Imperial 2005 - Historic Arms meeting

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Postby dromia » Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:11 pm

Hi Robert,

yes they use full bore 7.62 NATO.

Mick I've sent you an email, thanks.
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Postby SgtJethro » Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:16 pm

Adam, my old shotout ballcock, that was a fantastic post. Congratulations of the shooting awards.

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Some more pics of a certain subject...

Postby belgmart » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:56 am

When I was strolling at the firing line on century, I took this pic of the shooters. Now, there is a vaguely familiar sihouette between all those competitors...



Of course, I then went closer to doublecheck:



Well, the gent surely was shooting one of those snub-nosed rifles indeed, and the bonnet...



Just to make sure, the other side...



And here he is, looking at his rifle, wondering where the #!?/ that darned thing was shooting - or was he doing something else??

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Postby dromia » Sat Jul 23, 2005 3:37 pm

Hi Gert,

thanks for those pictures, a study in perfection as how to shoot 200yrd, prone, service rifle. :D

I particularly liked the sensitive view of my arse, thanks mate. :lol:

The final picture was actually me looking to see if I'd been inadvertanly shooting blanks at the target. :?
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Postby Aughnanure » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:48 am

Marvellous pictures Adam, and it's a bonus to be able to put faces to posts.

What beautiful ranges, make our parched ones look like they are on another planet.

Liked Gert's Martini too. Good sporting Martinis are in a class of their own.

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There's a downside to those green ranges...

Postby belgmart » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:29 pm

...and that is called rain! I still remember the 2004 Trafalgar, where I shot my 900 yds at Stickledown in a downpour, wind really blowing - had to put all of 13 mins of windage to be on target! This with BP, of course... But Bisley is a class all of its own, true.

Thanks for the compliments on the rifle, just for your enjoyment here a couple of pics of my Swinburn sporter:







Mind you, I'd rather lug around the #2 Musket than this one - this is a really heavy rifle indeed, presumably for someone who could afford a gunbearer...
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Postby dromia » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:36 pm

A lovely lovely rifle Gert, a piece to be proud of. :D

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