Booking is now open for the next and hopefully the last of the pre-booked shoots.
Some of you have already sent in bookings (that makes this even more of a pain as it adds to the workload)
Anyway we hope to return to a more normal program of shooting after this shoot so get your bookings in and we will see what happens at the next stage of the lifting of restrictions.
So send in your bookings and, just a tip, if you want an early shoot then you need to book sooner rather than later.
See you on Sunday
Booking is now closed or the next shoot on Sunday 2 May
The Booking is in the link below
Note – since WordPress was updated to an ‘updated Version’ its really awkward to insert links the way the perfectly good old version used to do – apparently its progress! (FFS)
Looking a bit further ahead we may get a stage on from the restrictions from Monday 17 May so after that date we may be back to being unrestricted so expect a revised program with us all being able to meet without a booking and I will add some different events. I’m Thinking Service Rifle and McQueen and some sort of comp with some recorded scores.
We wont know what to do with ourselves!
Until then we go on as we are and maintain a cautious approach
Booking is now closed for the next shoot on Sunday 18th and will be at 600 yards.
Squadding details in below link
See you then.
As expected the available slots were taken quickly and the shoot is now full
The booking is therefore closed.
The details are as below:-
See you on Sunday and please remember we are subject to the rule of 6 and so please do not hang around before or after your shoot.
We hope to reopen the range with the first shoot on 4th April. It is going to be a 200 yard pre-booked event like we did last year. As its not clear if we can reopen yet and it all depends on the Government guidance etc.
When we know a bit more and have some confirmation we will open the booking and get sorted out the way we did last year.
Dont email now – its just a heads up at this point.
See you soon (We Hope)
I regret to inform all of you that our former member, chairman, Secretary, President Ted Molyneux passed away at the weekend.
Ted was probably the longest serving member in the history of the Dorking and District Rifle Club. He joined the club before the outbreak of World War 2 and remained in service with the club until he resigned in 2013. During that time he helped the club through the war years and served as Secretary, Chairman and President, a post he occupied until his resignation from the club. Ted was a committed supporter of the club which will always owe him a debt of thanks for keeping it operating through some very difficult times.
Hope you are all doing ok and we look forward to continuing with the operation of the club when we can.
All the best
Happy New Year to all
The 2021 Programme has been added to the Programme page for your information. We have no idea what is going to happen next year or when things will return to normal. At the moment most of us are in tier 4 so no one is going anywhere soon and the range will remain closed until we can.
The programme for 2021 will nominally start on 10 January but I very much doubt we will be able to reopen until February at the earliest. We will continue with the pre-booked shoots at various ranges and when we can safely mix more normally we will rejig the programme and add some of the old style shoots depending on the timing and regulations.
The dates are set so we can at lease plan when we might be able to shoot and will take it from there.
Sorry we can’t offer more at this stage but with your support we will get going as soon as it is permitted and safe to do so.
Don’t forget to renew your membership and maintain your shooting record. You still have a licence to maintain and renew (at some point). If you own a Lever Release / Mars Rifle then you will have to hand this in by March. It is advisable to not forget to do so!
We are shooting again on Sunday at 100 yards and the booking is Closed. This will be the last shoot of the year. Like the last Gallery Rifle you will need to bring your own patches. The details will still be 20 minutes with a 10 minute change over to allow for patching etc.
The usual rules apply so email the usual address for a slot. The list is below
201213 Range Booking 100x
Not the Home Office Compensation for Lever Release and MARS rifles is on the Legislation page.
Chris will be emailing the membership renewals soon and we are holding last years prices.
The fees are £120 for Non NRA Members and £105 for NRA members. The difference being largely due to the Insurance cost.
I will update the membership forms on the web site shortly but Chris will email these anyway. No form no membership, its quite simple.
See you on Sunday.
Shooting Order Below
201206 Range Booking 600x
Turn up on time and go afterwards, no hanging about (it will be cold anyway!)
See you Sunday
Membership renewals coming out soon – good news, no increase!
Please take the time to fill in the Firearms safety feedback on the latest proposals to restrict our sport – link at the bottom of the page
The next shoot is 100 yards on the 13th You can book for than from now
We are reopening for all tier residents (we are organised out door sport with track, trace and COVID procedure) from 6 December for a 600 yard shoot.
We will have a 100 yard Gallery shoot the following week on the 13th as well.
The same rules as before. Don’t turn up too soon and leave at the end of your shoot. No hanging about for a chat!
Email the Dorking account as normal – see the booking page if you have forgotten the rules.
The Government are after us again so read this and fill in the survey and see if we can head off this one.
Due to the new lockdown we will have to cancel this shoot and subsequent events until the lockdown is lifted.
If we can shoot again in December then we will open then and try to fit in an additional shoot in December.
Its a pity but not unexpected. Stay safe