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  1. My Mrs and I are "opposites" in many ways, She was a vegetarian when I first met her (and mostly still is but eats a little fish from time to time on the advice of her Dr these days). When we first hooked up I did a couple of our early Sunday lunches, so I would have been eating a roast + veggies and I'm being complimented on the roast potatoes. Well they should be good I say, they've been cooked to Delia Smiths recipe - I'm asked about and explain select the right type of potatoes (Maris Pipers) part boil them and then roast in the goose fat? I said the parsnips are much the same. Goose Fat! Goose Fat? I haven't eaten animal products in over 20 years!!!! - yes you have you had the same two weeks ago? Light Blue Touch paper stand well back! Still I got my own back after all the verbal abuse. Later on its Ice Cream Time - I tell her you cant touch that - gelatine - an animal product - she reached for a bar of chocolate - sorry you cant touch that - it contains "rennet" an animal product.
  2. JABB, This might be of some help you: https://www.coriniumrange.com/ Never been there but people I shot alongside at Bisley were positive about it - anyway hope this helps
  3. Geco produce some very good ammo especially for the price point. some time ago, They changed what was Geco .22 in red/black boxes and I think this was a marketing ploy they seem to have altered the loading in Geco which used to be fine and very reliable in .22 semi-autos. All of a sudden it was rubbish reliability and the velocity had lowered, fine in a bolt gun or single shot but not in an auto? Atmore or less the same time they introduced the Geco semi auto, which has slightly higher muzzle velocity. I don't actually like the semi auto eco much too much like a lot of the cheap bulk pack American ammo. I still use Geco plain black and red box -will not reliably cycle a semi auto but fine in a bolt rifle for a semi I prefer SK or RWS
  4. Put this on an anvil/vice or something very solid and hit the end of it with a hammer, it will "bruise" the pin, this will create friction when put it in place this will then hold tight. Or get another pin.
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    You sound like you come from close family and I send my condolences, "Mum's" are the hub of any family and set the tone and generally take care of pretty much most things. I didn't know how we would cope without her when I lost my mum, but on the day of the funeral, I felt at peace knowing full well that she would not want any fuss and would really want us all to get on with our lives. I went from being a blubbering wreck to getting by! My Uncle who was a pilot and flew spitfires I never met, but he sounded like an amazing character - died very young from a heart attack my mum used to hold up chocolate bars sideways on and he would shoot them cutting them in half (with an air rifle). They had been very close and I imagined as I looked skywards what, a re-union must be taking place (all mums siblings died before she did as she was the baby of the family), and after that I felt somewhat better as all the sadness and heartache seemed to be parked somewhere and although I miss her immensely, those thoughts and genuine belief that she would not wish any of us upset made me feel a whole lot better and able to cope with the worst thing ever! I hope sharing this helps you because I REALLY do understand that Mums are totally priceless!
  6. This may help you: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/138220/JSP403_Vol2_Chap02_DLRSC.pdf
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    I know you are thinking Henry Rifle but what these guys meant is one of these: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/home-appliances/floorcare/vacuum-cleaners/numatic-henry-hvr160-cylinder-vacuum-cleaner-red-10175294-pdt.html?istCompanyId=bec25c7e-cbcd-460d-81d5-a25372d2e3d7&istFeedId=4d7eb93e-055f-499d-8ee5-1cdcc50d67d1&istItemId=wwwmripai&istBid=tztx&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~0110+(PLA)+SDA+FLOORCARE+-+Brand+Numatic~0110+Floorcare+-+Brand+Numatic~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&kwid=MICROSOFT&device=c&ds_kids=92700032304288826&tgtid=0110+(PLA)+SDA+FLOORCARE+-+Brand+Numatic&msclkid=5ed72b22b3b215a5d732761cb13c8f71&gclid=CPCrsJi32OMCFQkQGwodp2cLjA&gclsrc=ds
  8. Hi Chris, I'm already a fan of RWS ammo. Is this Fenland Rural Sports? Also have they commented on what sort of prices they will be at? You comment that, "The Normsa case`s are RWS, even with RWS logo stamped into them" If the delivery hadn't come in yet - does this mean you have already had some and if so which cal, what are you putting it through and how did it shoot?
  9. Guys, have any of you seen Norma Rimfire Ammo for sale here in the UK? http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...-rimfire-ammo/ From the read of the article thy are also doing .22LR anyone seen bought or shot any .22LR or .17HMR?
