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Crew cab vs metcalf. #8411160 12/30/13
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Need a smaller day pack type bag for my nice frame. Looking at these two bags. It will be used for day hunts from the truck and hauling critters back. I'm leaning more towards the new metcalf bag as it alittle bigger and still has the ability to pack meat.


Just looking for some input from guys who have used it before, thanks In advance gentlemen.

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Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: Sask_Hunter] #8411505 12/30/13
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I have no experience with either, but have been doing some reading on MR packs and some of the other premium top of the line companies, and will be interested to hear what others have to say.

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Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: Glock2240] #8411677 12/30/13
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I never really liked my Crew Cab because it required undoing several buckles to get into any of the pockets other than the outside zippered one. I replaced it with a Longbow shortly after they came out. No experience with the Metcalf.

Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: Whttail_in_MT] #8415253 12/31/13
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If you are set on MR, then i would pick up the Metcalf hands down. Functional load lifters trump being pulled over backwards any day.

MR answered complaints about a lack of shoulder lift and heavy weight with the Metcalf bag. They also put out their load lifter extensions, but I don't have any experience with them.

Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: sreekers] #8415299 12/31/13
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I have both bags. I can say with out hesitation get the Metcalf. It is easier to load meat due to the total height of the bag compressing the meat between the bag and the frame. The front of the crew can is much shorter and when wrapping over a load shrinks pretty fast making larger loads harder to clip/buckle in.


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Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: blgoode] #8415469 12/31/13
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I have the CC, LB and Metcalf. If I could only have one, it would be the Metcalf. That being said, on several occassions, I have hauled out entire boned out deer and day use paraphernalia with a LongBow. It was tight, but doable.

Metcalf will also get you through a week long hunt with no problem.

Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: sreekers] #8415552 12/31/13
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Originally Posted by sreekers
If you are set on MR, then i would pick up the Metcalf hands down. Functional load lifters trump being pulled over backwards any day.

MR answered complaints about a lack of shoulder lift and heavy weight with the Metcalf bag. They also put out their load lifter extensions, but I don't have any experience with them.


Was there ever any changes made on their stay extensions from the very first bags to the current ones?


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Re: Crew cab vs metcalf. [Re: DanAdair] #8415947 12/31/13
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The stays in my bag are functional, not sure if they are different than other models.


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