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by colinz
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Australia and New Zealand
Replies: 9
Views: 3049

Re: Australia and New Zealand

Alias, I hope you survived Auckland to make it out to some of the more rural places!
by colinz
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Okay, these look interesting. I want the 9mm/300blk one http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/624x351xDSCN2876-e1389910636900.jpg.pagespeed.ic.xvqqd7YalT.jpg http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/01/16/gemtech-g-core-suppressors/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fal...
by colinz
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Dave_M wrote:Part 1 of a longer article about WML's just hit
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Well, written, concise and clear. Make perfect sense even to me. Thanks for that. :-)
by colinz
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

If I was ever going to move to another country...it would probably be Germany, or NZ... I'm thinking the Czech Republic would be perfect for me. Either that or Canada, but given the fact 80% of my relatives live there I'm thinking the Czechs might have a Chimp as a resident sooner than the Canadian...
by colinz
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

I should not have tried to force my way into this conversation. SO WHAT ABOUT GUNS, I HEARD THEY GO PEW PEW AND MAKE HOLES INTO STUFF AND OTHER WILD THINGS! Guys I have an honest question. I'm thinking about buying my first rifle. I have experience with a lot of different firearms, but I've never o...
by colinz
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Disclaimer: I've only been in the business for 2 years and thus can't actually remember these times. No idea how these things work outside of Europe. Here it's drug-branded calendars at best these days. The pens are pretty good, the notepads are good firelighters, the pads that are used to keep tem...
by colinz
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 88922

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

The linky doesn't work dood. I am hazarding the guess that they are the expandable plastic mesh bags, seeing as you mentioned marbles, yes? I know they kept my marbles nice and shiny! The worst case would be that you buy a bag of marbles, it doesn't work, and a kid you know gets a bog of marbles. ;-)
by colinz
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Solar system sizing woes...
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Solar system sizing woes...

Your hvac, cooktop, oven and hot water will probably contribute towards the 1700kwh per month figure quite significantly. For a total home solar system, your idea of using your electricity consumption off your bill is a good one though. What I would do when working out the expected kwh usage is to b...
by colinz
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 88922

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

They look like drill rounds to me...

I reckon pink would have been a better choice for a coating. :-P
by colinz
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 585 HE -- Cases In Production --
Replies: 88
Views: 17678

Re: 585 HE -- Cases In Production --

E wrote: If I absolutely positively had to kill a T-Rex, buffalo, and bull moose with one shot, I'd want this rifle :crazy:
Especially if you were shooting through the T-rex, then the buffalo and then the bull moose in a line! :crazy:
by colinz
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

I think for future elk hunts I want a larger caliber than the 270 even though it worked. Either 308 or 30-06 is what I am thinking for future elk hunts. Now for the hive mind..... Just found out I can get drawn for buffalo in AZ. Not sure what caliber to use on that one. May I ask why you feel the ...
by colinz
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Fair enough Raxar. "Headspace" was something that was screaming out to me as well. Another member mentioned via PM that it's probably the primer pocket getting a thorough reaming with, possibly, overcharging with powder. I've had a bit of an email discusssion with the manufacturer, and supplied a fe...
by colinz
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7856
Views: 340063

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

There are plenty of component decisions to anguish over on a budget AR build. If Aero Precision is your baseline, the lower receiver doesn't need to be one of them. Thanks to you and DocFabulous for your input! I'm still squeamish about buying the thing unseen, but nowhere near how much I was befor...
by colinz
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7856
Views: 340063

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I know that the Mantra is usually 'A lower is a lower is a lower', but due to the current situation regarding AR15 parts in NZ I'm going to ask the dumb question anyway... The cheapest stripped lowers I've found here are the Aero Precision ones. Reviews seem to be good online, but does anyone have a...
by colinz
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

A Mos7n is roughly equivalent to a .30-06, and plenty of older hunters use those here to blast deer with. There's no such thing as too mich gun! Have at Bambi!
by colinz
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

That's a really big animal! With lots of walking involved too!

How much meat (weight wise) do you expect to get off one of those things?
by colinz
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7856
Views: 340063

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Nickel-Boron coating on the bcg, and I have no idea what they are like.
by colinz
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Yes to remanufactured ammo, no to "new" gun. I've only had it a little while, but it was bought second-hand off a very good friend of mine.
by colinz
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

Yes they did, luckily they didn't end up in the bcg or trigger group of the rifle.

Interesting pressure signs on the base of the cases too.
by colinz
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

So, I had the chance to shoot some of that ammunition that I bought last week, the results were interesting to say the least. http://i.imgur.com/V1A6gQ8.jpg http://i.imgur.com/o2I9uic.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KivnyKI.jpg Needless to say, I've contacted the company about the situation and I am waiting ...
by colinz
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

If the thumbhole stock makes use of the safety difficult , I would install an ambi safety and manipulate it with the triggerfinger . I'd just like to say that I'm a complete idiot and hadn't even considered that. :facepalm: Great idea, I'll chase one up in my next round of 'buying shit for gunzzzz'...
by colinz
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 88922

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I feel like a bad reloader when I see the amount of effort that a lot of people put into tracking how many times they've made X load, and labelling the ammo boxes with the contents. I keep hard copy of all the worked up loads, but I don't log how many individual batches I've made. Should I be doing ...
by colinz
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

I noticed you are in NZ, how hard is it to find ammo? I just mean finding it, not the outrageous prices they may charge. For a while in my AO, 22LR is still a bear to even find. Luckily I find enough on the Internet to keep me shooting. :) .223 was harder during "the panic" but it's back on the she...
by colinz
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 124668

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

My latest ammunition purchase turned up! :clap:

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Local re-manufacture, mixed brass, and it was the cheapest .223 I could find at 64c per. Can't wait to see how it shoots. :D

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