Matastrophe

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“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
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  1. stratts's Avatar
    Good luck with it mate and keep us posted,

    Stratts
  2. Matastrophe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stratts
    Good luck with it mate and keep us posted,

    Stratts
    Thank you mate, I certainly will. Any pointers as you have been in this position before?
    Many thanks
    Matt
  3. SimpleSimon's Avatar
    Poor Stratts is going to be inundated with everyone asking him for pointers
    Good luck Matt!
  4. Matastrophe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSimon
    Poor Stratts is going to be inundated with everyone asking him for pointers
    Good luck Matt!
    Thanks Simon, Same to you. I think you may be right about Stratts, dont think i would cope with the pressure of becoming a Fieldsports Britain Celeb as well as he has lol.