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  •  I'm guessing that there are tent designs (0+ / 0-)

    with little loops or velcro strips on the wall of the tent you can use to secure rifles. But even then, it just seems safe practice to lay them down in the most stable position, unloaded, safety on, pointed away from people.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 07:02:42 AM PDT

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    •  Nope, tents don't have such amenities, (1+ / 0-)
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      and I suppose it would put a strain on the supporting structure... for large tents we either bring in a proper storage rack or designate a spot for safe storage where they are laid down with the muzzles pointed in a low-traffic area.

      In the small pup tents (rarely ever used) they are laid on the foam rubber sleeping may next to the sleeping bag, or in the bag itself for security sake. Otherwise, it is slung over the soldier's shoulder and carried at all times in the field.

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