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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:48 pm 
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I have no idea how this is managed in legal terms, but I was on butt zero shooting speed steels (in the tipping rain) when I heard what sounded like a Vickers, and a little research showed that there was indeed a Vickers in use - https://nra.org.uk/armistice-service-an ... sQzIFRFf7A

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:04 pm 
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I have no idea how this is managed in legal terms, but I was on butt zero shooting speed steels (in the tipping rain) when I heard what sounded like a Vickers, and a little research showed that there was indeed a Vickers in use - https://nra.org.uk/armistice-service-an ... sQzIFRFf7A


Something like this?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:04 pm 
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Yep, was there watching it this afternoon. Great to see :)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:03 am 
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Here's the longer version of the Vickers.



Imagine reloading that lot with a Lee Loader. I used to use them at my place of work, (IBM) They were a handy way to reload without attracting attention in my wee workshop.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:45 am 
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I heard someone say that they were going to be putting around 2,000 total rounds down range through the Vickers. Wonder who's job it was to clean it.....
I watched the bullets impact the sand just to get an idea of the power of this machine gun.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:06 am 
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bnz41 wrote:
I heard someone say that they were going to be putting around 2,000 total rounds down range through the Vickers. Wonder who's job it was to clean it.....
I watched the bullets impact the sand just to get an idea of the power of this machine gun.


To get an idea of the power of some rounds I collected a load of free Catalogs from outside Tesco once, quite thick they were.

Remember a 303 would penetrate around 13 of these catalogs laid end to end. aaarggh


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25Pdr wrote:
bnz41 wrote:
I heard someone say that they were going to be putting around 2,000 total rounds down range through the Vickers. Wonder who's job it was to clean it.....
I watched the bullets impact the sand just to get an idea of the power of this machine gun.


To get an idea of the power of some rounds I collected a load of free Catalogs from outside Tesco once, quite thick they were.

Remember a 303 would penetrate around 13 of these catalogs laid end to end. aaarggh


Aye, those were the days when you could do your ballistic testing outside Tescos and no-one batted an eyelid.


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TomH wrote:
25Pdr wrote:
bnz41 wrote:
I heard someone say that they were going to be putting around 2,000 total rounds down range through the Vickers. Wonder who's job it was to clean it.....
I watched the bullets impact the sand just to get an idea of the power of this machine gun.


To get an idea of the power of some rounds I collected a load of free Catalogs from outside Tesco once, quite thick they were.

Remember a 303 would penetrate around 13 of these catalogs laid end to end. aaarggh


Aye, those were the days when you could do your ballistic testing outside Tescos and no-one batted an eyelid.


lol lol

Probably could, a lot of the population in Greenock are either on drugs or booze, nobody would notice.

Not like your posh Waitrose Down South. :run:


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Did they use the electronic targets?


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Did they use the electronic targets?



very funny' no they didn't and yes I was there.


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