View Full Version : T.A.B.rifle cover 2 go w/Marauder

03-01-2006, 04:48 PM
O.K. Guys, First let me say I have been lurking here for a long while and think it time to contribute something so this is my second post.
I am getting ready to attend McMillan Sniper Schoool and was looking for a drag bag/ shooting mat/backpack. Kind of a joke right, so I found kifaru and ordered a marauder with an auxiliary holster and a bunch of pockets(another thread). This kind of eliminated the big heavy drag bag. Now I needed something to cover my rifle with now that I have a way to carry it for long distances.
Enter the T.A.B. rifle cover. I was reading some posts on snipershide and came across the t.a.b. rifle cover. It fit my circumstances to a tee. So, I sent Tony over at Rifles Only (www.riflesonly.com) an email with measurments and ordered one up. I was quoted about two weeks, I don't think it took that long even with shipping.
I have taken a few pictures just for everyone to check out. I got the gen 1 custom. I sent Tony my measurments and wha la.
The first picture the cover is folded up as a pocket or pouch. My .45 for size comparison. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/kgb1024/DSC00411.jpg
My rifle is a Remington 700 LTR w/a Leupold mark 4 3.5-10x40 lr/t. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/kgb1024/DSC00413.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/kgb1024/DSC00414.jpg
Once the cover is on the rifle you can either use the bipod or fold it down and the cover will cover it too. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/kgb1024/DSC00417.jpg http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/kgb1024/DSC00418.jpg
The cover also has two strap handles above the padded scope cover. http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/kgb1024/DSC00420.jpg
This cover is awesome you can even fold it up and stash it in a pocket when not in use. I could go on and on but I think this post is long enough for my second one. I'll post more pics when I get my marauder and how they work together.

03-01-2006, 05:25 PM
That is pretty sweet.

Are you going to attach it to your Marauder or are you going to carry it independently?

Great pics BTW.

03-01-2006, 05:41 PM
Both on a long hike or if carring my ar-15 it will be attached on my marauder. if stalking in the field I will stash the pack and use as a drag bag.

03-01-2006, 06:44 PM
very impressed. i'm still in college and am thinking of joining the marines afterwords and hope to become a sniper and possibly join up with force recon. still AT LEAST 2 more years left of schooling and then we'll see what happens from there.

03-01-2006, 06:46 PM
btw... could you give the specs on that rifle?

03-01-2006, 07:05 PM

Why not join now and let the Corps pay for school? Reserves is a great way to go.

03-01-2006, 07:26 PM
oh believe me i have thought about it. i've also talked to my friend's brother in-law who owns a computer repair/network consulting business and employs me for random jobs when he needs help. he was a 13 year marine vet staff sargeant and he said the best thing i can do is to talk to a recruiter. some of my buddies are in the reserves as well. basically, school is my #1 priority right now; it's taken me ~20 years to get to this point and and i'm not about to sign any contract requiring me to do anything. BUT, i have also considered joining the ocs program which would be a great opportunity. plus, i have some other things going for me and i don't really know if i want to join straight away after school. really i'm just living my life and playing things by ear. the only known is that i'm damn well graduating from depaul.

03-01-2006, 07:30 PM
sorry to hijack the thread kgb1024!

03-02-2006, 03:01 AM
No, prob. the rifle is a Remington 700 LTR 20" barrel in .308. The scope is a leupold mark 4 3.5-10x40 lr/t m1 knobs with an illuminated reticle. Badger ordnance rings and a badger ordnance base with a 20 degree cant.

03-02-2006, 05:20 AM
Very nice. I just bought a LTR in .308. Think I'll order that cover to go along with it.


03-02-2006, 08:35 AM
Nut-Sack- don't plan on being a Sniper if you go the PLC/OCS route. I am a Marine Reservist and will hopefully be doing PLC/OCC and being prior enlisted will help you more than you know. Unless you do PLC now, your chances of being selected for the OCC board without being prior enlisted are nil. I have done recruiting and know a bit on this subject. PM for more info.

03-02-2006, 01:34 PM
true but i was told by a reservist that having a college degree prior to enlisting would be more than enough to get my foot in the door. i would rather be a sniper and be in force recon than be an officer, though, if i had to choose.

ok ok enough about this i'm gonna leave this thread alone. diablo could you pm me with why ocs and sniping cant coexist.

03-02-2006, 01:40 PM
Thanks for the review. Looks like what I've been looking for.

You may want to search Snipershide.com for info on the McMillan School. If I remeber correctly it didnt get the best of reviews.

03-02-2006, 02:01 PM
what is the stock?

03-02-2006, 03:29 PM
The stock is an H-S Precision tactical stock. It is the stock that comes with the rifle from the factory.

I saw the review and had already signed up. I don't think it would sway my decission. I am the type of person that learns by doing and will learn regardless. If its not the best, well take it for what it is and don't go back. Training never ends, just go somewhere else next time. /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

03-02-2006, 06:18 PM
that's a great mentality

imported_Scott Cunningham
03-03-2006, 02:55 PM
Great looking rifle cover. I have been thinking of getting one. I have a drag bag, but its nothing I would take to the field as a rifle cover

03-03-2006, 04:22 PM
Scott this thing is awesome you could even fold it up and put it in, or attach it to your marauder. It will match well also.
I don't know if I ever mentioned that it was padded in the scope area as well as the crown.