzzle up ? there are ways to cover or protect in a lightweight fashion aplenty .....
 

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I use the solo cover and carry muzzle down stuffed between my bag and frame-I use a kuiu but I think you could use an EXO also.
 

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Kifaru Mountain Rambler carries this way. You'd need to find one used as Kifaru discontinued them due to a patent issue.
 
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With the bulk and length of barrel with brake it tends to ride pretty high tried various setups and it kind of flopps around a bit on the packs ive tried . In the center of the back its more protected and such .i havnt tried a sg so i will look into the solo cover
 
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Yep waiting on that scabbard to come out which is soon just spoke to them at kifaru
 

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i have tried the eberle scabbard on the nomad, strapped to the side on my mountain warrior, and on my shoulder (terrible). I have found that the gunbearer works best for me. It took a while to get used to but works well. I just take it from under my arm to strapped to the side of the pack if I am not goint to need it while hiking. I know its barrel up, but it worked well for me.

I just ordered the nomad 2 and hope their scabbard works well with it.

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Asking myself if the new one will fit only the nomad or can be fit other rhino bags?

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I asked this very question, was told they had to puta bunch of molly webbing in the center of the nomad to support the scabbard so for now just the nomad 2
 

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Ok serious question why not just use a sling? I like to always have my rifle ready when rifle hunting so I never strap it in to anything, just sling it around my neck and go.
 

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Sounds like you need to look for a Mountain Rambler in the classifieds.
I know but can't decide to pull the trigger on a rambler,the CI capacity is small and i hate the side pockets.I sold my 22 mag because i was always piss off about the pockets but i do like the desing of the rambler.Nomad same thing,i dont know if i will like a wings style bag,its expensive to just order one only for trying one haha!!!

Maybe the will redesign the Rambler for 2017,not sure if it was Ryan saying that somewhere????



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Steakngravy

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Yep i hear ya brother ,i bought a rambler bag to check out the bag was just a little small for me . Idk if the stone glacier weapon sling would work for me or not mainly because idk if the bucket for the stock is big enough for a manners eh1 ,like the look of kurts setup though. Will likley order both and see which one works out.
 

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Might want to ask mmw194287 how he's liking this design he sketched for his rig on a SG frame. I made it for him but can't really comment on if it hit all the marks he was going for.









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i used a solo hunter sleeve thing last year. it was awesome. it rained on us and my rifle was dry as a bone. i use a small bipod, so i could flip down the legs and put the rifle on the ground safely and the sleeve would remain and tent the rifle. we slept tentless, just a tarp..so i think i got wetter than my rifle.

i would just strap the rifle to my pack. zero issues. i am buying those solo sleeve things as Xmas gifts this year..just so my buddies dont steal mine.
 

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I will just add that if you end up going muzzle up, absolutely use something to cover the muzzle. In retrospect that seems really obvious. I carried mine muzzle up and uncovered and it cost me a chip shot at a sheep. Some small debris found their way into the muzzle and made their way to the bolt face (empty chamber). When it came time to make a shot happen in a hurry, I could not get a round to chamber. It dented the neck of every round that I tried to force in. The opportunity disappeared and we had to hike our guts out to create another one. I also had to take a 533 yard shot instead of a 225. The distance the sheep traveled from blown opportunity to 2nd opportunity added a considerable amount of time to the pack out as well. Cover the muzzle!
 
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