My name is Alan.
I have been a shooter for most of my 59 years and these days I enjoy mainly driven pheasant and partridge shooting, a little clay shooting, some fox shooting and quite a bit of deer stalking.
I only shoot clays for a bit of fun and game shooting practice these days. I don't really enjoy competitive shooting any longer.
I have a custom made Chapuis Armes 16 bore side-by-side shotgun for my game shooting and a Browning OU 12 bore for clays. I shoot a .308W Thompson/Center Icon Camo Stainless with a Reflex moderator and a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14x50 LR scope for all of my rifle sport.
I have also shot partridge and Beceite Ibex on two different shooting trips to Spain and will shortly be going on a management hunt safari in South Africa to hunt plains game and a trophy Bush Buck if one presents itself. I also fancy a Wild Boar stalk abroad sometime in the future.
I passed DSC1 a couple of years ago and am contemplating whether or not I should go for DSC2.
I load my own rifle ammo, mostly 150gr Nosler Partition for UK deer but also 180gr Nosler Partition for heavier overseas animals and 125gr Nosler Ballistic Tip for foxes. I'm hoping to get hold of some 110gr Nosler Varmigeddon soon. I use Reloder 15 powder and Federal cases and primers.
I currently use a pair of Konica Minolta Activa 8x42 D WP Sport binoculars mainly due to their 22mm eye relief - fantastic for spec wearers!