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    http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/...es-across-nsw/ , 80bushfires yesterday in NSW and QLD , with 30 still out of control !.
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    NSW and Qld. are in th worst state for fires for years, meanwhile down here it's raining, again and again and again!

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    Yes please !
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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    NSW and Qld. are in th worst state for fires for years, meanwhile down here it's raining, again and again and again!
    That's just to ensure a last spurt of growth before it all goes dry.

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    but a cooler and wettish summer. El Nino forecast has been revised somewhat.
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    Gorgeous day over here in the west and Kate's here for the weekend....all's good. I hope you're right re Summer being cooler and wettish.
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    I'd be happy with that Rick , as long as it doesn't mean major floods again.
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    I'd like some boat building weather please. No heat waves.

    Currently finishing off two cabin sides of the Scamp at the moment. Starting on the coamings on Tuesday most likely. Buying more ply around the end of the week. Will probably go for the expensive Aussie hoop pine ply as it looks v sound, plies are good thicknesses, plantation timber so no shonky clear felling of Asian forests involved.

    Bruce, who willl be moving his timber scull back to TRC shed next week and may actually get in a row.

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    "plantation timber so no shonky clear felling of Asian forests involved."
    That's why I buy it Bruce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    "plantation timber so no shonky clear felling of Asian forests involved."
    That's why I buy it Bruce.
    Have you ever used or would you consider using AC grade marine ply instead of AA? All surfaces will be epoxy coated, several coats, and painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    Have you ever used or would you consider using AC grade marine ply instead of AA? All surfaces will be epoxy coated, several coats, and painted.

    Bruce
    Is AC sanded both sides ? I was lucky and bought sufficient 10mm marine but seconds from a ply mill that has since since closed. The seconds classification was fine as it usually meant a tiny forklift crunch in one corner and no other problems and an $80 price rather than $140. I won't get it again, full price next time.
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    I built my Cartopper back in 1989 from exterior grade ply and it's still solid. Never had to fix any rot...epoxy coated of course.
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    Raining again after blowing it's socks off all day, and that's the forecast for the week. OTOH my creek and it's banks love ity. The local native ferns, Cyathea Australis, are rushing out of the ground. Last springs crop have developed trunks already. Course the weeds have a corresponding growth rate.
    Just as well I'm happy with thw garden, sometimes I feel I'm not part of the human race. Correction, sometimes I don't want to be. I've sworn off news, newspapers and current affairs, I'm cynical enough without reinforcement and boy there's plenty of that at present!
    Speaking of politicians, saw two Tigers yesterday, but a Kooka got one. Maybe we need something that preys on politicians.

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    I pretty much gave up on the "news" years ago. ABC seems to think its all about Americas oil security, hence war in the Middle East. The commercials just do car accidents and commercialised sport. On a scale of 1 to 10 I give them all about 0.5

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    I listen to ABC radio RN, I like the presentation, the balance and the breadth of subjects covered, not so much the news but the lot.
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    Last couple of hours before heading off. Singapore tonight and Delhi tomorrow! BIL housesitting to take care of the chooks and the place generally. Have I got everything???
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    "The commercials just do car accidents and commercialised sport."
    It used to be called ambulance chasing Phil.
    I listen to RN as well Peter, that and ABC FM and PBS.

    Have a good trip Duncan.

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    Have a great trip Dunc's (if you're still here??)
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    Another morning well spent rowing with Bruce-who got his boat on the water for the first time in 6 months or so. A bit choppy today which was a whole new challenge.

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    All the best for a great trip to both of you!
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    Speaking of chop, the view over the water here resembles Victory at Sea!
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    Just sitting in T3 at Syney. Saw the waves on Botany Bay a little while ago. Expecting a bumpy take off. Cheers and cat chew all ron.
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    Have fun Dunc, remember, don't inhale and don't swallow .
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    Well I may have set the H28 budget back a bit over the weekend....I was offered quite a good deal as a "job lot" on some target rifle kit, including shooting mat, 7.62mm target rifle, sights, case, cleaning gear, jacket, ammo boxes, sling, glove and a few other bits and pieces... The club is able to hang onto the rifle until I get my license organised and I'm probably not going to get much use until I return home in April next year, but it was one of those worth while opportunities that don't seem to come along too often and although I've bought it all sight unseen (other than a few grainy photos) I've had a couple of experienced mates look it all over and they're pretty happy that I'm getting it all for about half its actual value.....

