BlokeOnTheRange

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Bloke and Chap answer questions from Patrons. Topics discussed:

0:59 - Vetterli modifications for smokeless & GP90
2:49 - What is an interesting skill you've picked up?
4:48 - The Chap’s French skills, nationalities & Swiss-German
8:35 – Will a straight-pull L1A1 be allowed in the next BOTR bolt action challenge?
10:34 – Why are revolver hammers larger than those on semi-autos?
12:18 – How do you actually use volley sights?
15:00 – Future firearm myths to be debunked
19:43 – Commercial ammunition manufacturers and 174gr FB bullets
23:20 – Bloke and Chap’s experience with Japanese bolt actions
24:50 – What were the limiting factors of early 20th century marksmen’s’ rifles?
31:50 – Do Bloke or Chap like gin?
33:08 – How many guns do each of you own and what are they?
33:45 – What if the British had adopted a rimless cartridge post-WWI?
39:08 – Thoughts on dry firing military bolt actions
41:12 – Good things you remember about UK target rifle?
43:10 – What are the best guns of the black powder era?
47:00 – What is a good GP11 approximation for reloading?
49:48 – Quality or matching serial numbers as a better indication of a rifle for target shooting
51:01 – What happened to Schützen in Switzerland?
53:41 – Reproduction bolt knobs for Swiss straight pulls & Sig 550 content
55:39 – Is there shotgun shooting in Switzerland?
57:30 – How do you reload for the Vetterli?
1:01:29 – What is your favorite type of competitive shooting and what do you find most challenging?
1:04:30 – Will you cover the South African take-down SMLE?
1:06:23 – What is considered the best Swiss chocolate?

Textbook of Small Arms 1904: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aF2QVPLsAm1z_HjYORaTSEwdB1EF2rlw
Hatcher's Notebook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HIBCDSILXy6X6RUhmjSMg8qCHxoIKWDt

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Chap takes on the Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate Blind Taste Test: can he identify which came from the US and which was bought in Switzerland (but made in France)???

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So Calvin (aka Phúc Long of Firepower United) was doing a little tour of Europe, and asked me whether I could teach him how to run a bolt-action rifle quickly. Since he's such a Top Bloke I took him to Brünig Indoor, and taught him how to run a Lee-Enfield action quickly, using both my No.4 in .303 British and my Australian International Arms Frankenrifle in 7.62x39. How did he get on in Properly Rapid Fire?

Firepower United: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd326VMQLTQP3KicVuRr8_w

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Bloke and Chap do a taste test on some rather nice... ermmm... let's just use the Swiss term "Hausbrand" to describe the product in question, emanating as it does from small, shall we say "artisanal" production...

And includes a discussion of the old gunpowder test for spirit proof, a future Chap lathe-based topic!

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Thanks to the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Museum: https://www.seaforthhighlanders.ca/home-museum Please pay them a visit!

A very brief look at an unconverted German Gewehr 88 (which nevertheless had had the chamber re-cut for the spitzer S-Patrone), which had not been converted to an 88/05 and nevertheless was close enough to the front lines in WW1 to be captured by the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Don't know Karl? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? He's here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeUNM9NqJqZXfRNeuW4_2sg
And here's the InRange Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/InRangeTV/

In this vid, we discuss the realities of production, scheduling, funding, support from YOU THE VIEWER, how it actually works behind the scenes, the hobby/2nd job aspect, cross-pollination between channels, YouTube (de)monetisation, and finally finish off with a bit of a moan about the cesspit that the comments sections can be.

Other channels mentinoned:

C&Rsenal: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClq1dvO44aNovUUy0SiSDOQ
https://www.patreon.com/CandRsenal/

Forgotten Weapons: https://www.youtube.com/user/ForgottenWeapons
https://www.patreon.com/ForgottenWeapons/

DSAR (Rowan): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCniBFVEIMbcMofxb1huR9Dg

9hole Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrKsXEAqCbZyVrCibkgpwQ
https://www.patreon.com/9HoleReviews/

Une courte explication des caractéristiques uniques de la première version de cette arme mythique. Sous le premier type se trouvent trois modèles. Le fusil présenté ici comprend des caractéristiques du deuxième et troisième modèle.

