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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Constitutional Patriot in Black militia NFAC returning to Louisville on Kentucky Derby Day, says 'Grandmaster Jay'   
    Maybe, if we are very lucky, they will shoot some more of their own members and just maybe assault one or more guys who will use that as a license to defend themselves.  Then it is on.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from LetFreedomRing in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    I am not doing very well.  First my cloak of obscurity, the device blocking infrared detection, failed to show up after paying for it.  Then, I did not listen to Skellet and bought a Nightfox Nighthawk for $184.00.  This was the only thing I could find at 1X and I need one power to walk around in the very broken terrain of my woods/mountain.  Well, this little device is a FAIL.  You could never use it to walk around in broken terrain and its claim of working out to 77 yards is a lie.  Maybe 30 yards.  And you could not use this toy in a real fighting situation anyway.  No even for an ambush.
     
    I am going back to my night-glow paint for irons, strong, long distance white light, and a rather weak green laser for twilight situations.  The weak laser will work at greater ranges than I can shoot and being weak there is almost no trail back to me.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Footsoldier Patriots in Black militia NFAC returning to Louisville on Kentucky Derby Day, says 'Grandmaster Jay'   
    Maybe, if we are very lucky, they will shoot some more of their own members and just maybe assault one or more guys who will use that as a license to defend themselves.  Then it is on.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Wildcat in Black militia NFAC returning to Louisville on Kentucky Derby Day, says 'Grandmaster Jay'   
    Maybe, if we are very lucky, they will shoot some more of their own members and just maybe assault one or more guys who will use that as a license to defend themselves.  Then it is on.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Sully1153 in Black militia NFAC returning to Louisville on Kentucky Derby Day, says 'Grandmaster Jay'   
    Maybe, if we are very lucky, they will shoot some more of their own members and just maybe assault one or more guys who will use that as a license to defend themselves.  Then it is on.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from LetFreedomRing in IR Illuminators--850nm vs. 940nm   
    I swear, this is the only forum where any sort of budget NV discussion is even tolerated.  Everywhere else, all discussions of NV equipment first require a paper bag and a revolver because it is first necessary for you to rob a bank.
     
    So I am finalizing my budget NV equipment picks.  A separate IR illuminator is going to be necessary unless I want to wear two headlights on my head with the goggles.  I don't.  So then you notice there are two kinds.  There is the more common 850nm IR and the 940nm IR.  Of course, it is never as simple as one is just totally, absolutely superior to the other, there are trade offs.
     
    It seems the 850nm is clearer and penetrates the night better but is more visible to the naked eye.  So if you want stealth, at least visible stealth, you are also looking at the 940nm which is much harder to see.
     
    As usual, I don't know shit from shineola so what do you guys with some knowledge and experience think?
     
     
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from LetFreedomRing in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    New Nightfox set up
     
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088ZQ6B64/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=704tactical-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B088ZQ6B64&linkId=b5d0da1c60b42a3af59e59f3e2000c30
     
    This is $184.00, comes with headgear, supposedly good for 75 yards.  It might not be your choice for assaulting Osama bin Laden's compound but it should work guarding a fixed position at night.  The price is certainly right.
     
    Here is a video on it
     
     
    Here is a $46.00 Infrared laser from China to go with this.  I have a Chinese green laser and they work just fine.
     
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33040681550.html
     
    So what do you think about this setup?
     
    The only thing I would add is a second or hand held IR illuminator so you don't have to use those on the headset.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Dav Harzin in No Optics on My Go-To-War Rifle   
    Here is Reid Henrichs today on red dots vs. iron sights
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKlS6O_AgWw
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Dav Harzin in Thermite   
    Iron oxide is rust.  Old bridges submerged seasonally are a great source of iron oxide.  It appears on this type of iron as deep scales which can be easily broken off in dry weather, ground up by hand and stored.  Fine Aluminium powder can be obtained at a machine shop.  It is waste for them.  You may have to mix/grid  them vigorously in something suitable.  You may have to add water as you are grinding them together.  Then let dry.  As the videos show, it does not take much to disable large machinery.  
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from LetFreedomRing in Thermite   
    Iron oxide is rust.  Old bridges submerged seasonally are a great source of iron oxide.  It appears on this type of iron as deep scales which can be easily broken off in dry weather, ground up by hand and stored.  Fine Aluminium powder can be obtained at a machine shop.  It is waste for them.  You may have to mix/grid  them vigorously in something suitable.  You may have to add water as you are grinding them together.  Then let dry.  As the videos show, it does not take much to disable large machinery.  
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Todd A. Slee in Covert Tactics of the Domestic Enemy   
    The Left does not ever try to play fair or by the rules or by the law with us.  They will lie, cheat, steal and do anything else they can while insisting you on the right follow all the rules.  Example:  Look at the House Impeachment and now they are insisting on fairness in the Senate?
     