  10. This is what got the authorities all hot and bothered about shotgun lengths and made a 40" minimum when drafting revised legislation post Hungerford A Franchi SPAS (Special Purpose Automatic Shotgun) with folding stock £325 back in the day and available on SGC that looked like a post card with no photo
  11. Basically to bring a firearm (including a shotgun)into the UK you would need: A sponsor in the UK Demonstration that you have somewhere safe to keep it (a safe) whilst not in use. Somewhere suitable and a legitimate use for the firearm I think the fee is £20? See the guidance here: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fi/af/firearms-licensing/about-firearms-licensing/
  12. Ronin, I do not know if they will supply you directly, however are based in Nottingham and are a business which separated away from Royal Ordnance Small Arms when they moved to Nottingham from Enfield. And then the Nottingham factory closed. Heckler & Koch UK P. O. Box 7151 | Nottingham NG7 2TD Great Britain Tel +44 (0)11592487-20 | Fax +44 (0)11592487-20 enquiries@heckler-koch-uk.com Perhaps they can respond to your enquiry and direct you to someone who can help.
  13. These two places are probably most like you describe: http://www.elderkinguns.co.uk/ https://fultonsofbisley.com/ In a wider look at things: I have to say I think your perception of a UK gun shop is rather quaint and perhaps overstates the current state of play over here on this side of the pond! I can actually think of one place that is as you suggest and that is Fulton’s of Bisley – I’ve actually seen a pith hat in there! If you look at the UK today, I think you could probably separate our “Gun Shops” into maybe four or five types: Some are old and Old skill & Service Based with the kind of pedigree that perhaps stems back to Victorian times. Purdey, Boss, Rigby as examples. https://www.purdey.com/?SID=v8bq5fljpvkjvo0lf3ve2b1spp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boss_%26_Co. https://www.johnrigbyandco.com/ These probably cater to the worlds rich and famous and they are certainly not for the likes of an ordinary guy like me! There are a few other more recent companies where those who may have learnt high end skills in similar companies to those mentioned have taken their skills and struck out on their own. https://www.williampowell.com/History-of-William-Powell/ I think you then have large trading entities – companies that import or sell to the trade and have a shops open for retail and the public the likes of https://www.sportsmanguncentre.co.uk/ https://www.normanclarkgunsmith.com/ http://www.helstongunsmiths.com/ https://www.yorkguns.com/ You then have a number of good gun shops who provide great service and have a good wide range products at reasonable prices (that is reasonable for the UK) http://www.kirklees-guns.co.uk/ http://www.bluefoxglade.co.uk/ http://www.derekleegunsmiths.com/store/ https://faanderson.co.uk/ https://www.laddsguns.com/ There are other old gun making shops that have provide good service through several generations http://www.elderkinguns.co.uk/ https://fultonsofbisley.com/ https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chris+potter+guns&qpvt=chris+potter+guns&FORM=VDRE I would say there are a growing number of gunsmiths that come from precision engineering backgrounds that are building fine precision and long range rifles. There are a good many pretty ordinary shops you might find them selling agricultural equipment or equestrian equipment or fishing equipment that keep a few firearms and ammunition to serve the local community, Sadly there are a growing number of newer gun shops who advertise like they are a supermarket, yet when you go to them they have very limited stock and want to sell to you from that.
  14. For me my level would have to be 11/10, I have a saying, "if its got a trigger I'm gonna enjoy it". Started at 10 shooting .22LR prone with a club BSA 12/15, got an air rifle to shoot at home the same year and have never looked back, most of my good friend shoot and enjoy similar things including a love of the outdoors. Its about much more than just pulling the trigger, I shoot all kinds of shooting from airgun which has come back to the top of the pile to black powder to precision target shooting pest control and stalking. there Is always something going on, and there is always something to learn, it has provided me with great friends and experiences and frankly a big portion of my life? It covers history, politics, Law, technology, its a significant challenge and requires your utmost attention and if you are bored with one aspect of it or with one thing, then look to something else. The day every shot is 100% accurate and there is no challenge I might get bored with it. In my life I moved home, changed women, changed jobs, changed cars and shooting has been the one constant thing in my life, a bad day in the field or at the range is always much better than a day at work. I don't get to shoot every day but I wish I could and take every opportunity that I can. In fact that's it I'm off. I'm going shooting!
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