Recent content by Tom D

  1. 20 Vartarg

    The original VarTarg was designed with a tight chamber in the neck area, this means that brass has to be neck turned in order to fit properly. The idea is that the turned brass perfectly fits the chamber making the round more accurate. In reality though mine is very accurate with a little more...
  2. 6.5 Swede Vs 260Rem Vs 6.5 Creedmore

    Given the likelihood of us being forced to go lead free at some point and the fact that lead free bullets are longer for any given bullet weight ther might be a case to be made for the swede which will come in a ‘long’ action, this will leave more room to seat longer copper and brass bullets...
  3. Can anyone identify this plant?

    It’s a Phormium. AKA New Zealand flax.
  4. Sainsbury's is targeted by anti-hunting activists for featuring 'wildlife terrorist' Vinnie Jones in its latest ad campaign

    The problem with these ‘outrage’ mobs is that actually they are tiny. heres how it works; 2 or 3 activists write and complain to the offending organisation, then they start the social media campaign, if they are lucky / clever they get a newspaper to pick up the story, then the comments start...
  5. Winter gloves

    Ive tried all sorts, fingerless, mitts, neoprene and ski gloves and I always come back to these which are what I wear for chainsaw work in the winter. They are cheap as chips, I just chuck em when they’re knackered and you can have two or 3 pairs on the go so if one gets wet stick em on the...
  6. Threat to Scottish Syndicates.

    My suggestion to the OP is to talk to the forest manager / owner or agent, whoever you deal with. They desperately want the deer culled, and they don’t want to have to pay for it so it’s in their interest to help you make the numbers. Why not ask for a letter stating that you are ‘employed’ by...
  7. Truck and trailer expert?

    Just wondered if anyone on here knows anything about old air brake systems? Specifically Those with a manual load valve. It’s quite an old trailer, possibly military..
  8. Ban an fuel burning cars coming, time to invest in diesel.

    Yes 170 miles worth of charge per hour. There appear to be 3 types of plug, one is universal but slower charging, then there's 2 DC fast charge types.
  9. Chain Harrow to Pukko

    Very nice! How long did it take?
  10. Ban an fuel burning cars coming, time to invest in diesel.

    If what you say above is correct then NOW is the time to buy electric, not in 5-10 years when all the benefits are gone. As for the charging, I topped up at a local council charger today as I had some calls to make and emails to send. That particular one charged at 170mph, which is still pretty...
  11. Ban an fuel burning cars coming, time to invest in diesel.

    My understanding is that its just sale of NEW cars that are being stopped, existing vehicles will still be ok to use so you should be fine. I think diesel will be with us for may years to come, well after 2030 for sure...
  12. Ban an fuel burning cars coming, time to invest in diesel.

    There are no subsidies as such, just tax breaks and interest free loans. The real advantage is that electricity is way cheaper than fuel. No not at 80-90, but it’s still not bad. Just like regular card don’t get anywhere near the stated mileage if you drive fast on the motorway. It’s still...
  13. Ban an fuel burning cars coming, time to invest in diesel.

    You’re spot on with the electricity supply, it would have to go up massively. Plus haulage will likely need to remain diesel powered.. as will tractors excavators etc.. but for your daily drive electric is the future. That said there are a lot of interesting things coming down the pipe. Such as...
  14. Ban an fuel burning cars coming, time to invest in diesel.

    I agree that we mustn’t shoot ourselves in the foot by switching to more expensive forms of energy whilst our foreign competitors don’t. However I must add that I bought a Tesla 6 months ago and it’s fantastic, the future is electric for sure. I still have a defender but if I could convert it to...
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