Mystery ranch backpacks

Tikka x

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I bought a metcalf and then ended up picking up a pintler bag for it. I found that I used the pintler almost exclusively. Most of my hunting were day hunts based out of a truck camp.
 

IanCo

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I bought a metcalf and then ended up picking up a pintler bag for it. I found that I used the pintler almost exclusively. Most of my hunting were day hunts based out of a truck camp.
That Pintler is a nice bag for a day pack. I liked mine a lot.
 

shamu2240

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I've had some MR packs. For what it's worth I've personally used the Marshall/FILBE/Beartooth packs and my opinion on them is that they suck. That being said, I have one of their 3 day assault packs and I absolutely love it. I use it all the time and it's one of my go to packs. The other ones are way over priced for what little you get. The fit/comfort of the pack is horrible, which for me is about 80% of why I choose a pack. I switched to a KUIU ultra 7000 a number of years ago and have never looked back. Yes there are some minor things I would like to change on my KUIU pack, but they are negligible. For me there is a night and day difference between the big packs.
 

KSB209

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I have the MR bear tooth. I like it. Can’t say anything negative about it. I’ve also had my eye on the KUIU packs. No particular reason other then it’s something new. I might be wrong but I thing the MR was one of the first packs to adjust to allow for a “shelf” for meat hauling. Seems to me Kuiu sort of copied that idea. I just can’t justify another $600-$700 for a new pack to replace one that works. Are they any good….???? I say absolutely. Are there better packs??? Maybe. I think you really need to try on packs to see if the fit and frame work for your individual body. I don’t really like Eberlestock packs. They just don’t fit my body but many many many people do like them. To each their own
 

Bobhunts

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I had an older one that never fit me. Packs are like shoes. The old one used the Nice frame. Since then I have the new model Pintler with the Guide Light frame. Much better fit and way lighter!
 

Wyo37

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I have used a mystery ranch beartooth 80 for three yrs I think. With the guidelight frame it's much lighter weight than the older MR packs. Have hauled half of a deboned elk with it.

I think I paid about 350 for mime, I doubt I'd pay full retail for one.

Stone glacier, Exo mountain, kifaru, MR, kuiu, all offer good stuff.
 

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