What kind of sights would you want on a gun in the artic?

What kind of sights would you want on a gun in the artic? do electronic sights like red dots or fiber optic sights work well up there? I'd also assume you would want a gun without a detachable mag because I bet you would be more likely to accidently knock your mag out than you would be to need to do a quick reload against burr or moose.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is that guy gooning in the background

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      he is shitting, he isn't jerking off to gay troony porn

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he is touching his hog and you are covering for him

        why?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >reddit spacing
          >using the homosexual communist terms gooning and hog

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I goon to your posts
            >you can never escape 😉

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >all new internet slang is actually made by the illuminati

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              why is every >gooning, thread on /gif/ literally splitscreen music videos where a girl is in the middle and on both sides are just wieners cumming?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Half the threads on gif are troony activism spam that they hope will make men gay

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Reddit spacing is two lines between text. On reddit thats how you do one line.

            if the intent was this

            then a redditor would try

            this

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              sure thing there reddit homosexual

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gee, I wonder why.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >see a man shitting
      >immediately assume something sexual
      Coomer anon, pease stop watching porn

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Specifically,
        >sees Jeremy Clarkson shitting

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.zoomer who's brain has been fried by endless troony porn
      Day of the Flak when?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you'll never pull perimeter security while your bro takes a shit while you're in the Artic
    Why bother even living?

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >do electronic sights like red dots or fiber optic sights work well up there?
    Fiber optic would be fine, but I'm sure electronic sights would be a no-go. Extreme cold kills batteries. I live in Canada, less than an hour from the border with NY, and I've killed optics (the batteries and the electronics themselves) by taking them out on -35C days

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      've killed optics (the batteries and the electronics themselves) by taking them out on -35C days
      because you have shit optics lol
      i've left rifles outside all night in -40, then gone out to shoot with them the next day, zero problems with optics. the actual problem is -40 is scary fricking cold, i would never ever voluntarily get into a gunfight in that weather.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >because you have shit optics lol
        Granted, it was a Vortex prism, it's not like it was an Aimpoint. But the quality of the optic has nothing to do with the batteries. A lithium cell that will last years under reasonable conditions will be sapped in days at -40.
        >Why would it? How would it?
        Electronics and batteries are damaged by extreme cold.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The second half of your post is quoting someone asking how cold would frick up fiber optics.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >asking how cold would frick up fiber optics
            Whoops

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fiber optic fine? It's already delicate enough that it falls of just from recoil, how would making it extremely brittle and even mote delicate leave it fine?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it falls of just from recoil
        I used to have an old 12ga Ithaca 37 Featherlight with a fiber optic sight in place of the bead, and it never fell off under hundreds of rounds hunting and blasting clays. My brother has it now, and that sight is still on there. I don't know what to tell you anon, I haven't known them to just fall off.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Non-hardened electronics don't like being at sub-zero, so I think powered optics are a no-go in that environment. When you're in those conditions, less is more, which is why the Canadians kept using Lee-Enfields on their arctic patrols into the 2000s.
    As for the gun itself, you need something capable of reliably putting down a polar bear, and nothing less. That means 7.62 minimum.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >When you're in those conditions, less is more, which is why the Canadians kept using Lee-Enfields on their arctic patrols into the 2000s.
      they used enfields because they were cheap and had a frick ton of them. the canadian rangers were 100% a make work program for canadian indians

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >100% a make work program for canadian indians
        The Mouthwash Brigade is one of the funniest units in any military

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          kek the beard guy on the left
          >I can't believe the government is paying me to teach these inbreds to shoot

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/4LAyElY.jpeg

        >100% a make work program for canadian indians
        The Mouthwash Brigade is one of the funniest units in any military

        Never would have known these guys existed if picture of them weren't so funny to look at.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          to be fair, most of /k/ only knew they existed because the wiki article on the lee enfield mentioned they were still being used by the canadian rangers, everyone assumed they were normal, but when the articles about changing guns came out we found out they were all inbred injins

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are they moronic or just Eskimos

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yes

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >are they moronic
          >or Eskimos
          Why did you say the same thing twice?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What kind of sights would you want on a gun in the artic?
    Why would you need anything special?
    Because of the extra light?
    Why would fiber optics not work fine with extra light?
    Why would you be more likely to knock your mag out?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would you need anything special?
      because shit is cold and I'm shooting at white things on a white background and would likely want something fast to acquire
      >Why would fiber optics not work fine with extra light?
      more of, would the cold frick it up.
      >Why would you be more likely to knock your mag out?
      people knock the mags out of their hunting rifles all the time. that is why a lot of modern hunting rifles still have fixed mags or you see shit like cz600 which has a feature that disables the mag release button or that yuro straight pull they just started to sell in the US that has yellow/orange mags and requires you to hit 2 mag release buttons at the same time to drop the mag

