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rszemeti last won the day on 11 November 2011

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  1. For Sale: Gehmann 502 Rear Sight

    I've got one of those .. I didn't get on with it at first .. but, a simple mod soon sorted it out: I chucked the weirdo polariser bit and fitted an adaptor and a nice standard centra rearsight with a yellow filter Been fine since then.
  2. Wanted Jacket

    Umm, no, it would only be of any concern if you intended to shoot ISSF competitions, there are lpenty of NSRA legal jackets around that don't meet ISSF spec, and if you read the chaps earlier postings, he's just wanting to try a bit of prone with a muzzle loader, so ISSF legality is not going to be any concern I suspect ! Apart from that, good point Actually I'm still quietly chortling away at the thought of someone doing a bit of muzzle loading on an ISSF match ... plink, plink, plink, plink, KERWAABOOOM <smoke drifts down the range obscuring the view> etc etc well it made me laugh anyway
  3. Wanted Jacket

    That makes sense .... trying to stoke up a muzzleloader in a modern jacket would be difficult at best.
  4. Wanted Jacket

    That was my initial thoughts too. The old stylee jackets don't really offer any support, they are just a sort of loose fitting bag with elbow padding attached at strategic points. Apart from chest size, it would be difficult to get one not to fit. Modern jackets do provide support, and are quite a tightly engineered product, if it doesn;t fit, then it would be very obvious and very uncomforatble. Getting one that fits will ultimately give better performance, be as (if not more!) comfortable than an old stylee jacket. Certainly they are not comfortable for sitting around or even walking about if done up, but when prone, they should be as comfortable, and supportive. That is after all their purppose. The way a modern jacket takes the load across the shoulders, supports the sling etc, well, its a marvel really. It does however take a little getting used to, it can feel decidedly odd at first. I guess it all depends on how far you want to go .. if you are going to be quite happy plinking away down in the lower classes, or just want to ry prone shooting to see how you find it, an old style jacket is not such a bad idea, but if you want to have every assistance in your efforts to the top (or at least the middle then the time and effort to select a well fitting modern jacket pays off.
  5. Scatt (usb) + 1813 Barrel/action

    ooh, that two of them now .. time for an auction!
  6. Roofing Sheets For Sale

    Just do what everyone else does, tip them in a lay-by ... or down the side of some industrial units on a wekend. This will be the fourth lot we've had to clear this year Fly-tippers, hang the lot of them I say.
  7. Reasonably Priced Cabinet W/top Safe For Ammo

    Ummm ... you shouldn't be storing your rifles with the bolt in anyway, so bolt or no-bolt shouldnt make any difference.
  8. Reasonably Priced Cabinet W/top Safe For Ammo

    Well well ... I never knew G&C made guncabinets ... My draughtsman used to be the draughtsman at G&C, he never mentioned they used to make gun cabinets ... perhaps I ought to think about having a go at making a few. All the desings I've seen have an annoyingly sharp lip at the bottom the seems to be purpose designed to scratch stuff ... and rifles always seem to have a habit of pivoting around and refusing to stack nicely and when one comes out, another one seems to snag and join it ... cue shameless market research I wonder what features people would like to see in a cabinet or what features they think are missing from the ones they have already? would dividers to give each rifle its own space help? I prefer a larger cabinet, around the 6 to 8 gun size .. I was considering putting a "holder" for a GunGuard case on the back of the door, rifles go inthe usual place, the one you use most just stays in its big plastic box, slot it into the back of the door and close it ... what about door fronts? would some way of fixing a wooden panel, to blend in with other decor and conceal the cabinet help? what about in-built alarm? or built in contacts/switches for connection to a zone on your burglar alarm? built in desicant to attempt to keep the moisture levels under control in damp conditions or when shotguns are put away damp? If you didn't have to hack away the skirting board to mount the thing, would that help? or a case that you could mount horizontally, with a gas-strut to hold the door up? internal lockable compartment? for "stuff" or just an internal shelf? option of left or right opening doors? what about locks? one of the worries is someone finding the keys ... would key loacks PLUS a combination lock of some sort be of interest .. thats a standard sort of thng in higher security enviroments "something you bring with you, plus someting you know" I think theres probably a lot more things I haven't thought of that you could do, I guess its a question of what do people want! I'd be interested to hear what people actually want from a cabinet, might knock a few up as with the general "factory fortnight" the workload drops from "crazy" to "busy" and theres a bit of time to think about new products ...
  9. Reasonably Priced Cabinet W/top Safe For Ammo

    Ive got a 6 gun Boxx cabinet and a "holds 6000 without much trouble" Boxx ammo cabinet, they are fine. I don;t think they are still in production, Ive had mine a good 20 years or more, but they seem good quality.
  10. "bob - 'ave You Got Bob's Torque Wrench?"

