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I have need of some advise from you all. I am going to be playing as a sniper in a few large events this year. They are all 2 day events with a couple being 24 hour events.

I need to a way of getting to my M14 easily (or at least have my Spotter get to it easily) while not restricting my movement. I'll be carrying an XCR and M9 also as the M14 won't be out unless I'm set up in a good position.

If anyone has suggestions for a pack mount or something similar I would really appreciate it.
 

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I'm trying out a good 2 point sling and a Pantac weapons catch as a means to transport my tanaka when I'm using my M4. The weapons catch is designed to be on the front or side of your gear to hold a gun in a 1 point sling, my idea is to put it on the back of my belt and use it as a stabilizer so the gun on my back doesn't flop around too much.

Testing it at home says it will work(for both guns, I have a 1/2 point sling for my M4) but I haven't been able to field test it yet. You will have to put the barrel down on the M14 if possible, if not the weapons catch would have to grab the gun right behind the receiver, about where your hand goes.
 

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That's a tough call, I would probably use a "dual" two point sling (both slings to front and back "platforms" and over both shoulders, kind of carrying a backpack) to keep the m14 on the back, how much it rescrits your movement depends on your size.
 

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WorstInFinLanD said:
That's a tough call, I would probably use a "dual" two point sling (both slings to front and back "platforms" and over both shoulders, kind of carrying a backpack) to keep the m14 on the back, how much it rescrits your movement depends on your size.
That's a good idea, but if you have to go prone for some reason the barrel or the stock is going to hit the back of your head pretty hard.
 

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What about the carbine on a 1 point with a bunjie loop* on your pants to catch the barrel, then a 3 point sling for the rifle to rotate it back-to-front? Wouldn't work while prone, but could swap pretty quickly standing.

*Or use velcro.
 

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The problem with using two slings is that is a lot of straps going across the body and which ever rifle is slung will not be held close to the body. Also I think that when ever I try and pull the other rifle to the front that it will get caught on the other sling or rifle. I'm trying to keep the straps to a minimum so they won't block any of my other equipment. For my set up I'm carrying the sniper equipment on top of a normal rifleman's load out.

When trying to figure out to do this I looked into a backpack carry. While a good idea, all the backpacks I saw where massive and could carry far more then I would need on any two day OPs. They seem to be more built for long recons rather then quick missions where all your extra gear is at a near by base, which is most airsoft games.

I do like the idea of the weapon catch though. It's an easy way to stabilize the rifle.

Thank you all for your suggestions and ideas. They are all very helpful.
 

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Maybe a weapon catch high on your PC or vest or whatever(like up near your shoulder) and one on your belt. That way you have 2 points of contact for the sniper, and when you sling the AR behind you it clips to only the lower one. Just another thought
 

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I couldn't find my carabiner, so I rigged this up really quick. But this is very similar to how I would carry the rifle during my longer ops. The other thing you could consider is to have the rifle to two parts, and then assemble it when you get to your hide. This will cut down on the size, and make it much easier to carry as well as hide.
 

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Woogie - I like the backpack idea. The only issue I would have is I might have to get my self a chest rig to get decrease some of bulk. (I have a plate carrier as my normal rig.) That's not that big of an issue though.

I was thinking of having the gun in two parts. However, the sniper rifle I plan on using is a AEG M14 so that might not be as practical.
 

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I know this is not exactly what you were looking for, but I would cut down the M14, and lower the fps so that you have no MED, and can use FA. Then, just focus on accuracy upgrades, install an ER-hop and go from there. Then, you will have an assault rifle that can be used at extreme range as well.
 

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Have you checked Eberlestock's backpacks? I know they have super mondo monstrous packs like the skycrane 2, but I'm pretty sure they have smaller ones, and they all can strap down really small too. And I'm pretty sure the ones that don't come with the gun slip thing can have one attach to it. You just gotta buy it separately.
 

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I have not. Thank you! There is one that his the perfect size for 2 day games. I think I could even get the rifle scabbard and mount it straight to my vest as it has a good amount of molle on the back. Thank you for pointing that out.
 
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