New Eberlestock camo



  • I've had a X3 lodrag for several years now, and went to order a second one recently only to find that they no longer offer multicam. (or at least is not in stock anywhere on earth) They have their own camo which they call "Unicam II." Figured it was worth a shot.

    Here it is next to the multicam pack.
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    Here it is from 25yds
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    ... and 25yds in black and white
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    I like the brown molle webbing on the multicam pack better, as it seems to break the pack up a bit more... but the other one isn't terrible either.


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    They are back in stock at Amazon
    http://amzn.to/2bLz9Vr

    The color is UNICAM II. The picture is brown but the right bag does show up.



  • Getting the pack together. Torque limiter kit, vectronix, kestrel, shemagh, and a rear bag. Plenty of room in that compartment for other things yet. Up top I have some ammo, anti-bug wipes, and various other little snivel gear. Need to build a good trauma kit... just in case I decide to shoot the camera man and then regret it and try to save him.

    I wish this pack had molle webbing inside on the back rather than just on the front flap like that. Just big ass open compartments. Sure isn't conducive to organization.

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  • @orkan said:

    Need to build a good trauma kit... just in case I decide to shoot the camera man and then regret it and try to save him.

    HEY!



  • Whoops. Um... I mean... in case there's an... accident.

    :|



  • @orkan said:

    Whoops. Um... I mean... in case there's an... accident.

    :|

    :joy:



  • I assume this is the pack you are using on your pronghorn hunt video?

    Also...after watching that video a couple more times...I can see the bullet trace very clearly!!!



  • Yup, same pack. Josh is wearing one too and hauls the camera gear around in it.



  • I like my tacops bag for general transportation...but I tried carrying it with the shoulder straps the other day and was very disappointed at how uncomfortable it was to carry. I am considering trying something like this instead for a while. Is that a 30" barrel with suppressor on the rifle in the video? Does the top cover for the rifle stock work well...or have you tried it?



  • @dddoo7 said:

    I like my tacops bag for general transportation...but I tried carrying it with the shoulder straps the other day and was very disappointed at how uncomfortable it was to carry. I am considering trying something like this instead for a while. Is that a 30" barrel with suppressor on the rifle in the video? Does the top cover for the rifle stock work well...or have you tried it?

    The X3 doesn't come with a top cover, and I didn't feel like buying one. Also, without a top cover installed, the fastners tend to clank against the rifle, so I cut them off the pack. In the antelope video, that is a 30" barrel without the suppressor attached. My most recent coyote video is a 26" barrel with a Ultra-7 attached. A 30" barrel with a 9" 338 can hanging off the end has the rifle sticking out the top of the pack too much for my liking.

    The packs are very nice. Comfortable. I've put on a pile of miles beneath it this fall and have come to rely on it. I don't believe I'll ever go back to a sling for carrying a rifle.



  • I am currently leaning towards the gunslinger II pack. It is only slightly larger than the lodrag and it has the butt cover for the rifle and places to tie things down on the inside of the pack too. It is about 2.5lb heavier...which is significant (especially in terms of the ultralight hiking I do), but a significant portion of that will be the butt cover which I would add to the lodrag anyway.

    Any thoughts before I place an order.?



  • A quick search is suggesting the cover weighs approx 0.8 lbs if that has any impact on your hiking use and selection. I could weigh mine on my trigger scale if it helped you out?



  • @midwestside

    I appreciate the offer. I really don't intend to hike long distances with the SRS...but I don't want to feel like I am going to collapse after 1/4 mile either like I do when carrying the tacops drag bag. Weight is not nearly as big of a deal with me when shooting as it is when I'm on a 40+ mile hike...otherwise I would take the lodrag hands down and just live without having a top cover.

    Which packs do you have? What specific features would you not want to live without?



