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Precision Shooting.
« on: April 05, 2019, 06:38:48 AM »
I ran across this article several years ago. Very interesting, and I thought about it again last night, and searched for it, then finally found it again. I thought some of you might enjoy reading it and giving it some thought.

http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/max357/houston.html

See if any of you can recognize some of the names mentioned in the article!
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 09:55:44 PM »
Nice story.  From another time.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 05:32:33 PM »
The keys to the Houston Warehouse still jingle invitingly in Virgil’s pocket. The bench, target holder and all-important fan are still there, collecting dust. But although the warehouse stands in readiness, Virgil has no intentions of ever firing there again. That’s not to say, however, that he’s through with shooting. Now and then he stokes up his Shilen-built .30-06, and on his backyard range near Palestine, Texas, fires three shots into an admittedly larger hole than he once was accustomed. Then he goes on to other things, and there’s a wide selection of these. Even though he’s officially retired, Virgil defines “retirement” as working harder than he ever has at the things he loves to do. That includes his present avocation, raising race horses.

Virgil King must have retired to Palestine. Sadly even though I lived there at the time, I never knew this man. What secrets I could have learned from him!
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