Australian Gun Culture (Part 9): Quirindi Sporting Clay Target Club
By Dean Weingarten
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- On Sunday morning, July 23, 2017, Roy Eykamp, Jr. invited me to the Quirindi Sporting Clay Target club. The club is located 20 some kilometers out of town on a few acres of a former sheep farm, in New South Wales, Australia.
A small creek meanders through the property. A combination of flat land for a club house and parking, with surrounding hills and mixed elevation gives an ideal location to configure challenging sporting clays competitions.
I fell in love with the atmosphere and the club from the start. The club house is a former shearing shed. The exterior is sheet metal, the interior a finely crafted wood pole framework constructed by hand with adze and saw, about a hundred years ago.
Members of the Club leadership gave me leave to take as many pictures as I wished. There was no hesitation. The club members were friendly, the atmosphere collegial. Everyone was there for a good time, and the feeling was contagious. I instantly felt at home. The gun culture transcends international boundaries.
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