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SLR thread

#5
It's that reassuring thump into the shoulder and that particular sound the working parts made.

Tracer
AP
Ball

Tracer
AP
Ball etc.

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

A simple, elegant weapon. Those were the days.
 
#7
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
 
#8
foggy_balla said:
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

...and much better sights
 
#11
Pull-up-a-sandbag said:
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.
Seen a few pistons and gas plugs dissapear into the void though mate. :D
 

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#12
"Sigh"

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.
 
#13
Auld-Yin said:
"Sigh"

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.
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.
 
#19
Said this before no doubt say it again, I cried buckets when I had to exchange my trusty SLR for the SA80 in Palace Barracks Belfast in the 1980's.

The feeling of rounds going down range that always made me feel good...
 

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