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    Default Traveling with a rifle on a motorcycle

    This isn't about legal issues, but rather a practical question -- What's the best way to carry my rifle when riding on a motorcycle?

    I'm in Oregon, and there's no issues with concealed/open carry.

    I'm considering taking an old backpack, cutting a slot in the bottom, and putting my soft-sided rifle case thru it, with bungee/elastic straps to hold things in place, but this seems kinda hokey.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks --UD

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    Wal-Mart, Grander Mtn sells hard plastic cases that mount to your handle bars that will hold your rifle secure.

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    I carry my shotgun in a soft case with it slung across my back on my bike quite often. I do prefer a soft take-down case for size. There are scabbards made for motorcycles with attaching hardware, although those i have found are pricey.
    "A pistol defends your property and your person from unanticipated threats from thieves and robbers. With it, you can control your immediate environment. A rifle defends your freedom from oppressors and tyrants. With it, you can enforce your will" -Gabe Saurez

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    Remove the barrel and you have a whole world of opportunities for carrying on a motorcycle. I knew of a guy we used to go camping/hunting with and he kept it in the saddlebag.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
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    Watch July 25 episode of American Guns
    "Those who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security."
    "The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson".

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    Check Kolpin outdoor products...won't add a link here since they are not a site supporter that I am aware of, but if you do buy through them, be sure and let them know this is where you heard about them...maybe they will become a supporter.

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    I had a koplin case on my BMW years ago. I took off the right hand saddle bag and mounted it there. I have also just slung them over my shoulder.

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    Very funny. You ride on motorcycle and want to carry your rifles. What a wonderful experienced. I think your way is right to carry on like hokey.

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    I'm sorry I did not see exactly what type of rifle you were talking about, but if your talking your standard hunting rifle Win, Rem, or whatever, a good secure case bolted to a safe location on the bike. or you can sling it on your back, if a AR style take it apart and put it in a backpack, or course you can sling it also, as you say there may be no legal issues but if you were to crash with a rifle slung on your back you could be hurt, like maybe getting stabbed by the rifle, which would be bad, it would tear you up worse than if you did not have the rifle on your back......... and you could cause damage to the rifle
    Bad Guys of the world beware the next time you think about jumping on a old guy, because its a fair bet he's to old to fight and probably to fat to run, but can put one in your eye at 50ft with his weak hand

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