Is a Kifaru Timberline 2 big enough for an AK sheep hunt?

str8t shootr

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I am headed up to the Tok management area in August and I need to decide which pack. I am looking at taking a Kifaru Timerline 2, 5200 cf. I will add room with more accessory pockets. Thoughts.....?

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Yellowknife

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I've sheep hunted with similar cu in a couple times. It's doable for sure, depending on several factors. Solo? Partner? Guided w/ packer? UL camp or fairly heavy?

Load up all your camp and food for the duration of the hunt and see what kind of space you have left. Probably not a lot till you eat some food. I can tell you that you won't be fitting camp, meat, cape, and horns in 5200 at the same time without strapping gear all over the outside. BTDT. A partner with a much larger pack who can take the "fluffy" camp stuff and cape will make it much easier.
 

Snyd

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From my experience, if you want everything in your pack it takes about 7000 cubes to pack half a ram, horns/skull and cape plus gear. Give or take depending on how bulky your gear is. That's on a 2 man hunt sharing tent, spotter, stove. I don't like stuff dangling, my pack bag is 7200cubes and it works well.
 

BCrob

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I use the timberline 1. Think it's 7400 plus whatever the guide lid is. You aren't giving yourself much room for the meat/hide/head. I guess it all depends how full it is going in.
 

RyanC

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As mentioned, 5200 ci is probably not going to be big enough. The T1 is a better choice than the T2 but I would also take a hard look at the AMR, especially if you already have some additional pockets. I've owned the T1 and now own the AMR. I like the AMR better simply because of the additional horizontal compression strap and the two outside pockets are much bigger. I wish the AMR had the sleeve pockets that the Reckoning has but I just attach a spotting scope pocket on it and strap by gun to the other side and it works really well. Throw a guide lid on it too and you have a TON of space.

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I have a DT1 im thinking of selling if you are interested going that route.


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