It's near Birmingham, and there are enough airgunners here from all over the world that the customs agents at the airport just hear "pellet rifle" and they smile.
Coming here was an interesting trip, my new case is performing well, all items arrived in their proper place without a scratch.
I have to say that, even though they are expensive (as any custom case would be), MASCo, and Bel-Air cases came through with a very good case for our purposes:
It compares favourably with our old drop-down duffle bags that were made redundant when TSA demanded hard cases for airguns:
I bought the case empty, and then used KaiZen foam to make the interiors:
It had been 40 years, almost to the date that I had not driven on the "M6"
Some things never change:
A friend, 40 years ago, said that the M6 would be a fine road . . . when they finished it.
Obviously, it is a process that is still going on 40 years later.
Anyway, after settling in and finding all the friends, I decided to go shoot a little.
In this occasion, the organizers were good enough to establish a connection with a local FT club, Blackbrook Country Sports and they have done a fantastic job; a big shout out to Darron and Chris for their hospitality.
The setup range is an interestin aspect of how they do things here and something we should consider for the USA
It is basically blank metal plates set permanently at fixed distances in the ground.
You pick a spot, put a mark in it with a pellet, then a group, and then simply get setup by repeating at all distances.
Yesterday we shot a practice course, that gave us a lesson or two of what the wind can do in these latitudes, but I am fairly confident in my pellets this time, and so, today, we go to the real venue.
Get the registration done and re-check the trajectory and data obtained at Blackbrook.
I'll try to post pictures as we go along the days.
Keep well and shoot straight!