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So what is a Mountain Rifle?

So what is a mountain rifle?

A handy demonstration about rifle weight. Frankly, I think this is something that has really jumped the tracks in the US shooting community. We are starting to see “some” movement towards lightening up the AR rifles. Some. But the average American rifle is grossly overweight.

Not technologically. But philosophically. The average American “tactical shooter” never carries a rifle farther than from the car to the range. Even at nationally known training schools! Not very, “tactical”.

It’s bizarre. Seriously bizarre. And much like bell-bottoms and feathered hair, many people are going to look back at some of their gear choices and be horrified at their own level of derp. Especially when these same people will tell you that “brontosaurus-maximus” is their “bug-out” rifle.


Now for the weight test in this video. Is it valid? I don’t know. I’ve never hiked a rifle up the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. But I have hiked a rifle multiple miles and do it fairly regularly. It will be interesting to see how some of my favorite bang-sticks fair during this test.

Oh wait? I guess it’s not the rifle that technically fails the test, it’s the shooter. Funny how that works.

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