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Author Topic: My other hobby - Target Shooting  (Read 494 times)

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My other hobby - Target Shooting
« on: November 30, 2016, 12:08:03 pm »


I have been shooting in the Swindon & District Air Rifle League for 43 years. Though my average has gone down over the last few years I still enjoy the sport.

It's not my only other interest though. I am mad for dogs, I currently share my life with a Giant Schnauzer and until recently volunteered as a handler at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.

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Re: My other hobby - Target Shooting
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 04:27:16 pm »
As I mentioned the other love of my life is the Wolves of the UKWCT so here are some pics with them.





Feeding one of the cubs.

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Re: My other hobby - Target Shooting
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 04:50:00 pm »
Love the pictures of the wolves.

I used (quite a while ago now!) to do quite a bit of air rifle competition shooting though mostly field targets.

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Re: My other hobby - Target Shooting
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 07:17:12 pm »
Those wolves are ace! How big do they get?

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 08:04:47 pm »
Gotta ask...how long did it take milking the wolf in the first photo to fill the bottle for the last photo?  :hmmm:

On a more serious note, is that rifle a Walther, Anschutz, other?  I'm currently putting holes in paper with 22LR (and 9mm), but my brother-in-law was/is the expert with his Walther GSP...invited to the US Olympic trials one year.

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 11:00:29 pm »
Those wolves are ace! How big do they get?

Quite big. They are very tall due to their long legs. About the height of a Wolfhound. Not as heavy, but emmensely strong. Those are all North American Wolves. The European Wolves (we had three of them when I was there) are not as long in the leg but even stronger due to their powerful broader chests.
Gotta ask...how long did it take milking the wolf in the first photo to fill the bottle for the last photo?  :hmmm:

On a more serious note, is that rifle a Walther, Anschutz, other?  I'm currently putting holes in paper with 22LR (and 9mm), but my brother-in-law was/is the expert with his Walther GSP...invited to the US Olympic trials one year.

Jon



Well spotted Jon. It took hours and gave me back ache as someone nicked me stool.  ;)

The rifle is a Feinwerkbau 602.  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: December 01, 2016, 12:44:19 am by Quidly »

 

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