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    Motueka Valley New Zealand
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    30 IHC projects waiting--some completed

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  1. ...good one sraglycat !! Reminds me of the good old days here in New Zealand....1960's......NZ Forest Service used to pay for possum skin "token"......a strip of skin , plus ears, about nine inches long.........Red deer tail.......and pigs snouts and tails......(only matching by number .i.e. one of each had to presented )......so .....as the deer tail were only worth three rounds of British .303 ammunition, but the pig snout and tail combo was Two shillings and sixpence.......now .25 cents these days.....so the more enterprising pig hunters would cut pig "snouts " out of a large potato.....punch a couple of nose holes.....leave them in the sun for several days, until they all wrinkled up.....then laid them under the rotting mess of ''pig tails''......which were fabricated by using strips of pig skin wrapped around lacing wire........all this left out side until the blow flies had done there thing...... At this point a sack or similar container would be packed with this mess , taken through to the local Forest Service HQ......given to the youngest looking female staff member for counting and subsequent payment.........of course there would be a huge uproar....as some young, iron corseted virgin confronted a seething mass of maggots...complete with the stench of decay !!!! Usually, if no male staff were present....one would be asked to give the tally of pig "tokens "......You were paid in cash.....those days two shillings and sixpence would buy more than two imperial gallons of petrol...and other liquid requirements. Eventually, all "tokens" had to be brought in frozen........and of course eventually the ''potato.wire and pig skin combo " ruse, was discovered...but not before a lot of Govt. money had been paid out....True story. Mike
  2. ...I sure got a laugh out of that effort, Sledgehammer !!! Mike
  3. .......well Mo......that could be the precursor for the ongoing continuation of this thread......just a thought.... Mike
  4. Steve.......Elkie Brooks is a British singer...she is good !! If you guys like 70's music........you can not beat "The Amazing Rythem Aces " ..one of the great American bands of that era Mike
  5. mike_newman

    New Zealand

    Yeah.....I have a bunch of firearms....including hand gun licence.......but the type of firearm that the Socialists are 'up in arms' about interest me not one wit.....Mass produced stuff like the AR15's and the like just don't do it for me....to old fashioned I guess......has to be blue steel and oiled wood However, with the input from female (I think ) '"professors" from Otago University chiming in......and the bloody water melons that comprise part of this coalition shambles.....this makes me a little nervous.......this on stuff news tonight.....mind you, maybe when the dust settles....things will quieten down in respect of a knee jerk reaction to firearms ownership......... I'm sure it will piss off a bunch of owners of semi-auto's ........and does that include the old Winchester and Remington semi-auto's in the 30 calibre ??...also talking about "buy back " on that stuff news article...... Mike "
  6. Rothergot...just curious...did you purchase the TD18?? ...and...is it in better shape than this one pictured ?? Mike
  7. mike_newman

    New Zealand

    ....so true , ......It seems that the shooter...now in custody, was an Australian National...as were his henchmen....also in custody.....seems they had ben living in a city about 300 mils south of Christchurch Our little country has had quite a shakeup....in a ,manner of speaking......founded only 160 plus years gone, on what I would call, basic Christian principles.....It has been always considered a "safe haven " in my lifetime.....but I have seen multiple changes over the years , by the very people we elect to govern the outfit......changes that have changed the whole tenure of the place. There have been thousands of immigrants come into this place since the Second World war.......by and large, they have assimilated into the NZ way of life...like having to play Rugby...drink copious amounts of beer etc ...learn to drive on the 'right" side of the road (!!!).......just become regular NZer's...albeit with the odd different accent But bring in a bunch of people, whose "religious" base is almost the very antithesis of a Christian base.....they then build these "mosque" structures ...(like Albert from Canterbury.....I am stunned at the number of these things in NZ....).....and this group brings almost every aspect of their culture to...in this case ..NZ......a culture , along with there "faith" which is so far removed from our Western way of life......so these little enclaves become a mini Syria..or Jordan ..or Pakistan..or wherever......Throw into this metaphoric crucible...the history of wonderfull achievements the Muslim way of life, has provided for the world in general......and what do we get ?? Unfortunately all the immigrant Muslim get "tarred by the same brush "..irrespective of their perceived , new 'lifestyles" Those are my thoughts...... An Australian senator, from Queensland....has had the balls to come out and speak his mind.....simply blames the New Zealand Immigration for letting Muslims into this country Of course he has been vilified by the media...what else would you expect ??...but I personally applaud him for saying how it really is. Of course it dosen't make it right...some nutter shooting little children and women.......totally abhorrent.....but the reality is simply if those people were not in our country...this would not have happened.......thus NZ 's reputation as a safe haven...has forever changed ......and the cartel of socialist female hags " running " our country has already started on "gun control "...... Is that the answer ??......I think not.....sigh Mike
  8. .......right on there MT Matt .......and the other defining aspect is all those blokes are hanging about....doing nothing....so, definitely Australians Mike
  9. ..couple photos...........(it is not mine !!) Mike
  10. ...no worries about green tractors, FD, you can say what you like...or dislike, about them.......doesn't bother me............. but the word "Belarus".....in respect of a tractive vehicle , takes me back a few years when our neighbour actually brought one...a 4x4 model, brand new....the epitome of Soviet engineering .... We watched , over the fence as that thing slowly self destructed....until it was not even a suitable candidate for the scrap truck.......it was that bad....had it been a 'person'' ......in the Soviet Union......it would have been sent to the salt mines....never to be heard from again.... ...hence my comment Mike
  11. ......well is that ever going to throw out a challenge to the closet "combative forum members"....??!!!.......wonder if Farmall Doctor is preparing the defence??.....or was he being very droll......just trying to trick the masses... Belarus.......oh dear Mike
  12. .....Yes....totally agree !!.....after 50 odd years of reloading many calibres... initially with Lyman and RCBS....brought a big Redding Turret press...even when trying to get into the 1000yd match.....that press with Redding dies, turned both the 308 Norma Magnum and the 264 Win Magnum into very good groups.....No doubt the real "pro's" could have done better...but under good shooting conditions...i.e. with favourable light and no wind...we had satisfactory results As for loading the regular hunting calibre (s)......a real pleasure to use ..and in my favourite hunting rifle these days.....one pre warning 250-3000 Ruger 77.....with 'Blued Bbl and action and nice wooden stock...slightly reworked , thus taking the " hockey stick " look from that rifle......plus a West German glass on it...those reloads are 'right on the money "....use a modern weight measure these days as well..try and get all aspects of the reloading process absolutely correct I brought a battered Marlin 444 once...came with a bunch of reloads...pulled the projectiles and weighed the powder.......Was not sure the specific # /brand etc of the propellant.....pulled the lot and tossed the powder out.... I have seen a Parker Hale action in 308 cal destroyed by reloading incorrectly.......not a pretty sight Mike
  13. ..Lorenzo...... over the last few months, your fascination for weird terrestrial vehicles has become apparent.....maybe there is nothing particularly weird about the one pictured above, in fact it looks like a work of art...... but take heed, the combination of tits and wheels has taken many a good man down......just sayin' Mike
  14. mike_newman

    H hood

    ........got several tidy "H" bonnets here, bitty.... .......come on down....you can take one home.....no worries .......save all that welding fumes getting into your 'inlet manifold" Mike
  15. ......an interesting array of aroma's ..88power........don't know the sound of secondarys opening on a four barrel.......but on that 'note'......the smell of freshly burnt powder upon opening the breech of a double bbl shotgun...... Mike
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