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Offline yari

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archery carrier/holder
« on: March 24, 2020, 04:23:15 PM »
this is for my elk hunt. i'm using my lieca bino/rangefinder. for some reason, lieca put the rangefinding button on the left side and I hold my bow w/ my left hand. (it's the only drawback to lieca) so I will need to either put the bow down to range or 'strap' it to me to get distances

so far, I've found a few options. the 'hip clip' looks like the most compact of the bunch. does anyone have any other ideas? i'm just starting my search. I will carry the bow for everything but ranging, so this will serve a very specific purpose

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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 06:54:26 PM »
The hip clip was the first thing that came to mind, but I gotta ask a stupid question because that's what I do - can you operate the range finder right handed by turning it upside down?

I've seen guys using a cross shoulder sling too, but that seems problematic to me if you're out trudging through the brush and wanting to get off a shot in cover.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 06:56:43 PM by Madgomer »
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 10:20:01 AM »
mad- it might be a stupid question, but i didn't think of that. my first thought is it would be tough to see through it because the hinge won't bend far enough and my nose would get in the way. also, in the heat of the moment strap issues flipping it upside down might occur

i just can't figure out what lieca was thinking since most folks are right handled. probably were just thinking about gun hunters?
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 10:40:40 AM »
I suspect you're right Yari, as a person with a rifle is typically holding the gun in their right hand.

I didn't realize you were talking about binos, my cheap rangefinder (imagine that!) Has the button on top, so it's ambidextrous.  For archery, where you don't need awesome accuracy in the device at 300+ yards, it's just fine.  This one does struggle beyond about 220 but inside of that it's pretty good.  Maybe rather than fussing with how to hold your bow while ranging you need to look into a lower end unit that you can use with either hand?
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 11:21:38 AM »
i thought about that and already own a hand held ranger. problem is, i will need 2 devices then. i plan to wear my bino/ranger w/ a harness all the time. since i have easy access to it, it doesn't make sense to add another device. i'm just looking for a 'work around'
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 05:49:57 PM »
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 06:09:26 PM »
Check this out:  String Sling Patent# 5038987
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 08:37:26 PM »
Check this out:  String Sling Patent# 5038987

I couldn't get a good picture. any idea where they are sold?
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 11:19:54 AM »
I bought it at a deer show. Found Website, stringsling.com. Website not in use must have went out of business, sorry. Too bad, it works great.
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 11:27:19 AM »
I bought it at a deer show. Found Website, stringsling.com. Website not in use must have went out of business, sorry. Too bad, it works great.

i was thinking the same thing. must have went out of business. thx for the effort
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 08:24:37 AM »
I bought it at a deer show. Found Website, stringsling.com. Website not in use must have went out of business, sorry. Too bad, it works great.
gobi - I have the string sling also, and I too bought it at an outdoor show several years ago and I love it. It works for both right and left handed shooters and frees up the hands for anything. It is also very good for going from the carry to shoot position. I used it at the last couple of summer blasts that I attended. The last one in Kentucky required a pretty good hike between shooting lanes along with walking the actual lanes to recover arrows. I had to carry a small cooler with water from lane to lane and the sling made this very easy.
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Re: archery carrier/holder
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2020, 08:45:32 AM »
I ordered a 'hip clip' and a 'Tract optics bino harness'. the harness was cheap at $17. if it's as nice as it looks and the Jon's told me, I will replace my cabelas harness. the cabelas harness is junk, very noisy. I had to sew fleece over the strap. plain junk

the hip clip looks like it will work well. it came yesterday. it's nice and more compact than I pictured. it's not a carrier, just a holder when I glass or range.

i'll let you know on the Tract harness. they are backordered 2-3 weeks   
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