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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
Ti Goat Rifle on 06/21/2011 07:35:40 MDT Print View

I just came across this on the Ti Goat home page:

http://www.titaniumgoat.com/index.html

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Ti Goat Rifle on 06/21/2011 09:08:40 MDT Print View

Newest website (after pakrifle.com no longer working)
http://www.packrifle.com

Some early discussion with Josh's name mentioned
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/24769/index.html

Ryan review
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/pak_rifle_review.html

Weird that they put the image on that page, but you cannot buy it there.

Edited by jshann on 06/21/2011 09:16:44 MDT.

John Vance
(Servingko) - F

Locale: Intermountain West
Pack rifle on 06/21/2011 09:15:10 MDT Print View

I have no need for a rifle but that is very cool. Two distributors in my backyard......I may have to check one out.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Pack rifle on 06/21/2011 09:33:52 MDT Print View

The one on the Ti-goat page looks quite a bit different from the pack rifle that was reviewed on this site and discussed in a long thread. It looks way more minimal and quite a bit lighter. Seems more like a teaser photo for something that is not available yet?

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Teaser on 06/24/2011 00:02:18 MDT Print View

Yep!

Lighter, stronger, more compact, more affordable, more versatile.

The Pak-Rifle that was reviewed by Ryan, here on BPL, is an entirely different rifle from what is on the TiGoat website, though I designed both.

If you followed the Back country boiler versus the mKettle story, it pales in comparison to the Pak-Rifle story. In the end though, something has to drive innovation, and many forms of competion do a real good job of that.

David Adair
(DavidAdair) - M

Locale: West Dakota
Re: Teaser on 06/24/2011 00:25:24 MDT Print View

I like this design much more than the last one. I often pack a kids chipmunk rifle with a 3/4" Redfield scope. Light and deadly accurate. Always thought it would be hard to beat with a light barrel and stock. Might also like a pistol version with about a 10 inch CF barrel and a strategic hole in the grip. OK maybe that's pushing it a bit. Probably wouldn't really need a scope with the longer sight radius of the rifle barrel anyway.

Fun stuff!

My budget's tight but I can be tempted.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Chipmunk on 06/24/2011 00:44:34 MDT Print View

"I often pack a kids chipmunk rifle" I've had one of those since ~1984. Not to give too much away, but you are really on to something there.

David Adair
(DavidAdair) - M

Locale: West Dakota
Re: Re: Teaser on 06/24/2011 01:42:54 MDT Print View

and maybe you could do one of those popular limited edition serial number things too. oh yeah, maybe like T007. I might pay extra for that. Anyway, you've got my respect if you can make it happen 'cause I'm sure you have your work cut out.

Ed Tyanich
(runsmtns) - F - M
Pak Rifle on 06/30/2011 22:24:09 MDT Print View

Josh,

So when will it be available and approximate cost?

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Chipmunk on 06/30/2011 22:53:03 MDT Print View

hmmm... I think I got enough out of that ;)

Any ideas on pricing, and more importantly availability in CA?

Also, the barrel is CF? never herd of that substrate as a barrel material.

obviously I'm intrigued, can't wait to learn more about this thing

Stephen B Elder Jr
(selder) - M

Locale: Front range CO
Re: Re: Chipmunk on 06/30/2011 23:17:58 MDT Print View

"Also, the barrel is CF? never herd of that substrate as a barrel material"

maybe with a metal sleeve...

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
ahhhaaaa... on 06/30/2011 23:21:34 MDT Print View

Ok, little research goes a long way lol, so it looks like they're using a variety of Crickett/chipmonk adult and youth .22's... very interesting! the diy'er in me, is rubbing his hands together... thanks! :)

and I see its CF wrapped around a cro-moly machined barrel... pretty slick, it would be cool if they would sell me a barrel!

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
TiGoat Rifle on 07/02/2011 21:03:47 MDT Print View

http://www.titaniumgoat.com/PRK.html

dfdf sd
(geofftheref) - F
. on 07/03/2011 00:09:35 MDT Print View

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Edited by geofftheref on 03/03/2014 20:14:01 MST.

Josh Leavitt
(Joshleavitt) - F

Locale: Ruta Locura
Bears on 07/03/2011 01:25:00 MDT Print View

How good of a shot are you? and how good are your nerves? ;-) Just kidding.

I would not reccomend it for that purpose, bear spray is going to be the responsible thing to carry and use if it is bears you are worried about.

alan barber
(azbarber) - F

Locale: SE
tigoat rifle and bear on 07/03/2011 06:29:11 MDT Print View

Where are going on your trip to the states? In most areas, bear aren't really a big threat to humans.

And while the tigoat rifle would be a better defense than nothing, it's probably not the best choice for bear. Just remember the only thing worse than a charging bear is a wounded charging bear. ;)

P.S. I've had many encounters with bear, and while they inspire a good bit of adrenaline, no humans or bear were ever harmed.

Az

Douglas Raymond
(Dougr320) - F

Locale: Indy
re on 07/03/2011 18:24:29 MDT Print View

Cool little rifle, Much more suited to putting squirrel stew on the backcountry table than fighing a bear. Like it's been said time and time again, bears may seen like a huge threat but weather and other humans are probable much more likely danger. A single shot .22LR is just going to pi$$ off a bear anyways.

Trevor Martin
(trevormar) - MLife

Locale: Rockies/ Desert Southwest
Ti Goat Pack Rifle Kit on 08/04/2011 20:37:29 MDT Print View

I looked at the earlier pack rifle when ryan jordan reviewed it a while ago. The fact that this has a real bolt action for the same weight makes it seem like it would be a bit more usable. Pretty cool josh!

Edited by trevormar on 08/04/2011 20:38:39 MDT.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Ti Goat Pack Rifle Kit on 08/04/2011 20:55:04 MDT Print View

The ranger at Olympic National Park said the only case he knew of humans hurt by bear were hunters that wounded a bear.

Trevor Martin
(trevormar) - MLife

Locale: Rockies/ Desert Southwest
Bear Attacks NOLS students in AK on 08/04/2011 21:03:16 MDT Print View

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaska-bear-attack-nols-kids-did-phenomenal-job?page=0,3

Edited by trevormar on 08/04/2011 21:04:14 MDT.