Ladies and Gentlemen: My name is Russell, (Russ for casual reference), and I reside in the state of Wisconsin. I have a diverse exposure to many different competitive shooting disciplines and enjoy discussion with other hobbyists and professionals. My most preferred recreational shooting activity is long distance bench rest shooting, to include the occasional 1000 yard match or casual shooting opportunity. Although the bench rest activity I prefer most often here in the U.S. is 200 - 300 meter handgun silhouette shooting at both paper and steel targets. Of course, I indulge in hunting, fishing and many other forms of outdoor recreation. My favorite hunting rifle is my Sauer 202 Highland light alloy with a tube chambered in .308 Win. My other hobby is photography. Currently, I have approximately 3400 photos registered at the Library of Congress from around the world. I have traveled to China 3 times, ( in every province on trip 2), traveled throughout the entire EU, Ukraine, throughout most of southeast Asia, much of the middle east, Kenya, South Korea Japan etc. I lived on the German economy both as an active duty service member and a contractor. My German proficiency is a bit lousy considering the time of exposure, but I suppose sufficient to live and work in that country. I am very interested in the European hunting culture. Finally, my time in the UK was too brief. The folks are generally wonderful, courteous and receptive to inquiries and needs of others. Gotta go! Look forward to correspondence with you! Kind Regards, Russ M.