Author Archives: Alan Rhone

  • Krieghoff Lucky Numbers

    Lucky Numbers Friday

    Posted on May 22, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Events.

    Back in 2008 the year of the 10th Krieghoff DTL Championship, we wanted to develop the Friday event.  Entries for this had been steadily growing, initially from those wanting some pre-event practice, but it was clear there was demand for something more.  We were also mindful that many shooters seldom experience the pressure of a […]

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  • Genuine Sleeper

    A Genuine “Sleeper”

    Posted on May 22, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns.

    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 […]

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    Thaw Out Thursday

    Posted on May 21, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Events.

    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 […]

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  • Krieghoff DTL

    The Krieghoff DTL Championship

    Posted on May 19, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Events.

    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 […]

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  • Old Holt Inn

    The Old Inn, Holt

    Posted on May 15, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Places to Eat.

    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 […]

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  • K-80 Monarch

    Mulliners, Dorset

    Posted on May 14, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Dealers.

    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 […]

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  • Schultz & Larsen

    Posted on May 12, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Rifles.

    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, […]

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

    Posted on May 7, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shotguns, Stock Fit.

    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 […]

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  • Scope Mounting Coin Trick

    Scope Height

    Posted on April 28, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Scope Mounting.

    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 […]

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  • An enjoyable Saturday

    Posted on April 25, 2015 by Alan Rhone in Shooters.

    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 […]

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