Service Rifle 2 Sunday 2 April

Sundays shoot is Service Rifle and the Course of Fire is on the COF page with the date for 2nd April. Please have a read and be prepared.

I can warn you in advance there is a standing / kneeling stage so that’s something to look forward to!

See you Sunday

Sunday 19 March

Sundays shoot is Gallery Rifle at 100 yards. Most of you will have done this before so you know the drill. Time to get the rarely used things out and give them an airing.

See you tomorrow. Weather may even be dry!

Scoped Rifle 1 Sunday 5th -Update

Cracking shoot with a challenging course of fire and some good scores that are now posted on the results page. Well shot all – see you at the next one (Gallery Rifle).

Sundays shoot is scoped rifle and I have posed the COF on the Course of Fire page so you can study it in advance. Please be ready for each stage. You will need about 45 rounds to complete.

The shoot will be at 300, 500 and 600 yards so it should be interesting enough to keep you all amused.

See you then

The Penguin – Sunday 19 February UPDATED


Great shoot and a very pleasant day. Nice to see the older rifles coming out for the 300x 303 stage. These are challenging to use on a modern target size but it was still fun. This was a match against Horsham and this time round Dorking manage to win! To be fair it wasn’t serious and Kev was missing a 303 and shot both stages with a TR so don’t look too closely at the maximum scores. Its taking part that counts.

We have shot this comp against Horsham for more years than I can remember and it was this comp that got me to Dorking many years ago. So even if there is a few of us its still good to have a go.

The weather was great and everyone had a good time (well I did and Im assuming everyone did). Scores are on the Results page.

The next shoot is Scoped Rifle. See you then.

s shoot is the Penguin, so named as its often chilly and this weekend looks like no exception. The shoot is a 303 at 300 and 7.62 at 600, 2 x 10 at each and if there is time over then some more use of the targets can be had at 600.

We normally shoot a TR comp against Horsham and have been shooting against them for getting on for 15+ years. Several of the members are part of both clubs so we can always be flexible on who shoots for who. Don’t be put off as there will be classification for TR and Scoped rifles so come along and have a go.

See you on Sunday

Sunday 5th February Service Rifle 1 – Update

Scores on the results page. A chilly but satisfying start to the year See you on the next one on 19 February – The Penguin Trophy.

The shoot on Sunday 5th February (yes we are back in business) will be Service Rifle 1

The details of the COF are on the Course of Fire page. I have posted the COF for each of these shoots for the year on the page so make sure you look at the correct one.

The program for the year is on the web site and if you are coming along please ensure you have paid your membership subscription to ensure continuity of Insurance Cover.

So to recap, the program is in place, The COF is in place, the work party is completed and the butts tidied up so we are ready for the season

Whats not to like – see you soon.

Note we have the Home Office approval number valid to 2029

Work Party Sunday 22 Update

Update The work party was a great success and we had a strong turnout so many thanks to those who decided to turn up to ‘give something back’. The club depends on volunteers so any help is greatly appreciated. We manged to clear the excess sand from the butts, clear the drains and cut back lots of foliage before it gets in the way.

A good clear up for junk that has accumulated in the butts area. Its was hard work and there are a few photos of the results on the pictures page.

We hope to have the Service Rifle shoot on the next shoot date so we are off to a good start for the year. See you then and thanks again for coming along.

Sundays work party is a team event so all are welcome! The focus is to work on the butts area ready for the season.

The tasks on the list are:-

Move the spare sand up the bank to the box’s

Tidy up all areas and sort out the target hut

Remove all the accumulated junk to the car park pending a skip removal

Clear the drains in the butts and under the targets

Trim the foliage from 80 yards to the butts to prevent blocking of the line of sight

There may be more that we can figure out on the day and don’t be afraid to recommend something (and perhaps do it).

Bring whatever tools you see as relevant, particularly things for trimming the branches back, some drills etc for repairing any targets that need maintenance, A bucket for moving the sand (Sand into buckets and passed by chain up the bank)

Stout gloves but we will work you hard enough to keep warm – See you Sunday for a 9:30 start

2023 Programme

Happy New Year to all. We are still waiting for the Home Office renewal to come through so no shooting just yet. Given the current weather we are cancelling the Hero shoot on 8th January and the next one on 22/1/23 will be a work party where we will be doing some work on the Butts area and getting it ready for the season.

So you can sort out your diaries for the coming year we have prepared the program for 2023. Clearly the shoots will be delayed if the HO approval is not forthcoming but we will update you as the dates arrive.

The relevant pages of this web site have been updated as needed and the current membership items are still to be sent to Chris but we will start handing over membership things to Steve once the renewals are out of the way.

The forms for download are available on the Programme 2023 page in Word and PDF as needed.

Keep an eye on the web site for updates and don’t over do it with the new year celebrations

Home Office Approval

I can advise that the Home Office Renewal is progressing and we have had the meeting with the FEO regarding this. They have to do their report to the Licencing department and then this goes on the the Home Office. We don’t know how long this will take and its unwise to speculate but we hope to be back in business early next year.

In the mean time I will sort out next years schedule and we can undertake some maintenance in January weather permitting.

Its disappointing but unavoidable so the best thing is to be patient and use the time to undertake some repairs etc.

In other news the renewals have been sent so please remember to complete the forms and get these back to Chris. Chris is retiring from the post of Membership Secretary after this renewal cycle and we thank him for his 10 years of service to the club. Steve Glasspool has kindly offered to take over and we will need to break him in gently.

The various forms will be updated on the web site over Christmas when I get a minute.

So Merry Christmas to you all and we will see you at the range soon.

Home Office Approval – Shooting Suspended

It is with regret that I have to advise our Home Office approval expires on 27 November. We applied for renewal in August and after the usual delay they advised us there is a new procedure and we have to re apply again. This we have obviously done but we have not received the renewal at the time of writing.

Without this we are unable to legally shoot so we have to suspend the shooting program until we receive the updated approval. There were only two shoots left in this years calendar but its very annoying to have to do this all the same.

We have applied and will re commence activities as soon as we can and will advise users via the site when we have some news.