I've been reading threw the endless information on this site for a while, without registering.. so figured it was time to get involved!
I'm 21, go to university in Leeds, but primarily live in the peak district, staffordshire. I started out with air rifles a while ago, and then moved up to shotguns and now into rifles. At the moment i shoot 22lr, 17hmr and 223, but i'm going threw a (very long..) process to obtain a 308 and then a 6.5x47.
I'm fortunate enough to have my own land in staffordshire, and several local farmers willing to let me shoot, so land isn't an issue at the moment. I'm hoping from this site i'll pick up more information on anything rifle related, and hopefully build up my knowledge on Deer stalking, which is currently very lacking. At the moment i've been out stalking for a day, along with having had instruction from the guys at Calton Moor Range (which is just down the road from me) and very much enjoyed it. So i'm hoping to go there for several more instructional days, and then maybe do some qualifications.
I'm hoping to use (if they approve it) the 308 for stalking and the 6.5 for target shooting at Diggle, but i'm one for the modern type rifles, so not the classic wooden rifles. That being said i do appreciate some lovely woodwork on shotguns and that sort of thing.
Some people seem to frown on younger people taking up shooting as a sport, hopefully i can be one of the ones that proves that being in your early twenties doesn't mean your not sensible.