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#297292 - 10/18/20 01:09 AM Election plans
brandtb Online   content
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 392
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Without getting political, what are your preparations for any demonstrations before-during-after the election?

As for myself, I an taking down my American flag and Gadsden flag, and going grey. I don't expect any major demonstrations in my little town, but there could be minor vandalism.
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#297293 - 10/18/20 01:51 AM Re: Election plans [Re: brandtb]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2761
Loc: Big Sky Country
I'm planning to vote! grin That is all. smile
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#297294 - 10/18/20 02:12 AM Re: Election plans [Re: Phaedrus]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7349
Loc: southern Cal
Already voted. Also notified that my ballot has been received, checked, nd will be counted.

Will watch returns Nov 3.
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#297295 - 10/18/20 02:23 AM Re: Election plans [Re: brandtb]
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I will probably try to get in and vote early, too.
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#297297 - 10/18/20 03:44 AM Re: Election plans [Re: brandtb]
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2203
Loc: Colorado
Plans for demonstrations? Stay far away from them. Go nowhere near mobs. Everyone has an opinion, nobody cares what mine is, so no need to demonstrate.

But I am preparing for them to come to me, even if I currently think that is unlikely. Over the last few weeks I have been taking my military and "evil black rifles" to the range alongside the normal precision target rifles I usually shoot. I have been refreshing my memory on where all those seldom-shot "assault rifles" hit, what distance they are zeroed at, etc. And I am creating ballistic cards to tape to each stock. Usually I use a tablet to calculate ballistics, but a pre-printed card is better for defense use.

ALL rifle mags are in the process of being fully loaded and stored alongside the rifle that uses them. All handgun ammo is in the process of being moving into labeled caliber-specific ammo boxes with a firearm (and multiple mags) appropriate for that caliber included in the ammo can. What I'm after are simple "grab-and-go" defense deployments.

Just like wearing a seatbelt when I don't expect to get in a car wreck, I want to be ready for defense even if I don't expect the need to arise. Its easy enough to unload mags and put things away later, at my leisure. Conversely, I wouldn't want to have to assemble them in a rapid manner - I want them completely ready for action in advance.

Paranoid much? Yeah, I am. That's how you stay alive during surprises.

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#297298 - 10/18/20 08:48 AM Re: Election plans [Re: brandtb]
Herman30 Online   content
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 371
Loc: Finland
Mags can be loaded all the time, the spring does not fatique. That´s some old folks tale.


Edited by Herman30 (10/18/20 08:50 AM)

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#297300 - 10/18/20 12:13 PM Re: Election plans [Re: brandtb]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2460
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
We'll do what we normally do every election night, have pizza as we watch the results. It's become somewhat of a tradition going back to the early 2000s.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#297301 - 10/18/20 02:25 PM Re: Election plans [Re: brandtb]
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1638
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Haertig... I've been considering obtaining some Night Vision equipment for a couple of years, but decided against it... my neighborhood has a lot of large overhang trees, privacy fences, relative close houses, and no real clear lanes of vision except for the road way..I live on the corner so I have 4 directions to observe... I have been testing the light gathering ability of my inexpensive Tasco binoculars under normal street light... 7x35 and 12x50, with a 5mm and 4.2mm exit pupil diameters... the slight numerical difference does make my 7x35 slightly better, and the lower power gives me a much better sense of distance at night...

both of my black rifles have Trijicon 4x42 ACOGS and have excellent 8mm exit pupils...

I even added a light mount off the binoculars that hold a P60 high intensity light..

you might want to see how well your long range scopes do as to gathering light, just in case... regards

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#297302 - 10/18/20 03:42 PM Re: Election plans [Re: Herman30]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Herman30
Mags can be loaded all the time, the spring does not fatique. That´s some old folks tale.

Understood. Springs don't fatigue under constant pressure. They fatigue from use - compress, stretch, compress, stretch. And it takes a lot of that to wear out a spring.

Most of the mags I have that aren't loaded (thus far) are that way because they are backups - still in their original packaging, unopened. I always keep a minimum of three active (and numbered) mags per firearm, sometimes more. Anything above that I consider backups, and those may remain in their original packaging. Or at least in the past they have remained in their original packaging...

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#297303 - 10/18/20 04:05 PM Re: Election plans [Re: LesSnyder]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2203
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: LesSnyder

you might want to see how well your long range scopes do as to gathering light, just in case... regards

I am not really set up for night shooting. I only have traditional scopes. On my long range rifles, one is equipped with a Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 with a 30mm tube. Another rifle has a scope with the same size tube and objective, but that scope is a Vortex PST 4-16x50 FFP. My scopes go down in quality from there, the next being a SWFA SS 10x42 30mm tube. That's actually a very decent and solid scope, looking at how little money they charge for it.

The best binoculars I have are an old pair of Minolta 10x50's (over 30 years old!) They were considered good quality back then, and they still are reasonable enough to meet my needs today. If I were to buy new binoculars, they would probably be 7x50's. I can handhold 10x steady enough for most uses, but it's not always easy to do (for me). Not with those large Minolta's at least. I am much steadier with 7x.

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