Thursday, 29 March 2012

Rifle for Mongo

A fellow Arrser had this sent to me from another RFD until his variation arrives, tempted? Perhaps yes as I used to own an example not quite as nice as this;


No repairs to stock evident and the metal work is in reasonable condition;


Sadly the stock cartouches or unit stamps are really rather faded, whether this is from wear or from sanding and refinishing I cant tell as yet. the bore looks pretty good and its been cleaned thoroughly by the other dealer C&G Firearms Ltd


A prompt delivery exactly when stated, very impressed as should Tom be when he gets his mitts on it! My Great Grandfather went to war in 1915 with one of these, strange to think that this could even have been the rifle!;






Tuesday, 27 March 2012

With aircon and cup holders and a few extras

http://youtu.be/V1UfJ6Cgz7g

sadly not embedded this time but well worth watching, with cup holders

Yes along with the Unimog Black the truck that keeps giving



Got to want one, although unlike as postulated on ARRSE a Unimog isnt a one armed mong!


Thanks to Happy Bonzo for the link

Friday, 23 March 2012

Been up and down like its going out of fashion

Marks out of ten for guessing we went to the auctions again, this time to look at items in the sealed bid sale. we did see some lovely items though including this Greener Harpoon gun;

Some 700 NE ammo in a presentation case;



A Darne 4 Bore fowling piece with the strangest locking meachanism, here it is open;


here it is half way;




Here it is closed;


also spent some time cleaning feed drums and waterers together with storage bins, all for sale now and going on the website shortly.

I really must get out and get back on top of the local bunnies!









Thursday, 15 March 2012

Shock news in

Grieving scousers were to blame for their own drunken downfall. Uncomfortable reading no doubt for the relatives of those who died. British Football and in Particular the Liverpool fans had a justly earned reputation for causing problems and therefore were rightly castigated at the time.
Please note that the report doesnt say that the fans killed were to blame, as a rule they were
ticket holders already in the stadium there to enjoy what should have been a game to remember for all the right reasons.
They were killed by drunken fans and innefective policing but also by the fencing and other measures in place because of such events in the past!
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was told that a senior Merseyside Police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, according to leaked government papers.
The documents show that four days after the tragedy, a member of Mrs Thatcher's No 10 policy unit met senior Merseyside officers who told her large numbers of Liverpool fans turning up without tickets had been a "key factor" in what happened.
Ninety-six fans died following a crush on the overcrowded terraces at the stadium in Sheffield where Liverpool were due to play an FA Cup semi-final match in April 1989.
There was deep anger in the city after South Yorkshire Police, who were responsible for policing the game, blamed Liverpool fans who turned up drunk, late, and without tickets, for what happened.
However, the papers, obtained by BBC Radio 4's The World At One, suggest that view was shared by their colleagues on Merseyside itself.
They include a note addressed to Mrs Thatcher dated April 20 1989 headed "Merseyside Police views on Hillsborough" and marked "Confidential".
It contains an account of what was said to be a long-planned meeting between the No 10 adviser and the then Merseyside chief constable Sir Kenneth Oxford and other senior officers from the force.
According to the note, Sir Kenneth said: "A key factor in causing the disaster was the fact that large numbers of Liverpool fans had turned up without tickets. This was getting lost sight of in attempts to blame the police, the football authorities, etc."
Another officer - who was not named - was said to have directly blamed the supporters. "One officer, born and bred in Liverpool, said that he was deeply ashamed to say that it was drunken Liverpool fans who had caused this disaster, just as they had caused the deaths at Heysel," the note said. Thirty-nine people had died at the Heysel stadium in Belgium when rioting Liverpool supporters charged Juventus fans before the 1985 European Cup final.
Sir Kenneth, who died in 1998, was also said to have expressed concern at the way Liverpool's ground at Anfield had been turned into a "shrine" by grieving fans. "He deplored the press's morbid concentration on pictures of bodies. He was also uneasy about the way in which Anfield was being turned into a shrine," the note said.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Excellent Tha knows!

