Great day and very busy. A present for all at the end! Only a few pictures as it was a bit hectic. I recently said on committee that Muzzle Brakes weren’t a problem and then chose to shoot next to Mr Ball as a pair who blasted me with gas (rifle & verbal) and showered Gary and Connots with hot brass! Oh well it is the season of forgiveness. Some greate shooting by all (some a bit dodgy as well).
If you have ever wondered what the delays in the butts are due to then here is your answer.
Happy Christmas to all.
Christmas fast approaches and we have to sort out a Christmas Shoot so here is what we have in mind. We have a potentially large number of people to cater for and as it will be cold and/or wet it needs to be something we can shift through at a reasonable pace so no one has to hang around for too long.
The shoot will be over three distances 100, 200 and 600 yards and shot in pairs so its time to find a friend and or team up with someone on the day. The entry fee will be a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. No gift, no shoot. If you turn up late then all the friends will be taken as well. We will be starting at 9.30 sharp.
100 yards Shot on the Gallery Rifle targets 10 shots each on to a standard PL7 targets. These are grouped in pairs and the scores will be no more than 10 shots on each target. Shoot in no more than 3 minutes.
It is surprising how many members cannot either count or hit the correct target.
200 yards will be shot in pairs on a figure 11 and a figure 12 targets both showing at the same time. Again both targets will be up at the same time and you can decide who is the better shot so someone gets to shoot on the smaller target. There will be penalties if you cross fire. There will be a two-minute time limit on this and we will need a butt crew of 8 people per detail.
600 yards electronic targets shot in your pair with a time limit so no one is going to be allowed to take ages.
So that’s the plan. We will finish up at 600 yards and then have a prize giving in the club house. If you want to bring along something else like sausage rolls, mince pies or similar that we can heat up in the oven will be a welcome addition.
You can use any gun you like for the shoot and can use a different rifle for each stage if you like. We may well be able to have the club guns and we have some ammo as well.
We will be sending out the membership renewals soon so early payment helps the club.