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sab
10-08-2009, 07:42 PM
I've got an MMR with the combat gunbearer, and I can't get it to hold the rifle properly. I realize this is the hunting forum, and I have the military setup, but I use it for hunting, with a hunting rifle, so I figured this forum might be better.

Anyway, the trouble I'm having is that the rifle twists when mounted. It immediately twists 90 to my body, and as I hike, it ends up 180 from where it should be (with the scope forward). Here are some pictures of what it looks like right after mounting the rifle:

http://www.cyclewacko.com/images/FrontView1.jpg
http://www.cyclewacko.com/images/SideView1.jpg
http://www.cyclewacko.com/images/SideView2.jpg

I think part of the problem is that my rifle's fore-end has a round bottom, but even if it was flat, I'm not sure the rifle would sit with the scope facing back, as my shoulder is in the way. Can anyone offer advice as to how to get a round-bottomed rifle to hang properly?

Thanks,
Scott

Jon S
10-08-2009, 08:11 PM
Try moving your hip belt attachment way further back towards your pack. This will hopefully bring the bottom attachment further back not permitting the twist we see on the buttstock.
It will also angle the rifle further forward, keeping it further from your face.
Good luck

berntboater
10-08-2009, 08:52 PM
Not sure if my terminology is correct, or if I have mine installed correctly, but try installing the strap on the shoulder strap to the metal 3 tab instead of the plastic sternum strap buckle attachment. On my set up the strap encompasses the scope too. Again, not sure I have mine set up right but it works for me.

Kmassaro
10-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Call Kifaru tomorrow and they'll step you through it. Don't be surprised it Patrick is the one helping you.

falcon
10-08-2009, 10:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7B_iiglCtQ

sab
10-09-2009, 11:57 AM
Try moving your hip belt attachment way further back towards your pack. This will hopefully bring the bottom attachment further back not permitting the twist we see on the buttstock.

Thanks for the tip. I'll try that this evening and let you know if it helps.


try installing the strap on the shoulder strap to the metal 3 tab instead of the plastic sternum strap buckle attachment. On my set up the strap encompasses the scope too. Again, not sure I have mine set up right but it works for me.

I did try that, but it made it worse because the upper strap flopped around too much. I guess I could try it again, but draw all the slack out of the mounting tab.


Call Kifaru tomorrow and they'll step you through it.

I'll do that, but as a last resort. I've gotten a lot out of these forums, and I figured using the forums might help someone else in the future, thus paying back some of what I've received from the forums.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7B_iiglCtQ

Actually, I've set mine up after watching the KifaruTube videos. Unfortunately, it didn't help. :(

Thanks for the help, guys! I'll try a few things, and if I'm unsuccessful, I'll give Kifaru a call...

Scott

Levi
10-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Hi Scott,

If you didn't call Kifaru already then try these two things:

1. Slide the bottom part of the gun bearer (part that holds your stock) back about 3" on your belt.

2. Take about 3" of slack (or more) out of the bottom part of the gun bearer.


Levi

PS
Nice looking rifle!

sab
10-09-2009, 10:21 PM
I took all the slack out of the bottom of the gunbearer and mounted it as far back on the waistbelt as possible, and the gun is much more stable now. I'm hiking in the morning, so I'll see how stable it is under real-world conditions.

Thanks all for your help!

Scott

sab
10-11-2009, 07:39 AM
Here's an update on this. I did a nice long hike Saturday morning with the gunbearer re-adjusted as above. The gun still doesn't quite fit like in Patrick's video, but it is close enough, and best of all, it is very stable. I think the gunbearer is going to work great for my elk hunt later this month! Thank you all for the help!

Scott

Patrick
10-11-2009, 11:58 AM
Hello sab, I'm just getting in on this and have this to add to the other fine advice: loosen your pack sternum strap till it's just stabilizing the shoulder strap from falling off your shoulder. It looks too tight to me, based on the photos. Overusing the sternum strap will pull the rifle over in front of your face and contribute to it's "twisting" too.

Glad you're already "getting there".