  • @dddoo7 said:

    I am currently leaning towards the gunslinger II pack. It is only slightly larger than the lodrag and it has the butt cover for the rifle and places to tie things down on the inside of the pack too. It is about 2.5lb heavier...which is significant (especially in terms of the ultralight hiking I do), but a significant portion of that will be the butt cover which I would add to the lodrag anyway.

    Any thoughts before I place an order.?

    I don't think the gunslinger fits a desert tech. I could be wrong, but when I was researching, the gunslingers were for traditional rifles. The pistol grip and large optics on the DT's was a no-go.



  • Ok...I did some calling around. If the sales rep at Eberlestock is correct the gunslinger 2 has the same size scabbard as the X3. The original gunslinger scabbard is about 3" skinnier. There are a couple of guys on the DT thread on the hide that are using the gunslinger 2...so I think I will give it a shot. All I will be out is shipping if it doesn't work.

    Another reason the gunslinger weighs more is due to the frame...which with the weight of the DT and all of the accessories will be a welcome addition even though it adds a little weight.



  • I look forward to your report!



  • Gunslinger 2 arrived today. Full report will follow...but not tonight. It is too late and I'm getting up early to hunt in the morning.



  • Sorry to bring this up from the dead, but how’s it going with the gunslinger pack?

    I’m torn between getting one or the x3 for this competition.

    The first day features a 20 mile land navigation course carrying all the equipment you intend to use in the competition minus ammo and mags (for safety). I need the ability to carry a fat bag and a tripod, in addition to the rifle and all the other supporting gear needed for shooting of this nature.



  • @tackyp
    What kind of competition are you attending? Sounds interesting



  • The competition is termed “the badlands sniper challenge.” Its held in the Bend OR area by pac nor precision. I’m pretty sure this is their first year hosting it.

    It’s a team event intended to simulate some of the tasks and challenges a sniper team would encounter in execution of their mission. One man carries the bolt gun and the other carries a AR (thus my asking about load suggestions for LR 223).

    The first day they expect you to ruck 10 miles in, completing challenges at various waypoints (like a target detection lane, medical care, and obstacle courses) then do a ghilli stalk to your “target,” grab some intel or something and make it back to the start without getting spotted by the cadre.

    The next two days are range days. It sounds like it’s going to be a mix of LR and CQM/pistol challenges. You can only use equipment you carry on the land navigation course but other than the required packing list, you can bring as much or as little as you want.

    They’re being deliberately vague about the details, to increase the stress aspect and make it more realistic.



  • @tackyp
    Sounds pretty cool fella! Good luck to you on that and make sure tonlets know how it was when your done.



  • Gunslinger works great. I don’t have any 10milers on it, but it is what I would grab if I were going to try it.

    Advice from much hiking experience, I would advise you to prepare for the 10 Miles by exercising and make the pack as light as possible. Ounces make pounds. Pounds make pain.



  • @dddoo7

    Thanks for the input. I’ll order one up tonight.

    It’s 20 miles, ten out and ten back. I’m quite well prepared for it actually. It’s where I’m planning on making up points I’m gonna lose to the creedmoor boys in the wind.



  • @tackyp

    Sounds like fun. I have done a few 20 mile days, but it makes for a long day.

    We hiked Mt. Whitney as a day hike. 11 Miles out and 11 miles back. All uphill going out. Some 6,800ft Of gain ending at 14,500 or something like that. But we weren’t carrying guns or gear either.



  • @dddoo7

    That’s such a great hike. I did as part of the JMT coming from Yosemite and again coming from Badwater in Death Valley, to Lone Pine and then up through Whitney portal.

    It’s kinda cool to be able to say you stood at the lowest point and the highest point in the US on the same day.

    I love that area in general. I’d probably live there if it wasn’t California.



  • @tackyp

    Very cool. I wouldn’t mind hiking the 150 miles from. Death Valley to Whitney, but as you say I can’t stand California politics and don’t intend to return. It is a shame that such beautiful country is wasted on liberals.


 

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