Oehler Ballistics Explorer Software – Part 2

Oehler Ballistics Explorer Software – Part 2

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The Oehler Ballistics Explorer program is an advanced external ballistics program that will do the basic tasks we want our ballistics software to do, but it then goes beyond what most alternatives can do in providing…

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The 9.3×64 Brenneke, Germany’s answer to the 375 Holland and Holland Magnum

The 9.3×64 Brenneke, Germany’s answer to the 375 Holland and Holland Magnum

(Note: This post was updated with additional information on 7th April 2015). The 9.3x64mm Brenneke is, in my mind at least, one of the top two cartridges for the “one rifle world wide hunter”. There are…

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1959 TVR Jomar MkII

1959 TVR Jomar MkII

I tend to think of TVR as the “Abarth of Britain”. These were cars built by imaginative enthusiasts for imaginative enthusiasts. Business and the business of making lots of money seems not to have been the…

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A Humidor and a Contemplative Cuban

A Humidor and a Contemplative Cuban

I was never into cigarette smoking, except for Indonesian “Kretek” clove cigarettes which I discovered and developed a taste for when I was travelling in Indonesia in the mid-seventies; and I may never have discovered cigars…

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1972 Datsun 510 “1600” SR20DE/5-Speed

1972 Datsun 510 “1600” SR20DE/5-Speed

Back when I had just graduated from college and was about to take up my first ever work contract I needed a car and almost had an Austin-Healey 3000. However, the Healey’s owner changed his mind…

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1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupé Project

1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupé Project

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Years ago US President George W. Bush made the statement “No child left behind”. It was a good sentiment and I’m sure there were lots of teachers who were keen to help that happen. Sadly the…

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1945 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.18 SM969   N969SM

1945 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire F.18 SM969 N969SM

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I think that people go out and buy “super cars” for one of two possible reasons; one is they really want to take that car somewhere and make the opportunity to drive it to its full…

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The Mannlicher Schönauer M72

The Mannlicher Schönauer M72

(This post was updated with additional information on 13th April 2015) I was born and grew up in London, England and developed a passion for rifles at a young age. So there were times when my…

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1960-Type Maserati Tipo 60/61 ‘Birdcage’ Sports-Racing Re-creation By Crosthwaite & Gardiner

1960-Type Maserati Tipo 60/61 ‘Birdcage’ Sports-Racing Re-creation By Crosthwaite & Gardiner

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The Scottish poet Robert Burns writes in his poem “To a Mouse”; But Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, An’…

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1961 Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero ‘Record Monza’

1961 Fiat Abarth 1000 Bialbero ‘Record Monza’

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What do you get if you cross an E-Type Jaguar with an old fashioned Mini and then add some Italian spice to it? Answer, you get an Abarth 1000 Bialbero. When I first saw an Abarth…

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