I won a Mystery Ranch Selway 60- need advice on what extras yall recommend

TrickyTross

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So, after a lifetime of doing the ole "Like this post, tag 3 buddies, fill out this form" Or "Enter this Giveaway"; it happened. The giveaway gods smiled and I am now the new owner (when it gets here) of a Mystery Ranch Selway 60 and Guide-Lite Frame. Its from a pretty credible company, I wont say who cause I do not know the ends and outs of all that stuff in the forum realm.
Which brings me to my questions I had for some of you who run Mystery Ranch- Should I order a Mule Bag to use for Whitetail and other day hunts? The Selway may be perfect for me for 3-4 day backcountry hunts, but I was curious if anyone went to a larger bag in the MR universe? What accessories do you recommend?

Hope you all are doing well!
 

Mthuntr

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get yourself the bear spray and rangefinder holster unless you already have those. I would say get one of the MR QuickDraw sling but their reviews are less than stellar so Kifaru GunBearer might be a better option.
If you're wearing your pack and orange is required then definitely get the Blaze Stick it...probably should get one even if not required.
 

7mm08mo

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I have a Selway and love it. Use it for everything from deer, turkey and Mulies, it will go to Co this fall for elk. Real do it all pack. Very comfortable.
 

pre6422hornet

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Gun bearer. Not sure if it is daypack compatible, but a MR Daypack lid adds a lot of storage and keeps the stuff you use a lot close and easy to get to.
 

Kearnsie14

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Congrats man, I would pick up a rainfly...I had a lot of stuff in my Metcalf get wet hunting in the snow...going to order myself a rainfly for this season
^^This. I have a mystery ranch selway and bought a rain fly for it from MR for I think $35-$40. Money well spent.
 

crock239

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I also have a new Selway....it does seem to compress really well and I think it will be good for day pack or whitetail, planning I could use load shelf for hauling my lone wolf climber around for whitetails in IA.

For those that posted maybe a couple clarifying questions could help me and the OP.....

Running the kifaru gun bearer are u running the universal version or the one designed for kifaru packs?

I have a rain fly but have seen several bag dump videos w guys using dry bags for pack organization.....was thinking of going that route and ditching the fly....bad idea? Using both seems redundant.....

My plan for multi day trips includes a large dry bag on the load shelf for food going in that can be easily dropped off once camp is set up.
 

Ben Sellers

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I was thinking about buying a Metcalf bag next year if I like the frame and everything. Like yours pretty good?
I think the only bag only options you can buy new are the mule and pintler. Maybe you can find a metcalf bag on eBay though. I have a mule and love it for day hunts. I’d like to have a larger bag for overnight trips though.
 

Kearnsie14

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I also have a new Selway....it does seem to compress really well and I think it will be good for day pack or whitetail, planning I could use load shelf for hauling my lone wolf climber around for whitetails in IA.

For those that posted maybe a couple clarifying questions could help me and the OP.....

Running the kifaru gun bearer are u running the universal version or the one designed for kifaru packs?

I have a rain fly but have seen several bag dump videos w guys using dry bags for pack organization.....was thinking of going that route and ditching the fly....bad idea? Using both seems redundant.....

My plan for multi day trips includes a large dry bag on the load shelf for food going in that can be easily dropped off once camp is set up.
I use the Kifaru universal gun bearer with the selway. I also use the pack fly and dry bags both. I hate having my stuff get wet inside the pack.
 
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