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Hi guys

I found this site whilst tracking down some of Don Heath's writing. I am (for boring reasons) more of a shooter than a hunter but I do take the occasional walk with a rifle and have learnt what my strengths and weaknesses are when shooting it.

I started shooting in 1984 (SLR L1A1) with the govt paying for the ammo then joined a smallbore club where a WWII Bren gunner, who started the club, began my real marksmanship training. I was a TF Royal New Zealand Engineer for 12 years, joined a couple of other shooting clubs and stayed with one, where I ended up running that club's rifle range complex, annual prize shoot, etc. for just over 14 years.

I joined the NZ Mountain Safety Council and was a Firearm Safety instructor for just over 16 years, stepping down to Advisor level In early 2012.

I have seen and done a few silly things with firearms over the years, investigated a few apparently nonsensical stories about firearms and hopefully learnt something over 30 years of playing with bangsticks.
 
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And, I am with you on the shooting more than hunting thing.

One of the reasons that I hunt is because it's an excellent excuse to putter about with rifles, roll my own ammunition and practice, practice, practice.

Also, I thoroughly enjoy looking at well made rifles and shotguns, particularly Pre-War Mausers, single shots and doubles (even though I cannot afford to own many of those types of firearms).

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