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Carry Rifle on Bicycle

Old 01-13-07, 08:59 PM
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Carry Rifle on Bicycle

Since it appears that the world is inching every closer to doomsday, I got to thinking about bicycles for survival.

How would I carry a rifle on my bicycle for example. Check out this thread

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=235740
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Old 01-13-07, 10:47 PM
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Well, if you were going to the range, you have to carry too much crap with you to easily fit on your bicycle. So, it certainly isn't practical for that; but you could certainly do it.

Rifle, cleaning rod, hearing protection, eye protection, ammunition, magazines, cleaning solvents, a rifle rest or bipod (if you want), spotting scope (if you want), targets (paper). Too much to really fit on your bike comfortably. All the ranges around me are too far to drive to anyway. Now, if you went to your local indoor range for handgun shooting, that would be do-able, EXCEPT, you need to be careful of "carrying a concealed weapon" so (in CA) you would need to have the handgun in a locked case and the ammunition in a separate compartment away from the locked handgun. Basically, just drive.
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As my brother in the Maine Army National Guard would say, carry it on your back.

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Old 01-13-07, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by cruentus
How would I carry a rifle on my bicycle for example.
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Old 01-13-07, 11:50 PM
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Old 01-13-07, 11:58 PM
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A scabard would work. Either a frame mount or fork mount. When I'm going hunting I carry everything in either the canoe, if I'm going to the one of the rivers or the bay, or Burley Flatbed trailer.

Another option would be buy a hunting pistol, i.e. T/C Contender with scope. You could carry a set-up like that in a pannier.
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Old 01-14-07, 07:46 AM
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There have been several posts in the past with pictures, one guy uses his MTB for small game hunting, the long gun went in a set of brackets mounted on the handle bars. Another board member "Cosmoline" if my memory still works, carries his long gun strapped to the frame of his cruiser and shoots at ranges. I would think about any mount for an ATV or motorcycle could be readily adapted for bicycle use.

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TOOOO COOOL!!!!
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Originally Posted by kjmillig
TOOOO COOOL!!!!

Except for the reflectors.
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Old 01-14-07, 01:15 PM
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A sling is all you need. 3 bucks at the Army Navy surplus store. Just like a backpack.
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That Cosmoline fellow in the original thread sure sounds bright. Handsome, too I expect.

:d :d

Well, if you were going to the range, you have to carry too much crap with you to easily fit on your bicycle. So, it certainly isn't practical for that; but you could certainly do it.
It's actually very practical, if you've got a nice utility bike. I go to Rabbit Creek by bike on a fairly regular basis. Remember, armies have been using bikes for transport of troops and equipment for over a century. They're not only cost-effective, they can haul a surprising amount of stuff. You won't set any speed records, but it's doable.


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Originally Posted by Cosmoline
That Cosmoline fellow in the original thread sure sounds bright. Handsome, too I expect.

:d :d



It's actually very practical, if you've got a nice utility bike. I go to Rabbit Creek by bike on a fairly regular basis. Remember, armies have been using bikes for transport of troops and equipment for over a century. They're not only cost-effective, they can haul a surprising amount of stuff. You won't set any speed records, but it's doable.

Wow. The internet is a small world.

BTW, nice bike.
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I thought about this one for too long. Then I went to Wal-mart and bought a case with a sling on it. Problem solved.

I was surprised to find out that here in Illinois a gun has to be in a case if you are transporting it on a bicycle while riding on state or federal hunting ground.

The Contender thing works well too. Especially if you don't want to draw attention to yourself. I can fit mine in my trunk bag.
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