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About toxo

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  1. toxo

    Master of Arms

    Just put master of arms into youtube Nathan.
  2. Watched this today and thought of you Nathan. They had to make a black powder pistol/knife combination from scratch. Turns out there's a rake of em on YouTube.
  3. toxo

    View From Your Swim

    I can still smell that tackle shop now. A truly magical place, full of Jardine snap tackles and Devon minnows with flying trebles that you shoved down the deadbaits throat. It smelled of leather and linseed oil. A time when fishing was proper. When you thought Carp in those days it was stuff like When Richard Walker caught Clarissa, the record 44pounder in Redmire pool on a parboiled potato and had to flag down a lorry to get to the butchers to weigh it. She lived in London Zoo for many years. I kinda feel sorry for those who jumped on the Carp wagon in more recent years when fishing became more about spending loadsa money and secrets and trophy photos. They missed out on the magic.
  4. toxo

    View From Your Swim

    I know EXACTLY how you felt. When I was very young I used to live and breathe fishing. I remember finding two pieces of wood, triangular in section and "splicing" them together a la split cane. I whipped some cheap rings on and saved up my pocket money for one of those little centerpin reels that were coloured maroon or pastel blue for 2/6d. I spent many hours catching sticklebacks on the canal which was all that was available in southeast London.You never lose that fluttery feeling of watching a little float, anticipating the moment it moves and not knowing what's on the end. The essence of fishing for me.
  5. toxo

    Thermal Targets

    My pal does the same but last time out it just didn't work and he ended up using some hand warmer pads that heat chemically. He was testing different ammo for a new rifle so I don't know if the heat just went out of the foil after a while?
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    Yes Nathan but apart from the 17 hornet case being bigger there's not much difference and I can't see why the primer/powder can't be put in after annealing and case forming. Maybe some money saving issue in the process?
  7. toxo

    Thermal Targets

    But will they work at night si? I reckon if you cut squares out of foil duct tape and stick em on top of each other to maybe an inch thick and stick em in a cup of hot water from a flask when ready to zero might do the job and last long enough.
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    I anneal 17 hornet when forming from 22 hornet. I believe they couldn't anneal because the powder (liquid) went in first. Maybe they do it differently now.
  9. toxo


    If your friend doesn't mind reloading Nathan (which many enjoy as part of the hobby) The 17 Hornet (centerfire) is a much more versatile round than the hmr and cheaper too. Better yet for the kind of shooting you sorry, your friend does, the 17 Squirrel. Even more versatile. Bit of a faff getting it all together but once you get going, very cheap and effective. Don't be put off by the case forming. The cases once formed last forever. http://saubier.com/smallcaliber/17squirrel.pdf
  10. toxo

    The rabbit order.

    Would that charity be your stomach Nathan?
  11. toxo


    Thanks mate but it was only 65yds. I still laugh when I think about it.
  12. toxo


    Think I'm losing the plot. Had to climb through an upstairs window the other night cos I locked myself out.
  13. Want a chuckle? We were out Saturday night and my buddy had to zero his Browning T bolt. He set up a cardboard banana box with four shoot n see targets. After we got him thereabouts I left him to fine tune and decided to check my own zero. Above the targets was a black dot about the size of a ten p coin. I fired three rounds and couldn’t work out where they were going. When we went down for a close look it was a fecking hole.
  14. toxo


    I'm done talking to you.
  15. toxo


    That is so rich coming from you Go spout your drivel somewhere else.