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 Post subject: Re: Military stuff ... past and present.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:25 am 
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Long, long ago ran across an article that said the army blue was good in the old west.

Something like pictured here http://www.military.com/army/uniforms.html

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 Post subject: Re: Military stuff ... past and present.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:43 am 
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... why desert camo? It looks like you live in forested region like me. ...


Well, here in Kansas we have the "warm" season ... and the "cool" season ...

Here I am with 3 tan rifles in Central Kansas in March ...

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On my land, last winter ...

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So half the time ... tan is good ... the other half of the time green is good ...

Black is never good ... shiny is never good ...

If things ever got "hot" around here ... I would add more multi-color as made sense for the conditions ... right now ... solid tan works for night time (not black, not shiny) and works for the cool half of the year during day time (not black, not shiny) ... and even sort of works in the warm season ... (not black ... not shiny) ... if I had to pick one color to go with to balance across all conditions ... it would probably be a slightly darker than medium grey ... but I haven't graduated to that level yet ...
Absence of a "black pole" works well ... even in the day critters don't realize I have a rifle ... whereas when I have a black rifle, like the Turkey's will move away ... yet when I do not have black rifle they ignore me ...


Ah, I see.

We have that exact same issue between green and white. 1/3 of year it's green, 1/3 of year it's white and 1/3 it's patches of white and brown/green.

During the patchy time it makes sense to dive for the patch that matches your camo. Rest of the time it's either full white or typical northern woodland camo.

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 Post subject: Re: Military stuff ... past and present.
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abradley wrote:
Long, long ago ran across an article that said the army blue was good in the old west.

Something like pictured here http://www.military.com/army/uniforms.html


The blue is harder to spot against the blue sky and against mirages?

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We do have some white around here ... but it varies ... and I'm sure it is much less than you guys have on average ...

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In the 4 winters I've been on this land, we've had about 2 periods of 2 weeks of 8-20 inches (20 in the low ground, 8 on the high ground) snow on the ground ... and we've only had one of the 4 winters with snow on the ground continuously from Nov thru May .... last winter we had a 4 day ice storm ... but not much snow ...

I have a white over shirt and over pants ... when moving in the open during the day ... without white one would be "something not white" on a white background ... not great ... but I figure I can make something ersatz if I need to ... if in the woods during the snow dark works fine.

But then there are the vehicles ... removing the glass and painting them would be a priority if things ever got "hot" ... some of our neighbors have already camo'd their trucks ... we have not ...

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Kameolontti wrote:
abradley wrote:
Long, long ago ran across an article that said the army blue was good in the old west.

Something like pictured here http://www.military.com/army/uniforms.html


The blue is harder to spot against the blue sky and against mirages?
And shadows appear blue:
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In real life, shadows often appear to be a different color than the area around them. For example, outdoors on a sunny day, shadows can appear to be tinted blue. The shadows appear blue because the bright yellow light from the sun is blocked from the shadow area, leaving only indirect light and blue light from other parts of the sky.
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http://www.peachpit.com/articles/articl ... 5&seqNum=3

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I think dark blue is a better "dark" than black ... for instance black shows up very well in night vision ... other colors not so well ... but fundamentally "not black" and "not shinny" are the first step ... in my book ... and blue fits both of those ...

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Now, something I had experience with



He mentions hunting, in the 50's and 60's heard lot's of talk of guys using it for hunting.

Everything he sez fit's with my recollection ... never fired it in anger.

It was the weapon for us enlisted, officers carried pistols.

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abradley wrote:
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He mentions hunting, in the 50's and 60's heard lot's of talk of guys using it for hunting.

Everything he sez fit's with my recollection ... never fired it in anger.

It was the weapon for us enlisted, officers carried pistols.


That's one beautiful rifle right there.

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Mine is exactly like that except for a metal upper handguard.

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