Great shoot and a very pleasant day. Nice to see the older rifles coming out for the 300x 303 stage. These are challenging to use on a modern target size but it was still fun. This was a match against Horsham and this time round Dorking manage to win! To be fair it wasn’t serious and Kev was missing a 303 and shot both stages with a TR so don’t look too closely at the maximum scores. Its taking part that counts.
We have shot this comp against Horsham for more years than I can remember and it was this comp that got me to Dorking many years ago. So even if there is a few of us its still good to have a go.
The weather was great and everyone had a good time (well I did and Im assuming everyone did). Scores are on the Results page.
The next shoot is Scoped Rifle. See you then.
s shoot is the Penguin, so named as its often chilly and this weekend looks like no exception. The shoot is a 303 at 300 and 7.62 at 600, 2 x 10 at each and if there is time over then some more use of the targets can be had at 600.
We normally shoot a TR comp against Horsham and have been shooting against them for getting on for 15+ years. Several of the members are part of both clubs so we can always be flexible on who shoots for who. Don’t be put off as there will be classification for TR and Scoped rifles so come along and have a go.
See you on Sunday
Update – Scores are on the Results page, well shot all, its not really about the scores as the results reflect a very different selection of Firearms used. It was meant to be a fun shoot and that it was. We all had a good blast, didn’t hang around too much or get wet.
We were well stocked with Mince Pies and Sausage Rolls. (thanks to Sharon for heating things up!
Happy Christmas all, pay your subs and we will see you at the Hero Shoot, next year
Sunday sees the return of the Christmas shoot and the COF is on the Course of Fire Page. I have now actually added the details to the correct page – apologies!
Essentially its a pairs shoot so find a friend, you will need a Service Rifle and a Scoped Rifle. Three distances 100, 200 and 600.
If anyone wishes to contribute Mince Pies etc then that would be great. There is an entry fee of a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. No Gift, No shoot.
I will be working out the program for next year when I get a minute but if there are any ‘special requests’ for shoot types then we will consider them.
We ran a 2 day Range Safety last weekend at the range and now have a further 14 qualified Range Safety officers for the club. This was a very successful event and I am delighted that everyone passed and that the NRA were happy with our range management and procedures. There is, however, to be no complacency and we will be reviewing our briefing procedures and range commands in the light of the training. You will also see some new faces stepping up to manage details as a qualification is no use without practice and experience.
This is not about bossing people about but it is about safety and we we need to ensure we continue our high standards.
See you on Sunday and don’t forget the entry fee and Mince pies etc.
The next shoot is a Classic McQueens at 200x. This is a chance to give those classic sniper rifles an airing as its a bit closer than the normal 300x (but the v bull is tiny).
As usual all scoped rifles are welcome and I will keep the scores seperate.
I have secured a large supply of patches so we wont be sticking white ones on everything.
Lets hope the weather is fine and the radios don’t play up.
See you then.
Update – Scores are now on the results page – well shot everyone
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.
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
First – Shooting update
Based on the latest Gov restrictions and the advice from BASC I figure we are ok to continue as we are as we are currently meeting the guidelines / Restrictions.
You can read the advice in full from BASC here:- Click here
It looks as if we are ahead of the game on this and we remain compliant. It remains for all those attending to be vigilant and not to hang around before or after your shoot. There must be at least 2m distance between those waiting to shoot and those shooting / finishing their shoot. Please comply.
With that in mind I have opened the booking early and I will publish the list next Friday 25th.
We have been discussing the possibility of having a 100 yard Gallery Shoot. We can only use 4 targets per detail and we might have to shorten the shooting a bit to cover the need to change / patch the targets.
The sticking point is the time to patch up and the patches themselves. So if we run this you will need to bring your own patches so we don’t share anything.
If you are interested in a Gallery shoot and you are booking a slot for the next shoot and are interested in a Gallery shoot and if you are prepared to provide your own patches then let me know. If there is enough interest we will run one.
Be careful and see you soon.
Bookings for Sunday is now closed. The list is confirmed below:-
200927 Range Booking 300x
Dont forget to be careful and leave the range after your shoot.
See you Sunday.
It seems I have got the dates a bit muddled again and we are shooting on consecutive weeks. So the next shoots is on Sunday 13 September 2020
It’s a 200 Practice and the usual rules on booking apply.
200913 200x Range Booking
Note – Updated
See the note below on the number of people on the range. As the rules are changing we have to be more careful with not having too many people on the range so we will be stricter with people arriving early or hanging about. I have read the Gov guidelines (feel free to have a look) but We fall under Organised Sporting Events so we are ok but please do your bit.
We had a great shoot at 600 today but I have to remind members that the shooting is only allowed on the understanding that you turn up in reasonable time for your shoot and leave immediately afterwards.
There were too many people hanging about after their shoots. It’s great to see you and I know you want to catch up and talk about all the stuff we all chat about but please can I ask you to leave the range and car part after your shoot and chat elsewhere. We cannot afford to attract attention and make it look like a mass gathering.
200809 Range Booking
Booking schedule confirmed,
See you on Sunday
We had to move the dates around to avoid the Ride Surry cycle road closures so thats why we are on consecutive weekends.
The email address, in case any of you are tempted to email something different is:-
You know the drill
The next shoot is 300 yards and booking is closed
200802 Range Booking 300x
The squadding is above
To make it interesting (and due to the Ride Surrey) the next shoot is the week after as Ihad to move the schedule around when I sorted it out at the end of last year. We will get through this weekends shoot and then open the booking for the following week afterwards.
See you then
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