    The Anschutz riflles come with a remarkably simple but effective long handled allen key. The key features a bend along its lenght, you simply put your finger in the bent bit, with the key sticking out at roughyl 90 degrees to the rifle, then gently lift the rifle. The torque is defined by the lenght of the lever (which is fixed by the point you put your finger in the bent bit) and the weight of the rifle ... even allowing for errors in finger position and angle of the key, you should get a repeatablility of +- 10% which is probably as good as most torque wrenches anyway. OK, so you dont get a nice cute scale to read off and an exact value to write down in your little black book, but it gives excellent results and costs about tuppence.
  11. T'internet Connection

    Our 2.56gb system was at least a proper netwrok .. a company called "energis" draped some fibres along the lectricity pylons for us ... along the earth wire onthe top ... neat little robotic crawler thing they had too which crawled along the wire, loosley wrapping a fibre around it as it went ... ach, you are just winding my up now .. next you'll be pretending you don't know what Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy is, or that youve never tried spoofing ARP packets on your company network just for fun on a rainy day.
  12. T'internet Connection

    8 mbps? pah .. worse than dial up We had "serious" bandwidth at the BBC ... a pair of Nortel STM16s on fibre .... you can get 2.56gbps down one of those .. sadly, they seemd to want to use it for sending video down, rather than improving my internet browsing experience .. I dunno, some employers just dont have a care huh
  13. Wanted - Gun Cabinets

    I would think a single large door would be too easy to force by just bending it from the middle. two doors, would have a single fixed centre piece, probably from 10mm plate steel, with a T section to re-inforce it laterally. Once locked, it will be supported by a door on each side, so is unlikely to go anywhere.I think if you want a clear opening 20 gun cabinet, with no centre restrictions, you are going to struggle ... unless you go for a VERY heavy contruction on the door. Certainly, a single door built from the "british standard" 2mm sheet steel, 1.5m wide would be very easy to bend open from the middle as for the 2 tens, 3 sevens thing ... do look at the pricing ... the "standard" ones are cost effective really. because they make them in bulk, they are able to keep the labour prices down a great deal. even doing it on "mates rates" we would have to recover our labour costs, and a one-off is going to take a lot longer than one of a batch run of 50 "standard" ones ...
  14. Wanted - Gun Cabinets

    fair enough ... I'll see if it can be fitted in to the busy schedule ... ... email me offlist (before the no-advertising monkey bites me) ... robin at rapidcut.co.uk. 20 guns .. thats what, 75mm per gun? .. thats 1.5m wide? you sure about that? what about 12 guns wide, with say, 8 on the back of th door?, suitably restrained of course. Actually, thinking about it ... you probably start to run into problems with the strength of a very wide door ... would not 2 x 10 gun cabinets be equally effective? for a 1.5m cabinet, you probably want a "double door" .. two 700mm doors, with a central bar to lock agaisnt ... at that point, you are not that dissimilar to 2 x 10 gun cabinets anyway ... think about it and let me know.
  15. Wanted - Gun Cabinets

    If you have a basic size and desing in mind, I could run one out ... I have a couple of guys that spend all day welding up oil and coolant tanks, doing presswork etc ... we're always looking for areas to branch out into ... you might have to collect it from the midlands though ... steel prices have gone up .. but not that much .. like 20% in the last year .. but thats still only 400 pounds a tonne, a 20 gun cabinet in say, 3mm steel would only have about 100 quids worth of steel in it, tops, instead of about 85 quid a year ago ... hardly a prohibitive increase by any means. I think the police apply different criteria above a certain number of guns, and may require a higher than usual standard .. the simplest way may to be to buy a big old safe