McQueens Shoot, Sunday 30 September – Update

Great day and we welcomed a team from 21 Kent Home Guard Rifle Club (21KHG). This was arranged as a friendly shoulder to shoulder.

We had plenty of shooters and some excellent scores. The scores are on the results page.

The top score was Graeme C who yet again claimed an unknown zero etc and then put in the usual 50.10. Well shot Graeme.  21KHG provided a challenge cup that Graeme won (should have got a photo) but we will re-shoot for this at a later date and we hope our visitors will return for a further shoot when they fancy a trip to Dorking. It was great to have some new faces and friendly competition.

Taking the top 4 scores from both clubs Dorking won overall with a 200 x 34 (max is 200/40) and 21KHG 196/12. So we pipped them, just, but we have the distinct advantage of having shot this before and being on home turf. Using Graeme helps as well. I expect we wont have it so easy next time and those of you who have shot this competition know its much harder than it looks.

The main purpose of the day was to enjoy ourselves and that we did.  Peter Z has passed on his thanks for the day and we hope to see them again soon.

The next shoot seems to be another Gallery rifle so a further opportunity to dig out the toys etc.

See you then.

McQueens Shoot, Sunday 30 September

After a great shoot today for Gallery Rifle the next one is McQueens (Modern at 300x). I should have taken some pictures today as we had a great selection of interesting items but I had far too much fun shooting and seeing how far a VZ58 will send an empty case (quite along way).

After the above comment I received a contribution:-

Some old favourites, namely an M1 Garand and M1 Carbine, thankfully not on the current banning list.

on the next shoot we will be welcoming guests from 21st Kent Home Guard Target Shooting Club who contacted us about a shoulder to shoulder comp for McQueens via Graeme of Sporting  Services.

Their Chairman Peter Zeminski came along to see the range today and we should see between 4 and 10 visitors for the next McQueens shoot. Having met Peter I’m glad to report that they sound exactly like us, (ordinary people who just want to enjoy their sport). So this will be a competition based on the top scores from each club but it will be our usual low key all inclusive  event where there is some light hearted taking of scores.

So I am warning you in advance that we will have visitors and please make them welcome. Brush up on your zero for the shoot. As we may have more than normal please make every effort to get ready for your detail and sort yourselves out as quickly as possible so we can get plenty of shooting in. Hopefully the weather will be kind or we will just have to get all the Gazebos out (we now have 3) and carry on anyway.

Most of you know it already but I have re-added the McQueens Course of fire to the relevant COF Page.

See you in two weeks.

Sunday 5 August Scoped Rifle Shoot – Updated

The Course of Fire has been posted on the COF page. It is pretty much the same as last time as that seemed ok.  See you on Sunday.

Scores on the Results page – Well shot the Reed brothers who zeroed for each other!!

The shoot was fun but it went on a bit and I remembered half way through that I meant to revise it after the last one.  So if it took too long and you didn’t have time to stay to the end – blame me. I will overhaul the course of fire and stick to two distances and see how we can make it run a bit quicker.

It will help if you have a zeroed rifle! The principal is ok and seems popular but there is more work to do on the course of fire.

Will try harder.

 

 

Sunday 8 July Service Rifle 4 – Updated

Its going to be hot and I promise there wont be any sand shifting this week.

The course of fire is on the COF page and a further copy can be viewed using the link below.

180708 SR4 Course of Fire

See you on Sunday

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Update

Phew what a scorcher!

Actually with fewer numbers we got through faster and stayed largely in the shade. A very pleasant day all round. Some good shooting from the usual suspects and the VZ58 are starting to give the AR15’s a run for their money. I will get mine about right by the time I have to hand it in!

Dont forget to sign the petition and write to your MP. The governments argument for the bans are weak as there have been no crimes and if you think you aren’t affected your turn will come unless you do something. contact your MP using the very good They work for you website.

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It really couldn’t be much easier so spare 10 minutes for your sport and your mates.

Scores on the results page.