      >I'd also assume you would want a gun without a detachable mag because I bet you would be more likely to accidently knock your mag out than you would be to need to do a quick reload
      Black person what the frick are you talking about? do you own guns?

      see above, you fricking no guns, no hunts yuro moron. enough people drop the mag out of their hunting rifles like morons hunting rifle companies are adding features to prevent it. also there just straight up isn't any real reason to have a detachable mag on a gun unless its a defensive rifle/handgun or you need it for a certain type of competition/sports shooting.
      >but muh plinking
      cool, I have a fixed tube mag on my .22 and aside from me trying to run the action without the mag spring in the gun has literally never had a malfunction, stoppage or jam

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >enough people drop the mag out of their hunting rifles like morons hunting rifle companies are adding features to prevent it
        Hunter here, it's more that boomers are afraid they're going to drop their mags, not that they actually do. People hunt with ARs nowadays, and it'd be much easier to accidentally drop one of those mags, but it still doesn't actually happen

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >likely want something fast to acquire
        As opposed to all of those applications that require sights that are slow to acquire?
        >would the cold frick it up
        Why would it? How would it?
        >people knock the mags out of their hunting rifles all the time.
        I am not inclined to believe that this is actually a thing.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >As opposed to all of those applications that require sights that are slow to acquire?
          regular hunting sights and target sights aren't fast to acquire since they don't need to be and need to be accurate. the sights you would want for the artic would be like express or dangerous game sights where you trade accuracy for speed
          >Why would it? How would it?
          because cold fricks up a lot of things, moron. that is why I asked you no dick
          >I am not inclined to believe that this is actually a thing.
          then why do modern hunting rifles like the CZ600 and beretta BRX1 all have "features" that make it harder to take the mag out?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >regular hunting sights and target sights aren't fast to acquire since they don't need to be [fast] and need to be accurate.
            I'm assuming this is where you meant and it's got me wondering where you've got slow doves and rabbits.
            >cold fricks up a lot of things
            OK and?
            >then why do modern hunting rifles like the CZ600 and beretta BRX1 all have "features" that make it harder to take the mag out?
            Probably because of lawyers. Why do you seem to be simultaneously saying that hunting doesn't need to be fast while also saying that hunters are routinely losing their shit and hitting the wrong controls?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I'm assuming this is where you meant and it's got me wondering where you've got slow doves and rabbits.
              people generally use shotguns for birds and guys who shoot rabbits don't use the same sights as dangerous game hunters
              >OK and?
              would the cold frick up the fiber optics? holy shit, if you didn't have breakfast today how would you feel right now?
              >Probably because of lawyers. Why do you seem to be simultaneously saying that hunting doesn't need to be fast while also saying that hunters are routinely losing their shit and hitting the wrong controls?
              it isn't because of lawyers, its because of morons hitting the mag release on tree branches and shit when walking through the woods.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >guys who shoot rabbits don't use the same sights as dangerous game hunters
                Dangerous game hunters seem to use fairly open sights or scopes, the former of which is great for rabbit. So's .410 with a bead but whatever.
                >would the cold frick up the fiber optics?
                Why would it?
                >it isn't because of lawyers, its because of morons
                huehuehue

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Dangerous game hunters seem to use fairly open sights or scopes, the former of which is great for rabbit. So's .410 with a bead but whatever.
                a rifle with open sights isn't the same as a shotgun with a bead you no gun moron
                >Why would it?
                cold fricks with plastics
                >huehuehue
                people aren't suing because their mag falls out

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >a rifle with open sights isn't the same as a shotgun with a bead you no gun moron
                I didn't equate them. I didn't even mention them in the same sentence.
                >cold fricks with plastics
                And?
                >people aren't suing because their mag falls out
                Probably because their mags aren't falling out.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I didn't equate them. I didn't even mention them in the same sentence.
                yes you did, you fricking moron. I was talking about hunting sights and you started talking about hunting doves and rabbits with a shotgun
                >And?
                what do you think gun fiber optics and their housings are frequently made out of? the whole thing isn't going to be glass
                >Probably because their mags aren't falling out.
                why would you sue over your mag not accidently falling out?

