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November 23rd, 2008

Calendar Raises Funds for Canadian Biathletes

Members of Canada’s women’s winter biathlon team have come up with a novel way to raise funds for their 2010 Olympic bid. Five young women athletes have shed their lycra ski-suits to appear in a “tasteful yet revealing” promotional calendar. The Bold Beautiful Biathlon 14-month calendar features Rosanna Crawford (Canmore, Alberta), Megan Imrie (Falcon Lake, Manitoba), Sandra Keith (Calgary, Alberta), Zina Kocher (Red Deer, Alberta), and Megan Tandy (Prince George, British Columbia). Calendar profits will be used to cover training and competition expenses in preparation for the 2010 Olympics.

Canada Biathlon CalendarCanada Biathlon Calendar

Biathlon is a challenging winter sport that combines Nordic skiing with rimfire target shooting. The sport requires very high aerobic fitness levels, plus superior shooting skills. The five Canadian biathletes kicked off the launch of their fund-raising calendar by roller-skiing through downtown Calgary, clad in shorts and race bibs (photo below).

Canada Biathlon Calendar

For more information (and to view a slide show featuring more photos of the biathletes), visit the website.

CLICK HERE to view Bold, Beautiful Biathlon Slide Show.

The Biathlon Calendar is offered online for $20.00 CDN at Through that website, you can also send a donation via PayPal.

Photos courtesy of Rachel Boekel

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November 23rd, 2008

HS Precision Varmint Stocks at Bargain Prices

Forum member Lew C. (aka “Thud”) has acquired a large quantity of brand new H-S Precision Varmint long action stocks and is selling them at significant savings. Thud is offering the stocks for $300.00 plus $10.00 shipping. Normally these sell for $350 and there can be a 2-4 month wait for delivery. Thud explains: “I have twenty (20) NEW H-S Precision PSV029 RH Long Action stocks inletted for Remington actions. Each as new from H-S. They are black and have a pad and sling eyes. You need bottom metal to complete. My price is $300.00 + $10.00 shipping.”

You can see examples of similar stocks on the H-S Precision website. Note however, that the photo on that page shows a tan camo finish. Thud’s stocks are plain black. These H-S Precision stocks feature an aluminum bedding block and a varmint contour barrel channel. The outer shell is woven Kevlar, fiberglass cloth, carbon fiber and an epoxy-based gel coat and laminating resin. The center core of the stock is a reaction injection-molded, polyurethane structural foam.

Before you contact Thud, also be sure you understand these stocks are for right hand LONG ACTION Remington BDL receivers. For more information, visit this FORUM Thread or contact Thud via email: lscohen [at]

These same model PSV029 stocks are sold by MidwayUSA for $307.99, but Midway is currently back-ordered, with an anticipated re-stocking date in December.

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