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So Billabong will go to the National Match...

paolo.orange

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@Hagar: the "D" is configured for the military market so the pilot in command flies on the right seat so that he/she has the right hand on stick and left hand on throttles

@Slauther: now and then I say myself that I'm terribly lucky

Back on Topic. Imageshack wrote me a note basically saying that if I want the photos back then I have to upgrade my account to Premium. It sounds a little bit like a blackmail, but it's OK for me as long as I migrate the photos somewhere else. They should be back in 24 h.
 

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Back on Topic. Imageshack wrote me a note basically saying that if I want the photos back then I have to upgrade my account to Premium. It sounds a little bit like a blackmail, but it's OK for me as long as I migrate the photos somewhere else. They should be back in 24 h.
Imageshack is a rip off. Give photobucket or Imgur a try.
 

paolo.orange

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I'm in the process to migrate all the photos from ImageShack to Photobucket. It's a tedious job but it's worth doing that.

Even if this is the story of Billabong, the FAL that "can't shoot well, but eventually won the NM", I would encourage everybody to share here experiences, techniques, tricks, defeats and glories in the quest for accuracy and fine shooting our marvelous FAL.
:fal:
 

CzechMate

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Hi Paolo, first of all, congratulations to your winnings! Excellent job! Second, thank you very much for all the informations you shared here with us!

Two days ago I went to local military club to compete in a 300, 200 and 100m competition. It is a local event, nothing big. My L1A1 was assigned into a group with Mosins, Mausers, Schmidt Rubins etc... I finished 12th out of 14 and I thought, that not only my skills are not good enough, but also my L1A1 cannot compete with these old school bolt action rifles... Also, I was shooting some old surplus ammo, that also contributed to the result heavily...

After reading this whole thread, I am very positive, that with few modifications to my L1A1 and after honing up my skills, I can beat them all.

Thank you once again and good luck in everything you do!

(if you ever come to Czech Republic and want to have some fun with a gun, my L1A1 is at your disposal free of charge of course!)
 
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