                >reddit spacing
                >troony troony troony
                >must be an issue (no I have no idea)
                lol so you are a noguns tourist then frick off

                you are one angry yuro no gun no dick israeli reddit troony

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >yes you did
                I feel like it's pretty clear that I had something else in mind for rabbits since I mentioned shotguns also being decent for that purpose in a separate sentence.
                >what do you think gun fiber optics and their housings are frequently made out of?
                Plastic. And?
                >why would you sue over your mag not accidently falling out?
                Why would your mag accidentally fall out?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I feel like it's pretty clear that I had something else in mind for rabbits
                nah you were being a moron
                >Plastic. And?
                not all plastics deal with cold well
                >Why would your mag accidentally fall out?
                happened to this homosexual

                I've done it once over many years on a secondary rifle I was barely paying attention to in an extremely moronic and specific situation. I hunt probably 90+ days of the year and additionally go for walks carrying the same rifle in the same area doing field research/studies for where the groundhogs, coyotes, etc. are in the summer, observing and setting trailcams so I can know where they'll be around the beginning of fall. That's a statistical fricking outlier and if you're not just trying to be funny, you're moronic for trying to make it seem like it's a realistic and concern which happens all the time. I also ended up recovering my mag no issue because I knew exactly where I was acting moronic and climbing a hill. Swap to an old style flat 10/22 release and it will never be an issue.

                [...]
                I like that idea; might be able to find them discounted too. And I have a pack of nitrile gloves in white that would work for winter hunting; Ollies sold me a box that was legitimately reject-tier. Missing fingers, thin spots, globs on the fingers, tears, you name it. I might just shove what's left in the box and return them though; they're that fricking awful.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people knock the mags out of their hunting rifles all the time.
        Who drops their mags all the time? I have done that a total of ONE time when I was carrying both an AR and a 10/22. The 10/22 has a paddle release like an AK as it's a modern production one I don't feel bad beating up. It was a stupid accident that I didn't notice because I was climbing a small hill (about 6', 45-55 degrees) and a branch or hard edge bumped the mag release under my weight and dropped on something soft enough that I didn't notice. The only reason it happened is that I was planning on hunting coyotes rather than squirrels that day so I only had it slung in case I had a squirrel that was so easy I couldn't not take the shot. And here's a crazy idea: carry multiple mags like I do and touch/hand check that your mags are in your pocket and your gun and still locked, you know, like I do. It's something easily fixed by not being moronic.
        >that is why a lot of modern hunting rifles still have fixed mags [...]
        Anon, we've had fixed mag rifles since the late 1800s. It's just for simplicity and tradition if anything. And keep in mind most people are using them to hunt deer maybe an average of 20 days out of the year. They don't need to do mag changes doing suppressing fire at the charging hordes of deer. I only have a second mag just in case my first has a stoppage in which case I drop it, insert the second, and retrieve my game all in one fluid motion instead of screwing with my gun while I lose track of where the game drops or was shot.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >see above, you fricking no guns, no hunts yuro moron. enough people drop the mag out of their hunting rifles like morons hunting rifle companies are adding features to prevent it. also there just straight up isn't any real reason to have a detachable mag on a gun unless its a defensive rifle/handgun or you need it for a certain type of competition/sports shooting.
          Lol anon you sound like the moron if you think moron proofing something because morons exist is a good idea.
          >cool, I have a fixed tube mag on my .22 [...]
          I think the Marlin 60 is cool too anon but try a mag fed .22 and you'll see quickly, if you're not moronic, that it's no worse, maybe even better. Jams get cleared much easier as well over a semi auto tube mag gun.

          Also, the whole fiber optics thing would apply to any plastic sights or trigger guard. It's not just the sights and yes fiber optics work in the cold. The extremely bright sun might actually help a lot too. I don't use irons often but fiber optics are stupid quick to use.

          didn't read any of your gay no guns no dick yuro shit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >see above, you fricking no guns, no hunts yuro moron. enough people drop the mag out of their hunting rifles like morons hunting rifle companies are adding features to prevent it. also there just straight up isn't any real reason to have a detachable mag on a gun unless its a defensive rifle/handgun or you need it for a certain type of competition/sports shooting.
          Lol anon you sound like the moron if you think moron proofing something because morons exist is a good idea.
          >cool, I have a fixed tube mag on my .22 [...]
          I think the Marlin 60 is cool too anon but try a mag fed .22 and you'll see quickly, if you're not moronic, that it's no worse, maybe even better. Jams get cleared much easier as well over a semi auto tube mag gun.

