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Old November 5th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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You Rover owner you....

Rover owners are an interesting group. I believe they share common traits such as independance, travel & love of adventure, a never say never attitude, and a love of the unique. (no wonder women loves us). The basics of what a Land rover represents.

Besides Rovers, we probably share many interests. What are some of your other inerests besides Rovers , that are equipment related, and why..

Mine:
Custom hand forged knives-->art & function excellence,
British Military watches: Yaeger Le Coultre MKII astro navigation, Hamilton B6, Hamilton GS, IWC Mark II.-
Vintage Darts- hand eye coordination??
Vintage Dunhill ligthters- none better for cigars or for camp.
Straight razors- started shaving with tem over 10 years ago, the last two years exclusively.-saves money, old world skill,


Just to name a few.. How ' bout you?
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Old November 5th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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Lets see, I'm a gun collector as well, and I blame my Defender for the recent interest in the Lee-Enfield rifles.

I've taken a strange interest in mechanical clocks lately, it's like working on the Defender but with less mess on the driveway, and all the finicky adjustments.

I also do a lot of scale model building, mostly armor. And yes, the freakin Land Rover has gotten me interested mostly in British armour.

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Old November 5th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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A few years ago I started collecting turn of the century first edition books on Death Valley history and the surrounding areas. Frequenting the area several times a year it is interesting to learn the history of the area and all the characters that preceded me
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Old November 5th, 2006, 07:08 PM
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Firearms and mechanical watches
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Old November 5th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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Equipment wise. hmm. Well Drilling my weekend job lots of cool stuff equipment wise with this hobby. Watches mechanical. Guns. I like the outdoors and outdoor pursuits lots of cool toys associated also biking hiking camping fishing hunting. My dog is important also.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 08:09 PM
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Firearms - old, large caliber, and loud (Sharps 45-120, Remington 45-70), percussion revolvers, a couple of muzzle loaders; photography (a couple of Nikon 35 mm & video cameras), WWII-era and earlier planes (only to drool over, can't afford). Also am restoring a 1959 Morgan 4/4.
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Old November 5th, 2006, 09:57 PM
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Old November 5th, 2006, 10:27 PM
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Old November 5th, 2006, 11:01 PM
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I've just returned from spending the weekend on a friends ranch where we've been spending a lot of time rebuilding old late 1800's era homesteads. Seeing the ingenuity of what those people did with limited tools is really impressive. I grew up hunting and fishing on the place and it feels good to give a little back to a place that has given me so much pleasure.


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Lets see, I'm a gun collector as well, and I blame my Defender for the recent interest in the Lee-Enfield rifles.


-Hans
I really need to get you out here before you go any further astray.... You know the Lee Enfield only has one recoil lug. Since "back in the day" they used cordite powder and corrosive priming, its almost impossible to find one that still has good rifling. The 303 British is a truly horrific caliber. The bolt face is worthless for any modern caliber and the action won't take the pressure anyway. I'll bet ammo manufacturers don't even bother using the correct caliber bullets and just stuff 'em with .308's. You're most likely stuck shooting cast bullets swaged in the .311-.312 range. Now, I've built some really nice varminters off the P-14 enfield action, which was a brute for its day, and since it was an '06 you could shoot jacketed bullets or cast with nice heavy rifling.

Just kiddin' dude. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the Lee Enfield is as unique in appearance as your Land Rover. (you had better have a big gun rack, they made a ton of variants of that rifle)

Rod
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Old November 6th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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I think rover owners are inherently patient and tolerant individuals, except for those still deluding themselves into thinking that they can make one run properly for any extended period of time (I lost this attitude after a couple years).

As far as my other hobbies . . . shopping for clothes is about all I have time for with the rover stuff.

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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Thats pretty interesting how we all have similar hobbies. I'd say the majority of us are conservatives? Any liberals in the bunch? (asking in non aggressive way) :D



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Shooting,climbing,camping. Oh and I'm not a conservative or a liberal.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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Shooting,climbing,camping. Oh and I'm not a conservative or a liberal.
Climbing? I climbed for 25 years until I had kids 6 years ago. I am just starting to get back into it. In fact there will be a story in next months www.jpfreek.com It's a online Jeep magazine. It's a write up of a climb I did on Mt. Whitney in Sept. I think I even mentioned Defenders in there Had to throw a plug in there for the Rover guys.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 03:14 PM
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Climbing, (just got my 06/07 winter climbing gym membership last week) outdoor activities, dirtbikes, motorcycles, doing things in my workshop, cycling (mountain and road), snowboarding, photoshop, building electronics/analog synthesizers..

scale models: getting a 1/10 D90 truck cab body soon, going to build a scale Radio Control replica of my truck.

Old NonFiction books

Industrial Design degree, now an industrial arts / technology / graphic arts / photography teacher in a middle school.

wetalworking, woodworking, Making things in general. Materials science, Anything mechanical!!!!!!!

Yeah Im a pretty independent guy.. More liberal than conservative for sure, but I am not swayed by a title at all, I tell it as I see it.

cool thread!
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:45 PM
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Long range rifle, and accuracy reloading; lots of gadgets, noise, and Red Mist. And I can't hit a barn from 20 yards with a pistol.

Flyfishing; lots of gadgets and lack of noise.

Getting back into woodwork after putting it on the back burner for a while; for the sense of accoplishment and it helps finance my Rover.


Camping and exploring; I like to see what's over the hill.

Anything mechanical that's well made interests me.
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It's been my experiance that the majority of Land Rover Ethu. are gadget people. Myself included.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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Father/son time, sharing in most of those hobbies with my son!
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Guns, hiking, travel, off-roading, wine, running, weights, Defenders...

Looks like my attempt to be original has failed!
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Old November 6th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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Climbing? I climbed for 25 years until I had kids 6 years ago. I am just starting to get back into it. In fact there will be a story in next months www.jpfreek.com It's a online Jeep magazine. It's a write up of a climb I did on Mt. Whitney in Sept. I think I even mentioned Defenders in there Had to throw a plug in there for the Rover guys.
I rock climbed for over 25 years. Used to teach it, climbed in the Shawagunks and Catskills mostly. Pushed 5.13b
once and thought I was a god, until I got into ice climbing, some of my most desperate moments on waterfalls.
Good to see climbers here..
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Old November 6th, 2006, 11:29 PM
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Competitive rifle marksmanship long range, cross course, and small bore. Iron sights only cant or wont shoot with a scope. Shoot pistol just for fun.

Collected WWI and WWII us Martial Arms, mostly sniper rifles and vintage rifle team equipment. Collection is much smaller now as I sold off many items to subsidize my Defender.

Innate desire for things British, beyond Rovers. Couldnt live without my English bulldogs. When I had to wear a suit for a living, I thought I might as well wear with style Burberry, Alexander of London, and Churchs.

When not British, then German. Optics quite fond of Leica. If, or when I have to shoot with a scope, then Schmidt & Bender. Anschutz prone rifles are amazingly accurate - trigges are flat out works of art. Pistol Sig-Sauer are preferred.

During the day Im an aerospace engineer working in the space arena.

But peeling back a layer, I think Im like most posters here. Precision and craftsmanship over mass production. Quality over quantity any day.
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