Re: My Buddy Shawn AKA Hired Gun...
Well I guess the cat's out of the bag now. I really appreciate the kind words. Those that know me know I'm rarely at a loss for words but since this thread started I have wanted to say something but still can't seem to put anything together that all that inspirational. I can't say having the use of one hand is a picnic but having great friends and a supportive wife and family has made it bearable. I really do enjoy the challenge of shooting long range and from this site I have gained the knowledge required to be able to extend my personal effective range by a factor of at least 2. I try to share our sport whenever I can. I regularly invite strangers I encounter on public lands to take a whack at my portable gongs with my rifle or will show them how to do it with their own.
The cow this year was the 2nd elk since I was injured in 93 and only my 3rd elk ever. Hunting from a vehicle and only being able to shoot from the window or off a portable table really limits my opportunity even if the game is present. BTW this was my longest big game kill ever. I wasn’t looking to go long but the only shot opportunity I got just happened to come at 479 yards this year. Since stalking is rather difficult for me, being proficient at long range increases my chances of actually bagging one once in awhile. I also really enjoy just getting out with my son and friends to spend the time in the woods or range shooting anytime we can.
Again thanks for the encouragement. I would really love to share a campfire with any of you sometime. You too Larry, if I can ever get you off the ranch.
Some kids want to be a fireman or a doctor to help people. I wanted to be a gunsmith.
NRA Life Member and I vote.
Only accurate rifles are interesting.
Gordy and Brady.