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Posts posted by Hemmers

  1. The Open Rights Group have a handy tool for checking if sites are on an ISP block list.

    You can also send unblocking/reclassification requests with it.

    I've had some success getting some sites off (WTSF and WSRA) with Vodafone and Sky being relatively responsive. At the very least you can normally get it off the "regular" lists but they'll dig their heels in on the "Kidsafe" or "Strict" filters.

    It can also be a bit whack-a-mole because getting a site off the black-list doesn't necessarily get it white-listed, it just goes "neutral" - since they often use third party lists, sites can end up getting added back on.

  2. On 07/05/2018 at 12:56, TenMetrePeter said:

    Just my 2 penn'orth, if 2FA is ever compulsory is when I stop visiting. Google follows me about enough as it is without  controlling my access to anything. 

    You can use any TOTP-compatible app - I use Authy in preference to Google's app.

    Not that it matters - as Neil says it doesn't store anything on you, it's just generating a one-time password.


    I'll be blunt here. If 2FA is on offer somewhere USE IT. The benefits cannot be overstated.

  3. Honestly mate, if you're planning on doing some proper training you're better picking an ammo your rifle likes and sticking with it rather than mixing and matching with different batches and brands.


    And it doesn't need to be a top-tier brand.


    I mean, if that money is burning a hole in your pocket or you're sponsored, then by all means get Tenex/R50/Midas+, but if you find a batch of Eley Match/RWS Rifle Match/Center-X that your rifle likes, that will serve far better and offer more consistency than shooting lots of odd-batch R50 and Tenex (and you'll have more budget left for kit/travel/comps/associated training expenses).


    The label is only based on their proofing barrels, which gives an indication to consistency but it's performance in your barrel that counts - to that end, I'm not convinced you're getting a lot of value buying off-the-shelf odds of Tenex compared with off-the-shelf Match. It might be great, it might also fail to hold the 10 ring, and you're paying a 30% premium to find out! Last time I batch tested I found a good batch I was happy with. But one batch tested at 21mm after 10 shots. Off the shelf you don't know if it's any good till you start shooting it. I've shot 590+ in training and had double-tons with Rifle Match. Not as often as I'd like perhaps, but in training you're rarely shooting for score and tier-2 ammo is usually "good enough" to tell you if you're achieving your training goals.

  4. I assume you've given Sport Wales a call - they have accommodation in the main building (and a decent breakfast!) for about £35/night.

    It does go really quickly though, so I suspect they'll be booked out for the weekend, if not with shooters then with other sports who are running training camps that weekend (I gather Hockey are notorious for pre-emptively booking out entire corridors of accommodation, before dropping half of it at the last minute when they realise they haven't got that many participants coming).

    Definitely try AirBNB, but also widen your search. I've commuted from Cardiff to Tondu (near Bridgend) in the mornings for shoots, and it's not been too bad - 25-30 minutes depending where you are in Bridgend, so whilst it's maybe a bit further than you want to go, you could do that in reverse.

  5. Having never flown with firearms, will be doing it twice this year and need a baggage-handler-proof hard case!


    Would like to hear from anyone who perhaps doesn't fly anymore and has a 1720 knocking about that they're willing to part with!


    EDIT: Sorted :)

  6. Doubt it unless someone knows a dealer with some second hand stuff. Mags are expensive - even Ruger 10/22 rotary magazines are £20-30 and there's literally millions of them floating around, and being continuously mass-produced (i.e. low-per unit cost).


    By contrast I hadn't even heard of Krico till I went hunting just now, so presumably their production is an order of magnitude (or two!) lower and they don't seem to be big enough to justify/interest a UK distributor.


    They're €60-90 even in Germany, so by the time you factor in the cost of shipping from Germany and any paperwork (not sure how beaurocratic magazines are to ship - not a serialled, FAC part, but still the sort of thing liable to raise eyebrows at customs), then £80 unfortunately sounds about right. I know someone who had to pay £30 for a 10-shot CZ .17HMR mag and that's basically just .22wmr and readily available in the UK...

  7. Jubilee Clips themselves are not the issue. We need the metal bits the clips fit to. The bits that clamp to the poles. The ones we have are the same shade of green as our DJR Stands (I'd send photos but i've lost the USB lead for my camera, and NOONE elses seems to work! :glare: Need a card reader...). Did DJR do mounts as well? I heard he was ceasing production of his stands, for a while at least, anyone know about mounts?

  8. Southampton Uni has some shiny new scopes, but now we need some mounts to attach them to the poles. We need the metal-ring variety that have those rings you tighten up around the body of the scope. Any offers, or can anyone tell us where we can get some?

  9. I've found a used Boxx 3 gun cabinet, that's being sold as a package with a separate Boxx ammo cabinet. Does anyone know about this maker, any horror stories or are they decent quality? Ad states they're built to BS7558:1992, suitable for shotguns and section 1 firearms. Look in decent nick from the photos but then again, photos can be misleading.