ENGLISH VERSION:

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A quick review of the main features of a lovely Martini Henry MkI rifle, featuring some 2nd and 3rd pattern upgrades. I'm sure the real afficionados will have more to say.

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Ex USMC helicopter pilot Bill shows Mike how traditional Swiss Alp cheese (Alpkäse / Fromage d'Alpage) is made, on an alp above Thun and Reutigen in the Berner Oberland. But first, we need to get the milk out of the cows... Then, at 24:15, the actual cheesemaking begins.

And yes, shorts should be! Magnum PI, USMC divers, James Bond, James Reeves and many others can't be wrong!

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A quick little video from when we tested some 7.5 Swiss Ordnance revolver ammo from trimmed Soviet 7.62x38R Nagant cases. Did it work?

Calvin (aka Phúc Long of Firepower United) pops his proper British made .303 charger cherry. And we got the reaction!

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See the GoFundMe lathe in action while I show you a neat little trick to modify case rim dimensions to make 10.3x60R cases extract and eject with 100% reliability (you'll see why it's important).

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Découvrez mon nouveau tour vintage et en même temps voyez comment j'adapte le culot d'étuis 10,3x60R au cotes du 11x59R. La technique est connue chez les poudreux mais la voici en live!

ENGLISH: https://youtu.be/G25KIXeHME0

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The Chap dug out an old French cavalry manual from the pre-WW1 era, so we thought we'd go through their revolver exercises with his St.Etienne Mle. 92 and my Trocaola (Eibar) "Spanish Mle. 92", both in 8mm/92 calibre (NOT LEBEL). How did we get on?

Chappy presents a nice little French smallbore .22 rimfire carbine of very special significance, which not only has some clever features but also has an interesting pedigree.

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Hitman by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1300013

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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With thanks to Guy & Lesley Field of The Yeaveley Estate https://yeaveley-estate.co.uk/ BotR and The Wirksworth Gunroom bring you the definitive, and quite obvious, answer to this strangely contentious conundrum. Simply by shooting the same course of fire in three different manners, with .303 Lee-Enfield No.4 rifles:

1. 10 round mag loaded to capacity at the start.
2. 5 round mag loaded at the start.
3. 10 round mag loaded to 5 rounds at the start.

How did it turn out? And did anyone get a rimjam (new PPU Prvi Partizan ammo, loaded down-up-down-up-down in chargers) that couldn't be solved by just slamming the bolt with a bit of élan? (Spoiler: no)

Wrapup video over at WGR here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PM9eE70GuM
Yeaveley Estate: https://yeaveley-estate.co.uk/

Birdsong from Sartorial Pictures here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul8fmF4BAPM

KEYWORDS:
SMLE
.303
rimlock
prvi
ppu

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Like Ronseal quick-drying wood varnish: it does exactly what it says on the tin... In which we open up a bit about us :)

MAIN VIDEO: https://youtu.be/KoF83f30mIk

Here is just the shoot-through of the Whitehead Match from the October 2019 CSR League Match. Shot with my Tikka T3x Arctic / C19 Canadian Ranger Rifle.

RULES: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CSRandPR-Handbook-v1.pdf
COURSE OF FIRE: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Oct-19-CoF-Ver-1.0.pdf
RESULTS: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/6/d/e/2PACX-1vQHlGxq_z861JwjxwW8w7sBcTTxhjLi4YIH2EMblF0qWo6zZskoLvJW4blE4XpLTNvDQw2Hamuky5bO/pubhtml#
OFFICIAL BISLEY WEBSITE: https://www.nra.org.uk

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KEYWORDS:
Civilian Service Rifle
Bisley
NRA
308 win winchester

MAIN VIDEO: https://youtu.be/KoF83f30mIk

Here is just the shoot-through of the Short Range Rural Match from the October 2019 CSR League Match. Shot with my Tikka T3x Arctic / C19 Canadian Ranger Rifle.

