Author Archives: Captain Comms

The British Sniper – Steve Houghton

Steve G has asked me to mention the above book that I’m sure a number of you in the club have a copy of.

Its an excellent read and the initial print run of signed copies has sold out. Steve lent his copy to a club member before lock down and he would like it back.

So if you have Steve’s copy of this book please return it (its not yours).

Steve is offering a pint as a reward for your honesty.

Sundays shoot is a 500 /600 event so see you then.

McQueen 27 June

Great shoot today and a strong turnout, We managed to dodge the poor weather and there was some good shooting. Its a while since we have managed to shoot one of these and this made it interesting for some.

The scores are on the results page

See you at the next one that is the Barclay Cup that is at 500 and 600. All welcome and we will see you then.

The Penguin Trophy 13 June – Updated

As part of our revised program we will be holding the Penguin Trophy that is historically a match against Horsham. Its usually held early in the year (hence the name, as its usually cold). Its a bit academic as most of the Horsham members are members of Dorking but we will work something out.

Im not sure if Horsham are going to put in a team (we might win) but we will hold it anyway.

The course of fire is 2 x 10 at 300 with a 303 and 2 x 10 at 600 with a 7.62 TR.

We will allow other rifles to take part so no one is excluded so come along in the spirit of the event those who wish to do the comp can do so and everyone else can shoot what they have and take part.

UPDATE

The scores are on the Results page. It was a hot day so those that turned out were grateful for a quick blast and home to the sunshine. This was nominally the Penguin Shoot and as Horsham didn’t put in a team we actually wont it!

I have to admit that digging out the target rifle after so long proved that I need to try harder! Still it was fun and I hope everyone enjoyed it.

The next shoot is the McQueen on the 27th so see you then

Service Rifle Shoot 23 May 2021 Updated

UPDATE Scores on the Results page – well done all – Good fun, See you on the next one.

Is back to normal so the next shoot will be a Service Rifle on Sunday 23 May. We are taking a cautious approach to reopening more fully so please be sensible.

Its been a while since we have done one of these so just to remind you we will start at 09:30 with the first detail at 100 yards and take it from there. You will need around 52 rounds to include sighters and you will be expected to do your turn in the buts (maybe more than once) and we will be mixing on the range all at the same time.

The club house will be open at times for signing in but will be locked during the shoot as we will be at the other end of the range.

The course of fire is below:-

Please read the COF in advance and be at the range on time wilt all your kit in time for a 09:30 Start. It will take us a while to remember how it all works but I think most of us are looking forward to a change or pace. If there are any questions then contact me via the club address.

Please note the revised shooting program for the remainder of the year.

See you on Sunday

Reopening Programme

With a view to the lifting of the restrictions the site has been updated with a revised shooting program (Back to Normal) for the remainder of the year.

The next shoot on 23/5 is Service Rifle so instead of booking it will start at 09:30 just like the old days.

200 Yard Shoot Booking Closed

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

Range Reopening

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)