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    Nice shooting Ovidio! I lost a good friend...

    Nice shooting Ovidio!

    I lost a good friend yesterday from a stroke,(not Covid related), so I spent an hour with the M1A1 by myself to gather my thoughts and have some peace and quiet, accept for...
  2. No problems, I trailer it in with a yellow...

    No problems, I trailer it in with a yellow chamber flag shoved up it's arse!
  3. No one told me, I've still got a We177 tactical...

    No one told me, I've still got a We177 tactical fee fall bomb on my FAC.

    I've never found a range with sufficient energy clearance to let me use it unfortunately.....😀
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    Thanks for the education on steel...

    Thanks for the education on steel target/ammunition types, not something I had really thought of before, very interesting.

    These steel targets 'appear' to have been hung, looking at the co-located...
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    I think I've found our culprits guys, No 52 OTU...

    I think I've found our culprits guys, No 52 OTU operating Spitfires were active at Babdown, it would explain the use of the 25 yard rifle range for calibres
    "slightly" above it's designed use!
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    That's interesting, it's the only inch thick...

    That's interesting, it's the only inch thick plate I've found, I can't say I've ever fired ball ammunition against steel, but I am surprised it will penetrate approximately half way through one inch...
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    Superb job, looks lovely...

    Superb job, looks lovely...
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    Here's a few more pics,after shooting the AR...

    Here's a few more pics,after shooting the AR today, I had a mooch about in the undergrowth and pulled out two similar panels, with traces of white paint and a bracket hung piece of inch thick steel....
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    Absolutely Ovidio! I had my local range all to...

    Absolutely Ovidio! I had my local range all to myself for two hours (felt like 5 minutes), just the Skylarks overhead, the simple pleasures......
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    I'm shooting at my local outdoor range. Maximum...

    I'm shooting at my local outdoor range.
    Maximum of two and booked online.

    Back over there tomorrow afternoon with my AR and M1 Carbine....

    My god,I've missed it!
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    Many thanks for that. I 'finally' got to shoot...

    Many thanks for that. I 'finally' got to shoot the Carbine on Tuesday, my local outdoor range finally reopened with appropriate Covid restrictions.

    So, booked in, just me and my Carbine and the...
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    Cheers Gil, many thanks for your research mate....

    Cheers Gil, many thanks for your research mate....
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    Interesting Muffet, thanks for digging that out...

    Interesting Muffet, thanks for digging that out mate.

    The surviving apparatus does seem like standard spec though....

    Very little out there on the web (with regards to pics) about target steel...
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    Does anybody have any links to pics of Steel...

    Does anybody have any links to pics of Steel targets or aircraft seat armour?

    It would be great to I'd it...
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    Yep, standard RAF 25 yrd range, with a facility...

    Yep, standard RAF 25 yrd range, with a facility to go back to 50 and 80 on one lane, if you're there by yourself.

    I think it was originally also used for aircraft machine gun synchronization etc....
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    Hi Jim, the range was abandoned for years...

    Hi Jim, the range was abandoned for years following WW2 and came back into use by my local club in the late 1960's.

    My Father-in-law organised Home Office approval at the time and the way the...
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    Armoured panel ID.

    Here's a tricky one guys.

    One of the club's I am a member of, just reopened our outdoor range (thank god), it's an old RAF airfield and the butts have just been dug out, lead recovered and...
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    U534 Geoff, I remember it very well. I had a good...

    U534 Geoff, I remember it very well. I had a good a tour around her 1999.

    Absolutely disgusting cutting her up, bloody vandalism!

    A mate of mine has toured all three WW2 survivors, Birkenhead,...
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    Nice rifle, it's a shame they stamped the England...

    Nice rifle, it's a shame they stamped the England markings across those lovely Enfield trials markings...
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    Beautiful looking Ducati Ron, looks like a great...

    Beautiful looking Ducati Ron, looks like a great day out.
  21. Always with the negative waves Pocketsaver,...

    Always with the negative waves Pocketsaver, always with the negative waves....
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    That's very interesting, always something new to...

    That's very interesting, always something new to learn....

    I really wouldn't worry about light frosting, as long as the crown and throat are ok, it will probably shoot just fine.

    Like most us...
  23. Thread: L1A1 VIDEO

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    Very rare items Gil and command a very high price...

    Very rare items Gil and command a very high price when they come up.....
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    Hi Kev, hope life is treating you well. I wonder...

    Hi Kev, hope life is treating you well. I wonder if this rifle made its way into the collection at Warminster.

    Even as a trials rifle ( early Fal) it was already a superb piece of kit, there is...
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    Flash eliminator Gil, you'll be wanting ear...

    Flash eliminator Gil, you'll be wanting ear defenders next!

    Thanks for sharing, I seem to recall our Peter remembering this chap?
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