I’ve read with interest your campaign against those hunters with the ability to shoot at ranges you yourself can’t achieve, and I think there’s a bit of the old green-eyed monster at work here. Terry, I fully respect what you achieved over the years but surely you must accept that, just because you can’t do something, that doesn’t mean nobody else can? For the record, I can’t do the ‘60-yards-plus hunting shots with a sub-12’, either, and like you, I’ve never met anyone who can, but does that really mean it can’t be done?
COLIN PEABODY Colin – First, I assure you there’s no green in my eyes as far as this subject is concerned. There may have been a hint of envy, had I met a single shooter, hunter or otherwise, who could consistently produce the required accuracy under field conditions … but I haven’t. Even if I had, I further assure you I’d be far more excited than envious, because I’d dearly love to learn from anyone who could shoot like that.
As it is, the offer remains open to anyone who claims to be able to do what I’ve never seen anyone do – and I genuinely hope that someday, someone accepts that challenge. – Ed