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  1. #1
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    Bit the Bullet

    Finally ordered myself a new pack today and went with the Mystery Ranch Metcalf. Cant wait to see how it is!

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  3. #2
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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    Got the same pack. Like it so far but didn't get anywhere near enough miles with it this year as I wanted
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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    Pretty hard to beat the Metcalf for a do-all pack, especially if you're not going to be doing any extended mountain trips. I'd suggest adding a couple waist belt pockets
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004


  5. #4
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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    Yeah and if I do want to go on any extended trips I can just get a larger bag to put on the frame..

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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    I love mine. Bought in 2018 and put some serious miles on it. Works great as a day pack - 5-7 days in the mountains. It will be a bit tight for 10 days. Food being the only really extra thing you have to bring on a 5 vs 10 day. With the right gear I think I can pull off a 10 day hunt with it.

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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    I bit the bullet as well and have a new metcalf ,now what rain fly / cover are you metcalf veterans using?
    Duck tape can fix everything but stupid

  8. #7
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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    Mystery Ranch makes great stuff. I've had a NICE frame and 6500 pack for over a decade and it's still great.
    "The 375 H&H was made obsolete the day the 375 Ruger was introduced"

  9. #8
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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    I got one this year and really like. Did a few 3 nighters and got to fill it up with deer and found that it carries weight really well.

  10. #9
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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    Quote Originally Posted by Gateholio View Post
    Mystery Ranch makes great stuff. I've had a NICE frame and 6500 pack for over a decade and it's still great.
    I agree, Ive tried most all the top end packs Exo Mtn Gear, Stone Glacier, KUIU and for me the most comfortable pack is the MR Nice frame, a little heavier but so comfortable.
    My day pack is the MR Guidelight and the Crewcab bag, hard to go wrong with MR packs.
    The 300 PRC .....what all other 30 cal magnums wish they were
    The 6.5 RPM.......what the 264 win mag wishes it was

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    Re: Bit the Bullet

    Solid choice BCHoyt! I bought a Metcalf a few years ago off Todbartell and think it's a great pack, high quality material and stitching. Having said that, I was considering selling it this spring as it's become a garage princess. My method of still hunting leaves me within sight or at most a 5-10 minute walk in and off a FSR.. As such, my most use for the pack is as a suitcase of some sort and it's sat in the wall tent or the cabin for 99% of my trips. Shame.

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