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  1. Thank you all for your inputs. Getting quite a wide ranging selection of opinions from our committee on this matter. I feel they are over thinking it, how ever they are the committee. Trying to design a race horse by consent and ending up with a camel comes to mind. FB
  2. Thank you all for your responses. These will be looked at in greater detail. FB
  3. I have been looking into methods of dust suppression in indoor ranges. My idea is to lay a roll of 5mm rubber sheeting behind the target frames, lying it directly on the sand in the butts. Every so often we can "stitch" a sacrificial piece over the pulverised area. With lying the rubber on the sand it may help to stop the cratering effect of repeated strikes in the same area by stopping the sand erupting into free air. One or two committee members are concerned about the introduction of minute rubber particles in the air, but I dont know if this is a valid argument as we are all subject to rubber particles from road tyres on a daily basis. I personally am more concerned with the lead dust that is given off. There is a lot of evidence about the increased levels of lead in the blood stream of shooters in indoor ranges. The only thing I can find is that rubber curtains are used in some indoor ranges where steel back stops are used, but nothing about the type of rubber used or whether it has to have some kind of CE mark. The range does have dust extraction but I am concerned that this may not be enough on its own. Any comments gratefully received. FB
  4. Fantastic, well jealous. Good luck with it all. Look forward to seeing pics of the ongoing project. FB
  5. I would agree and say that it`s a Mk 1. FB
  6. If 2 way radios are exempt I shall have to dig out the old CB radio. 10/4 rubber duck. FB
  7. He didn't say he had broken his wrist before he said " I ******** my wrist back in march." could have just been a strain injury.
  8. I have used the Ombudsman in the past and they are more than helpful. Got my claim paid and compensation as when told to pay me they sent a lesser amount. When I reported this to the Ombudsman they were on the phone immediately to the insurers who said it was a clerical error caused by a new clerk in the office and the new check was issued that day. Make sure that you have all your evidence ready and they will start proceedings. Its not a quick process as they have to give the insurers time to present their case for not paying, the Ombudsman will then take a reasonable balanced view. Costs nothing. Go for it and good luck.
  9. As a protocol at my range, I double checked a 10/22 rim fire last week as the owner was putting it into his gun bag in the gun room, I said to the owner does your rifle not lock the bolt back after the last round, he said his didn't. He was mortified when I got him to rack the bolt and a high velocity round ejected to the floor. This man has been shooting for donkey years, it can happen to any one.. During the war (2nd WW) the yanks had a saying, amongst many others "Accidents are no accident" stay aware folks. Be safe and be seen to be safe. FB
  10. Prior to your post this thread is 5 and a half years old.
  11. Shhh, the similarities with Dunblane come to mind, (so I won`t mention it) as Hamilton was allegedly supplying young boys, not girls to very powerful people. FB
  12. Flyboy1950

    Google Camp

    Do as I say, not as I do springs to mind. FB
  13. Induction hobs as said, are so fast heating up it`s amazing. Just need to have specially marked pans or steel pans as they are what are required to make the induction element work. Have used them for around 10 years now. Very easy to clean as they have glass tops. The eye level grills just slot into a purpose made housing, no problems with those.
  14. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/818800/Consultation_document_final.pdf Received this this afternoon from the CA. A very interesting read for those willing to go through it. As it is a consultation document and we are able to participate in it, I would urge everyone to fill it out. It may /may not have an impact, but we can but try. Maybe just maybe we can get a standardisation of costs and requirements of our SGC`s/FAC`s FB
  15. Always used the T8 on my 243 and also use the same Mod on my 223 as its screw threaded the same. Bit heavy and replaced like for like after 11 years so must be ok for me. I have had my FAC conditioned to use it on both rifles. If you chop and change make sure your covered, you never know when a "Jobsworth" will run into you.
