Originally Posted by TheSadPanda
I'm not sure, but when I was watching "Alaska State Troopers" i noticed all the officers would close the latch on their ARs after loading them, which was weird to me. I guess that says something about exposure.
I was standing on the edge of a ravine looking for deer before I crossed it. The snow under my feet collapsed and I rolled to the bottom of the ravine. I got up to my knees and I was eye to eye with a buck. I slowly raised my shotgun and got off a lethal shot. Snow flew out of the receiver of my Mossberg 500 like a blizzard. I did take a nice eight point and a new found respect for the Mossberg 500 that was already my favorite gun. At the time I was using Remoil. It was 11 degrees when I left the house that morning.
Incidents like this is why Alaska state troopers close the dust cover on their AR15.