right on. I’m also using a modified Kifaru gun bearer with my desert tech.For Western hunting:
Kifaru Gun Bearer. Is only about 4oz, much lighter than most all slings as many are over a pound. It's also faster than most slings once practiced. KUIU also makes a copy, but it completely sucks and they went too light and flimsy on the butt stock holder. It is hard to get the rifle in or out fast and quietly with the KUIU version.Note that I am running it kinda backward to tuck the bolt in and to keep the muzzle vertical. Unlike many slings, the rifle even with the long barrel of the magnum is not above my head to catch on shit and tucked in tight. It also frees both hands and allows me to use two hands to scramble or move through the brush or glass. As a side benefit, I'm not hanging to take the rifle on and off my shoulder.FWIW I've also ditched the bipod and shooting sticks and flimsy carbon spotting tripod and actually am carrying less overall weight even with my dual-purpose TVC-33 RRS tripod. That has been a game-changer. The carbon hiking sticks are only 10oz for the pair. Stack an Elk quarter and some tenders and straps in the load-shelf and you'll love the poles!
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