          Also, the whole fiber optics thing would apply to any plastic sights or trigger guard. It's not just the sights and yes fiber optics work in the cold. The extremely bright sun might actually help a lot too. I don't use irons often but fiber optics are stupid quick to use.

          >people don't drop their mags, you would need to be a moron to do that
          >tells a story about dropping his mag

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've done it once over many years on a secondary rifle I was barely paying attention to in an extremely moronic and specific situation. I hunt probably 90+ days of the year and additionally go for walks carrying the same rifle in the same area doing field research/studies for where the groundhogs, coyotes, etc. are in the summer, observing and setting trailcams so I can know where they'll be around the beginning of fall. That's a statistical fricking outlier and if you're not just trying to be funny, you're moronic for trying to make it seem like it's a realistic and concern which happens all the time. I also ended up recovering my mag no issue because I knew exactly where I was acting moronic and climbing a hill. Swap to an old style flat 10/22 release and it will never be an issue.

            buy a pack of those black nitrile gloves meme bbq chefs use and cut one of the fingers (or thumb) off and use that

            I like that idea; might be able to find them discounted too. And I have a pack of nitrile gloves in white that would work for winter hunting; Ollies sold me a box that was legitimately reject-tier. Missing fingers, thin spots, globs on the fingers, tears, you name it. I might just shove what's left in the box and return them though; they're that fricking awful.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it never happens and you would need to be a moron for it to happen
              >names a time it happened to him

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >see above, you fricking no guns, no hunts yuro moron. enough people drop the mag out of their hunting rifles like morons hunting rifle companies are adding features to prevent it. also there just straight up isn't any real reason to have a detachable mag on a gun unless its a defensive rifle/handgun or you need it for a certain type of competition/sports shooting.
        Lol anon you sound like the moron if you think moron proofing something because morons exist is a good idea.
        >cool, I have a fixed tube mag on my .22 [...]
        I think the Marlin 60 is cool too anon but try a mag fed .22 and you'll see quickly, if you're not moronic, that it's no worse, maybe even better. Jams get cleared much easier as well over a semi auto tube mag gun.

        Also, the whole fiber optics thing would apply to any plastic sights or trigger guard. It's not just the sights and yes fiber optics work in the cold. The extremely bright sun might actually help a lot too. I don't use irons often but fiber optics are stupid quick to use.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just put the spare in?
        You do carry enough for a passel right?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >bear attacks you
          >have fun realizing you have 1 or 0 rounds and need to rapidly reload

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'd also assume you would want a gun without a detachable mag because I bet you would be more likely to accidently knock your mag out than you would be to need to do a quick reload
    Black person what the frick are you talking about? do you own guns?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ol' Eddy has been handling that shit hole fine for 100 years, and another 100 will go just fine

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What gun is that? It looks familiar and strange at the same time.

      t. Running on 2hrs sleep

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        M1917 Enfield
        Danish Army uses it for the unit that patrols Greenland on dog sleds (I assume they had to frick up big to be sent there). Apparently it's really fricking good for polar ops.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its a 1917 enfield. they were the gun most American soldiers used in WWI by a large margin but got surplused/sent out as military aid like as soon as the war ended

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't been shooting at technically above the arctic circle, but I've been close and done shooting at 30 below zero plenty.
    >What kind of sights would you want on a gun in the artic?
    People do fine with irons so no need to over think it. That aside, any decent quality cold rated optic is fine.

    My personal preference though is a tube I can have the filters I want on, because there is a LOT more reflected light and glare during the day. I do think magnification is worth having, particularly if you're into the tundra let alone on a glacier, there just isn't much cover and part of the fun is being able to shoot very long distances. Etched reticles do better for me in snow/ice environments too.
    >do electronic sights like red dots or fiber optic sights work well up there?
    Fiber optic sights are not electronic, do you own any guns? The main issue with fiber is that part of the year it's dark all the time.
    >I'd also assume you would want a gun without a detachable mag because I bet you would be more likely to accidently knock your mag out than you would be to need to do a quick reload against burr or moose.
    What the FRICK are you talking about? Time stamp and post a gun op.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Fiber optic sights are not electronic, do you own any guns?
      yeah, I know they aren't electronic you no dick reddit spacing homosexual homosexual troony, that is why I put the word or there, you fricking ESL
      >What the FRICK are you talking about? Time stamp and post a gun op.
      most modern hunting rifles like the CZ600 or bretta BRX1 have "features" that make it harder to take the mags out, so it must be an issue or it wouldn't be a selling point you aids infected troony

