Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from?
June 1, 2012 7:13 AM   Subscribe

Where is this picture of the Queen firing an SA80 from?

The picture linked below is of the Queen firing an SA80 on a bench rest. Can anyone dig up the details of the occassion? When, where and why was the queen doing this? Bonus points for who else is in the picture.

Thanks in advance.


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posted by richb to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Read up here.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:15 AM on June 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Someone in the comments of Adm. Haddock's link provided this link as well, which is pretty awesome too.
posted by Johnny Assay at 8:39 AM on June 1, 2012

She does not appear to have terrible form!
posted by rhizome at 9:45 AM on June 1, 2012

Rhizome, perhaps she hasn't lost all her training from WWII.
posted by IAmBroom at 12:08 PM on June 1, 2012 [2 favorites]

Interesingly, sources suggest she does not shoot (i.e. hunt with a rifle or shotgun), although Philip, Charles, and William and Harry are all avid hunters and shooters.

She is not squeamish.
posted by dhartung at 1:57 PM on June 1, 2012

Thanks. Anyone know what she was doing at Bisley? Opening something? Trying the new SA80? Which range is that? There is a big platform behind Stickledown range, but it doesn't look like the one in use there...
posted by richb at 7:33 AM on June 2, 2012

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