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Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-24-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,417
Posted By rockdrill
"slows progression, and without a doubt set back...

"slows progression, and without a doubt set back human civilization and its mental growth and progress by at least a thousand years."

Going by the amount of utter garbage present on the internet...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-21-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By rockdrill
https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=053387400152...

https://www.mindat.org/xpic.php?fname=05338740015262819359828.jpg&h=918a6ba871d93acbf5babcb712c7a724

A nice large cabinet specimen of coarse Cassiterite crystals on a joint surface in metasediment...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-21-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By rockdrill
You would not be wrong: Estwing rock pick,...

You would not be wrong:

Estwing rock pick, Estwing 4lb long handle crack hammer, Estwing 2lb crack hammer - notice a theme there.

Locally made rock splitter,

Wild M5 microscope, SW UV and...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-21-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By rockdrill
Cheers Frank, Here is my other display...

Cheers Frank,

Here is my other display cabinet and my smaller specimens are stored in the metal cabinets:
...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 09-21-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By rockdrill
Yes, apart from target shooting it is also my...

Yes, apart from target shooting it is also my other main hobby.

Here are just a couple of pieces from my collection:
...
Forum: Air Rifles 08-26-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By rockdrill
To be honest shooting the likes of an HW30 will...

To be honest shooting the likes of an HW30 will not have any adverse effect upon your rimfire shooting.

The HW30 is a nicely engineered modest power spring air rifle that is built to be accurate....
Forum: RFC Community Forum 08-19-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By rockdrill
I wonder if the dual language may have something...

I wonder if the dual language may have something to do with Wiesbaden being home to a US military base?

Might be worth keeping a few of those targets unused for a curiosity.
Forum: Air Rifles 08-12-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By rockdrill
Yes, for a good few years most of the BSA...

Yes, for a good few years most of the BSA manufactured spring air rifles had counter bored muzzles.
Forum: Air Rifles 08-06-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By rockdrill
It sounds to me like this would be a solution...

It sounds to me like this would be a solution looking for a problem.

The beauty of the break barrel air rifle is its simplicity.

To me the key is to look for an accurate rifle, but looking at...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 08-04-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By rockdrill
Although I am not form Ireland, I have interacted...

Although I am not form Ireland, I have interacted with a lot of Irish shooters in the Gallery Rifle arena and based upon that I can say yes they are allowed semi-auto rim-fire rifles and pistols in...
Forum: Air Rifles 07-29-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By rockdrill
Don't want to sound facetious, but you have...

Don't want to sound facetious, but you have fitted the mount the right way round?

I have a couple of these mounts and one of them has the main clamp screw heads on the right hand side of the mount...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-21-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By rockdrill
Unless I am taking a firearm internationally on...

Unless I am taking a firearm internationally on an aircraft, where a suitably resilient, locking flight case is required for security and surviving baggage handlers, soft bags all the way for me.
...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-21-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,003
Posted By rockdrill
It is interesting how the US laws vary from state...

It is interesting how the US laws vary from state to state.

In the UK, firearms are required to be transported unloaded and in a secure manner - not specified to any special degree.

For me that...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 07-02-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By rockdrill
I like that guy, it is good to see someone with a...

I like that guy, it is good to see someone with a pair of stones standing up and not mincing words.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-19-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By rockdrill
I think they recommend Herco, it needs a slightly...

I think they recommend Herco, it needs a slightly coarser powder to stop it trickling through the flash holes.

As I didn't have Herco at the time I am using Blue Dot as trying to avoid too fast a...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-19-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By rockdrill
I think that would be at the discretion of the...

I think that would be at the discretion of the individual owner.

As you rightly point out the determined thief isn't going to be stopped, but why give any thief an easy opportunity?

To me...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-19-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,907
Posted By rockdrill
If I might offer a perspective from a different...

If I might offer a perspective from a different country, here in the UK as part of the requirement for a firearms certificate, we need to have secure storage for our firearms.

This generally means...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-18-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By rockdrill
To be honest the 1500 is a long old match and can...

To be honest the 1500 is a long old match and can be a bit punishing with the position changes, but there are plenty of short matches that are less demanding, so may be worth another look.

Go on...
Forum: Air Rifles 06-18-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,558
Posted By rockdrill
I have been into airguns in general for around 40...

I have been into airguns in general for around 40 years and have owned pre-charged pneumatic rifles since 1989.

My first example was an Air Arms Shamal and have gone through a lot of different pcp...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 06-18-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By rockdrill
I think the first question prior to offering any...

I think the first question prior to offering any advice is does your back pain affect you in all shooting positions or is it particularly an issue in prone shooting?

If prone is the biggest issue,...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 05-29-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,145
Posted By rockdrill
That is just nature being nature, it doesn't a...

That is just nature being nature, it doesn't a rats rectum for our human emotional reactions.

Humans have the luxury of compassion, nature does not recognise the concept.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 05-15-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,911
Posted By rockdrill
Does an order of this come with a side of...

Does an order of this come with a side of defibrillator? :eek::D
Forum: RFC Community Forum 05-15-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By rockdrill
Not sure how that might work being Dave is in the...

Not sure how that might work being Dave is in the UK rather than the US.
Forum: RFC Community Forum 05-14-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By rockdrill
Given if you work from home you will no longer be...

Given if you work from home you will no longer be paying for commuting, whether by public transport or running your own vehicle, that money saved can assist towards any other costs.

Plus by not...
Forum: RFC Community Forum 04-30-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By rockdrill
Welcome Alex, You aren't the only one from...

Welcome Alex,

You aren't the only one from the UK on here, some of us have been lurking around for years.

As to ill informed views, well, there is much to learn about US gun ownership on here...
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