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.


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