Well after all the calibre questions, battling with the police and finally coming up with a load for my Rigby, I took it to the range for the first time today. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about the whole thing, it's a big old cartridge! After the first shot I was left wondering what all the fuss is about?! I guess the huge Pachmayr Decelerator pad fitted to the Armid stocked CZ makes quite a difference, but it's a long way from being the worst gun I've ever fired. I didn't manage to shoot groups with it as stupidly I managed to leave all my gongs and targets at home, but shooting it free hand at bottles of water was quite entertaining and did a lot to build my confidence with the gun. Something I did learn from it though was that it's easy to become complacent and not pay attention to the way I was holding the gun. The last shot of the day was a little too relaxed and not very well thought out - the rifle showed me that although it's not all that bad when fired properly, if you take your eye off of the ball it quite quickly reminds you that it's no .22! Lesson learned! A few of the guys at the range shot it and we had a very enjoyable time. I think now would be a good time to buy a scope for it and get that set up, so next time I can settle down on the sticks and really see how accurate it is. I need to give the trigger some attention as it's a bit creepy for accurate shooting, but I believe that's a fairly simple process? With the set trigger I was able to let the round off just when I wanted but without setting it things are a bit harder to judge.