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Saturday, 29 October 2016

The Sporting Shooters Association NZ - and The Real Wool:

TV NZ says that 83% of New Zealanders want tougher gun laws.

Would you join the NRA if you lived in America?

New Zealand Shooters: Please Join SSANZ




SPORTING SHOOTERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND
Membership Enquiries:
09 436 4065
E.Mail: oilyrag@xtra.co.nz

- If you can't bother to join an organisation (for only $20) that represents you - don't be surprised when new Laws cost you personally thousands of dollars to keep your guns.

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Well I'm the first to admit that I'm getting older and tend to stick with the familiar - but I reckon that woolen clothing and blankets really are 'better' than plastic 'fleece'.. Baaah!

Cotton is definitely Cooling  - & Wool is Warming .. but polyethelene terepthalate??

- Testing seems to suggest that they are similar in insulation value - both when wet or dry - but I reckon our local winds seem to rip the heat away easier from 'fleece' than from the sheep's back-hair.

http://woodtrekker.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/fleece-vs-wool-insulation.html

New Zealands winds are very lazy - They'll go straight through you rather than go around.

The synthetic stuff dries quicker than t'other so it may chill you more while drying - but the real swinger for me is that WOOL is naturally flame-retardant and won't burn you. - Woolen clothing will char, stink and go-out - But fleece 'sticks like sh*t to a blanket'  as it melts.

"Polar Fleece" is generally made from re-cycled soda bottles that are Polyethelene Terepthalate - an oil based polyester - a petroleum derivative. It makes static electricity (as does wool) and when laundered it generates micro-plastics into the waste water.

Re-cycling is good for sure (But glass soda bottles would be better) - but are you going to dress your kids in fleecy plastic rompers and blankets that might harm them?
Smelly Old WOOL SwannDri Bush Shirt
 - Strong Enough to Carry that Porker by Itself When Wet.

Yes I know that coarse wool can be scratchy - but 'Merino' wool is fine and soft.

New Zealand Merino Sheep Look Plenty Warm Despite The Snow.

Here in NZ - I buy socks and 'tops' made from merino wool blended with possum fur (a natural hollow fiber) - and it's so cosy on a frosty pistol range.

Fits Like a Glock In a Sock.


There may still be some black powder shooters who stamp-out their own wool felt wads to use between the powder and the ball.



Wool - You pays your money and makes your choices eh.

Marty K.