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  1. Opossum

    Camera experts

    Yeah I'm pretty damn sure when I shoot my Pentax or Nikon D300 it's not the camera that's limiting the photo quality
  2. Opossum

    Camera experts

    I picked up a Pentax ME Super at a local camera shop last year. I really like the thing - in fact my brother liked it enough to buy one for himself. I quite like shooting in black and white and developing/scanning the photos myself.
  3. Opossum

    Semi Auto Club

    Hi, I'm in the midlands, near Nuneaton, work in Leamington Spa. I had a look at the timing and the cartridge sits against the latch under the bolt (I forget the name), and when cycling it moves then sits against the shell latch until the barrel comes forwards.
  4. Opossum

    Semi Auto Club

    Think it’s muzzle velocity, but it might be a marketing thing i think we had slightly better luck with Fiocchi Fblacks. I tend to cheap out with cartridges as I didn’t think it’d cause massive problems. I might put a box of more expensive stuff next time to try.
  5. Opossum

    Semi Auto Club

    Yes, but the A5 is long recoil so by the time it even tries to eject, the bolt has fully travelled rearwards and locked happily in place. It's the barrel going forward that does the ejecting. I'm thinking maybe the cartridges are sticky (Hull Superfast), but in either gun I've not found a cartridge that works 100%
  6. Opossum

    Semi Auto Club

    Yeah you'd think so... it's just short-stroking or something. I've done all sorts to try to fix it but with no luck... I'm hoping it's cartridge related. Apparently it's an ancient gun.
  7. Opossum

    Semi Auto Club

    Still having trouble with my Auto-5... It's gone from sometimes stove piping to very often stove piping. I'm struggling to find info that isn't "check your friction rings" because it's never NOT locked back after firing, it just doesn't quite spit the cartridge out and it gets jammed by the next one. Ejectors/extractors look good and the chamber seems smooth... Between this and the non-functioning 1100 I feel I'm in opposite-land.
  8. Opossum

    Pump Club

    Perfect! Thanks very much. I've ordered some UNC bar and some nuts and will head over to my dad's workshop at the weekend to fab up an anti-lift device along with spacers to go inside the stock to fix the damn thing. Also, has anyone encountered an Ithaca safety with absolutely no detent holes in the switch? Mine had none and the stupid thing just slid wherever it wanted. I drilled some shallow holes and it stays put but if I ever shoot left handed if I brush the safety it puts it on. I'd love a factory switch with proper detent dimples
  9. Opossum

    Pump Club

    *cough further north next time please!
  10. Opossum

    Side by Side Club

    I inherited this from my Grandfather. It's a W H Tisdall non-ejector 20 bore. I was excited to put a couple of rounds through it but sadly it's very pitted and very loose on face so I removed the firing pins and springs. It has a little history to it, such as one of the hammers being made by hand to replace the original, and there are notes in diaries/journals referring to a gun, possibly this one, going back pre-1900. It also came with a few paper/wax Eley cartridges containing number 5 shot. I'd love to shoot one like it.
  11. Opossum

    Pump Club

    Much appreciated. I'll pay my dad a visit... he has a well stocked workshop which I'll commandeer to make a block and offer up bolts to discover if it's M6 or not
  12. Opossum

    Pump Club

    That's some really specific advice, thanks! The rod I have isn't fully threaded but if I buy some fully threaded rod I could totally anchor the pistol grip like you say. Mine's a 1982 model. Would that be 1/4-20 unc or M6? Do you have pics of the block you made? I could probably figure it out but you likely found a neater solution than I could come up with! I already had to sort the rotational problem fouling the action bars/bolt with the use of a file/electrical tape!
  13. Opossum

    Pump Club

    Well I just put about 20 rounds through the Ithaca with that synthetic stock... it was indeed a better comb height for me, but it seems to be an inherently crappy design... the pistol grip moved up about 2mm due to the tab keeping it in line with the receiver shearing off, which put a kink in the stock bolt. I'd wondered why there was a kink in the bolt (really a double ended threaded rod) when I got it, so I fitted the straight end into the receiver, so now it's kinked the same way both ends
  14. Opossum

    Semi Auto Club

    I used to shoot 5 stand with my brother who used an 1100. We just put him on the far right so he wouldn't spit empties at us I considered making a brass deflector but as there were only four of us shooting so there was always a space to the right of him for his empties to go! Not that I'd care if he pinged empties off my £150 Ithaca but whatever!
  15. Yeah I used to shoot there a lot. I liked the layouts and it has friendly staff. There's usually a fun pool shoot on, and they did have 5-stand but I'm not sure they use it much.
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