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    Default Independence Day Workout

    2 workouts really.

    Workout #1:
    Roughly 3 mile morning hike. Pack only held 25lbs or so. Also carried a pistol and a loaded AK. Hill was quite steep, so going up I was pretty winded. Took my time going down, I have a big hike coming up and don’t want to injure my knees. Sun was beating down hard but the shade was glorious.

    Workout #2:
    Afternoon workout before Independence Day ribs and iced tea with family.

    ~90 degrees and wore the pack for each exercise. Rest was walking between sets, no sitting down.

    Warm up: 3 way lunge, 26lb KB. 2 sets of 7 each side - 84 lunges total

    Deadlift: 44lb KB 1 set of 10

    Single leg Romanian deadlift: 44KB. 2 sets of 10 each leg

    Goblet Squat: 44KB. 2 sets of 12

    Clean and Squat: 44KB. 10, one set R, one set L

    Push-ups: 3 sets of 20

    Walking Overhead press: 26KB 3 sets x 10 each side

    Overhead Push press: 44KB. 2 sets of 8 each side

    KB Row: 44 and 26KB. 3 sets of 12 each side

    Hammer curl: 44KB. 2 sets x 20

    Indian club swings: 1 set of 30 each side

    Rifle transfers: 2 sets of 30

    Farmer carries: 44kb 25 steps uphill, 25 down. X 2

    That iced tea is calling me.

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    It was a nice view. This is the Clearwater river in northern Idaho.
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    When hiking I always move the rifle between different carry positions. On sling and off. Consistently the most comfortable is “cradle carry”.
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    As usual, the rubber grip is irritating. It is “sticky” on everything. It is getting replaced asap. Also going to upgrade to the Magpul sling, this one is a little too unwieldy.
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    Kinda hard to tell but this hill is steep.
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    My wife and I did 5 mile hike in along the Everglades yesterday, 93' degree heat but kept well hydrated, then a barbecue in the afternoon ...fun day indeed ! No long gun just a G19 RMR as a just in case option :-)

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    I'd like to be able to do my almost daily rucks with a rifle to see the dynamic of how it effects things but I think people around the suburbs would get scared. Lol. So I have to settle for a 50lb pack instead.

    Looks like fun Brent. Keep it up!
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    Carrying a rifle with a pack definitely has a dynamic. I don’t think it’s hard but it takes getting used to. The characteristics of the rifle can really change it. The FS2000 for instance really carries different from other stuff.

    You could fashion a weighted bar and put a sling on it. Not the same but…

    I have a big hike coming up; I figure with all the stuff I need this pack will be around 45lbs. I didn’t have everything yesterday, should have just packed some extra clothes in it to get the weight up. Oh well.
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    Pistol grip v. "traditional", internal/flush v. extended/detachable magazine, fixed v. extendable stock--any of these alone or in combination change things up even before you add an optic. Compare a Winchester 94 to a Valmet M76. Cradle carry covers most situations except for long, front heavy rifles in moderate to heavy brush.
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    Interesting. Anywhere near me I could do this sort of thing to discover it for myself is over run with people anymore. Have we had any threads with any sort of depth about moving around different types of terrain with long guns?
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    I did some posts WAY back about the FS2000. But that is a unique cat and doesn’t carry like anything else.

    Really I think only way to learn is just do it with your own stuff. There’s a certain amount you can learn just in your back yard to vet your gear, but nothing beats actually walking the trail with a rifle. The shape and weight of the rifle obviously change things. Little stuff like rubberized grips…no big deal shooting but they cause minor frustrations while packing.

    The sling obviously changes things, but even little things with a sling matter. Stuff that wouldn’t bother you on the range or just standing guard and/or fighting will bug you on the trail. For instance, I have some black athletic tape locking some loose ends on that sling…don’t mind it so much in training but it got in the way with the pack. Minor annoyances become big after carrying a heavy pack miles in nature.

    No pack vs pack changes things, and of course the shape of the pack.

    I can’t generalize too much other than:
    *Slick is better than sticky or catchy
    *Keep it minimalist…but some adjustability is an asset
    *Cradle carry is one of the most comfortable
    *African carry over the shoulder works for well
    *Around the neck gets old quick with a pack
    *Over the back is not so great with a pack, if you can do it at all
    *You should and will be changing positions a lot
    *Port arms is good but you won’t carry it that way long, it is best when you have to run
    *Carrying by the mag, muzzle down is good, sort of a rest position
    *Bigger shoulders are better for keeping a sling in place…do your overhead presses and delt raises
    *Lighter is better (duh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    Have we had any threads with any sort of depth about moving around different types of terrain with long guns?
    You mean like hunting? 😉
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Yamamoto View Post
    I did some posts WAY back about the FS2000. But that is a unique cat and doesn’t carry like anything else.

    Really I think only way to learn is just do it with your own stuff. There’s a certain amount you can learn just in your back yard to vet your gear, but nothing beats actually walking the trail with a rifle. The shape and weight of the rifle obviously change things. Little stuff like rubberized grips…no big deal shooting but they cause minor frustrations while packing.

    The sling obviously changes things, but even little things with a sling matter. Stuff that wouldn’t bother you on the range or just standing guard and/or fighting will bug you on the trail. For instance, I have some black athletic tape locking some loose ends on that sling…don’t mind it so much in training but it got in the way with the pack. Minor annoyances become big after carrying a heavy pack miles in nature.

    No pack vs pack changes things, and of course the shape of the pack.

    I can’t generalize too much other than:
    *Slick is better than sticky or catchy
    *Keep it minimalist…but some adjustability is an asset
    *Cradle carry is one of the most comfortable
    *African carry over the shoulder works for well
    *Around the neck gets old quick with a pack
    *Over the back is not so great with a pack, if you can do it at all
    *You should and will be changing positions a lot
    *Port arms is good but you won’t carry it that way long, it is best when you have to run
    *Carrying by the mag, muzzle down is good, sort of a rest position
    *Bigger shoulders are better for keeping a sling in place…do your overhead presses and delt raises
    *Lighter is better (duh)
    I was having a similar train of thought. That after some amount of familiarity with weapons it would be fairly obvious except with small things with the weapon and peoples body quirks. Thanks dude.

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    You mean like hunting? ��
    Never been hunting. :)
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