Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Know Target Shooting

Very exited about next week, James has invited me to the prestigious West London Shooting School for a days rifle tuition. If that wasn't enough to drive me into a fever pitch of excitement, we'll be starting with.22 and working our way through .243, .308, 6.5x55, and .270.

It's certainly taken some of the sting out of turning 40.

Not many people can claim a 100% success rate with a rifle, but I'm prepared to put my record on the line! Seriously I've only ever fired one round (.300 win mag), out of one rifle, and killed one deer. So it'll be, err, interesting!

Meanwhile at the other end of the experience curve, I've been reading some really great writing and some truly mouthwatering recipes posted by Brigid on her blog; mausers and muffins - home on the range.

There are loads of great posts but this one is a good place to start, it's a review of her Interarms Mauser in .300winmag and her recipe for a truly kick-ass Yukon Maple-Bacon quiche.



SurvivalTopics.com said...

Gotta love the sign graffiti!

Guns and cooking, a mouth watering combo.

RGD said...

I noticed that 30-06 was not listed on your guns to shoot. It is the most popular deer round here in the states, is it not very popular in europe. My Deer rifle is a Remington 700 BDL 30-06. What is the most common rifle used over there.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Belated thanks for the listing in your blogroll. I have added The Suburban Bushwacker to mine.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

The 30-06 certainly would make a great choice on your side of the pond, lots of choice of bullet weights, expansion characteristics and easily available everywhere.
I think Andy Richardson has one he uses to hunt Red Deer in Scotland.

Here the .308 is considered the caliber of choice for targets, boar and deer. Some of the reasons for this are historical; for many years deer stalking [stalking is English for hunting]in the UK was the preserve of ex army officers and as such they would have been familiar with the ballistic tables for 308s, and probably also used them in sniping competitions.

I'll be sure to interview anyone and everyone when i go to the range next week, so I'll post a more in depth answer when i
a, get back
and b, recover from my 40th next weekend!


Blessed said...

Have an enjoyable time on your shooting day! I shoot a .243 and love it!

Brigid said...

I loved that picture when I posted it, not sure where it came from, but it still makes me smile.

Thanks for the link!!!