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« on: July 01, 2015, 07:45:50 PM »

Unfortunate news for everyone. Alex Calder has passed. I didn't know him well, and only met him for the first time at Holton last year. A great guy to be around for sure. He had many close friends in the BR community. Feel free to post your stories or photos on the forum as a tribute to Alex. The obituary is at the link below.

http://doneyfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/2185542/Calder-Alexander/obituary.php


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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 10:15:23 AM »

 Alex was a great competitor and was an avid hunter. I first remember him when I went coyote hunting up in Proton township and meeting him. Everyone said that he was a top competitor in rifle shooting and several years later I ran into him at a benchrest match and found out how good he was. I did not recognize him at first without all the winter gear on, but when he started talking and his sense of humor came out I immediately knew who he was. He was a shooting buddy of Claytons for many years and drove him to many matches around the country to compete as well as the USA. It is heartbreaking to see these 2 guys leave us all in 1 year.
 I do remember him telling us about taking an old Br barrel and installing it on a Remington rifle chambered in 6mm Rem and smoking crows with 70 grain Ballistic tips at 200 yds. I always wanted to try it but never did. Maybe it is time to have one built and call it the Calder rifle.

 
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