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Best Coyote Pack?

 
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:47 PM
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Re: Best Coyote Pack?

James of O'Neill Ops runs his G4 Operator pack because he carries the most gear (camera equipment and e-caller alone take a lot of space) but the rest of the team carries either the G2 which is big enough for me to carry ANYTHING I need when calling solo, but when we take the field as a team...the rest of us usually carry the X3 LoDrag.

Simply using it as a rifle scabbard is reason enough, but packing some extra camo, a ghillie, ammo, water, bipod, etc etc etc....the X3 is my personal favorite.

Do yourself a favor and don't believe that just because you've been doing it one way forever, that it's the best way. Test test test, cause I can guarantee...there are always ways to make what you're doing easier.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
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I run the lo drag myself. Calls, ammo, knife, cord, bino's, finder, and of course the tank of a rifle I use.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:58 PM
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The primary reason for doing slings is to cut down on the noise and time to deploy my gear. When it is put on in the correct order, I just start putting my stuff out one thing at a time with no zippers or Velcro noise. The downside is keeping my gear from knocking into each other. It takes some attention to make sure everything stays in place. I agree with c_bass though...a guy needs to experiment and test new ways of doing things.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:11 AM
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The primary reason for doing slings is to cut down on the noise and time to deploy my gear. When it is put on in the correct order, I just start putting my stuff out one thing at a time with no zippers or Velcro noise. The downside is keeping my gear from knocking into each other. It takes some attention to make sure everything stays in place. I agree with c_bass though...a guy needs to experiment and test new ways of doing things.
My rifle slides quietly out of the scabbard of my pack. No Velcro or zippers. Pretty sure I could deploy it from my back as quickly as I could with a sling. Much more comfortable walking around though. With slings I always feel like the rifle is t really secure without my hand in the sling. I'm always adjusting it from one shoulder to the other and constantly push the butt of the guy behind me as its more comfortable there than riding on my side. I never really feel like my hands are truely free cause i'm always adjusting. With my pack the rifle is square in the middle of my back and. I never have to mess with it.

To each his own though.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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I know getting the rifle out is quiet. I was referring to getting the caller and the rest of your gear out. Or, do you carry just your extras in the pack? I use a Timber Butte Outlaw sling for my rifle. The pack-style double sling takes care of the slipping off the shoulder problem. The sling for the shottie can still be an issue though. I generally use a Claw sling on it. I'm with you--I hate having a gun slipping off my shoulder. I'm looking forward to trying out the Eberlestock this fall.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:47 AM
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I bought the X-1-E for my coyote pack of choice...I love it.

I learned right away to just carry the Foxpro in hand to the stand, with the remote in my pants cargo pocket. Makes setting up faster, with less movement and noise. I will put the caller in the pack if I'm heading straight back to the truck. I love being hands free except with a staff or ski poles.
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:26 PM
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Just received my eberlstock h2 gunrunner in the mail yesterday. Iv been using the j107m but it is a bit on the large side for coyote hunting. The main reason Im using these packs is for the gun scabbard and there durability. In the winter I snowshoe and its nice having both hands free and i can also strap the shoes to the pack with not in use. My first impressions on the H2 gunrunner is that the gun scabbard is slightly smaller and is a tight fit for my Snowy mountain 260 rem with 5-22 nightforce and thunderbeast 30p1. My barrel is 20" long plus the suppressor and when in the scabbard the scope turrets are above the top of the scabbard. I believe a 26" barrel overall length would be about max length for this set up. There is plenty of room in the pack for calls, ect. One thing i would like is a side access zipper to make getting a e caller easier to get in and out of the pack. I will probably end up just using a carabiner to hook my foxpro to the outside of the pack for easy access. Overall I think this pack will be great for yote hunting and I will be sure to post here after a couple weekends of use with it.
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