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    [SIZE=5]Canadian Rangers

    [/SIZE]Founded: March 3, 1942
    Country: Canada
    Branch: Army
    Type: Niche Element
    Role: Domestic Operations; Surveillance and Sovereignty patrols, First Response
    Size: 4323 personnel
    Part of Canadian Forces Land Force Command

    Garrison/HQ: Canadian Ranger National Authority, Land Staff, Ottawa

    Patrols:
    1 CRPG-Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, British Columbia
    2 CRPG-Quebec
    3 CRPG- Ontario
    4 CRPG- British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
    5 CRPG-Newfoundland and Labrador Motto "Vigilans" (The watchers)

    Engagements: Second World War
    Current Commander (2009): LGen Leslie





    Websites:
    http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/land-te.../index-eng.asp
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Rangers[/LEFT]
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    Oh wow, never knew they had units in the lower provinces. I always imagined them in the Artic territories.

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    Cool guys, worked with them up in Moosonee I think a year ago? Maybe two... fantastic shots with their Enfields though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexyhamburger View Post
    Cool guys, worked with them up in Moosonee I think a year ago? Maybe two... fantastic shots with their Enfields though.
    Yeah, I heard about that too. Seems they prefer it in Artic regions as the wood is much better for use in cold weather?

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    I did, cadets and the junior ranger programs while i was in school in nunavut, and then after I graduated I was with 1-CRPG in Arviat for a short time, it was only two of us who werent inuit at the time, baisically it gave me almost a thousand years of field craft in only acouple of months, but I can't stand inuit food haha, caribou soup is pretty good though.

    This was discusses before about the No.4 it is a really nice rifle for daily use in extreme conditions, hunting, and protection from the bears/wolves/ sik sik, it makes sik sik vanish. i think the only way they could improve it is putting a rail mount for a scope, the No.4 is very accurate rifle and is only limited in the lower arctic by the riflemans eyes (its very flat).

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    How does their training compare to those of US Army special forces? Or Navy SEAL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKorean View Post
    How does their training compare to those of US Army special forces? Or Navy SEAL?
    It doesn't. Different role altogether.
    We were issued No.4 Mk.1 Enfields......and we kicked and screamed when they talked about upgrading us to something more "modern"
    That should tell you a whole bunch about the Ranger program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKorean View Post
    How does their training compare to those of US Army special forces? Or Navy SEAL?
    Ah no... they have the designation of Rangers, not as the American well trained infantry man meaning, but the older meaning as one who patrols the 'range' (the length and breadth of a forested area). From what I am told however, the survival skills of these men are extremely good and are a crack shot with the Lee Enfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone View Post
    It doesn't. Different role altogether.
    We were issued No.4 Mk.1 Enfields......and we kicked and screamed when they talked about upgrading us to something more "modern"
    That should tell you a whole bunch about the Ranger program.
    Is that still on? Its been a while right?

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    Bah, too slow. Boone said what I was gonna say

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    Is that still on? Its been a while right?
    It's been talked about the whole time that I've been involved with the Ranger program (My Dad still trains "Junior Rangers")
    I personally participated in the trials of various rifles, along with a lot of other guys.
    The consensus was: If you can build us a .303 or .308 shoulder-fired rifle in stainless steel and composite stock with the exact specs as a No4mk1 ...same ruggedness, accuracy, reliability.. etc, We'll take it.
    Ruger couldn't do it. Nor could Remington or Winchester or Sako.
    I was also told that the Rangers would NEVER have a rifle that was black or had a pistol-grip. So there goes the FN idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boone View Post
    It's been talked about the whole time that I've been involved with the Ranger program (My Dad still trains "Junior Rangers")
    I personally participated in the trials of various rifles, along with a lot of other guys.
    The consensus was: If you can build us a .303 or .308 shoulder-fired rifle in stainless steel and composite stock with the exact specs as a No4mk1 ...same ruggedness, accuracy, reliability.. etc, We'll take it.
    Ruger couldn't do it. Nor could Remington or Winchester or Sako.
    I was also told that the Rangers would NEVER have a rifle that was black or had a pistol-grip. So there goes the FN idea.
    VERY interesting input boone! And LOL. No pistol grip. Plastic doesn't work in cold conditions right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    VERY interesting input boone! And LOL. No pistol grip. Plastic doesn't work in cold conditions right?
    it does, it just deteriates faster. with the artic, the simpler the better, how can you get more simple but better the the no.4, well I always wished they just gave us some old C1A1 and just converted them into SLRs

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    VERY interesting input boone! And LOL. No pistol grip. Plastic doesn't work in cold conditions right?
    It's not that it doesn't work, it that it isn't "better"
    4-1 is ideally suited for the role of the Rangers IMHO and most Rangers are familiar and comfortable with it.
    My issue rifle was manufactured in 1950 .

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    some pictures would be welcome

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