     
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from LetFreedomRing in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    I couldn't agree more with Doug1943.  Unless you have a death wish, fighting a modern army is out.  But they probably will be on our side against MS13, Antifa or an illegal alien invasion.  But by the time these turds get to me way up here in the mountains, they will have fought and defeated other gangs and police forces so they may have equipment.  Besides, underestimating your enemy can cause problems.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Dav Harzin in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    OK guys, tell me what happens to a Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3 night vision when I shine my 1 million candela laser flashlight in their face?  Are they shielded or not?  I am assuming thermal is no problem but if that is false, please wake me up.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Dav Harzin in Russian Plash Palatka Poncho/Tent   
    I am trying to put together a 24-72 hour pack.  I have a Russian Versmeshuk (potato sack) backpack.  It is great but not large.  I keep going back and forth on the Russian Plash Palatka, the Russian poncho which you can make into a shelter (like a half clam shell).  
     
    https://www.ebay.com/i/183552254926?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183552254926&targetid=858380238160&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1014299&poi=&campaignid=6470719340&mkgroupid=77931583832&rlsatarget=pla-858380238160&abcId=1140476&merchantid=6296724&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr8Gct_iQ5wIVSx-tBh2vUAJoEAQYAyABEgKY5vD_BwE
     
    Bushcrafters use these next to a fire since they are hard to burn with flying embers.  But at 6x6 ft., these are small shelters with no bottom as in conventional tents.  Nevertheless, guys use them in the winter in Russia today.  What do you think?  Is this usable in cold, say 32-22 F. conditions next to a fire?  Or should I go with a homemade tube ten out of an 8X8 ft. nylon tarp?  
     
    Anyone ever used one of these?  Give me your thoughts.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from fixer in Virginia 2A Rally 20 JAN 2020   
    OK, maybe I slept through that.  But would you want to be in his shoes tomorrow?
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from DawyneB in Russian Plash Palatka Poncho/Tent   
    I am trying to put together a 24-72 hour pack.  I have a Russian Versmeshuk (potato sack) backpack.  It is great but not large.  I keep going back and forth on the Russian Plash Palatka, the Russian poncho which you can make into a shelter (like a half clam shell).  
     
    https://www.ebay.com/i/183552254926?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183552254926&targetid=858380238160&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1014299&poi=&campaignid=6470719340&mkgroupid=77931583832&rlsatarget=pla-858380238160&abcId=1140476&merchantid=6296724&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr8Gct_iQ5wIVSx-tBh2vUAJoEAQYAyABEgKY5vD_BwE
     
    Bushcrafters use these next to a fire since they are hard to burn with flying embers.  But at 6x6 ft., these are small shelters with no bottom as in conventional tents.  Nevertheless, guys use them in the winter in Russia today.  What do you think?  Is this usable in cold, say 32-22 F. conditions next to a fire?  Or should I go with a homemade tube ten out of an 8X8 ft. nylon tarp?  
     
    Anyone ever used one of these?  Give me your thoughts.
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    Bergmeister reacted to LetFreedomRing in Virginia 2A Rally 20 JAN 2020   
    Brownells & Mrgunsngear AR-15 Magazine Giveaway At The Virginia State House ??
     
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Doug1943 in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    Further research:  Acebeam W10 a light "for shooters".  This is a downsize laser flashlight from the Acebeam W30 and evidently for rifles.  It is 250 lumens but a 1000 meter throw!!  This is more than enough for me.  Just dividing 1000 in two is probably right and still fine for me.  It has one mode, full on.  Rechargeable, takes three types of batteries.  Here is a review.  It is about $286.00.  It comes with a green and red filter so there is no beam effect coming out of the light.  For me this is far better than night vision.  I wonder what happens to night vision if it is hit by a laser?  It seems to me it either burns out or is automatically shut down---so now your opposition is blind.  I don't know about thermal.
     
    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?453594-REVIEW-ACEBEAM-W10-LEP-Light
     
     
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Doug1943 in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    A night vision rifle scope is the only scope which interests me.  If every citizen had a rifle and night vision the government, any government, would have a kitten.  I keep going around and around on these scopes.  First, wearing goggles does not help me aim a rifle, so I need a rifle scope.  Second, the video at the top points out the limitations of thermal but "night vision" uses a IR flashlight or it is almost useless.  IR means infrared.  That is heat, so anyone with better night vision than yours and everyone with thermal knows exactly where you are.  Passive thermal is the answer for guarding stationary positions against intruder.  But my second mortgage didn't go through so a 4K price tag is out.
     
    So I am back to the feasible rather than what I want.  The Sightmark Ghost hunter has an attachment for rifles.  But is that a system which must be used with a red dot or are their cross hairs in the Ghost Hunter?  I have bookmarked about a half dozen other night vision scopes.  Does someone have a practical review based on actual experience?  I would love to hear that.
     
