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#101

7.62marksman
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From: On the road, NSW
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29 June 2019 10:37 am

madtuna wrote:

yep...and what gets me is after blowing his finger off he kept digging as there were more signals in the hole

That is a sign of dedication lol lol ops


Confucius says Before you embark on a journey of revenge "Dig two graves"

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#102

madtuna
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29 June 2019 10:48 am

going by the spelling in the text in the picture...I'd say it was his typing finger that took the brunt of the hit


Extremely handsome covered in a fairly thick coating of ugly
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9zIt … KCVngVrjg?

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#103

7.62marksman
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From: On the road, NSW
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25 September 2019 12:43 am

bump
summer is coming maybe a good read for any new members


Confucius says Before you embark on a journey of revenge "Dig two graves"

#104

7.62marksman
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From: On the road, NSW
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05 September 2020 09:59 pm

Gotta bump this one again its about that time of year

People please read and understand what is written in this post one of the most dangerous things you can do is remove or play with UXO
If you should find a suspicious item, that may be UXO, do not touch or disturb it. It's been there for many years, it won't hurt you if you don't disturb it.

Unexploded ordnance (UXO, sometimes abbreviated as UO), unexploded bombs (UXBs), or explosive remnants of war (ERW) are explosive weapons (bombs, shells, grenades, land mines, naval mines, cluster munition, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation, sometimes many decades after they were used or discarded. World War I munitions filled with poisonous gas continue to be a hazard. Munitions found are often destroyed in controlled explosions, but accidental detonation, sometimes fatal, of very old explosives occurs.
Unexploded ordnance, however old, may explode. Recovery, particularly of deeply-buried projectiles, is difficult and hazardous—jarring may detonate the charge. Once recovered, explosives must either be detonated in place or transported safely to a site where they can be destroyed.

Unexploded ordnance both in current and former combat areas and on military firing ranges. A major problem with unexploded ordnance is that over the years the detonator and main charge deteriorate, frequently making them more sensitive to disturbance, and therefore more dangerous to handle. Construction work or detecting may disturb unsuspected unexploded bombs, which may then explode. There are countless examples of people tampering with unexploded ordnance that is many years old, often with fatal results. Believing it to be harmless they handle the device and it explodes, causing deaths, injuries. For this reason it is universally recommended that unexploded ordnance should not be touched or handled by unqualified persons. Instead, the location should be reported to the local police or military so that bomb disposal or Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) professionals can render it safe.

Actions on finding a suspicious item’:

If a suspect UXO item is found - DO NOT TOUCH, disturb or tamper with the item in any way. This includes making any attempt to move the item to a 'safe' location.
Carefully note the appearance of the item and the location. Take a photograph if it is possible to do so without further approaching or disturbing the item.
If possible, mark the location so that it can be found later. Coloured tape or paint make easily recognised marker material. Note the route to the item.
Inform the property owner.
Inform the Police that a possible ammunition item has been found. They will instigate a request for Defence personnel to attend and dispose of the item.
Unless the UXO was deliberately disturbed (picked up, played with, kicked, thrown, etc), there are no known instances in Australia where an item of UXO has injured a member of the public.


Confucius says Before you embark on a journey of revenge "Dig two graves"

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#105

goldtrapper
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05 September 2020 10:40 pm

Doing camouflage and concealment at Holseworthy not long after Recruit course. After being warned about UXO etc we stop on the side of a track when one young bloke staggers over, "Look what I found!" The LT Shat himself. The numpty had picked up a live fired UXO 105 off the ground and very lucky for us it didn't go off.
He was not popular.

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#106

shakergt
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From: Esperance, WA
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06 September 2020 03:00 am

This post has reminded me of what I think was the best scene in the Detectorist series. Watch to the end

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#107

7.62marksman
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From: On the road, NSW
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27 June 2021 12:57 am

Holiday time so lets bring this one back again


Confucius says Before you embark on a journey of revenge "Dig two graves"


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