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    Fishing, shooting, photography, grandchildren and recovering from my 70th birthday bash.

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  1. Brillo


    The way I was caught was not through a Phishing email. This is why it was so canny. It was done while logging on to that particular email address. If it was via an email link I would not have been hacked. My IT friend said that scammers have wised up to the email phishing link and have modified to the method that caught me. They take a common email ISP, one that isn’t a subscription, (they prey on the the free ones) let’s say @xyz.com , and set up a fake website that is basically what is referred to as a “key logger”. Every X amount of hits someone accidentally hits it and the log on password is recorded. Job done. So, Catch is correct, but be mindful of subtle changes on your email log on screen.
  2. Brillo


    Pete, Without giving too much detail, because I’ve taken a lot of extra security steps to ensure it doesn’t get repeated, on that email address it always opened on a BT page first. I had to log on that which then diverted me to the email page. The scammer had replicated the BT page with the addition of the words “Oops, it looks like you’re using an old link, click here to be redirected.” It’s quite a common ploy. I only found out how the hack was done when I discussed this with an IT friend ..
  3. Brillo


    My Amazon account was hacked last August. It was exceedingly well done. I logged on to my email and a page popped up stating I was using an old link. I then followed the link provided and unbeknown to me this was a fake web page which allowed the scammer to obtain my email password. All he/she did was read my emails until they saw a lucrative transaction, which was on Amazon. He took goods to goods to the value of £500 to be delivered to a box at a local Premier Inn. By sheer good fortune, it was only through recommending an Amazon product to No I Deer that I discovered the fraud. I couldn’t log on to my account to send him the link. I contacted customer services who told me what I had supposedly purchased and they cancelled the orders and suspended the account. The hassle sorting it all out was a nightmare. The police were involved and Action Fraud. Luckily I didn’t lose a penny. But I never follow web links now, no matter how plausible.
  4. Brillo


    This raises all sorts of concerns about buying firearms related goods through any shooting forum. in the time I’ve been a forum member I’ve got to know many other members so buying or selling to them again is not a concern. But what about those not dealt with be? It’s relatively simple to sort out obvious trustworthy members by their association with other known members. But it still leaves a few unknowns. It’s very difficult to spot scammers, but you tune into clues if you’ve been close to being hooked in before. For me, the key learnings from this episode is: 1. Never meet in a remote location. Choose a site like Bisley or Diggle. 2. Don’t invite an unknown to your home. 3. Assuming 1 and 2, never pay until you’ve confirmed the item is genuine.
  5. Ironically, through a round about route, I had a phone call from Jim Salisbury yesterday where I outlined the details of the query. Subsequently, I received an email from him saying he was passing the request to the Range Officer at Sennybridge for clearance. His tone was positive and hopeful but we’ll see.
  6. Brillo

    After barrel cleaning groups

    Ah, many thanks for the explanation. Now I understand why Popsbengo disagrees with it, and I agree with his logic. I won’t hijack your post any further by elaborating on my load development methodology.
  7. Brillo

    After barrel cleaning groups

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is the round-robin method as opposed to shooting groups (3 or 5) in charge weight increments?
  8. I’m hoping that someone on here will have a definitive answer to this query because I can’t get a reply from Landmarc or anyone from the DIO. I am helping organise the Birmingham Bisley competition at Kingsbury and one of the potential F Class competitors is an 11 year old. Her father has already entered the competition. The 11 year old is a full member of a HO approved club and holds a current SSC. The NRA say it’s ok according to their rules (the competition is sponsored by the NRA). What are the rules concerning under 14 year old shooters at Kingsbury (14 being the youngest age for possessing a Firearm Certificate). Incidentally, the shooter in question is known by many of the F Class competitors.
  9. Brillo

    Bullet Surface Texture

    In my experience and in practice I’ve not found it to make any difference up to 1000 yards. I had a batch of bullets that corrosion on the tips so I dry tumbled them. These came out a dull finish compared to the usual shiny. The POI was no different to the shiny batch.
  10. Brillo


    Just to help reinforce the principle of anneal before resizing, I tried the reverse and the first thing I noticed was the variation in bullet seating tension.
  11. That was quick Phil😎
  12. The problem that I see with the lack of transparency of club shoot dates is it makes it difficult for new shooters (and I include those wishing take up the sport as well as those with shines new FACs) and experienced shooters belonging to a different club to find out when they can tag along with a view to joining that club. I am guessing that not many club officials appreciate cold calls about this.
  13. Yes. When John Masefield was Secretary, if I wanted to join in with a shoot at Kingsbury, I would get the date off the website and give John a call.
  14. So how would a non-member get to know the dates to attend as guest?

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