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    Bill Brawand has left the range.

    I was asked to please post this for the family.

    Dear Benchrest Shooters,

    With sadness, the family of Bill would like to advise you that he has passed away on Wednesday, 10/27th, while in his recliner watching football. We want you all to know that he loved Benchrest Shooting. He lived for the months of May to October for the last 49 years. He actually knew everyone’s name and when he couldn’t go to a shoot, he loved to go on Benchrest Central and look at all the standings and scores.

    Soon, his obituary will be posted at https://www.ferraginefuneralhome.com/ with his picture of when he won a National Competition. AS you know, he typed with 2 fingers and often in CAPs, but he still liked the back-and-forth of anything to do with shooting. His six daughters would like to thank you all for the kindness you have shown us when we were at the shoots with Dad. Thank you for all the message of condolence.

    His email will still be active if you want to send a note at William@brawand.com

    Blessings to everyone,

    The Bill Brawand Family

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    So sorry to hear. Bill is gonna be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

    With sympathy for the family

    Pat

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    We are sorry for your loss Tammy and the rest of the family. I sure enjoyed talking with your dad and I'm glad we
    got to see him at Camillus this year. He will be missed.

    Joe and Stacy Hynes

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    Bill was a good friend and one of the true gentlemen of BR, very sad indeed.
    RIP Buddy.

    Not a lot of pics of Billy. Here’s one of me, Billy, Tom Fargnoli @Canastota a few years back.
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    Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Bill, he'd been around the sport a long time and was passionate about accurate rifles, experimenting, Benchrest shooting and bullet making.

    Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.

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    I meet Bill at Reeds Run NBRSA benchrest shoots in the early 80’s ….

    I meet Bill at the Reeds Run rifle range in Augusta, Ohio the early 80’s during the various NBRSA shoots. Interesting and fun guy not to mention it was the best of times to shoot! Prayers for his family and friends.High Noon

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    Rest in peace Bill! Thanks for your support to Benchrest. You will be missed!

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    Prayers,to Bills family.

    we will all miss him.


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    RIP Bill, my thoughts and prayers to his loved one's
    He will be missed by many...

    Milt Craven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milt Craven View Post
    RIP Bill, my thoughts and prayers to his loved one's
    He will be missed by many...

    Milt Craven
    Yea. Like Butch and Milt typed.....Really nice guy.....

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    Very sad news

    Really sorry to hear about Bill he will be missed, my sincere condolences to his family.

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    Prayers go out to Family and Friends.

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    Remembering Bill

    --He defined "Optimism"
    --Exceptional family support at shoots helping him get set up etc.
    --Missed seeing his van of years ago "The Love Nest"
    --I don't think he ever had an enemy!!
    --A true promoter of Benchrest!!

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    Well Damn! He was here one day and gone the next. Sad to see. So much knowledge and enthusiasm. Condolences to friends and family

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    very sad to hear this. I would have loved to meet the man and just sit and talk.

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