My DSC1 Story.
by, 17-02-2014 at 00:14 (1443 Views)
“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Ok, so where do we begin? Maybe a little about myself
I am a 25 year old university student, studying mechanical engineering in my final year at plymouth university. I have always had a keen interest in country sports and activities, but never had the opportunity to get involved with rifles until i applied for my own FAC when i reached 18. I so enjoyed using my .22 that when the time came for renewal i applied for a .243 not really thinking i would get it thinking more about fox control than stalking. When the opportunity arose to cull a poor condition roe buck arose last year, i realised how much i enjoyed stalking and how much i would like to know about it.
I find all aspects of shooting interesting and have gone to great lengths to ensure that my rifle and i are as capable of dispatching animals as effectively and humanely as possible, i practiced as much as i could to become accustomed to a center fire. When i felt i was reasonable proficient i completely refurbished the rifle, pillar and glass bedded it and floated the barrel. I have recently started loading ammunition for it and without tweaking the seating depth it will consistently shoot 0.5 moa.
I was elated when i found out i was going to receive the stalking directory bursary, i saw the Fieldsports Britain episode featuring Stratts and thought at the time what a fantastic thing for everyday people to do for someone within their sporting community. To be honest that is one of the reasons I joined this forum. I just hope that i can express my gratitude to everyone involved through this blog as we go along and then one day I am in a position to return the favor to put something back into the sport.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen