With the kids and work all requiring more and more time I'm finding it tough to get in as much recreational time as I'd like. Last deer season I really didn't get enough trigger time going in and hope to change that this year. The problem is I just don't feel as good if I don't get in a certain amount of saddle time. What I normally like to do is get home from work and head out on a bike ride around the countryside. This is great but no trigger time. This year I'm thinking of bringing my deer hunting revolver along and hunting any varmints that I might see during my ride.
The revolver is large - A Ruger Super Redhawk in .44 mag, 7 1/2 inch barrel - and it's scoped. Way to large for my handlebar bag. In anticipation of this activity I restored my first mountain bike which is from the 80's and is actually a great frame for just tooling around. Very long and slow handling - almost feels like a tandem. Anyway, the bike turned out great and now I've just got to work out how to carry the gun.
I'm considering some type of pannier or maybe a rack trunk. I don't need instant access but it does need to be convenient as I expect to make several stalks a night on the chucks. Anybody doing anything similar? Any suggestions on how to carry the gun?