RULES: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CSRandPR-Handbook-v1.pdf
COURSE OF FIRE: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Oct-19-CoF-Ver-1.0.pdf
RESULTS: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/6/d/e/2PACX-1vQHlGxq_z861JwjxwW8w7sBcTTxhjLi4YIH2EMblF0qWo6zZskoLvJW4blE4XpLTNvDQw2Hamuky5bO/pubhtml#
OFFICIAL BISLEY WEBSITE: https://www.nra.org.uk

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KEYWORDS:
Civilian Service Rifle
Bisley
NRA
308 win winchester

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Bloke takes his Tikka T3x Arctic to the October 2019 Civilian Service Rifle League Match at Bisley, UK and shoots it instead of his habitual .303 Lee-Enfield No.4. How did he get on?

RULES: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CSRandPR-Handbook-v1.pdf
COURSE OF FIRE: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Oct-19-CoF-Ver-1.0.pdf
RESULTS: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/6/d/e/2PACX-1vQHlGxq_z861JwjxwW8w7sBcTTxhjLi4YIH2EMblF0qWo6zZskoLvJW4blE4XpLTNvDQw2Hamuky5bO/pubhtml#
OFFICIAL BISLEY WEBSITE: https://www.nra.org.uk

Just the Shooting:
Urban Match: https://youtu.be/5tUY8RoldWY
Short Range Rural Match: https://youtu.be/uFZPdn8swAU
Whitehead: https://youtu.be/zGmEZWKzVlA

EXTRA KEYWORDS:
.308 Win Winchester
csr
Canada
Canadian
Rangers
C19

MAIN VIDEO: https://youtu.be/KoF83f30mIk

Here is just the shoot-through of the Urban Match from the October 2019 CSR League Match. Shot with my Tikka T3x Arctic / C19 Canadian Ranger Rifle.

RULES: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/CSRandPR-Handbook-v1.pdf
COURSE OF FIRE: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Oct-19-CoF-Ver-1.0.pdf
RESULTS: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/6/d/e/2PACX-1vQHlGxq_z861JwjxwW8w7sBcTTxhjLi4YIH2EMblF0qWo6zZskoLvJW4blE4XpLTNvDQw2Hamuky5bO/pubhtml#
OFFICIAL BISLEY WEBSITE: https://www.nra.org.uk

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KEYWORDS:
Civilian Service Rifle
Bisley
NRA
308 win winchester

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Bloke's shooting at the Bloke on the Range Bolt Action Challenge. With a K31 in 7.5x55 GP11. Cos he screwed up and had loaned his .303" Lee-Enfield No.4 out to someone else while forgetting he had to take himself into account...

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So on 2 November 2019, a bunch of us organised the first ever Bloke on the Range Bolt Action Challenge competition, with a mix of British kinda rapid fire and a Swiss 300m course of fire. How did it go?

Here's the promo vid for the comp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO33aP77ZjI

Results are here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uaKJnCTJaq63QJiJtGfHmjqkCFYPeMSFcDODy62Kv0E

Our unadulterated shooting is here:
Bloke: https://youtu.be/WIcrG5LC2No
Chap: https://youtu.be/GCfPS6mZxLE

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Chap's Shooting at the Bloke on the Range Bolt Action Challenge. With a MAS 36 in 7.5x54 French.

Main video here: https://youtu.be/O2_-6N6a0ws

The end of the "Normandy" film on The Wirksworth Gunroom was both amusing and poigniant. Here it is for those who clicked away too soon...

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Discussion video: https://youtu.be/ea2-uzF1_ZY

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A channel about historic firearms technology, mechanics, military history and so on.