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Air Gunner - - Your Letters -

I have just re­turned to air ri­fle shoot­ing in the last six months hav­ing had a break of over 20 years. What a su­perb time I’m hav­ing. I shoot mainly on the ranges, but re­cently I’ve been in­vited to shoot tar­gets on a friend’s pri­vate land. When I started go­ing to the ranges, I was a bit ap­pre­hen­sive with re­gard to how bad a shot I was go­ing to be, and what the oth­ers would make of this old cof­fin dodger. I did not need to worry. Ev­ery­one was very help­ful to the point that they gave me ad­vice and asked me to use their guns to try them out to see what I thought of them. They all seemed very proud of their guns. I can now say that af­ter the ad­vice and en­cour­age­ment, my shoot­ing has im­proved. Ev­ery time I go I meet dif­fer­ent shoot­ers and ev­ery­one is re­ally friendly. I has­ten to add that the ranges are open to the pub­lic, not pri­vate clubs. By way of giv­ing some­thing back, I have in­cluded a pic­ture of the gun rest I use. It works well for me and I have made some for the guys on the range, where they seem well re­ceived. Gra­ham Ben­net

How about that for an in­ven­tive gun rest?

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