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    Old dog. New tricks...?

    I'm 62.

    I don't act 62 and I definitely do not feel 62.

    In fact, it is a real surprise to not yet be dead. I've travelled too much, drank too much, taken too many physical risks, been shot at twice, been in three plane crashes (one I did myself) - and I'm still here.

    But today I had two firsts in my life.

    I have been shooting since I was (about) 14. Started with air rifles, then .22 rimfire target shooting, progressed (?) to full bore centre fire with reloading, shooting everything from rabbits to deer and have now honed my rifle cabinet to those that actually get used. In all the years I have been shooting today I had two "firsts" -

    The first 1st -

    I must have fitted / changed a fair number of scopes to various rifles but i have NEVER fitted a scope and it was cock on at first attempt. No adjustment whatsoever. Smack bang down the middle. All the way. Ridiculous.

    The 2nd first -

    I was asked to clear some flying rats from some local barns and whilst wandering around the farmyard I noticed some mega rats raiding a feeder. I took a quiet position where I could watch the barn and the feeder and shot 4 rats and then realised - I've never shot a rat. So another "first" today - at 62!

    Hoping to continue the "firsts" I've bought a lottery ticket.

    Life is good.
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

    "HOSPITALITY" - the art of making guests feel at home (when you wish they were).



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    well done to you im the same falling to bits but i feel twenty six,
    DONT START

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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    well done to you im the same falling to bits but i feel twenty six,
    2 6

    6 2

    No difference ;-)
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

    "HOSPITALITY" - the art of making guests feel at home (when you wish they were).



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    Quote Originally Posted by AN DU RU FOX View Post
    well done to you im the same falling to bits but i feel twenty six,
    I'm 66 and got dicky ticker . BUT I feel like a newborn baby!!!!
    No hair
    No teeth
    And I think I just wet meself!!
    Last edited by Dragunov; 14-02-2015 at 07:46.

    “If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragunov View Post
    I'm 66 and got dicky ticker . BUT I feel like a newborn baby!!!!
    No hair
    No teeth
    And I think I just wet meself!!
    Sounds familiar

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    ..update.

    Normality returns.

    Fkall from the lottery ticket ...
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, hump it or learn from it then piss on it and walk away.

    "HOSPITALITY" - the art of making guests feel at home (when you wish they were).



  7. #7
    age is not what is written on a piece of paper, its a state of mind. Mine usually says b***** off at 4.30am when the alarm goes off for work

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