That's a great pack...I have both a Big Horn and a Shortbed and both are outstanding packs for their applicacations. For me, the internal frame packs just don't compress down tight enough to use as a day pack which is a necessity for a hunting pack IMO.
Seems like 283 is a reasonable price considering what these packs sell for.
I wanna use this to bivy hunt out of for 4-5 days. Seems like I can get a much better quality pack by buying a dedicated backpacking pack that has been used rather than a used kifaru, eberlestock or BL 4500.