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A Genuine “Sleeper”

Back in 1998 I sold a quite unusual K-80 through Chris Potter Guns in Tunbridge Wells.  The gun was memorable because it was a K-80 with the detachable trigger mechanism and it was custom engraved by Katrin Nonn in a variation of the Arabesque Scroll engraving pattern.  This version of the K-80 was known as Read More…

Thaw Out Thursday

Thursday is a relaxed day, the calm before the storm.  Run as a regular 100 target DTL event with no tricks, it is an opportunity to blow some cobwebs out with the added edge of prize money for the competitive. I have to admit to being somewhat grumpy at the beginning of the first day and on the Read More…

The Krieghoff DTL Championship

Back in 1998, Michael Brunton, then publisher of UK magazine, “Clay Shooting” called me to talk about an idea he had to stage an annual DTL competition.  At that time I was writing a monthly column for the magazine and Michael knew that I was a keen DTL competitor and had a shooter’s perspective on Read More…

The Old Inn, Holt

if you are visiting Mulliners in Dorset and want a bite to eat, the Old Inn just down the road from Ian’s is highly recommended.  They offer the “Old Inn” Stilton Burger which rates as one of the all time greats as far as I am concerned.  You can opt for Monterey Jack instead of Read More…

Mulliners, Dorset

Left home early this morning to get past the Birmingham rush hour traffic and onto the M5 heading South to Dorset to visit Ian Mulliner near Wimborne.   This trip is always a pleasant one as Mulliners is set amongst the winding lanes and thatched cottages of Dorset, one of the most delightful parts of the Read More…

Schultz & Larsen

It has been a number of years since I visited Denmark so I was pleased when the opportunity arose to visit Danish Riflemaker Schultz & Larsen.  Leaving Stansted on a late Ryanair flight to Billund, I stayed overnight at the excellent and friendly Zleep hotel at Billund airport.  The owner and CEO of Schultz & Larsen, Read More…

Stock Fit.  Part III.  Cast-on, Cast-off.

Cast is the horizontal offset of a stock that allows your eye to line up with the rib.  Viewed from above, barrels forward, stock bent to the right we call “cast-off”, and to the left “cast-on”.  Cast-off or right hand cast is normally for right handed shots whilst cast-on or left cast is for lefties.  This Read More…

Scope Height

You’ve bought your rifle and scope so now you need to mount it.  You want the scope as close to the barrel as possible but what height rings do you need?  Calculating this is easy, ridiculously easy and can be done with no more than the loose change in your pocket.  How?  Pay attention! Set Read More…

An enjoyable Saturday

This morning I left home early to drive to Riseley, Bedford to visit Krieghoff dealers, Sporting Targets.  It is always a pleasure to visit this extremely well run facility but doubly so today as I had arranged to meet up with reigning World FITASC Champion, Ed Solomons.  Following Ed’s win in 2014, a very special Read More…

Stock Fit.  Part II.  Length and Pitch

The right stock fit is a length that allows you to mount the gun consistently and easily. If you have to stretch to get the gun in the shoulder it is too long. If you bump your nose with the heel of your thumb it is too short. There is no need to make it Read More…

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