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#3128615 - 02/02/18 11:33 PM Question on backpacks
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 148
Loc: South Arkansas
I’ve really been wanting a small size back pack with a wide mouth rifle scabbard. I do walk some, but definitely limit what walking I do due to not having a good way of handling my equipment.

I really like the Eberlestock Gunrunner Pack but worried the scabbard opening is to small. I normally carry an AR with a low mounted 44 mil scope. I don’t have any other accessories on the gun and use short magazines.

All of their packs with large mouth scabbard made to accommodate an AR are significantly larger and heavier.

I want a scabbard that protects my gun since I do move around a lot and quite often use a side x side for transportation. That way I can keep everything together and lay it in the back seat of the truck or bed of the Side x side. It will also eliminates noise when walking into a stand.

Any suggestions or advice is welcome.
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#3128710 - 02/03/18 12:11 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
Lazerus Offline
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Registered: 12/08/16
Posts: 530
Loc: lost in the desert
I think you will like the gunrunner. I have been using the x1a2 this past seasonand I really like it for my ar.
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#3128718 - 02/03/18 12:39 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
Josh Pearson Offline
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Registered: 09/05/11
Posts: 265
Loc: West
The Gunrunner may be too small for an AR. I would call or email Eberlestock and see what they say. Like Lazerus I also use the X1A2, which has been replaced by the X1A3, but it fits my AR perfect.

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#3128784 - 02/03/18 05:03 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 1196
Loc: Oklahoma
I have a Gunrunner, but I have not tried an AR in it yet. Give me a bit and I'll try it and get some photos for you.

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#3128839 - 02/03/18 07:56 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: liliysdad]
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 148
Loc: South Arkansas
Thanks. I’d like to see how and if it fits.
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- T/C Venture Predator .223 cal., Simmons Atec 4x14x44
- Remington 1187, 3..5”
- Fox Pro Fury with Fox Jack
- 2019 Yamaha Wolverine
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#3129212 - 02/04/18 08:49 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: Montana Territory
A scoped Ar in a gunrunner is not going to work. My pistol grip Benelli m2 with an ultradot won't even fit.
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#3129324 - 02/05/18 10:05 AM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
wormydog1724 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/15
Posts: 350
Loc: Texas Panhandle
I don't use a pack but do use a Minotaur Sling for my AR. It has two straps like a backpack. Everything else I need I fit in a Cabela's Pro e-call bag I sling over one shoulder.

A TAD Gear Litespeed would be a good small pack that has a transporter tail and straps to hold the rifle. But it's $$$.
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#3129416 - 02/05/18 03:14 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: jcs271]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 1196
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: jcs271
A scoped Ar in a gunrunner is not going to work. My pistol grip Benelli m2 with an ultradot won't even fit.


Thats hard to believe, as a Remington 700 with a Sightron Stac and a 5rd AICS mag will fit. I will try and remember to check tonight.

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#3129589 - 02/05/18 11:04 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
CallingArkansas Offline
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Registered: 01/16/16
Posts: 148
Loc: South Arkansas
Thanks Liliysdad. What part ok OK are you located?
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#3129672 - 02/06/18 08:52 AM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 1196
Loc: Oklahoma
Down Southwest/Southcentral. About an hour south of OKC.

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#3129708 - 02/06/18 11:28 AM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: Montana Territory
Here's my gun Runner with a very low profile Leupold 1 to 4 scope in low rings and it will not fit. The pistol grip keeps it up above the mouth of the bag.

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#3129715 - 02/06/18 11:48 AM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: Montana Territory
It will however fit a Ruger 77 Magnum Hunter with a very large Leupold 2 to 12 in high rings with lots of room to spare.

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#3129823 - 02/06/18 06:36 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: jcs271]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 1196
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: jcs271
Here's my gun Runner with a very low profile Leupold 1 to 4 scope in low rings and it will not fit. The pistol grip keeps it up above the mouth of the bag.



I would call that "fits." The scabbard is only 34" deep, it likely wont go much deeper anyway.

That is my one complaint with the Eberlestock scabbards...they arent deep enough. Toting around a rifle with a suppressor means a LOT of gun still sticks out. Another 8-10" of scabbard would be perfect.

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#3129826 - 02/06/18 06:49 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
jcs271 Offline
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Registered: 11/27/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: Montana Territory
I'll stick to my theory that it is not a good fit. From the edge of my pistol grip to the tip of my flash hider is 24 in. That gives me a full 10in of empty bag swinging in the wind. It would be much better to have that rifle riding down inside it like it should be, completely protected.
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#3129829 - 02/06/18 06:57 PM Re: Question on backpacks [Re: CallingArkansas]
liliysdad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 1196
Loc: Oklahoma
The pack is designed to leave the tail folded up into the bag for shorter firearms, like the one in question.

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