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The crap you toss around.

Been humming and harring for awhile about getting a caravan and joining the grey nomad brigade.

I mean, what could go wrong, super increasing fuel costs, possible future road taxes and or other taxes / penalties because you don't drive and electric dinky, getting locked out of most of the country unless you hire an indigenous tribe to escort you around at 3 grand a day, traffic jams with all the other grey nomads out on the open highway between 3 ways and the barkerly road house.

And most importantly, Foo up ya clacker in his 40t behemoth blowing his horn and shaking his fist at ya because your little 2.8lt can only manage 40kph up hill with 2 ton of van behind you.

Went for a sail up to 1770 (pancake creek) the other day on a mates 50ft cat. Nice

So, this morning I joined the local sailing club, gunna to learn to sail. I see a 40 odd foot sail cat in my future...

Fcuk the open highways and byways ...
Pffffft, that's my payload, so ya better add another 25t to it.

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This was being spoken about, months ago. ;)

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It’s taken place across ALL forms of social media. Facebook and YouTube included.
 

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300 blackout how does that shoot? Just saw the rounds i quiet like the look of them, not too pricey either i must say, at 30odd bux for 20. View attachment 536765
I spoke to peggy tonight about it and im going to have a look at the Howa mini action chambered in 300 blackout in the morning..Will most likely get one me thinks..Will be a good replacement for the 45...
Might have to change my user name..LOL.
There is better range of bullet wheight for the 300 blackout than the 7.62x39..110gn-220gn .
 

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The 220gn stuff is only traveling at about 1000fps...The yanks love them..Screw on a can and you could fart louder.
 

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Its really hard to decide on what to get once you have a .223 it really is the best all-rounder 👌
I am a huge fan of anything 30 cal and the 308 used to be an absolute favorite. It had good stopping power but low enough recoil that I could shoot it all day without sparing the ammo. As a young man I read a number of reports about the battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam war and was impressed by the fact that the Aussies there who were using M16s took every chance possible to drop their 223 M16s and pick up the 308 SLR of a wounded mate when the opportunity presented itself. The reason for this was that they were fighting in a rubber plantation and a lot of the time a 308 projectile would go through a rubber tree and strike the enemy behind but the 223 did not. This gave me the impression that the 308 had much better penetration ability than the 223. Fast forward a few decades and something happened to change my mind. A mate worked on a mine site and he brought home about ten 9kg dry powder fire extinguishers that were past their use by date and had to be disposed of. They made good target practice the next shooting trip out the bush. I wasn't entirely surprised that the 223 went straight through all the extinguishers it was fired at but to my absolute amazement the 308 did not. With more than twice the projectile weight and almost the same velocity I thought the 308 would blow the back out of these extinguishers but that was not the case. No doubt projectile expansion was an important factor but as a result of that incident the 223 went way up in my opinion. I wouldn't go buffalo hunting with one but I would probably use something better than a 308 as well. Any other animal in this country and the 223 is fine.
 

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I am a huge fan of anything 30 cal and the 308 used to be an absolute favorite. It had good stopping power but low enough recoil that I could shoot it all day without sparing the ammo. As a young man I read a number of reports about the battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam war and was impressed by the fact that the Aussies there who were using M16s took every chance possible to drop their 223 M16s and pick up the 308 SLR of a wounded mate when the opportunity presented itself. The reason for this was that they were fighting in a rubber plantation and a lot of the time a 308 projectile would go through a rubber tree and strike the enemy behind but the 223 did not. This gave me the impression that the 308 had much better penetration ability than the 223. Fast forward a few decades and something happened to change my mind. A mate worked on a mine site and he brought home about ten 9kg dry powder fire extinguishers that were past their use by date and had to be disposed of. They made good target practice the next shooting trip out the bush. I wasn't entirely surprised that the 223 went straight through all the extinguishers it was fired at but to my absolute amazement the 308 did not. With more than twice the projectile weight and almost the same velocity I thought the 308 would blow the back out of these extinguishers but that was not the case. No doubt projectile expansion was an important factor but as a result of that incident the 223 went way up in my opinion. I wouldn't go buffalo hunting with one but I would probably use something better than a 308 as well. Any other animal in this country and the 223 is fine.
Were the 223's fmj Overboard?
 

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I spoke to peggy tonight about it and im going to have a look at the Howa mini action chambered in 300 blackout in the morning..Will most likely get one me thinks..Will be a good replacement for the 45...
Might have to change my user name..LOL.
There is better range of bullet wheight for the 300 blackout than the 7.62x39..110gn-220gn .
Will your new tag be "Mini Action " ? :ROFLMAO:
 

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I am a huge fan of anything 30 cal and the 308 used to be an absolute favorite. It had good stopping power but low enough recoil that I could shoot it all day without sparing the ammo. As a young man I read a number of reports about the battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam war and was impressed by the fact that the Aussies there who were using M16s took every chance possible to drop their 223 M16s and pick up the 308 SLR of a wounded mate when the opportunity presented itself. The reason for this was that they were fighting in a rubber plantation and a lot of the time a 308 projectile would go through a rubber tree and strike the enemy behind but the 223 did not. This gave me the impression that the 308 had much better penetration ability than the 223. Fast forward a few decades and something happened to change my mind. A mate worked on a mine site and he brought home about ten 9kg dry powder fire extinguishers that were past their use by date and had to be disposed of. They made good target practice the next shooting trip out the bush. I wasn't entirely surprised that the 223 went straight through all the extinguishers it was fired at but to my absolute amazement the 308 did not. With more than twice the projectile weight and almost the same velocity I thought the 308 would blow the back out of these extinguishers but that was not the case. No doubt projectile expansion was an important factor but as a result of that incident the 223 went way up in my opinion. I wouldn't go buffalo hunting with one but I would probably use something better than a 308 as well. Any other animal in this country and the 223 is fine.
The design and weight of the projectile is the performance decider,your 308 dumped all it's energy into the target,isn't that the ideal result rather than wasting it on the scenery in the background ?
 

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The design and weight of the projectile is the performance decider,your 308 dumped all it's energy into the target,isn't that the ideal result rather than wasting it on the scenery in the background ?
Like I said, projectile expansion, or lack of it, was no doubt the issue. The result still surprised me.
 
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