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

Please see and consider signing this petition – It may help with the current legislation. – Keep updated on this at our Legislation page

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/223361

 

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.

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/

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

Scores on the results page.

Modern McQueen (with added Sand)

Well that was a busy day. We got the sand delivered (4 tons) and a number of us got it from the car park to the butts. That was hard enough but we were overwhelmed with offers of support to help get this into place.

Well that wasnt strictly true as I rather press-gang al those present to help shift the stuff up the bank and into place. So apologies about that but we can do the sand job with out a strong contingent so the willingness of members to help move the stuff was really appreciated. There are some jobs we can’t to without everyone helping. We are volunteers and I am most grateful for the support.

It took 20 minutes to shift the sand into place and then get on with the shoot that was pretty busy. I think the exercise whilst being good for us did wear some of us out.

There were however some good scores and it was a good day.

Thanks again for the help. We rely on everyone lending a hand.

See you at the next one that is Service Rifle.

Scores on the Results page. – If there are any errors in the results, blam me I’m Knackered!

Work Party

The Work Party this weekend is cancelled. It will be in a few weeks when we can get the sand delivered. Watch this space.

Knight Cup/Gellibrand Shield – Updated

Sundays shoot is the above that this year is being shot as a Queens 2.  That is to say 2×10 at 3/5/6 TR first detail followed by Scoped etc.

See you then

We have a work party coming up and  it may be next weekend but we have yet to finalise the details so keep an eye on the site for an announcement.

Good day and was pretty busy. There was a bit of a delay to get going as we discovered some local wasps had built a nest in the 300 yard junction box. This had to be humanely removed before we could get going (a broom and a foot). No injuries reported. Some good shooting and excellent scores but unfortunately not from the TR contingent! could try harder.

No firm news yet on the proposed work party so keep an eye on the web for news. The Scores are on the results page.

Neil Butler – On his Bike!

Our very own Neil Butler is taking part in the charity Bike ride from London to Brighton on 17 June. He has asked me to ask you to support him in this worthwhile endeavour.

Neil writes

I am doing the London to Brighton Bike ride on the 17th June in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

I have done this several times before but this year it’s personal. I lost my Aunt two years ago and my Father just this April to Heart disease.

Any spare cash you may have will be most welcome. Just search for Neil Butler on Justgiving.com. I’m the one with a piccie of a bike as a giveaway!

Thanks in advance,

Neil

Neil’s page can be found on the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-butler2018

Its worth sponsoring him just to think of him going up Ditchling Beacon!

Gallery Rifle Shoot & Legislation

Sundays shoot is a Gallery Rifle event at 100 yards so this is an opportunity to use some of those things that are in the back of the cupboard and zero others.

See you then

You should also read the Legislation page as I have added some new items regarding the forthcoming ban. You are requested to write to your MP and make a protest. Some suggested wordings are attached. The items are published courtesy of the 50 cal association and If you think it doesn’t matter to you then think again as your rifle type will be next sooner or later. We cannot let things be banned when there is no evidence of any danger of misuse. Those of us who are old enough to remember the last banks will remember how upsetting it is to go to the police station and hand over your treasured possessions and then walk away empty-handed with no guarantee of compensation.  I remember only to well the injustice of the loss.

Dont let it happen to you without at least making a protest.