Clay pigeon shoot in Rothiemurchus estate, scotland

When:  July 2015                  Weather: Cool.   20C

Leica M240 35 summilux

One of the activities organised by the Royal Scotsman train in Scotland is the clay pigeon shooting at the vast Rothiemurchus Estate….you can also choose to go fly fishing or hiking.  Having never shot before, I thought it might be fun…

The Browning twin barrelled shotgun

The Browning twin barrelled shotgun…absolutely wonderful craftsmanship

Our instructor Jon teaching us the finer points of shooting

Our instructor Jon teaching us the finer points of shooting

cartridges are loaded into the chambers

cartridges are loaded into the chambers

the clay pigeon launcher...looks like a missile launcher!

the clay pigeon launcher…looks like a missile launcher!

And away we go.....

And away we go…..

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puff of smoke..with the clay pigeon in the distance

puff of smoke..with the clay pigeon in the distance

aiming at the target...

aiming at the target…

With a hit, the clay pigeon disintegrates into many small pieces...

With a hit, the clay pigeon disintegrates into many small pieces…

removing the spent cartridge...

removing the spent cartridge…

ejected cartridges..

ejected cartridges..

A most enjoyable activity..

A most enjoyable activity..

Me and my gun.. I could get used to this!

Me and my gun.. I could get used to this!

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