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  1. Say what you mean...

    Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He’s not breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls 911. “I think my friend is dead!” he yells. “What can I do?” The operator says, “Calm down. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.” There’s a...
  2. Has anybody ever made rifle barrels from Invar?

    Following on from various threads about the distortion of barrels through heat of a shot string affecting POI. Has anybody tried using Invar for rifle barrels? If not why not? Alan
  3. Gun dogs vs Covid-19

    UK researchers hope dogs can be trained to detect coronavirus I went over to Milton Keynes to see a demonstration of the cancer sniffing by a couple of dogs c/o the Medical Detection Dogs | Dogs saving lives charity a few years ago. Fascinating. They had fewer false negative results than the...
  4. What a wonderful window of opportunity...edit without the flipping 30 minutes cut off...

    Oh dear its gone again...I thought at last admin had seen sense and dispensed with the horrible 30 minute edit window...but hey ho it is back again. Nice for the time it lasted.... Alan
  5. Japanese Knotweed May help fight Lyme disease.

    Linked to in the RFS news. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/japanese-knotweed-may-help-to-beat-lyme-disease-p3wm98pcz?shareToken=8fd4ef0f1314fd02935cfeebe830c17d Alan
  6. Heads up...BASC work-around service for FAC / GP problem

    https://basc.org.uk/new-basc-service-bypasses-unhelpful-gps/ https://basc.org.uk/providing-a-solution-on-medical-firearm-verification/ Alan
  7. Heads Up to Updates to the Vihtavuori Load Data

    Havent notice anybody else posting this, apologies if it is old hat... I have just noticed that the Vihtavuori load data on their website has been updated...bullets like V-MAX and TSX have been added to the .308W list...I haven't looked at any other chambering lists so can't say. Don't know...
  8. How do you include an image in a PM?

    The image insert button in a PM header bar does not allow you choose an image on your hard drive, it just asks for a web link. Dragging and dropping an image to the text box does not work like it does on an ordinary post. Any ideas? Alan
  9. BDS West Range Day. Monmouth and District Rifle Club, Railway Tunnel Range Sunday 29. September 2019

    Range open 10:00-16:00. (Last arrival 15:00) Details The charge per BDS Member shooting is £10 (cash only) BASC and members of other organisations that have a rifle club status £15:00 Bring your valid FAC. No shooting without!!! Larger (legal…) calibres permitted Bring your own paper targets...
  10. Frampton Country Fair

    Country Fair at Frampton on Severn Gloucestershire, tomorrow Sunday September 8. https://framptoncountryfair.co.uk
  11. BDS West Range Day. Monmouth and District Rifle Club, Railway Tunnel Range. 30. June 2019

    Range open 10:00-16:00. Details The charge per BDS Member shooting is £10 (cash only) BASC and members of other organisations that have a rifle club status £15:00 Bring your valid FAC. No shooting without!!! Larger (legal…) calibres permitted Bring your own paper targets. Please keep rifles...
  12. For Sale: Sako Finnfire P94s ejector springs £5.00 or more!

    I made a few of these little springs up from Ø 0.026" piano wire. The one in my rifle was Ø 0.024". I put one of the new ones back in the rifle and it works fine... If anybody would like one as a spare, buy me £5 worth of raffle tickets from @8x57 's H4H donation page and let me have your...
  13. Roe Buck being eaten alive poor tyke

    Glad to be able to put this one out of its misery.
  14. BDS West Range Day. Monmouth and District Rifle Club, Railway Tunnel Range. 24. March 2019

    Range open 10:00-16:00. Details The charge per BDS Member shooting is £10 (cash only) BASC and members of other organisations that have a rifle club status £15:00 Bring your valid FAC. No shooting without!!! Larger (legal…) calibres permitted Bring your own paper targets. Please keep rifles...
  15. Anybody else having trouble accessing dauntseyguns.co.uk?

    As per thread title...I just get a jumbled Dauntsey banner and this... Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'dauntsey'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/dauntsey/public_html/vsadmin/db_conn_open.php on line 33 You need to set your database connection...
  16. "If you wish to terminate your BT internet press 2" New scam I haven't heard before.

    I have just received a call on the landline with a recording saying similar to...."This is BT technical your BT internet service is about to be terminated. I you wish to maintain your internet press 1. If you wish to terminate your BT internet press 2" Anybody else had this one? Alan
  17. Anybody have a method to safely unload a .410 Mossberg 500 to share?

    I find the Mossberg easy to align and use for HAD work but really awkward to unload any unused cartridges after the event. I have only used mine on a dozen or so HAD call-outs, most of them at night with flashing lights and all sorts of distractions. But even though practicing handling...
  18. BDS West Range Day. Monmouth and District Rifle Club, Railway Tunnel Range. 24. February 2019

    Range open 10:00-16:00. Details The charge per BDS Member shooting is £10 (cash only) BASC and members of other organisations that have a rifle club status £15:00 Bring your valid FAC. No shooting without!!! Larger (legal…) calibres permitted Bring your own paper targets. Please keep rifles...
  19. BDS West Range Day. Monmouth and District Rifle Club, Railway Tunnel Range. 27. January 2019

    Range open 10:00-16:00. Details The charge per BDS Member shooting is £10 (cash only) BASC and members of other organisations that have a rifle club status £15:00 Bring your valid FAC. No shooting without!!! Larger (legal…) calibres permitted Bring your own paper targets. Please keep rifles...
  20. Safety...why experienced hunters are the most likely to make quarry identity mistakes

    Following on from the safety catch thread A word of caution regarding safety catches... I found an interesting series of web pages regarding the mechanisms of how people make mistakes, and which discuss why counter intuitively it is the more experienced hunter that is likely to wrongly...

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