It's taken me a while to get round to this, so here goes! I'm an implant from the UK, and come from a small town on the south coast that some of you may have heard of called Southampton. We have the dubious honour of being the place that the Titanic was launched from. We sailed away from that port when the family went off to Australia in the early seventies. My father ended up working for Quantas for a while. After that, we shifted to Rhodesia (as it was then) and both my parents joined the Rhodesian Air Force (my father is ex Royal Air Force and my youngest sister is a current serving member of her majesties armed forces). It was here that I discovered air rifles, and guns in general. We went back to the UK, much to my dismay, in '83...and any hopes of persuing a passion for firearms was quickly dashed. I did end up working for the defense industry for a while, and stayed on civvy street despite trying to get into the Navy at one point(I did love sailing, and ended up racing dingies and 30 footers for about 5 years) not long after getting back into the UK (long story, but you had to have been back in the country two years prior to applying). I had the pleasure of designing the electronics and writing the code(I 'was' an electronics engineer for a while) for an automated gun barrel measuring system for use by the Royal Air Force as well as the Army. We nearly got a contract to fit out the Bradley Armoured Fighting vehicle with the same system, but I recall that there was some scandal about DOD procurements that killed that deal. Anyways, got to visit the Picatiny Arsenal in Ledgewood on the back of that, although they could not show me anything interesting...Oh Well! Nowadays, I am an Oregon resident and 'very' happy with the transition. I decided to rekindle my love of shooting recently and started out with a Ruger 10/22, then another, then a SIG P226, then a Savage 12 VLP in .223......then the TCGC and now reloading, in...oh! Three months I think This place is fantastic, the beer is awesome, and I get to persue some of the things I love (skiing, biking, drinking beer, shooting.....not necessarily all at the same time, or all in that order) Maybe I'll see you on the range...I'm that guy with the Savage wondering if it's the 'load' or my shooting that caused the flyer that turned my .4" group into a 1" disaster.... Happy Shooting!