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Hi From Belgium

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Unread 03-12-2009, 03:14 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2
Hi From Belgium

I have been lurking on this forum for quite a while and though I find many of the articles very interesting, I didn't take part in any yet. The reason for this is that I try not to spend too much time behind the keybord and more behind the guns I own. However I think it's about time that I made myself known.

As a competition shooter and hunter I take a keen interest in any info that can improve my shooting. I take great interest in well-fouded articles dealing with the technical aspects (reloading, ballistics...) of our passion.

Competitive wise I am restricted to prone shooting (300meters), due to an accident I suffered a couple of years ago.

As a hunter I hunt both small game an big game (as much as finances allow). I have quite some experience with hunting in Africa.

I visited the States several times allready as I am acquainted with a renown hunting agency & outfitter in Virginia and I intend to do so again in the future.

Further areas of interest are motorcycling, science, nature and the outdoors in general


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Unread 03-12-2009, 07:58 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 1,219
Re: Hi From Belgium

Hello Eddy. What setup do you primarily use in the 300m competition? Just curious...
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try --
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Unread 03-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2
Re: Hi From Belgium

Hi Britz

For shooting 300 meters prone I use a Smidts Free Rifle (ISSF). We have a very capable gunsmith here in Belgium (C. Smidts) who builds (and shoots) excellent competition rifles quality wise on a par with the best names in the industry (Tanner, Grünig & Elmiger etc...).

My rifle has a Border cut rifling match barrel in cal. 6BR. Honesty dictates to mention that my rifles' accuracy outperforms my shooting capabilities.


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Unread 03-12-2009, 07:01 PM
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 6,508
Re: Hi From Belgium

eddy, welcome!
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