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Wharf Rat

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  1. He won't. He simply doesn't have chin. I agree with 12guage82, Fury will beat AJ far easier than Wilder. TBH I expect Callum Smith's next fight to be far more exciting.
  2. Ernie Shavers, George Foreman, Sonny Liston, Ron Lyle, Gerry Cooney all had a better punch than Wilder to name the first to spring to mind. Liston's jab was insane. I think the danger comes from Wilders ability a decent punch from an odd angle. As you say one lucky shot is all that it takes! Fury v Usyk would be good. AJ will get walked over.
  3. I agree with the above, but not strongly enough to put money on. If Wilder has a canny enough coaching team behind him, he may find himself a strategy that foxes Fury the same way that Fury did him in the second fight.
  4. I've used Kent Velocity for 'odd' shot sizes before, as the ultra thin plastic allows you to see the shot through it (good for buck or slug). They reload fine. They must be about the worst cases on the market. I prefer Fiocchi 67mm cases though. They last forever or so it seems. Not suggesting anyone does the same, just my decision.
  5. Years ago everything from lino, new clothes to dishclothes were sold door to door. If you travel, and have no use for a fixed location outlet, door to door sales are still an option, with little in the way of overheads = cheap. No doubt wrong uns sometimes but not exclusively. I've known some decent people hawk goods and carry out trades door to door. Apply the same amount of caution that you should apply to E-Bay...
  6. You can cut springs, alternately you can, if stuck, get one made. Several places online do custom springs. You will need to measure coil diameter, thickness etc. You could always order a couple of coils overlength to play with tension etc. High tension teflon coated springs are available in the US.
  7. My lad has MK I, III, IV, and V Meteors. Awful triggers were down to stupidly stiff springs on a couple that we bought. They all shoot at about 10.5 ft-lb and are smoothed out by hand polishing and honing the internals and PTFE or steel sleeves. You can get kits to replace the leather washers with plastics. The trigger sears can be polished IIRC. T R Robb has tuning kits for all UK models. They can run at 12ft-lb without much trouble.
  8. Shooting the plastic coating from my Mum's washing line with a knackered Slavia 630. I could reliably hit the line with open sights after a whole six weeks of shooting practice. Can't remember how close I had to be. Today I banged 9" gongs with a 1940 Mosin at 100 yards, resting my elbow on my knee. Open sights and rough East European rifles are still evidently my thing.
  9. The .177 or .22 is one of those camp fire discussions that never gets settled. I think that .17HMR v .22LR is going the same way lol. Enjoy your rifle NoBodyImportant, I'm sure it will do fine, used with respect. I've had so many rabbits with an HW97K in .177 that I could barely walk home. I've smashed rats at close range with a CZ 634 in .22. Learn your trajectory, shoot to it and enjoy.
  10. The HW99 is called the Beeman 50 in the US. A flat shooting .177 with soft pellets is a wonderful tool for pests as far as springers are concerned. With only 14 ft-lb to play with, I'd go for the .177. I've taken more rabbits with a 10.5ft-lb in .177 than just about anything else.
  11. Field of vision is improving on lots of scopes compared to what we grew up with I think. From memory the Connect certainly had a nice wide field. I like the Hawke Panoramas for hunting and target shooting myself, they have improved FOV over old Sterling Golds and the like. I know the Connect as chap I knew was testing a one for a magazine feature, and asked me to have a few shots with it over an HFT course for a second opinion. I liked the scope but found that I didn't get on with wearing my glasses and using it. Initial target acquisition with no specs was obviously awful. He wears specs too, but found them to give no difficulties. Something to consider perhaps. The reticle was wonderfully fine I do recall. I will say one thing. If you can shoot OK with this style of scope, shooting both eyes open is a doddle. I have a 1.4-4 x 24 for ratting on an old Meteor. Great for snap shooting. Not sure if the parallax adjuster on the Atom would hamper your left eye though, my son has a similar scope on his black rifle, but with a much smaller left hand side turret.
  12. The accuracy is supposed to improve as parallax error is reduced. A few years ago the similar MTC VIPER CONNECT was fashionable, and people did win HFT events with them. It must work OK as it still sells. For target shooting they are fine. For target and game, I prefer a Hawke Panorama - nice fine reticle and clear sight picture. Your eyes are not mine though.
  13. HW45. If you have trouble with sighting, fit a red dot.
  14. Modern businesses are run with no reserves and maximum dividends. The least committed people get the most reward and the actual workers get stuff all. It will tumble down some day.
  15. Green Dot is lovely for 36g lead. Can't find my reloading data on this PC. Sapp's book on reloading has recipes I'm sure though.
  16. Brilliant kits. Glad they're still going. Have one in my Brum made Supersport.
  17. I always used Hoppe's No.9, but now use M Pro-7. It's non-stinking, non-staining and safe on oiled woodwork. It also works amazingly well. Squirt a bit down both barrels, leave to soak for ten minutes and push a jag with a bit of twice folded kitchen roll on. Works 90% of the time even with filthy loads.
  18. Yep, the road absorbs the suns heat all day and releases it in the morning. When I rode into London for a living, I'd notice the temperature rose a few degrees in the summer as it got really built up. I'd ride in from Cambridge or Ipswich etc and the West End would feel like a boiler room. I expect that the animals with their finer senses did the same on the back lanes and other roads. You can harness that heat in your greenhouse. If you rig a solar powered fan to draw warm air in during the day, into a load of buried tiles, bricks etc, in the night the heat is released. Bit Heath Robinson but it works.
  19. Chap I worked with on the farm lost his father to a barn owl. Broke his neck hitting it face first on a bike. Driver found both dead on a local A road. As I (and he) were riding to work for 5am and seeing a lot of deer, hares, foxes etc on the roads, it gave us much food for thought/cause to be careful.
  20. I remember towing a pal on a B40 in RAF livery after his zenor diode had cooked. He screamed for the full 25 miles home. The old XS650 pulled like a train. I took it steady, but he'd never been towed before. He was white as a sheet by the time we stopped. The 44 was the best Brit single ever made IMHO. Loads of torque and they rev like the bejesus if you have the guts to nail them. A real riders bike. Good luck with the sale.
  21. What an era he represented! Alberto Hands of Stone Duran best middle weight brawler since LaMotta Thomas Hitman/Motorcity Cobra Hearns an allrounder with an explosive punch and the first boxer to win the world champ at five different weights Marvellous Marvin Hagler undefeated for seven years with more knockouts per fight than any other middleweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard arguably the best middleweight boxer since Sugar Ray Robinson, who ended Hagler's unbeaten run, at least according to two out of three judges at ringside. Each was a legend and each fought each other, giving us some of the best fights in history. A spectacular loss to the world of sport. I've had a picture from Hagler v Mugabe on my desk for well over twenty five years. He was an example inside and out of the ring. Chin down, fists up, and swing with precision!
  22. The Mossberg with synthetic furniture is very light. The 20g is light as a feather and able to shoot anything from 21g loads to 34g off of the shelf. Much more flexible than the .410. I sold my Remington 20g when I bought a Mossy 500 with plastic stock. The Mossy was lighter.
  23. Makes sense. Cheers for the info. I'd love to have a pop at a moving target with slugs. They are very slow compared to a bullet, and they can take an age to get back on target. It would make for an interesting time for sure!
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