For those quiet moments when you've finished exercising the Whippets, filled the bath with coal and have OD'd on deep fried Mars Bars I give you the super tough AyePad;
Thanks to Phil for that contribution!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

IT support? (all spelling errors are original)

The joys of IT support;

Your Question: I have been offered a free package with weebly and a friend to build the site, can you tell me how to renew my domain only and have it moved to weebly please?
Chat reference number: 38758
10.03.2012 11:08:01 Satbir Singh: HelloBambi, my name is Satbir Singh, how may I help you?
10.03.2012 11:08:23 Bambi: as above looking to renew domain name only... and move to weebly
10.03.2012 11:09:34 Satbir Singh: can you please provide me your domain name ?

10.03.2012 11:10:04 Bambi: windyourneckin.com

10.03.2012 11:10:38 Satbir Singh: Thnakd, Please wait

10.03.2012 11:12:29 Satbir Singh: You can reenw your domain at free of cost only by renewing your website account

10.03.2012 11:12:32 Satbir Singh: Please confirm me that do you wnat to renew your Mr site account ?
10.03.2012 11:13:23 Bambi: Yes but I dont want a package just email and host pointing

10.03.2012 11:14:31 Satbir Singh: Ok then you need to check all the details in email which you have mentioned in email under settings after log in your storefront account or in the email address which you have set up aith any of payment method used with your storefront site

10.03.2012 11:15:23 Bambi: I dont understand can you use punctuation please?

10.03.2012 11:17:24 Satbir Singh: Ok then you need to check all the details in email which you have mentioned in email under settings after log in your storefront account or in the email address which you have set up wth any of payment method used with your storefront site

10.03.2012 11:18:05 Bambi: No that isnt clear please use punctuation, commas and full stops!
10.03.2012 11:19:22 Satbir Singh: Ok then you need to check all the details in email address you have mentioned in email address under settings after log in your storefront account or in the email address which you have set up with any of payment method used with your storefront site

10.03.2012 11:23:08 Bambi: Is there a problem with your keyboard? I have commas you can borrow if you want?
10.03.2012 11:24:12 Bambi: I think I'm going to have to finish this and come back later when there is someone who can pause for breath between phrases!

Upon recieving a request for feedback I replied;

10.03.2012 11:25:14 Bambi: No I couldnt understand what he was trying to tell me as he didnt use any punctuation despite prompting!

10.03.2012 11:26:03 Bambi: In fact no use at all. If thats what passes for support then I'm better not bothering any renewal and letting it all lapse.

Lo and behold 5 mins later another email from a Human rather than a software program without punctuation and its all sorted!

Friday, 9 March 2012

Testing the 6.5 Grendel

So ammo delivered, scope mounted and range sorted;
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Weather turned out nice, Paul had to break in the barrel so it was shoot 1, clean, shoot 3 clean etc but it soon passed and we got on with the zeroing;



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Testing was done using the chrono (an F1) to see what the Hornady 123 grain ammo would produce in a shorter barrel;



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The MV was compared against moderater fitted and surprisingly went up by an average of 30 feet per second;



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Testing continues and the chrono screen is easily readable from 5 metres away;



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Lots more testing, in all 10 rounds fired through the chrono each with and without the mod fitted;



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It was a bit windy which didnt seem to affect the round one bit;



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Some initial stiffness with closing the bolt seems to be down to the new chamber and factory ammo, fired cases closed well enough so it seems that neck sizing may be the way ahead;



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Some results were very interesting and the mod was quite cool despite some reasonably rapid fire, it did however cause the shots to pattern about 3 inches lower at 100 yards. Perhaps thats a result of the increased velocity?



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Finally I get a go;



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All in all a thoroughly enjoyed day, Paul likes his toy, I am impressed with the quality of workmanship from Riflecraft, this is only the beginning for this rifle and many more to come!


Time to let Bambi meet Grendel!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Its been a bit quiet here lately

So I guessed it was time to dig out the funny video clips again!







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The sweaties do good value comedy;







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Definetly dont do this at home;







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