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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!

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.

AGM Sunday 29 April – Updated + Scores

Results

Scores on the results pages – very well shot by some (not me though). TR was won by Rob B with a 103.13 and the scoped by Paul U with a 105.12.

Scores on the results page, any mistakes then let me know as it’s probably my fault.

AGM – Job done, no drama, business as usual and a profitable year.

Next shoot is a Service Rifle.

Note – we will have a Work Party on Sunday 17 June – can’t wait & details to follow. Remember the club is run for you by volunteers so help if you can.

 

The clubs AGM is on Sunday 29 April in the club house. Nominally it will take place at 2pm but if we finish the shoot early then we may bring it forward a bit.

So this means – don’t be late!

The agenda is here:-

DDRC_AGM_Agenda_2018

2017 AGM Minutes

DDRC_AGM_Minutes_30-04-17_(for 2016)

We don’t have any earth shattering things to discuss or announce as its pretty much business as usual. If you have questions to submit then please do so in advance if you want an answer on  the day.

Remember – rumours are destabilising so if you want to know what the club is doing then ask the committee and don’t rely on third hand information & assumptions.

The shoot is the Kirby Cup that is a Queens 1. That is to say its 2 x 7 at 3/5/6.TR shooters first then scoped and then the Muzzle break stuff for each distance. You know the usual drill.

See you on Sunday

 

Classic McQueen Sunday 15 April Updated

Busy day with a good turn out. Some very nice looking kit on display with classic rifles, 4T, L42, K98 and M41b. Scores were ok for the classics but is a small target to hit with a 3.5 power scope. Rob B got the highest classic score but it was with a P14 & Unertl x16 scope so it’s a challengeable qualification in the classic category. Still we aren’t that fussy and it was a fun day and its about having a decent shoot and not waving the rule book around.

The modern shooters did well and Andy B who hasn’t been along for a while hasn’t lost his touch.  The V count was low as it was all shot on a Fig14 200 target that has a tiny V bull.

The scores are on the results page and if there are any mistakes then it’s probably my fault!

The next shoot is the Kirby Cup and the AGM Afterwards

2018 Administration & the Christmas Shoot. – Update

First things first –

2018 membership forms will be emailed soon and we would like to have the membership process completed by 31/1/2018. The forms are on the membership page but are below in pdf and word versions below:-

pdf 2018 Dorking Renewal Form Doc word 2018 Dorking Renewal Form Doc

2018 programme – on the relevant pages and as below

pdf 2018 Shooting Program xls 2018 Shooting Program

2018 Shooting Record

pdf 2018 Shooting Record xls 2018 Shooting Record

Christmas Shoot

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.

Scores added to the Results Page – Happy Chirstmas and new year.