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On Sunday, nine men from Germany showed up in Payson to join the Tonto Rim Sportsmans' Club for the Cowboy Action Shooter's monthly competition at the Jim Jones Shooting Range south of Payson. Pictured here (back row, left to right) Guenter Schoeneberger, Erik Schoeneberger and Theo Faust. Front row, Siegfried Bechert, Bill Cole of Cole's Gunsmithing in Payson, and Uwe Bartsch.

The men came to the United States to compete in the End of Trails Championships in New Mexico. They found the Tonto Rim Sportsmans' Club on the Internet while still in Germany and contacted the club's president, Rye Creek Roberts.

The men spent Saturday in Payson looking for ammunition and Sunday morning at the Jim Jones Shooting Range. On Monday, they left for New Mexico.

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