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Equipment & Gear => All Other Gear => Topic started by: spoonman on October 04, 2017, 06:37:23 PM

Title: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: spoonman on October 04, 2017, 06:37:23 PM
Wanted to see what you guys use for a rifle sling when you are hunting with a backpack? There are times when i strap it to my pack but im talking about when I have my backpack on my rifle sling always slides off my shoulder😠
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: vandeman17 on October 04, 2017, 06:57:27 PM
There was just a thread about this if you search. I know I mentioned kifaru gun bearer.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Wolfdog2314 on October 04, 2017, 07:24:47 PM
There was just a thread about this if you search. I know I mentioned kifaru gun bearer.

This, I use the kifaru gun bearer attached to my kuiu pack  :tup: love it

https://store.kifaru.net/mobile/gun-bearers-p30.aspx
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: j_h_nimrod on October 04, 2017, 08:12:14 PM
Carrying in your hand always works well...
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Stein on October 04, 2017, 08:39:01 PM
Get a good sling, I have these on all our hunting rifles and shotguns and they stay put very well.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Quake-Claw-Rifle-Sling-System/734690.uts
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: spoonman on October 04, 2017, 08:58:52 PM
Carrying in your hand always works well...

I agree but there are many times that I can't because of some of the steep backcountry terrain, i'm using my hands to help myself climb. Looking for something for the hikes in. The Kifaru gun bearer looks awesome.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: j_h_nimrod on October 04, 2017, 09:48:53 PM
I've never been a fan of the Kifaru, I don't like how it rides in front of my arm and face. The system always felt like it was in my way even when I was on flat, open ground.

If I feel that I need to sling a rifle it goes head and arm and never just over a shoulder which is less than useless unless you are just walking along n have an extra had to keep the sling on your shoulder.  While I am not a fan of slings to carry a rifle, all my rifles carry them, but I have yet to find the perfect one.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Stein on October 04, 2017, 09:58:51 PM
Oh, for the hike in.  In that case, just strap it to your pack.  I had an Eberlestock, before that was something cheap and now an Exo with their weapon carrier.  The Eberlestock was the easiest as it just slid in and good to go.  If you strap it to your pack, they all work about the same.  I prefer in the back vs on the side just because it is more out of the way.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Tiger1358 on October 04, 2017, 10:09:58 PM
This is the one I use. No matter what you do, this thing never slips. Quake Claw, can find those on ebay for around 15-18 dollars.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: vandeman17 on October 05, 2017, 08:40:35 AM
This is the one I use. No matter what you do, this thing never slips. Quake Claw, can find those on ebay for around 15-18 dollars.

I use that for my shotgun. Very solid choice
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Skyvalhunter on October 05, 2017, 09:17:56 AM
What kind of backpack do you have?
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Alchase on October 05, 2017, 10:07:08 AM
I also use a Quake Claw Sling.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: lokidog on October 05, 2017, 10:34:39 PM
How about a Safari Sling?  About 25 years ago I bought a thing that screwed onto the backpack with an L hook at the top and a rubber pad that the stock velcroed to at the bottom.  That worked well, but was not quick access.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: spoonman on October 06, 2017, 06:28:58 AM
I have a Kuiu pack. Thanks for the info guys. Think I'll check out the Kifaru gun bearer.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: RockChuck on October 07, 2017, 08:18:22 AM
I second the Safari sling!
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: pd on October 07, 2017, 03:45:46 PM
I second the Safari sling!

I also have a Safari Sling, but let me caution you with this: Your hunting partners will hate it.  Although it is very comfortable, and affords easy access to the rifle, the barrel basically points at your partners head when you are walking side-by-side.  Most of my friends won't hunt with me if I use it.  I have to be solo before I can deploy it.  Otherwise it is great.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Bullkllr on October 07, 2017, 04:26:42 PM
I second the Safari sling!

I also have a Safari Sling, but let me caution you with this: Your hunting partners will hate it.  Although it is very comfortable, and affords easy access to the rifle, the barrel basically points at your partners head when you are walking side-by-side.  Most of my friends won't hunt with me if I use it.  I have to be solo before I can deploy it.  Otherwise it is great.

I make sure to walk on the left, or in front, when deploying the Safari sling around partners.

First time I saw one at a sports show probably 20 yeas ago, the 1st question I asked the guy was how does it work with a backpack? He showed me how well it worked, and in my experience he was right.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: Pegasus on October 07, 2017, 04:47:57 PM
I second the Safari sling!

I also have a Safari Sling, but let me caution you with this: Your hunting partners will hate it.  Although it is very comfortable, and affords easy access to the rifle, the barrel basically points at your partners head when you are walking side-by-side.  Most of my friends won't hunt with me if I use it.  I have to be solo before I can deploy it.  Otherwise it is great.

I make sure to walk on the left, or in front, when deploying the Safari sling around partners.

First time I saw one at a sports show probably 20 yeas ago, the 1st question I asked the guy was how does it work with a backpack? He showed me how well it worked, and in my experience he was right.

The first time you hunt with one you will notice the problem when someone tries to walk along side you on the wrong side. Its a pretty easy fix to make sure you are in front or the other hunter is on your side away from the muzzle or behind you. Its just common sense and does not take a whole lot to fix. Don't withhold buying and using one because they are great for hunting. You won't regret it.
Title: Re: Rifle sling with backpack
Post by: RockChuck on October 07, 2017, 05:06:35 PM
Yes you have to be cautious with where it's pointed but if I'm near someon I just point it down, it's kind of uncomfortable that way, so if I'm walking with someone I chose the correct side or use it like a standard sling