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7 minutes ago, Shadow said:

So, here's the thing. I'm not sure if this is a rant or pedantry but....

.22in equates to 5.56mm, 45mm would be just under 2 inches and unlikely to come in a clip.

The calibre you are thinking of is probably .45 inches as in the Colt .45

I'll get my kevlar jacket

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Just now, Futtocks said:

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I think you'll find their jackets are made from Tweed, not Kevlar

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10 minutes ago, Shadow said:

So, here's the thing. I'm not sure if this is a rant or pedantry but....

.22in equates to 5.56mm, 45mm would be just under 2 inches and unlikely to come in a clip.

The calibre you are thinking of is probably .45 inches as in the Colt .45

I'll get my kevlar jacket

For the infantry lot of the right age, 7.62mm fired from a SLR.

For us artillery folk, an M110 firing 8” (or 203mm in new fangled speak) rounds is considered the biggest bang for the buck from old style conventional artillery. Obviously, you want to be slightly further away than when firing an SLR...


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3 minutes ago, ckn said:

For the infantry lot of the right age, 7.62mm fired from a SLR.

For us artillery folk, an M110 firing 8” (or 203mm in new fangled speak) rounds is considered the biggest bang for the buck from old style conventional artillery. Obviously, you want to be slightly further away than when firing an SLR...

L1A1-SLR.jpg

Infantry

Image result for m110 artillery

Artillery

Image result for lollipop lady

RAF Regiment

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5 minutes ago, Shadow said:

L1A1-SLR.jpg

Infantry

Image result for m110 artillery

Artillery

Image result for lollipop lady

RAF Regiment

That’s had me chuckling away for a bit now, my wife’s told me to stop sniggering like Muttley...


"When in deadly danger, when beset by doubt; run in little circles, wave your arms and shout"

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41 minutes ago, Shadow said:

So, here's the thing. I'm not sure if this is a rant or pedantry but....

.22in equates to 5.56mm, 45mm would be just under 2 inches and unlikely to come in a clip.

The calibre you are thinking of is probably .45 inches as in the Colt .45

I'll get my kevlar jacket

It's pedantry 

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On 24/02/2020 at 23:38, Bleep1673 said:

Got accepted for a credit card today, at 44.9% APR, I turned it down, I would rather do without. (No, I cannot get a cheaper deal due to my double figure Experian credit rating.)

I’m not getting the point you’re making. A credit card paid off in full every month has an effective APR of 0%.

If you’re saying you can’t trust yourself with debt, then that’s a very adult and perfectly reasonable state. Well done.

If you’re saying you want a cheaper APR to use as debt, then can you afford that debt in the first place?

A credit card that you NEVER use except once a month to buy a coffee then pay off immediately will help your credit rating within a few short months, even if it’s just £250 credit on it.

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6 minutes ago, ckn said:

That’s had me chuckling away for a bit now, my wife’s told me to stop sniggering like Muttley...

That NAAFI won't guard itself you know

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Just now, Shadow said:

That NAAFI won't guard itself you know

Shinier boots than the Guards, don’t you know?


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31 minutes ago, ckn said:

For the infantry lot of the right age, 7.62mm fired from a SLR.

For us artillery folk, an M110 firing 8” (or 203mm in new fangled speak) rounds is considered the biggest bang for the buck from old style conventional artillery. Obviously, you want to be slightly further away than when firing an SLR...

First time on the range with SLR in the prone position '' In your own time ..fire ''  spotter in trench below targets indicates I have missed target altogether , second shot similar , GI spots this...'' Are you right handed M***  ?'' , ''Yes Sir ''  '' Then you must be left eyed , change hands ''   first shot just outside bull , second one bullseye. After shoot we stood up and went about removing mag and checking there was nothing up the spout GI told me to try the rifle from the shoulder and it naturally went up to the left.

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2 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

First time on the range with SLR in the prone position '' In your own time ..fire ''  spotter in trench below targets indicates I have missed target altogether , second shot similar , GI spots this...'' Are you right handed M***  ?'' , ''Yes Sir ''  '' Then you must be left eyed , change hands ''   first shot just outside bull , second one bullseye. After shoot we stood up and went about removing mag and checking there was nothing up the spout GI told me to try the rifle from the shoulder and it naturally went up to the left.

Good sprog fun is set SLR to gas 0. 😄 

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That's not a gun, This is...

Water Pistol (@waterpistool) | Twitter


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They're not important until you're not getting enough.

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20 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

That's not a gun, This is...

Water Pistol (@waterpistool) | Twitter

Strictly speaking 

Only Artillery pieces are Guns. 

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11 minutes ago, Shadow said:

Strictly speaking 

Only Artillery pieces are Guns. 

I now have "this is my rifle, this is my gun" rattling through my head...

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What a day I have had. 

I went to the doctors to pick up my prescription. I pick it up and find that one pill is missing off it so go back in and ask the receptionist if there is another. She says there isn't. I explain the situation that I need those pills and she is basically incredible rude and unhelpful so I have to go to the drop in surgery tomorrow, play hell with the doctor and find out why I haven't been given that medication. I can assure you I am supposed to still be taking it, for some reason some idiot has taken it off my repeat prescription even though the one I took in the other day had it on it, they've just issued me a completely different one which is a hell of a mistake. 

