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01-16-2018, 09:19 AM   #43891
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
On my one and only trip so far to Tanzania I mentioned that I thought the AKs being carried by the Rangers would not be effective against large game

I was told that other than noise that could be right but they were carried not for animals but because of poachers
One of the rangers on our walks was doing anti-poaching patrols for decades. Not sure what he used back then, but now it's a .458 or somesuch. Those guys handle them as if they weigh nothing - and can work that bolt very quickly. I wouldn't want to be a poacher with those guys around.

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You're not wrong. Way back in ancient times, when newsgroups were the way to communicate, I used to be a regular on alt.2eggs.sausage.beans.tomatoes.2toast.largetea.cheerslove, the newsgroup dedicated to the FEB. The group name completely destroyed the rules about group naming, but it got in somehow and the powers that be (or were) let it survive because it was very active. The alt hierarchy was a bit permissive.

Although not part of the group name, bacon was a major topic. There were many recipes posted. Bacon featured. There were posts about where to buy the best bacon and north American members were not left out. Mail order sources were a regular feature. I don't think that we were able to help our Greek member

We were almost as good at sticking to the topic as this thread. The very first selfie I can remember was taken with a xatneP film camera using a mirror and posted to the group in around 2000. She was a part Comanche horse gentler, working on a horse breeding ranch in, I think, OK or KY. There is at least one other PentaxForums member who used to subscribe to that group. He (you know who I mean ) may remember the discussion we had about why Kentucky jam (jelly) was not really a very good substitute for marmelade.
Hmmm, I feel my ears burning, almost like someone was talking about me.

I still really miss that froup Richard and all the international camaraderie that went with it. I voted for the inclusion of the group in the 'alt.' hierarchy when it was proposed and made my first post just a couple of days after it was created. We had a truly great and very varied bunch of regulars (much like this place) and it was just like sitting in an old, run down, cafe that everyone loved. It even developed it's own quirks that used to puzzle newcomers, like the constant references to the anteaters that lived under the tables (they lived on all the spilt sugar), the overflowing ashtrays, the perpetual biscuit (cookie) barrel and of course Dimmer's arse candles!

Happy days!

EDIT: I just did some trawling though old bookmarks and discovered that Humbug's old website still exists after all these years! http://cheerslove.org.uk/

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My brother's got one. Just for fun. He's also got a 7.9257mm Mauser. Just for fun. So do I, come to think of it. Has somewhat more of a punch.
At one time I had over military surplus 70 rifles in my collection. Most of it has been sold off now. All of my Mausers are gone. I only regret selling one Mauser. A 1918 Danzig that had been reworked by the Weimar republic with modern sights. It was called a transition rifle. A beautiful long barrel rifle. I should have kept it that one. I am partial to long barrel rifles.

I also had a lot of Russian and Finnish military rifles. The Finnish rifles were all excellent shooters. They had the tightest firearm accuracy specs of any military involved in WWII. I still have an M39. It is my can't miss rifle. The only problem is that when the temps drop way below freezing and the wind starts howling the old girl screams to go the range.

I still have one Russian WWII sniper rifle too. The accuracy of that rifle stunned me when I it set up. In the right hands, not mine, it is a 1,000 meter rifle. Accuracy is about .5 MOA with Privi Partizan commercial ammunition. Single hole at 100 yards.

Nowadays, I mainly shoot sporting clays and some 22lr when I go to the range. Sporting clays is a lot of fun. Something about smashing the heck out of clays as they fly or bounce by is very satisfying. Vents a lot of frustrations. I have always found shooting sports very relaxing. To do it well, you have to control your breathing, your heart rate and clear your mind of everything else. It's more of a meditation than anything else. Probably why I enjoy nature photography so much.
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Just so you guys know I ain't kidding when I tell you there are dangerous animals in the bush - here's a specimen of the rare firebreathing nyala of Southern Africa



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Thank you! But you really shouldn't mention photo related stuff in this thread. It's just for other stuff. Lots of stuff. Almost any stuff. But not photo stuff. . . .
shouldn't mention

but ok to post a photo ???



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shouldn't mention

but ok to post a photo ???



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Nonono. Photos are ok. As long as the topic is not something to do with photo.

See?

Simple!



And thanks
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Nonono. Photos are ok. As long as the topic is not something to do with photo.
And as long as it isn't taken with a third numeral xatneP camera.
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And as long as it isn't taken with a third numeral xatneP camera.
Indeed.

Or at least we try to ignore the fact if it is done

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Nonono. Photos are ok. As long as the topic is not something to do with photo
... and doesn't encourage anyone to buy a K-3, of course
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Just so you guys know I ain't kidding when I tell you there are dangerous animals in the bush - here's a specimen of the rare firebreathing nyala of Southern Africa
Ooh, green flames! Exotic...
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It is the teenage boys that have an overly great fascination with that subject.
I must say that I have long outgrown the teenage fascination with such things.

But.

It is still a daily occurrence. Part of normal everyday life. If one is eating a good, healthy, high fiber diet, there will be gas. More fiber, more gas. In fact, I just had a physical and discussed it in depth with my physician. You see, I had to make radical changes to my diet and lifestyle a year ago last September. A bout of pancreatitis triggered by fatty liver, which was the culmination of a lifetime of eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wished. Many years of rich foods, lots of dairy (hey, they said dairy is good, one of the main foods in the food pyramid!), plenty of red meat, salty snacks, sweets, etc. Nowhere near enough exercise, even though I have always led a very active lifestyle.

So I made radical changes to my diet.

I began to exercise everyday.

I was a total vegetarian for several months, but added in mostly fish, and then some poultry and pork. Quit dairy completely, as well as most other fats. No highly refined sugars.

Now, 16 months later, I am in better shape than I was 30 or 40 years ago. The bloodwork shows much improved cholesterol, among other things. I'm sleeping better. Lost more weight (I was 240lbs {108.9 kg} when I quit driving trucks and went to work in the Big Shed, now I am under 180 {81.7kg}), and continue to drop pounds.

And because of the diet, my digestive system is functioning very well again.

Almost too well.

But the doctor says everything is good.

Even if it comes with a highly active fumigation device.
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Ooh, green flames! Exotic...
I believe the FFO is BW!
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Just so you guys know I ain't kidding when I tell you there are dangerous animals in the bush - here's a specimen of the rare firebreathing nyala of Southern Africa
Green fire.

Must have eaten jalapenos.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tako Kichi Quote
Hmmm, I feel my ears burning, almost like someone was talking about me.

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EDIT: I just did some trawling though old bookmarks and discovered that Humbug's old website still exists after all these years! 2 eggs, sausage, beans, tomatoes, 2 toast, large tea, cheerslove!
I had no idea it was still going. Thanks for the link.
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still have an M39.
I never had an opportunity to fire one, heard stories thou.
I like his videos.
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