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shep854

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  • Birthday 01/10/1956

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  1. FN always seemed to be very proud of their Hi-Powers. I am happy with my Argie FM, but would like a surplus Inglis for the history. Is there any word on where the Springfield Armory guns are actually made? Just curious.
  2. It didn't look any worse than a helo in gusty conditions.
  3. How long does it take to string out and take in?
  4. Das Heer has chosen their optic: German Army Adopts ELCAN Specter DR 1-4X -The Firearm Blog German Army Adopts ELCAN Specter DR 1-4X
  5. In the discussion, they emphasize that durability and reliability are considered, not just lightness.
  6. Apparently it represents the coils of wire tanks carried to secure their positions when they laagered up for the night. Vehicles in Vietnam also carried wire
  7. Yep. The Tank Encyclopedia and Restoration Passion videos went into great detail, but Nick's offering is still interesting and enlightening. I'm looking forward to Pt.2!
  8. Those things look big until Nick sits on them... My mind writhed a bit each time he said, 'M3 Sherman'...
  9. Since the early '60s, when I had a toy based on this tank, I have been fascinated by it. Pity the Army brass had to play 'Me Too' with the Soviets:
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