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  1. DieselRanger

    2020 Land Rover Defender is a Nightmare

    Give the dealer one try to make it right, then escalate directly to JLR NA. If you don't get satisfaction from the dealer, the best way I've seen people get a response is to get on JLR NA's Twitter or Insta feed and politely but clearly comment that you are dissatisfied with the vehicle. Their...
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    New Defender News

    And so because a "celebrity" uses Land Rovers, they're not credible as overland vehicles? I don't understand your reasoning.
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    New Defender News

    So you have no idea who Kingsley Holgate is, then. Got it.
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    New Defender 110 Electrical Doubts...

    This. The two most unreliable cars I've ever owned were a Subaru and a Volvo. Against my better judgment (but bowing to SWMBO's desires), we recently got a 2022 Volvo XC60 B5. Volvo bricked it with their second OTA update and it took the dealer two days to figure it out. My 2017 D5 has never...
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    Melting and cracking plastic trim in Cal

    I would say, go with a clear solar-blocking film for the windscreen and legal-limit IR tint for the other windows as your best bet. the IR-rejecting solar windscreens are standard on LR's now and you would not believe how cool they keep a black-on-black interior.
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Rearly Really wish we could have got the TdV8 in the US from the factory. Would have been perfect in the L462 Discovery - plenty of room under the bonnet.
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    a creative solution for hidden long gun storage in your truck

    One would have to install some kind of sealed case or enclosure in there - the one pictured doesn't look fully sealed. Lots of trouble and agree - not super accessible, but potentially secure as few thieves would think of looking in there.
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    Birthday gun for myself.

    I have a JM-stamped Marlin 1894S in .44Mag/.44spl and .44mag will punish your shoulder as well. The 1980's era one I have has a hard rubber recoil pad which is replaceable - I just haven't. But I love shooting it - so much fun. I don't shoot it much but when I do, I can consistently hit an 8"...
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    Any lovers of shooting with scopes here?

    Just bought a 10/22 with a Veridian EON 3-9x40 included for my son. Great little scope - shooting piggybacks at 100 yards indoors. Nice and bright. Looks like they're $140 on the website.
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    Highway of Tears Kam McCleod and Bryer Schmegelsky Grizz, Black Bear, Moose attacks... It's as safe here in the backcountry as it is there - the difference is, there's a lot more of it up there. Firearms are tools, nothing more. If the reason you are carrying a firearm is because you are afraid...
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    ...And cancel your insurance. All of it - health, auto, homeowners...
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    New Defender 110 Electrical Doubts...

    I have a 2017 LR Discovery HSE Td6. The electrical system, which as a platform (D7) is largely shared with the Defender, has been flawless - the only problem there was a failed keyless entry module that the dealer fixed under warranty in 2 hours including time to reprogram the new one. Didn't...
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    Hell, that's the kind of job I WANT to do. Get paid to doodle like you're a 7th grader and then actually BUILD them? Yes please.
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    To wit: https://www.outtherecolorado.com/features/looking-back-gunman-holds-three-hostage-along-iconic-colorado-mountain-pass/article_dd6642b8-af9b-11ec-b9e3-53bab1d3fd10.html
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    a creative solution for hidden long gun storage in your truck

    My M1A Scout Squad is confidently accurate at 450 yards with moderate-quality ammo...pretty sure I could knock a target down at 500+ on the first shot with my 2-7x32 optics. That would fit nicely in a short bed fender tunnel - I can lay it diagonally in the under-floor storage in the back of my...
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    If you aren't familiar with firearms, DO NOT CARRY A FIREARM. *Become* familiar and practiced in carrying them and effectively employing them, or travel with someone who is.
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    Dryer sheets in your dryer making your clothes smell faintly nice to you, and a dryer sheet in your pack to keep your dirties from being overwhelming in the tent are two very different things to a bear. It's like a single berry somewhere in your tent vs. a whole berry forest stuffed into it. A...
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    That's pretty much what I'm talking about. Since it's difficult to determine what was a bluff charge and what was an attack, many or most of the bluff charges may never have resulted in an injury or fatality anyway, so the fact that bear spray was employed and the bear turned away may be...
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    Here in Colorado, there's supposedly positive control and accountability from seed to store. But many "legit" growers get offers they can't refuse, in the Don Corleone sense, and when they document plants being "diseased" or "died", they aren't all diseased or dead, and/or they are growing far...
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    How are you guys handling yourselves in strange circumstances off the grid?

    Front country - i.e., urban/suburban state parks: Generally lots of people around. Homeless camps sure, but most of those people just want to be left alone. If I feel I need to carry, I don't go there, and here in Colorado the vast majority of people are recreational trail users. Avoid conflict...
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