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Here's the falling plates rematch! Han with his new CZ Shadow 2, and Mike with his old-fashioned S&W 586.

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After Mike got a reference in a Taofledermaus video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV5zwug89C4 it was only a matter of time before he felt that he OUGHT to weigh in on the Highly Important Topic of the British perspective on the important questions of how to pronounce "Carbine" and ".30-06". So here's his little contribution.

After all, British English is Proper English.

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Bloke gets a rare chance to take a hands-on look at the super rare Swiss G150 subsonic precision rifle developed for the cold-war P-26 stay-behind resistance organisation. This rifle is in 10.4x33mm, aka .41 Magnum, but with a huge great 408gn bullet for quietly smashing up Soviet communications equipment, radars etc. from a safe distance of up to 200m. It's built on a commercial Sauer rear wedge-locked action and has a 3 shot box magazine, topped with an unmarked German scope with a BDC drum, and was made in extreme secrecy for P-26, partly by SIG, partly by gunsmiths in the organisation. More on P-26 here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Projekt-26

By the way, this video required not only the permission of RUAG, but also of the Swiss Army to be released for publication! Thanks so much to both of these organisations for allowing me to film and for allowing me to publish!

WARNING: a$$hattery in the comments by people who want to show off how ignorant they are of Switzerland in WW2 and the Cold War, or of the law of neutrality, will be at best laughed at, at worst deleted.

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Yes, so the big aperture bit of this footage has been used in an earlier Extra Vid. But what are these Extra Vids for, if not for re-cycling footage to illustrate specific points? In this case, that the Lee-Enfield No.4 big aperture isn't less accurate than the small aperture to any meaningful degree. If you understand this and concentrate!

Here's the Canadian 1945 manual referred to: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1i-5B_VJTdzbGVBBNbBV9ASvsMMw1Znza

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Alex came to Schloss Bloke to talk about German firearms laws, and how they work as of April 2019. He explains how it works for sports shooters, hunters and collectors, and some of the exemptions.

Yes it's long. Yes it's complicated. No, that's not all of it - all the little exceptions and little rules could have tripled the length!

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By a surprising amount of popular demand, here's what Bloke did to get his 1945-dated Indian Ishapore-built .303" SMLE no.1 Mk.III* ("Iffy Ishy") ready for the range.

And the answer is: basically as little as possible. But this was a bigger task than he first anticipated!

Also contains some detail on how the SMLE's bedding / stocking up works.

Also includes range footage at 300m.

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Bloke takes his mint 1963 dated Chinese Type 56 Carbine / SKS out to 300m to see how well it is zeroed, and how well it shoots. The first shot you see here is genuinely his first ever shot with this rifle at any distance.

It is surprisingly well zeroed with S&B 123gn FMJ out the box, and shoots surprisingly well with Barnaul 123gn FMJ (although to a different point of aim, so he had to work it out and aim off). He'll be re-zeroing it for Barnaul at the next opportunity.

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An addendum to this earlier video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXYfxM_zJ5g

Bloke gets loaned a back-converted M1900 Kurzgewehr and some re-primed original 1910 dated GP90 ammo to try out at 300m!

This one was originally a 1900 Short Rifle, was officially converted to a K00/11, and then unofficially converted back to a model 1900.

Thanks, Housi!

Keywords: schmidt rubin short rifle swiss straight pull gp90 7.5 7,5 7.5x53.5 GP11

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A bit long this one, but I thought some people might like to see the whole process, and how some rifles will really like some ammo and not others.

Here's Bloke's "Minty Mauser", which is a Spanish M43 (kinda almost VZ24 / Kar98k configuration), with a scope mount and turned down bolt handle done by Hege. It's built as a 7.62 NATO / .308 Win rifle rather than an 8x57, but they didn't bother to fix the magazine to run it properly, and a quirk of the M43 receiver design means that it doesn't eject reliably either.

But it seems to rather like that Winchester Supreme 168gn match ammo!

It is NOT a "Spanish Small-Ring Mauser" - those are Mauser 93 actions and have a habit of not holding .308 Win. This is a Mauser 98 action!

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Obligatory clickbait: PUBG x8 sniper

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In a slight deviation from normal mad minute programming, Mike takes a look at a more or less practical 15 rounds, and discusses the important point that if you can in principle fire 25+ rounds, when you dial it back to 15 you can spend much more time doing things like aiming, worrying about your trigger control, following through and so on.

