SLR thread

Discussion in 'Old & Bold' started by Cloggie, Jan 25, 2009.

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  1. Happy days!

    Now, where did I leave me marlboro lights and McKewans?
  2. Anyone not brought up on the SLR is a red arse..
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  3. Used the SLR and L85A1, give me the SLR anyday.
  4. It's that reassuring thump into the shoulder and that particular sound the working parts made.


    Ball etc.

    Standard South Armagh load (well, in the eighties, anyway)

    A simple, elegant weapon. Those were the days.
  5. ...used the No.4, L1A1 SLR AND L85A1,

    ...give me the No.4 anyday, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    .303 rooolz
  6. Use the G3 in work. Very similar shoot to the SLR, from what I recall. The "kerchunk" sound of the working parts, solid thump from the recoil, bombing up nice big 7.62 rounds into the magazine. Every time I sign it out of the armoury or use it on a range day, takes me back to my days as a sprog in BAOR :D

  7. ...and much better sights
  8. Jammy barsteward. :D

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  9. I prefered the SLR, at least you could strip it in the dark without losing half the bits and it just sort of felt better.
  10. Seen a few pistons and gas plugs dissapear into the void though mate. :D
  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor


    Why is it that the SLR felt so comfortable? The old saying that you become one with your rifle was so correct.

    Coming back off exercise or back from NI, for a while, every time you stood up your hand went out for ........ oops.
  12. Mine still does. When I go for a walk with the hounds I have to carry a hefty walking-stick. While it is also useful for hilly terrain where I live, and a must when looking for wild-mushrooms (a passion), I just somehow seem to walk better when carrying it.
    Sad. :(

    Looked like a rifle, and felt right. 'Nuff said.
  13. Wonder if you still get the 'clunk chink' with a silencer on?
  14. 'course YOU do, but that's not the point is it?????

    PS...suppressor, not silencer