  16. That`s the way to do it. FB
  17. You also forgot to mention the major fire at the Premier Inn at Cribbs Causeway that morning which shut down the Northern access from the M way to the residential/industrial areas etc heading South for most of the day. The Protesters have indeed scored an own goal in that people had to endure even more traffic pollution and blocked side streets as rat runs were trying to be used (and failed) than normal. I guess most of these protesters will be taking their families away on their holidays shortly, catching the planes that they expect to be there and complaining about the ticket prices and the rest of us prolls getting in the way. They haven't a clue about the causes and the remedies to try and change global warming. How much of their life styles would they be prepared to change? I bet they wouldn't give up their mobile phones which consume a vast amount of rare earth metal, most of which come from China at vast cost to the environment. I went to my gun club yesterday afternoon which is 20 miles from me on Mendip (I live near Cribbs causeway) Had I not had another appointment South of Bristol I would have gone home, as it was I didn't get to my club until 1900 and I had left at 1600. A lot of my shooting club colleagues, who are working trades people, had to write the day off being stuck in jams they couldn't get out of. How they described the protesters I can only leave to your imagination, needless to say they were not seen in a positive light. FB
  18. I use a freeware program called "Open Office" it does all the stuff that excell does just in case you haven't got excell. It was very easy to set up a spread sheet accounting page and have used it for years with all my airgun club incomes ,out goings and sundrry stuff on it. May help. FB
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    Interesting how different countries apply the "MOT test", I have just returned from a road trip around Ireland, both North and South of the border. In the North it appears that as part of the UK the first test is at 3 years, and this is the kicker, they only have about 12 test centres so you have to be booked in well before it`s due as you may have to do a bit of travelling to do to get it done. In the South the first test is at 4 years, but they are a bit luckier as they have around 70 centres to pick from. Never the less the island seems to be in a shocking state of arrears with a huge number of cars without MOT tests on them. Shows how lucky we are, that most of our garages can do both the servicing and testing and are within walking distances. It dosn`t take long to find a garage you can trust. I had a friend who had a car recovery business in Belgium and every time a car is taken to a garage for any work, its mileage is registered on a central data base, so clocking is difficult to hide and a full service history is independently recorded and if a car is sold, even if it has not reached the normal 1st Mot test point at 3 years , it has to be taken for testing before it can be bought/sold. I should explain that the Controle is Government run testing centres, much the same as in France. We have a lot to be thankful for if we did but know it.
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    I have several cheepie "Zeadio" bi pods from the evil bay less than £20 posted, they make 3 different heights and have used them on my rifles up to and including 308 with no problems. They are also swivel which is handy. Only alteration I did make was to put a cut down biro spring retained with a bit of garden wire to spread the retaining nipples to make it easier to attach and remove from the rifles. I have got Harris and Webley Bi pods but rarely use them, as has been said, why spend a small fortune on a Bi pod when a good quality cheepie will do the same job.
  21. Interesting project. I note that the trigger assembly is the same as on my BSA Meteor Mk 7. Same issue with trigger creep which I cured by using a longer set screw that I had to progressively shorten. I still have to find time to fettle it, but it looks like I will be able to dismantle the gun, unusually, from the barrel end as it has a cross pin behind the barrel cocking bolt and the barrel end of the compression tube has a plastic end stop with a inserted transfer port. I am guessing that they use the same internals and change the transfer port depending on the calibre barrel chosen. The Mk 7 is apparently the last of the Meteors but it is a full powered rifle. Keep the pics coming. FB
  22. This whole business is BS. When a previously convicted criminal gets the OK from a qualified psychiatrist the day before he goes on to stab a guy to death on a train, seems to me the Old Bill is expecting a bit to much from a General Practitioner, who in all fairness isn't qualified like a professional psychiatrist is, and as it is they can still get it badly wrong. As I have said before, all the shooting organisations should be working flat out on this. They can work together, if pushed as has been seen with the GL fiasco. This BS is just another excuse to try and make the public safer by removing firearms from what is arguably the most law abiding section of the community, by stealth. We who recognise the privilege of possessing a SGC/FAC are not deliberately going to lose them. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7241017/Man-GUILTY-murdering-father-stabbed-son-Surrey-train.html
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