Illustrated through the medium of a .303 Lee-Enfield No.4 rifle.

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Bloke takes his shiny new Tikka T3x Arctic out to 300m and tests it against his trusty 1943 Long Branch Lee Enfield No.4 off the bag, and offhand standing, kneeling and prone.

There's a little disappointment in places...

Extra keywords:
smle, 303, 308 winchester, 7.62x51, 7.62 NATO, mark 4, mark iv, mk4, accuracy, c19, canadian, rifle,

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Another "contrary to popular belief" mythbust: yes, M95 Mannlicher straight pull rifles do indeed have primary extraction.

ENGLISH VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/tCPC2wzTrUA

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Pour l'entrainement à l'intérieur avec votre revolver à percussion à poudre noire, ce kit vous intéressera. Les projectiles sont en gomme, et les cartouches à blanc 6mm Flobert fournissent la force motrice.

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To the tune of the Red Dwarf theme:

It's cold outside / there's no kind of atmosphere / I want to shoot / revolver / there's a kit / and it comes from France / fun, fun, fun / in the barn, barn barn!

Yes indeed, H&C Collection make a kit for indoor training with black powder muzzleloading percussion revolvers. Rubber projectiles, 6mm Flobert blanks to drive them. Hours of harmless indoor fun!

Sorry, no linkies - Google is your friend and we don't want to get into trouble with the bots again :)

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Thanks to the RUAG Ammotech museum, here's a very brief look at the three ground-role machine guns in Swiss service in WW2. All in 7.5x55 GP11, one is a French Chatellerault for tanks (the Swiss bought French tanks), a Furrer LMG 25 (with toggle locking, of course), and a Maxim MG11.

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Bloke unboxes and takes a first look at the Tikka T3x Arctic rifle, adopted as the C19 rifle for the Canadian Rangers in 7.62 NATO / .308 Winchester. Is the hype real? Oh yes! Yes, it really is!

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Bloke takes his Bulgarian-contract 8x50R Mannlicher M95 straight pull rifle out for a spin at 300m. It's really surprisingly accurate!

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Bloke and Chap take this well-worn French M16 Berthier Carbine in 8x50R Lebel for a spin. We could say it was fast and smooth, but we'd be totally lying.....

We belive this WW1 piece is in Battlefield 1....

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So, does the French 7.5x54 MAS-36 automatically eject clips or not? Here is the definitive answer!

ENGLISH VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/iahThVlF7QI

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Le Chap vous introduit à la cartouche d'origine Chassepot Mle 1866 et la confection d'une reproduction aussi conforme que possible.

Version simple: https://youtu.be/R5SZm_VheBE

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The Chap takes you through how original French Chassepot M1866 paper needlefire cartridges were made, and how he does it. Contains lashings of black powder, and better-than-a-Dryse cartridges!

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Earlier video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL52WH4HYdo

Bloke on the Range takes you through some BREN light Machine Gun shooting technique and doctrine on its use.

Das Schiessen war selbstverständlich kantonal bewilligt!!!!!

Platoon in the Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSf6aN3H2Y

.303 British LMG

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In the days before the heavy-barrelled 7.62mm target rifles, there was SR (b) - Service Rifle (b), which permitted deviations from the military stocking-up system, target sights and middle sling swivels. Calibre was still 303 British though. Various Long Lee-Enfield rifles, SMLE's, P14's and No.4's were converted to this standard, and when fettled they could all manage to score possibles on a 2.5 MOA bullseye (5" at 200 yds was the smallest in angular terms). Here's The Bloke's AJ Parker No.4 Mk.2 at 300m with his last 6 rounds of the day, and the only shots he fired off the bag with this rifle.

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Both The Chap and The Bloke try their hands at a rapid fire unlimited mad minute with a MAS 36 in 7.5x54mm French.

This one was rather fun. Also includes a discussion about charger clip automatic ejection at the end.

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Bloke takes his practical experimentation very, very seriously. Here, he takes a look at whether reloading a single charger clip, two of them, or replacing the magazine is quicker, under several different sets of circumstances.

Featuring his lovely 1943 Long Branch .303 British Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.1*

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