Getting ready for the FT World Champs in Italy… finally!

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Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It’s been nearly 3 weeks since my last Blog post – and even then it was one of Killer’s! It’s been a little hectic recently at ‘Casa Harford’ and there’s not much chance of things slowing down soon!

We had the inaugural Lowther Game & Country Fair in Cumbria then all manner of meetings with sponsors and partners for the 2012 season. The new Team Wild media centre is nearly complete and our new website is under construction. It’s all go! 🙂

So it would seem that the World Field Target Championships have crept up on my almost unnoticed! I fly out to Vicenza, Italy on Wednesday and until this morning my rifle was still in bits! :-S

So I’ve spent the entire day putting the final touches to my rifle and setting up my awesome March X 8-80×56 scope. I’ve decided to use my Walther LG300 for the FT World Champs and AAFTA US Nationals in place of my usual Air Arms EV2. There are a couple of reasons for this.

Firstly I’ve been wanting to dust off the Walther for as long as I can remember – it’s such a sweet shooting rifle. My only other outing with the Walther saw me take a solid 3rd place in the 2010 Welsh Masters – just 2 shots behind my good pal Mark Bassett in 1st place.

Secondly, I’ve recently had the Walther stock refinished by official Realtree Immersion Graphics specialists Hydrographics and can’t wait to show it off!

When it comes to coating hard goods in Realtree patterns, Jon Sykes and his team at Hydrographics are simply the best in the business. I chose the same Realtree AP pattern with rubberised finish as used on my Daystate Air Ranger 80 I used during my airgun hunting safari in Zimbabwe with Sparks Outdoors.

I’ve carried out a few modifications to the stock and accessories – including making my very own spirit level and modifying my thigh rest to fit the Alutec Stock. It’s been bloody fiddly work, but I’m over the moon with the results. 🙂

Tomorrow will see me finalise my set up & pack my equipment. I’ll post a complete listing of what I’m taking with me and also what paperwork is required to get your rifles in and out of Italy.

If I’m lucky, I should also get in a couple of hours of ‘last minute practice’ – should be plenty 😉

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