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Passionforelk16
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Jul-08-12, 
04:07 PM (MST)
"Pack Help"

I am looking for a used pack that I can take when hunting elk and deer. I plan to use this pack 2-3 times per year, so I don't want to spend the money on a new Mystery Ranch or something of that caliber. I don't need all the room that some of the 4500-5000's have, just enough room for a day trip and if necessary to pack out the meat from a deer or elk.

Any suggestions on what you would look for? Please keep in mind that I don't want a cheap pack, but I also don't need the best of the best.

Thanks in advance

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Pack Help  Bruinbrewin      Jul-08-12   1 
  RE: Pack Help  knthartter      Jul-09-12   2 
   RE: Pack Help  Passionfore...      Aug-02-12   3 
 RE: Pack Help  OLDHORNHUNT...      Oct-12-12   4 
 RE: Pack Help  NiceRack      Oct-20-12   5 
  RE: Pack Help  brdhuntr      Oct-23-12   6 
   RE: Pack Help  Passionfore...      Dec-21-12   7 
    RE: Pack Help  3blade      Dec-22-12   8 

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Bruinbrewin
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Jul-08-12, 
04:30 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Pack Help"

LAST EDITED ON Jul-08-12 AT 04:34 PM (MST)

Look for a Badlands 2800 or Eberlestock X1 for rifle hunts or the X2 for everything else. All three solid packs and won't break the bank but you will have a tough time getting someone to sell their used one. You can save money on new ones on Camofire, they may be a model from a year or two past but you can get a Badlands 2200 or 2800 for less than $200 pretty easy, more like $150
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I just saw this one in the classifieds, that is a good deal

http://www.monstermuleys.info/dcforum/DCForumID49/5002.html

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knthartter
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Jul-09-12, 
02:11 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Pack Help"

LAST EDITED ON Jul-09-12 AT 02:13 PM (MST)

REI pack http://www.rei.com/product/795524/rei-xt-85-pack

Osprey argon 80 http://www.rei.com/product/764214/osprey-argon-85-pack

Edit sorry just saw you weren't looking for a large pack. Banlands 2200 or 2800. eberlestock x2

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Passionforelk16
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Aug-02-12, 
12:02 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Pack Help"

Thanks guys,

I ended up going with the Badlands 2800.

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OLDHORNHUNTER
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Oct-12-12, 
10:16 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Pack Help"

the X2 is a good pack for horn hunting or general packing of misc hunting gear !!! But it SUCKS for packing out game..we tried packing out a bull this season..none of the quarters would fit inside the pack its self we had to tie & bungee cord the quarters on the outside of the pack..none of the straps would even stretch far enough to lock..I bragged earlier in the season about how Good the X2 was but for packing out game it flat azz SUCKS

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NiceRack
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Oct-20-12, 
10:02 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Pack Help"

Get the Eberlestock Just 1 pack and you will never wish for a better pack! You say you want to pack out Deer and Elk, well you will need a large pack for an Elk hind leg. Even half a Deer will fit if you have the legs for it!
Don't go small just because you are only out for a day you will regret it when that big bull is laying flat in front of you and you have a couple of miles back to the truck.
Paul

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Oct-23-12, 
07:32 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Pack Help"

Second the Eberlestock, get the Bluewidow, a great pack for everything. I have a Sitka 4500,and i does'nt hold a candle to the Eberlestock. And like was said DON'T GO CHEAP!!

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Passionforelk16
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Dec-21-12, 
10:09 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Pack Help"

Well guys, I bought a 2800 used it on one trip and sold it on here. It was an awesome pack, but it didn't fit my waist. I wear size 32, it wouldn't cinch down tight enough for me.

Will the Eblerstock cinch down to that size?

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3blade
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Dec-22-12, 
06:59 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Pack Help"

>Well guys, I bought a 2800
>used it on one trip
>and sold it on here.
>It was an awesome pack,
>but it didn't fit my
>waist. I wear size 32,
>it wouldn't cinch down tight
>enough for me.
>
>Will the Eblerstock cinch down to
>that size?

Same reason I didn't buy a 2800. The j34 I had fit my 31" waist. Eberlestock offers two different size belts to cover everyone.

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