Then I went to the wood merchants to buy some bits to build a breakfast bar. I get a 5ft bit of surface no problem but they won't cut me down a piece of splashback so I have to pay double what I thought I was gonna be and buy a 10ft long bit to cut down myself at home and for some reason they only sell 2ft wide splashback even though I only wanted 6 inches so I can't carry that home and have had to pay £15 for delivery, another cost I wasnt expecting. 

The storms recently had ripped a 6ft high gate off in my garden so I get home with a new plank to replace the broken one and get that stained no problem. I go and get my drill out to find the charger has conked out. So off I go again to the DIY shop to buy a new drill, another £65. I have now managed to get the gate back on but it took some bloody doing and I'm basically dead now. 

So stressed! Thank God there's some rugby league on tonight! 

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1 hour ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

What a day I have had. 

I went to the doctors to pick up my prescription. I pick it up and find that one pill is missing off it so go back in and ask the receptionist if there is another. She says there isn't. I explain the situation that I need those pills and she is basically incredible rude and unhelpful so I have to go to the drop in surgery tomorrow, play hell with the doctor and find out why I haven't been given that medication. I can assure you I am supposed to still be taking it, for some reason some idiot has taken it off my repeat prescription even though the one I took in the other day had it on it, they've just issued me a completely different one which is a hell of a mistake. 

Then I went to the wood merchants to buy some bits to build a breakfast bar. I get a 5ft bit of surface no problem but they won't cut me down a piece of splashback so I have to pay double what I thought I was gonna be and buy a 10ft long bit to cut down myself at home and for some reason they only sell 2ft wide splashback even though I only wanted 6 inches so I can't carry that home and have had to pay £15 for delivery, another cost I wasnt expecting. 

The storms recently had ripped a 6ft high gate off in my garden so I get home with a new plank to replace the broken one and get that stained no problem. I go and get my drill out to find the charger has conked out. So off I go again to the DIY shop to buy a new drill, another £65. I have now managed to get the gate back on but it took some bloody doing and I'm basically dead now. 

So stressed! Thank God there's some rugby league on tonight! 

Thank God there's some rugby league on tonight! 

That won't help one bit.  It's Hull KR isn't it?


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Not a rant but related to my day yesterday. I maintain sitting in a doctors office is the most depressing, suicide-inducing thing ever. Been sat waiting for about 45mins now and I want to die. Probably will with all the coughing going on in here...... 

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In two years of coming to the iffy bits of East London, I’ve had no damage to my car as I either park in secured NHS car parks or near the flashiest car I can find, often Range Rover OverFinch modded ones in the really rough council estates.

Today, I had to park in a supermarket car park as there were no other spaces anywhere I could find. Came back to a lovely set of shopping trolley scrapes all down the side of the car, including a bit that went through the primer as well as top-coat.

I know exactly where I’d ram a supermarket trolley if I found the culprit. There’s no excuse for it, it’s just pig ignorance from the idiots involved.

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That's why people take up 2 car park spaces. I always park at the end of the car park furthest from the entrance door/cash machine cos the lazy bastuds won't do that. 


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On 17/02/2020 at 10:19, Bleep1673 said:

I do not have a chequebook anymore

Who does?

 

On 17/02/2020 at 10:19, Bleep1673 said:

it cost me £101, for a 30 second print job, this sounds like a rip off

Get Dom!

 

On 17/02/2020 at 10:19, Bleep1673 said:

Where are we 1950?

Yes!

The rant I have is about rail/train problems with two experiences recently.

The first one was when we were moved from one train to another with the passenger from that one sent in the other direction when the doors had frozen on the one we were sent to. Both trains were going to the same place but one stopped at more stations. We were on the timetable for stopping most. So their train left at the time it was supposed to and ours left late.

The second one was just yesterday when the signals misdirected the train we were on and we not only had to wait but missed a connection.

Now funnily enough my moan isn't about these events because the staff and their responses and general helpfulness and politeness were great.

No my moan is about a political spokesman who said on the radio just now  "You know I really don't care who my trains are run by so long as they're on time." Which was just doublespeak for "It'll always be in private hands because that works better and puts more money the pockets of those who deserve it most!" I did also wonder if he ever travelled by train or only spoke about it for his party?

 


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14 hours ago, Oxford said:

Who does?

 

Get Dom!

 

Yes!

The rant I have is about rail/train problems with two experiences recently.

The first one was when we were moved from one train to another with the passenger from that one sent in the other direction when the doors had frozen on the one we were sent to. Both trains were going to the same place but one stopped at more stations. We were on the timetable for stopping most. So their train left at the time it was supposed to and ours left late.

The second one was just yesterday when the signals misdirected the train we were on and we not only had to wait but missed a connection.

Now funnily enough my moan isn't about these events because the staff and their responses and general helpfulness and politeness were great.

No my moan is about a political spokesman who said on the radio just now  "You know I really don't care who my trains are run by so long as they're on time." Which was just doublespeak for "It'll always be in private hands because that works better and puts more money the pockets of those who deserve it most!" I did also wonder if he ever travelled by train or only spoke about it for his party?

 

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