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Todd A. Slee in Covert Tactics of the Domestic Enemy   
    I have had ten years experience dealing with the FBI on FOIA requests.  If you think there are "good men and women of the FBI" like Hannity always says---find five of them.  No, I'll take that back, find one of them.  These mothers lie all the time about everything.  Ask Tom Fitton.  They lie about things they have right out of the box--saying "no record".  If you do an appeal, it comes back the same way---and I mean about everything, everything.  To the spy agencies everything is classified by default.  You have no need to know.  And they don't care about the law.
     
    The only way to get files out of them is to trick them.  This is the art form of researchers.  But even then, even when you give them the bin number, box number and file number of something you want, they will say they can't find it or it is out of file---and so another appeal.
     
    The spy agencies which are truly evil and dishonest are the FBI, CIA, NSA, and U.S. National Archives.  YES, the U.S. National Archives is a spy agency.  Congress mandated the military and civilian agencies of the government to turn over files after a certain number of years.  They send them to the U.S. National Archives (USNA).  But the USNA has no filing system which they make public.  So it all goes into a warehouse with no sort of filing system at all----THEY SAY.  When you push them on this they say there is a system with the designation N.A.I. L.  The problem with this system is, using it, it won't even produce files the FBI has already given you.  So, the USNA is a defacto re-classification operation and that is all it is.
     
    The CIA is much worse than the FBI.  All the military intelligence organizations, Army, Navy, Air Force, are wonderful and simply follow the law and do their duty.  They will go out of their way to help you and even declassify things on their own and send them to you without asking for declassification.
     
    There are big divisions within the intelligence world and they go back at least to Clinton.
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Dav Harzin in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    A night vision rifle scope is the only scope which interests me.  If every citizen had a rifle and night vision the government, any government, would have a kitten.  I keep going around and around on these scopes.  First, wearing goggles does not help me aim a rifle, so I need a rifle scope.  Second, the video at the top points out the limitations of thermal but "night vision" uses a IR flashlight or it is almost useless.  IR means infrared.  That is heat, so anyone with better night vision than yours and everyone with thermal knows exactly where you are.  Passive thermal is the answer for guarding stationary positions against intruder.  But my second mortgage didn't go through so a 4K price tag is out.
     
    So I am back to the feasible rather than what I want.  The Sightmark Ghost hunter has an attachment for rifles.  But is that a system which must be used with a red dot or are their cross hairs in the Ghost Hunter?  I have bookmarked about a half dozen other night vision scopes.  Does someone have a practical review based on actual experience?  I would love to hear that.
     
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Matt In West Virginia in Night Vision, A Force Multiplier   
    I stumbled onto something new.  Everyone interested in night vision looks for something affordable yet of some real value.  Regarding light amplification, Gen 1 is not very useful and runs at least $400.00, Gen 2 is much better and much more expensive.  Gen 3 is a bit better than Gen 2 and more pricey.  All have IR lights to amplify the light if you are in total darkness.  And this IR can be seen like a flashlight by anyone else with night vision.  Thermal is much better for shooting and much more expensive still and really only illuminates something hot so you cannot see the ground you are walking on.
     
    What is new is the laser flashlight.  There are at least two on the market.  The one I like is the Acebeam W30.  It is 500 lumens but over one million candela.  It throws a beam of light out over 2000 meters---yes meters.  It also has a red filter.
     
     
    If you get tired of things being illuminated, go to about the five minute mark and check out the red filter.  This allows illumination of the target without the light trail coming back to you in most cases.  This whole unit may fit into a weapons mount on your rifle.  I have no idea of its durability or ability to absorb shock.  This costs as little as $279.00. There may be others coming.
     
    What do you guys think of this as an alternative to night vision?
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from John Last in BEST NORTH AMERICAN USA CAMO PATTERNS   
    I live in the woods in summer.  The predominant color is dark green--like fir foliage.  I am not sold on camo.  If I wear dark green shirt, knit cap and very dark green pants, and simply stand behind a branch, I am almost invisible.  When I move in that setting, all you see is a shadow.  But in camo and moving, your eye is attracted to any multicolor and so you are more visible.  
     
    How wrong am I?
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from Dav Harzin in BEST NORTH AMERICAN USA CAMO PATTERNS   
    I live in the woods in summer.  The predominant color is dark green--like fir foliage.  I am not sold on camo.  If I wear dark green shirt, knit cap and very dark green pants, and simply stand behind a branch, I am almost invisible.  When I move in that setting, all you see is a shadow.  But in camo and moving, your eye is attracted to any multicolor and so you are more visible.  
     
    How wrong am I?
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    Bergmeister got a reaction from LetFreedomRing in BEST NORTH AMERICAN USA CAMO PATTERNS   
    I live in the woods in summer.  The predominant color is dark green--like fir foliage.  I am not sold on camo.  If I wear dark green shirt, knit cap and very dark green pants, and simply stand behind a branch, I am almost invisible.  When I move in that setting, all you see is a shadow.  But in camo and moving, your eye is attracted to any multicolor and so you are more visible.  
     
    How wrong am I?

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