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Posting this mostly just because I find it interesting to see shooting range set-ups and quals by shooters in different countries as well as the attitudes towards firearm use...not to mention shooting in the Arctic.

@ 16 minutes


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=298eUT_Lb7k

Here's a bonus (short) video of US military personnel lubing their M4s before a cold weather exercise.


https://m.youtube.com/shorts/a...BYCBvE?feature=share
 
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And likely just a few clicks away, there’s the polar bear as a symbol of ‘climate change’. Speaking of guns, what about contributing to gun crime in the village, I thought more guns, equals more crime?


Now there’s that ban on importing polar bear hides & mounts, fine. Those bears are still being killed, just now you won’t have the wealthy hunter paying $12-15k for the polar bear hunt.

I’d rather a shorter 375 Ruger for bear protection, even if it is a bolt-action. I think 12 ga slugs are overrated. Though the narrator was mostly talking about ‘scaring bears away’ not shooting them.

The low point of polar bear numbers was the mid 1950’s, yes UNREGULATED hunting, there are plenty now. Kinda cutesy talking about bear protection with a firearm. If she does shoot one, I wouldn’t put the pictures on Facebook.
 
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Wonder how much trouble he had getting that supressor Roll Eyes
 
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Two things that fascinated me: 1) the amount of "practice" one had to have for this lifesaving solution, or that I guess she did here to show what that would training/qualification would be like.

And 2) the choices made. She sucked at the shotgun, yet that's what she had. I wonder at that thought process.


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I've watched a number of Cecilia's videos over the past year or two. Great scenery, and lots of cool information about life on Svalbard (a Norwegian island inside the Arctic Circle).

If you're into home construction/home improvement in particular, she has a bunch of videos about designing and building their cabin, and taking into consideration all the challenges of building in the Arctic tundra.
 
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What were the soldiers spooning into their AR ejection ports?


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What were the soldiers spooning into their AR ejection ports?

The topic title mentions lubrication, and I can’t imagine it would be anything else, but I am curious what lube it was.

I have often told people that just adding oil onto the bolt carrier though the ejection port would be better than nothing if it’s not possible to remove the BCG to lube it properly, but that’s the first time I’ve ever actually seen anyone do it.




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What were the soldiers spooning into their AR ejection ports?


LSA : light to medium weapons oil, it’s for -65° and up.

https://www.sportsmansguide.co...2-pack-new?a=1947297

There’s also LAW (light oil) and CLP (cleaner,lubricant,protectant)

CLP is the usual item used. LAW and LSA are for cold weather



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What were the soldiers spooning into their AR ejection ports?


There were no "soldiers spooning" in the making of this video... at least not as far as we know. Wink

Being completely honest, I'm just guessing that whatever was being put onto the bolt through the ejection port is lube.

I was curious myself and, before posting, checked but there is no description and no comments that would give an indication as to what military branch they were part of, where the exercise was taking place, or what was being put on the bolts. The poster is VETTvchannel, and this is their only video on the channel so far.

Just based on the equipment and rifle configuration I'm guessing they are SF.
 
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What were the soldiers spooning into their AR ejection ports?


There were no "soldiers spooning" in the making of this video... at least not as far as we know. Wink

Being completely honest, I'm just guessing that whatever was being put onto the bolt through the ejection port is lube.

I was curious myself and, before posting, checked but there is no description and no comments that would give an indication as to what military branch they were part of, where the exercise was taking place, or what was being put on the bolts. The poster is VETTvchannel, and this is their only video on the channel so far.

Just based on the equipment and rifle configuration I'm guessing they are SF.


Those were real M4s, if you freeze the screen they have the extra hole/pin above the safety. One carbine even has the label plate still affixed to the right side of the lower receiver.



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Judging by their camo patterns, those were Marines lubing up their carbines. I'd venture a guess they were training up in the Sierras, or on exercise in Norway (been there...).
 
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We were there back in July 2010. Interesting place. We walked way up the valley and back, the remnants of coal mining was all around - interesting set up in the day with miles of overhead gondolas to move the coal.

BTW - the triangle warning sign with the polar bear in it says "All Around Svalbard".


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Judging by their camo patterns, those were Marines lubing up their carbines. I'd venture a guess they were training up in the Sierras, or on exercise in Norway (been there...).


No way to say for sure, but I’d guess it likely Marines from Pendleton in the Sierras.




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My daughter is married to a Norwegian from the northern suburbs of Bergen. When they got married here nearly 4 years ago, about 15-20 family members came over from Norway with about 6 of them staying at our house. They were here for a couple of weeks.

During their visit the Norwegians were fascinated by my gun safe and the ammo and firearms that I showed them. Some of them had been in the military and were somewhat familiar with ARs and G3s. I agreed to take them all out shooting at a range near the house. They were very surprised to hear that we can just grab a range bag and head out to shoot.

At any rate, I spent an entire afternoon with about 10 Norwegians at the range shooting ARs, several different double stack 9mms, 357 Mag revolvers, a 10mm 1911, and a few other pieces. It was very interesting to watch them settle in on an AR. A couple of women came along. They all enjoyed the ARs the most and took tons of video. When I was over there late last year, they were still talking to me about shooting.

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That is good hosting, Abn556. Well done.


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Just jumped back in because a fellow GM and I were emailing, (I never shot this because I never went to AK) but he said the USCG had/has a course for bear protection. And the ice breakers and people stationed in AK had to pass it to be issued the Bear protection rifle.

Prerequisite was passing the Basic Rifle course-shooting the M16 for score-marksman, sharpshooter, expert…then

Shooting the Polar Bear course, which was 5rounds in one minute on the Green Transtar II target (basically a green person shaped target that gets lighter towards the center) using a bolt action 375 H&H Magnum. All five have to land somewhere on the person target. Distance is 25 yards.



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