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >reddit spacing
        >troony troony troony
        >must be an issue (no I have no idea)
        lol so you are a noguns tourist then frick off

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >noguns
          IDK, he mentioned reassembling his .22 incorrectly and I don't think that's the kind of thing a noguns would admit to. That said I do think this thread was made to feed some consumerist arctic operator fantasy. I'll piggyback on

          whatever works well with sunglasses because with this much snow i guarantee you will not be going without them anywhere

          and ask what kind of eye protection OP has since anyone with sand and/or snow time knows exactly how serious the sun gets.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A whole lot of posts in this gay ass thread and not a single picture of a T3X Arctic.

    In my experience working in sub-Arctic conditions (-30-50C in the winter), we had outdoor battery powered equipment (radio transmitters for data loggers) run just fine in that weather with LiSOCl2 batteries. But you had to keep them fresh for the season, since you get less voltage in the cold. I expect red dots would work just fine in the arctic, given they've got a good lithium-type power source that's fresh. Keep spares on your inner layers, and don't fog up your lenses. Given that last point, I expect you'll want easily accessible BUIS or cowitnessed irons on all your guns.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I expect red dots would work just fine in the arctic, given they've got a good lithium-type power source that's fresh
      If you're somehow in the Arctic for a day, maybe. A lithium 2032 from Walmart will die EXTREMELY quickly in those temps. Consumer off the shelf batteries aren't made for those conditions.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe if you're spending hundreds on an optic, then fricking order some good batteries? This is autistic.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, lithium thionyl chloride batteries are available in almost all standard sizes, they're more expensive but it's not a huge deal. Or depending on application you can just carry a ton of spares I guess.

          [...]
          >A lithium 2032 from Walmart
          Tell as about all the other stuff from Walmart you're buying for the fricking arctic you fricking moron. Clothing, sleeping bags, why is "Walmart" what comes to your brain when the subject is "kitting out for 40 below zero"? Amongst the many, many MANY other things you should be doing if you're going to go to a fairly extreme environment, getting the right batteries is a pretty minor one.

          It doesn't matter where you buy your 2032 from you pigshit-thick morons, my point is that it's a consumer battery that's not going to do well in extreme cold.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't have any point anon. You don't have any idea what you're talking about at all. If I stick some LTC AAs or whatever size I need in my kit yeah it'll be fine in extreme cold, they're rated no prob down to -55c. This isn't hard, you go from a REAL supplier, ie
            >https://www.batteryjunction.com/batteries/lithium-thionyl-chloride
            You're awfully fast to throw around "moron" for someone who lives at the equator.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, lithium thionyl chloride batteries are available in almost all standard sizes, they're more expensive but it's not a huge deal. Or depending on application you can just carry a ton of spares I guess.

      >I expect red dots would work just fine in the arctic, given they've got a good lithium-type power source that's fresh
      If you're somehow in the Arctic for a day, maybe. A lithium 2032 from Walmart will die EXTREMELY quickly in those temps. Consumer off the shelf batteries aren't made for those conditions.

      >A lithium 2032 from Walmart
      Tell as about all the other stuff from Walmart you're buying for the fricking arctic you fricking moron. Clothing, sleeping bags, why is "Walmart" what comes to your brain when the subject is "kitting out for 40 below zero"? Amongst the many, many MANY other things you should be doing if you're going to go to a fairly extreme environment, getting the right batteries is a pretty minor one.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the spares would also get fricked by the cold

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do these lithium thionyl chloride batteries have a 2032 size? I can't find any

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Calls you a moron for calling a 2032 a consumer battery
          >Posts a source for heavy duty batteries
          >It doesn't have 2032s
          >Doesn't elaborate
          >Leaves

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you insist on using something that takes those batteries: The prefix is the chemistry (also implies voltage), then the numbers are the size. The "R" means "round" form. "C" means a manganese dioxide cathode, which is the normal one. The easiest lower temp rated replacement to find is BR2032, which has a carbon monofluoride cathode, which is rated down to at least -30C (or up to 85C, better in hot environments too), has a much flatter discharge curve, and lower self-discharge. Even below rated temp they'll last much, much better then CR2032s to the point where "have extras" works out ok, they don't die instantly. The prefix for thionyl chloride is "E", so in theory "ER2032" should be what you're looking for. But I've only found them in Japan, since energizer are homosexuals and people are ignorant morons, and a lot of places use "ER2032" to mean "CR2032, from Energizer" so it hard to search for. Normally serious cold weather places are just ordering direct from suppliers, it's just too specialty.

