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Old 10-29-2009, 09:22 PM
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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

You may want to check that statement about the mil spec packs being the same, but different colours. I think the MIl spec ones are the heavy duty material that holds it shape far better than the base model ? Could be wrong too !



I have the M3 Mcmillan operator pack.. and its the best pack I have ever seen. Great internal organisation with a place for everything so you dont have to empty your pack to get something in the bottom. I know in an instant where all my toys are. Then when you have to pack something out, unzip the centre internal zip and you have a big " jam it all in pack " I personally found some of the baisc models did not have the organisation that I needed, therefore the M3 suited me.

Great pack no matter what one you buy. Great to deal with too !

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:58 PM
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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

Down Under Hunter,
I believe you are right about the differences between the J107 and the J107M. After checking the internet information, it states that the J107M is made out of 1000d cordura nylon with multiple polyurethane coatings, and the J107 it says that is made of NT-1. I dont know if there are any other differences than that and their color.
They both look like an awesome backpack.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:46 PM
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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

I know that I looked and trailled a couple ( gunslinger basic and J104) they were both the basic versions and I felt they didn't keep their shape as well and the M versions. The M3 also has the wider scabbard so you can put the big guns stock down and not have the " heavy scope and reciever section" sticking up in the air. If you have a 15 lb rifle in barrel first as most do they are uncomfortably top heavy and sway back and forth whilst climbing. Very uncomfortable. Also when you go stock first the big scope is inside and protected, only the big barrel exposed.'

Kinda depends on your setup. I dont think a gunslinger is big enough to be the most comfortable carting a 55" long rifle. But thats just me ?

The mil spec are tough, tough ,tough. Very impressive. Have you had them side by side ?

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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

[QUOTE= The M3 also has the wider scabbard so you can put the big guns stock down and not have the " heavy scope and reciever section" sticking up in the air.

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That is my only complaint with mine, the scabbard could be wider. It's a tight fit with my bipods on my pistols.
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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

All this info has helped tremendously. I like the fact that the J107M has a more durable pack fabric and I especially like the wider scabbard so I can carry my rifle butt down. Thanks for all the feedback. I'll probably get the J107M sometime soon in preparation for next year's hunting season. I'd like to get one sooner than later so I'll have time to use it before the hunt. I have a nice 14 mile trail near my house I use to test equipment. My wife drops me off at one end and picks me up at the other the next day. It's still Florida and relatively flat but it's better than nothing.

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:19 PM
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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

I just finished up another Alaska goat hunt using the eberlstock J107. My biggest load I have carried in the pack is about #150. It is a comfortable pack but it carries the weight low. It has lasted several hunts in the mountains of Alaska so I would definately recommend it for you. Definately get the camp duffel. You can place meat in the big compartment closer to your back and carry your lightweight camp in the duffel without the weight pulling the pack away from your back.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:23 PM
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Re: Eberlestock J107 vs J107M

partisan1911,
Thank you for the reply, that is just the type of information that I need, even though this is not my thread, it has been very helpful. Do you recommend the regular camp duffel or the super camp duffel.
Do you know any other differences between the J107 and the J107M that are not the colors and the materials they are made of?
Thanks, and welcome to LRH, I see you just made your first post, I believe you will enjoy it a lot, I do!!!
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