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Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by Mustang51, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Mustang51

    Mustang51 Member

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    Or does carrying a rifle by the scope seem like a bad idea. Recent email from Larue

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  2. toivo

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    Seems like a terrible idea to me.
     
  3. GRIZ22

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    Me too.
     
  4. Demi-human

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    Are Ten-Twenty Twos really so heavy to need an ergonomic handle? Will it polish a shiny spot on that seven hundred dollar scope?

    And, because it is made by a teir one, go fast, operational company, thousands of 'wish-I-were's will be carting around their rimfires and AR sniper rifle carbines by the scope tube. The whole time blithering on about how strong and flex free their sixty-sixty five T six scope tubes are. And why Nightforce or Sphur hadn't hought of it long before now. So much more tactical than a sling, it frees up the sling for tourniquet!:cool:

    Honestly it's so silly I'm happily waiting for the reviews!:)
    But that's just my take on it.

    (Where is the sling? Why wouldn't one want their hands free?)
     
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  5. Spats McGee

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    I'm going to pass and file this under "solutions in search of problems."
     
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  6. GBExpat

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    Looks to me like a piece of kit that Gecko45 could not stand to be without. :)
     
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  7. Odd Job

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    I would pass on it also. Even if there was no structural stress on the scope, I would not want the extra wear on the scope finish.
     
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  8. edwardware

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    Apparently it is available, although I have to think it's a joke: link.

    And here I thought LaRue's M-Lok coffee Thermos was a bit much.
     
  9. bannockburn

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    If it's for real then it's a really bad idea.
     
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  10. Officers'Wife

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    This is so wrong on so many levels I really don't know where to start.
     
  11. edwardware

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  12. Striker

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    Well you have to like his description of why he designed it.....yoga pants indeed!
     
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  13. Skylerbone

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    Seems practical enough, I cannot picture it harming a scope in any meaningful way, but it reeks of hipster invention that need not be, like the 6-pack bike mounted beer carrier.


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  14. Olon

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    It's a little goofy. I guess if they sell, they sell, but I know I'd feel like a clown carrying my gun around with one of those things. Even if I'm hunting miles from the nearest human being, it would feel ridiculous.
     
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    While I fairly offten carry, or pick up my rifles by the scope, I do so because it's already a convenient hand hold. If I gotta reach for a strap, might as well use the sling or grab the whole thing.
     
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    I have to admit I never thought of picking up a rifle using the scope. Doesn't feel right to me.
     
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    Thats just wrong. Makes you wonder if you saw that once in a lifetime trophy squirrel and quickly brought the 10-22 to shoulder, fired but missed and that goofy floppy handle flopped to the right it might keep the bolt from reciprocating and trophy squirrel runs away to get even bigger.
    Really though, if this sells well im putting out my invention. Sticky buttpads so you stick your rifle to your shoulder and wander aimlessly around with your gun dangling from your armpit.
     
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  18. CapnMac

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    This probably ought to be i nthe "stupidest gun stuff" thread.
     
  19. Skylerbone

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    Come on guys, it’s not as if a carry handle has never been tried before, odd as it may seem to some of us. One person’s gimmick is another’s eureka!

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  20. Odd Job

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    It's not the handle that is wrong, it is how it is attached.
    It might have been more palatable if it involved a customised set of rings and some alligator clips or similar attachment to them. Something like this:

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  21. Spats McGee

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    ^^^Customized rings would have made LOTS more sense.
     
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  22. Skylerbone

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    It’s K.I.S.S. Principle, plain and simple. I still won’t be buying, unless it really ups my street cred with the local disc golf squad. :evil:
     
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  23. Walkalong

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    Dear Bushnell

    I was.............
     
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    Some paracord around the rifle, or leather straps around the rifle would work just as well.
     
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