            But anon you were replying to said red dots not "tiniest red dots using cr2032s". I assumed he meant like Romeo 7 or Comp 4 or whatever. If you needed something critically dependent on battery in extreme cold I wouldn't use *R2032s at all vs AA or other sizes, at which point finding cold rated stuff is trivial. If you're going into an extreme environment you should tailor your gear to that, which is what OP was saying, not necessarily just expect to bring everything you've already got.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whatever works well with sunglasses because with this much snow i guarantee you will not be going without them anywhere

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would take overgassed AKM with iron sights

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think irons would work.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Assuming the objective is bear defense, I think ghost right irons are the best bet. They're fast to acquire and precise enough for the ranges where you'd realistically shoot a bear, and they're not susceptible to the cold, nor will they wash out against the bright white environment like a red dot might.

    Personally if I had to go to the arctic tomorrow I'd bring my Benelli Nova Tactical and a box of magnum slugs. It's what I'm experienced with and it's faster than a boltgun, less susceptible to the cold than a semi, it's built like a tank, has good sights, and should have adequate accuracy and more than enough stopping power with slugs for realistic bear situations.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I did my conscription service in northern Sweden, never had any issues with my aimpoint, not even at -40°C. As for irons, open notch is the way to go, anything with a small hole means that hole will be packed with snow after five minutes and its a pain to remove.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >never had any issues with my aimpoint, not even at -40°C
      That's sick. I have a PRO, but I haven't taken it out on the extremely cold days because of my bad experience killing an optic. I just checked and saw it's rated down to -45C, that's really good to know

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Aimpoint (beeing Swedish) knew that they had to make them survive the cold in order to win any contracts in Sweden so it makes sense. Battery life time is also absurd, shit lasts like a decade on max power without ever turning it off.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anything with a small hole means that hole will be packed with snow after five minutes and its a pain to remove.
      I totally blocked that out from my memory of my last winter hunting season (Eastern US). That's true. Even my scope objective bell, eyepiece, and scope shades loved eating snow. Don't use a killflash, that would be a nightmare with the honeycomb pattern. If it's not flat fields with equally flat snow, you're going to climb something or go through a snow covered bush and that shit will pack into random holes in the gun and stay there until you notice. Actually used my dust cover on my AR for once lol.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        did you tape up your flash hider?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes actually. I didn't with my 10/22 as the sling kept it high up enough but I put piece of a dog poop bag doubled up over the end of the birdcage flash hider on my AR and cut it so it went a little past the flash hider onto the barrel. Then I used electrical tape to stick that to the barrel. Same with my 870 minus the flash hider part obviously. Dollar Tree dog poop bags are a little too thin though and rip easy in brush. Maybe use a thicker plastic like the really thick painter's tarps instead; one sheet is like a lifetime supply of muzzle covers. I just wanted something black rather than clear and reflective or bright as there was still a lot not covered by snow I'd be hiding against or amongst. I've also seen people use full duct tape or full electrical tape but I wanted to try to limit the amount of teeny tiny plastics and adhesives I was potentially sprinkling in the local state owned woods and that felt a hair thick. Might try a rubber balloon in the future if I can find black.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            buy a pack of those black nitrile gloves meme bbq chefs use and cut one of the fingers (or thumb) off and use that

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Galil ARM with iron sights

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is... is that James May? What Top Gear episode is this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      s15e01 I think
      https://topgear.fandom.com/wiki/Icelandic_Volcano_Hilux

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      polar challenge special

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The episode that also brought us this gem

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I forgot to add the gif like a moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        s15e01 I think
        https://topgear.fandom.com/wiki/Icelandic_Volcano_Hilux

        https://i.imgur.com/MhVbjlR.jpeg

        Is... is that James May? What Top Gear episode is this?

        apparently the bong special forces moron training them told them to shoot 1 shot to the left of the bear 1 to the right 1 over and one under before hitting it with the fifth shot and jeremy called him a fricking moron in front of everyone

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kek, was that in the episode?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I dont remember

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anon if you are concerned that you might lose your red dot due to the cold you could try throwing on some canted sights. I'm not a fan of them personally but frick it might be something for you to look into. You will be called a homosexual if you post it though.

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