    but I'm suddenly feeling a bit poor....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Well I may have set the H28 budget back a bit over the weekend....I was offered quite a good deal as a "job lot" on some target rifle kit, including shooting mat, 7.62mm target rifle, sights, case, cleaning gear, jacket, ammo boxes, sling, glove and a few other bits and pieces... The club is able to hang onto the rifle until I get my license organised and I'm probably not going to get much use until I return home in April next year, but it was one of those worth while opportunities that don't seem to come along too often and although I've bought it all sight unseen (other than a few grainy photos) I've had a couple of experienced mates look it all over and they're pretty happy that I'm getting it all for about half its actual value.....

    but I'm suddenly feeling a bit poor....
    You should start a thread in the bilge. I reckon you'd get 20-30 pages out of the discussion once the Yanks cotton on.
    Mate of mine has a military patten 303 and he's invited me over sometime to fire off of a clip. It's the one rifle I've always want to fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    You should start a thread in the bilge. I reckon you'd get 20-30 pages out of the discussion once the Yanks cotton on.
    Mate of mine has a military patten 303 and he's invited me over sometime to fire off of a clip. It's the one rifle I've always want to fire.
    That's actually why I started back up with the shooting gary. I still have a Lee Enfield Mk4 303 that I've had since I was 15. I've had to leave it with a cousin since I left Alice and let my NT licence expire when the rules all changed, but I'd like to get it back and compete in the Service Rifle class so I went up to the range to check that out and got interested in the target rifle class, which is 7.62mm. They are a great rifle to fire and when I used to own a few it was always the one that I liked best and the only one that I bothered to make an effort to hang on to.

    But yes, I might just start a post in the bilge for the heck of it....
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    Jeez , I think my SMLE with a new heavy duty barrel cost me 5 pound , in 1965 . I bought a peep sight , made up a box lined with felt at school for the rifle , and cleaning gear , and I was in business.
    If you are going to shoot Greg , obviously its best to start with a good rifle , so , go for it !.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Jeez , I think my SMLE with a new heavy duty barrel cost me 5 pound , in 1965 . I bought a peep sight , made up a box lined with felt at school for the rifle , and cleaning gear , and I was in business.
    If you are going to shoot Greg , obviously its best to start with a good rifle , so , go for it !.
    Rob J.
    This one's a bit of a starter rifle really Rob, it's an Omark action with a relatively new 26" black barrel and a spare 26" barrel and a good target rifle stock. So it's one that I can build on and will probably upgrade the barrel to a 416 stainless steel 30" barrel once I've had a play with it and built up a bit of new experience with it. I gather it's still quite an accurate rifle for a 26" barrel, more so than many of that length, but if I plan to shoot 1000 yards regularly and be competitive the 30" barrel will no doubt become a bit of a necessity sooner or later.

    Either way, whatever I do with it I'm unlikely to loose any money on it if I decide to trade up down the track....depending just on how serious I get with it...to something like a Barnard action.

    BTW, my 3oh cost me $35.00 with a case and 50 rounds of ammo in Shepperton in 1976.
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    I haven't fired a .303 since I was 18! I never really liked them, my Hornet was the only centrefire I ever liked, I'm a wuss !

    I liked the BREN though.
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    IIRc 3ohs benefit from consistent forend bedding and torque settings as per armourers specs. Omarks I little of other than to set the bolt up right OR suffer the consequences!

    Fazackerlys are not too bad for a mad minute out to 300.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I haven't fired a .303 since I was 18! I never really liked them, my Hornet was the only centrefire I ever liked, I'm a wuss !

    I liked the BREN though.
    Piston barrel butt body bipod. Yep, I reckon I could still strip a BREN blindfolded.

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    I started range shooting at 15 ( the captain said I looked 16) .
    I was boxing too then , as a lightweight , but it was the 303 that gave me a nice big fat lip every week , I was just a skinny 9 stone 6 or so.
    Rick , yes the bedding is important on the 303 . Fortunately I had a relative that shot at Bisley , who set my rifle up really well . He had a full size range on his property , and wheat bags full of ammo.
    I only use a 22LR now , an Anschutz 1418 with double set triggers and full stock on a carbine barrel , and a 4power Bushnell scope.
    I paid 100 pound for it in 65 , I've had it valued at $1500 . Its good for rabbits and foxes.
    Shooting is a good sport Greg , and I reckon you are going about it the right way .
    Best of luck with it !.
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    Guns shouldn't be allowed in beauty spas. Oops sorry, wrong thread.

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    Yaaaaawwwwwnnnnnnnn.............

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