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Member postings for Clive Hartland

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Thread: Mystery object
09/03/2022 13:57:58

Just to make a point, the original bullet depicted was .9.52 dia. convert to Imperiel at 0.375".

The 0.300 calibre references are not valid.

Regarding hunting in Africa, most big game is taken with one of the following. No.1 or No.2 rifle in 0.500 calibre. S/S, then .458 Win. mag. and I have seen .470 Franz Zodia rifles O/U beautifly engraved.

John Hunter shot elepants with a 6.5 mm rifle, walking up under the head and shooting up vertically and stepping away as it fell.

That said, the .375 is the minimum cal. for hunting the big Five game animals. In 1963 a .375 H & H round cost 15 EA shillings, No one bought a box, just enough to set the sights and 2 rounds for each game animal licensed to shoot.

White hunters used mainly 8mm or .270 cal. for small game for feeding safaris. 12gauge shotguns for birds.

Ammunition was strictly controlled in Kenya, I was limited to 50 rounds of 12gauge and had to go back and have to ask for more, eventually ending up with 250 to buy at one time.

.22 was one 50 round box at a time. Full bore ammo as said on a need basis.

All hunting now stopped in Kenya.

08/03/2022 13:15:06

I agree the .375 calibre but have never seen pointed boat tail bulets used in an H & H .375. The bullets have always been round nose and flat based ( recovered from game shot by Game wardens) H & H ammo is maximum impact, ie. Elephant or cape Buffalo control.

F Dunlap was an acknowledged master gunsmith and he only lists the .375 once in his book. Saying it was very accurate and used out to 250 yards range.

In the cartridge listings I can find no other listing of that calibre so it is a mystery indeed.

Thread: Tomato seed recommendation?
07/03/2022 21:59:31

One thing to not do is grow tomatoes in the same soil every year, better to use grow bags. Buy quality ones, not from supermarkets.

07/03/2022 13:59:20

Not good to use saved seed. Most tomatoes are F1 hybrids and are bred to give the features you desire.

A trip to a garden center or even in the supermarket will give you good choices. One I like is, Velvia.

F1 hybrids are usually a good bet. even size, ripening in sequence and good taste.

Thread: Mystery object
07/03/2022 13:46:06

The fact that you say the owner cleaned it because it was rusty, means that it is maybe of German origin from wartime as they made bullets with steel jackets at that time.Copper washing to stop immediate rusting.

Last time I saw these was in .44 Magnum pistol made by Norma, I recovered some after about a month and they had rusted.

I have just checked my list of cartridges and cannot find a calibre like that.

Edited By Clive Hartland on 07/03/2022 13:55:54

05/03/2022 14:03:06

Something soft to slow it down, water!

05/03/2022 14:03:06

Something soft to slow it down, water!

05/03/2022 10:36:32

It has been through a rifled barrel so is a projectile. Likely .300 calibre.

Thread: Replacement Vial for precision level
03/03/2022 12:27:55

Me. How is the vial held in place, plaster or glue?

If plaster soak in water and then gently pick away at the plaster till the vial is free.

When replacing, make a square of paper the same size as you took out and fold it in reducing concertina fashion.

Slide the paper and vial back in place and then use plaster to reseal.

One proviso, the vial tube usually has a dimple sticking out where it was sealed, keep that clear of plaster.

Thread: windows live mail
25/02/2022 07:03:26

Cannot find the repair option in accounts? What to do?

24/02/2022 21:59:04

Thanks Windy, I will look at that tomorrow as I have just closed the programme!

24/02/2022 13:58:31

Is there some way to refresh windows live mail?

Now and again my live mail glitches, symptoms being double entry posts, being slow to show mail.

Thread: recent power outage in Medway
23/02/2022 19:12:10

I have decide to have a standard gas fire re-fitted. Had to remove the old one as it was leaking.

Now to start looking for someone to do it to gas standards.

Thread: Inverter interference
23/02/2022 19:07:17

I had to earth both ends of the screened cable before the interference stopped on my set up.

Thread: recent power outage in Medway
23/02/2022 07:44:33

I would think a power cut is where it would affect just an item or say a house, an outage is where a whole area is without power as in my case in Medway, where over 300 houses were affected.

The after effects to me being chilled were like having the Flu, muscle and joint pains etc. it has taken a few days to wear off physically so I feel I may have been on the way to being frozen.

It was several hours before the thermostat was up to heat.

Thread: Blocked Drain
21/02/2022 15:38:36

Be aware that washing machines will block a drain with a chalk like substance which sets quite hard, I had to jab it quite heavily to dislodge it.

Thread: recent power outage in Medway
21/02/2022 15:34:37

Thank you lads for some illuminating things that I could do. I could have gone to my Son but an Airedale dog and cats not compatable.

The 2 day low temperatures have left me feeling tired and achy back. It took several hours for the heating to come up to temperature, all OK now.

I will look into one of there catalytic heaters, I believe they do not need a vent? Till the next saga, Thank you.

21/02/2022 08:27:47

I live in Hempstead in Gillingham, Kent.

Storm Eunice caused an outage here when a tree fell on power lines cutting just this district. This lasted for 48hrs and consequently I was without light or heat for that time. Over two days the house temp. dropped to 12.3c and the outside temp. was 10.1.c

To say the least I was hypothermic with outside clothes on and wrapped in a blanket I was shiverering. Getting out of bed in the morning was iceberg cold!

Now I am looking at some form of heating, I have no fireplace, no gas fire. only central gas heating.

What can I do if this happens again, I went out and bought a gas cylinder and burner to boil water so I had hot drink and soup but not really satisfactory.

Dog loved it as she likes the cold! At 85 years of age I feel the cold.

Thread: 3 jaw chuck lubrication issue
17/02/2022 22:00:29

If you are going to lube the scroll plate then use graphite grease or maybe copperease.

Thread: UK battery production
15/02/2022 22:17:12

It was about processing Lithium, highly specialised multi process.

Maybe tie in with the new battery manufacturing factory being built.

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