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  1. The Swedish army kegs have just arrived......they look pretty robust, well made...and drops of water bead on the surface so obviously have a dwr finish. These 170/65’s are decently short on the inside ...just right for my short-**** 29.5” inside leg and I wouldn’t want to measure much more 35/36” around than my finely chiselled 6 pack belly 🤣...the top ends up just on my rib cage, snug in the crotch but plenty of room in the knees so they don’t get tighter when sitting....and I’ve still got my jeans on underneath. No pockets (but then my last pair didn’t either), Twin full length ‘proper’ heavy duty zips with a padded flap behind...time will tell whether the wind will penetrate that. I can get them inside and over the Grub’s boots ok. The only real downside is the ‘scratchy’ cotton poplin type of nylon material but for the price they’re a bit of a billy bargain. I guess that the larger sizes s’be available at some point or in stock somewhere else? Cheers fizz
  2. Having set up a search on eBay for “extreme cold weather” yesterday following my post above.... Carinthia popped up today and looks as though it might be an option.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xcarinthia+.TRS0&_nkw=carinthia+&_sacat=0 Fizz
  3. I spend quite a lot of time sat up high seats year round.....just about got the clothing side sussed now. Feet.... bought a pair of Grubs Eskline 8.5’s and these have been excellent, bit chunky to drive in and I wouldn’t want to walk all day in them. The Snowline has a grippier sole for more grip. Think I paid around the £70 mark. https://www.grubsbootsonline.co.uk/ Legs... Autumn is just a pair of long johns under shooting trousers. Winter is a pair of padded trousers..... I bought a pair of pertex pile lined trousers several years ago and they finally had it early this year. The cold snap this week had me looking for Deerhunter Rusky but last night I ordered a pair of these.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Swedish-army-surplus-thermal-extreme-cold-weather-trousers/182056589653?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D9c8ad23cc3304d49b4b9cd960fb459f9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D182056589653%26itm%3D182056589653%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Aa9f0a361-e676-11e9-b7ad-74dbd1807750|parentrq%3A959f16a716d0a9e3aeaf74a5ffff65fa|iid%3A1 When it gets ‘kin cold, I’ve got a pair of Snugpak bib n brace insulated. Up top, my outer jacket is an old faithful Rivers West smock which unless it’s really hot, gets worn all year round, under layers increase as it gets colder to.... 2 merino long sleeved under shirts, 2 microfleeces....these combat undershirts are good if you find find one big enough https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_nkw=combat+undershirt+thermal+fleece&ul_ref=https%3A%2F%2Frover.ebay.com%2Frover%2F0%2Fe11021.m3197.l1150%2F7%3Feuid%3D76fb60be2e664a6dac7f54d64e35dc66%26bu%3D43179839469%26ut%3DRU%26loc%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%252Fulk%252Fsch%253F_sop%253D10%2526_nkw%253Dcombat%252Bundershirt%252Bthermal%252Bfleece%26sojTags%3Dbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%26srcrot%3De11021.m3197.l1150%26rvr_id%3D0%26rvr_ts%3D95b00abd16d0aaa731446f43fff4a85b&ul_noapp=true followed by a down or insulated gilet/jacket. Thats 6 layers....I’ve had 7 on before and still able to move... it’s a big jacket! And it’s got a big hood....head-wise it’s just a cheapie Jack Pike insulated cap with the lights in the peak. Neck/face is one of those stretchy tubes graduating to a fleece one...hands is generally a pair of macwets going to an insulated glove for my left hand for the spotter. phew! You’d think I’d sweat like a bucket as soon as I moved or walked out to the seat but it’s been pretty good.... the Grub boots made a lot of difference to hours spent up a seat. cheers fizz I forgot the merino socks....so far only one pair
  4. This Simoniz Anti-Glare Glass cleaner is absolutely brilliant on grimy upvc...... took 15years worth of hard green grime off my north facing window frames just like that! Spray it on, wipe it off with a dishcloth (you’ll need plenty of those! 🤣) Being a cynical old ***, its not often I’m struck speechless! 😂 https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=simoniz+anti-glare+glass+cleaner&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari it’s the clear blue stuff I’m talking about.... first lot were on offer in Wilkos, second lot on Amazon. fizz 😎
  5. I’ve found a slinky type spring as an alternative ...... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardigo-Anti-Bird-Pigeons-Seagulls-Deterrent/dp/B07D3WF48X But that would start getting expensive, so I looked for sprung steel coil and I’m thinking it could simply be wired top and bottom of the coils to a straight piece of wire rod and then to the fence to keep it upright...might give this lot a call tomorrow. https://reddifast.co.uk/ Just popped up the club to get an idea but think it needs to be after dark to get a better idea. Apart from one section, the pellet fall-out area isn’t that bad after all. cheers fizz
  6. My local hockey club has a new Astro turf pitch and they have a problem with feral pigeons roosting on top of the chain link fence surrounding the pitch....and depositing the usual guano on the pitch sides which ain’t the most hygienic or desirable considering the usual friction burns caused to knees and elbows when falling on the surface. I understand they’ve got the usual fine V spikes on top of the 5m section behind the goals as these have a top support bar but that’s more difficult on the 3m chain link with no top support. Someone tried the usual plastic owl but that has no effect...... An air rifle at night would seem to be the obvious answer but one side of the pitch runs alongside a residential home and the angle of the shot would always be upwards so that’s out of the question. Any suggestions to deter them gratefully received....... I'm going up to have a look this afternoon to get a better idea of the problem. Cheers fizz
  7. S/h Raptor on SD.... https://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/threads/franchi-raptor-712-semi-auto-2-1.170561/
  8. Diver Dave spray is pretty good by all accounts... https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xdiver+dave.TRS0&_nkw=diver+dave&_sacat=0 Fizz
  9. Downer. I’d have preferred kitkats or snickers though. 🤣 They were competitive on the Lee melting pot I bought for Salt Annealing....took a while to get through customs and come into stock but I wasn’t in a great rush. all up and running now though....pics over here on page2. fizz
  10. Jackson Rifles stock (🤣) McMillan http://www.jacksonrifles.com/ cheers fizz
  11. Sweets?! What sweets!? I’ve been done! 😂
  12. It works, it works!! Batch of 106 .20Prac cases annealed this morning... just over the shoulders. The last thing was the led that comes on when the relay is energised showing power to the pot. Quite impressed with the controlled range of the pid..over the batch it only varied by a degree either way proving that there’s minimal loss in heating cases. I’ll be doing the next lot of cases at 500c going from pinkfoots experience over on the thread on ukv. I got the deck height of the caseholder adjusted before the salt got too hot and galled the threads. Cheers fizz I rest my case.......🤣
  13. I agree with that, although I can’t claim any credit for the inspiration to use one....... that came from kevgun when he was making a new mount for my Mk1 Drone (and a very fine job he made of that too! )
  14. Thanks..... Took a bit of to’ing and fro’ing to get the wiring correct for the PID/ssr combination but we got there in the end and the inside now looks like this..... Plan for tomorrow is to wire in a flashing led to show when the melter is heating. First serious test will be sometime soon with another batch of .20Prac cases. cheers Fizz
  15. And the next stage finally worked today...... Testing with water in the pot.
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