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McQueens Shoot, Sunday 30 September

After a great shoot today for Gallery Rifle the next one is McQueens (Modern at 300x). I should have taken some pictures today as we had a great selection of interesting items but I had far too much fun shooting and seeing how far a VZ58 will send an empty case (quite along way).

After the above comment I received a contribution:-

Some old favourites, namely an M1 Garand and M1 Carbine, thankfully not on the current banning list.

on the next shoot we will be welcoming guests from 21st Kent Home Guard Target Shooting Club who contacted us about a shoulder to shoulder comp for McQueens via Graeme of Sporting  Services.

Their Chairman Peter Zeminski came along to see the range today and we should see between 4 and 10 visitors for the next McQueens shoot. Having met Peter I’m glad to report that they sound exactly like us, (ordinary people who just want to enjoy their sport). So this will be a competition based on the top scores from each club but it will be our usual low key all inclusive  event where there is some light hearted taking of scores.

So I am warning you in advance that we will have visitors and please make them welcome. Brush up on your zero for the shoot. As we may have more than normal please make every effort to get ready for your detail and sort yourselves out as quickly as possible so we can get plenty of shooting in. Hopefully the weather will be kind or we will just have to get all the Gazebos out (we now have 3) and carry on anyway.

Most of you know it already but I have re-added the McQueens Course of fire to the relevant COF Page.

See you in two weeks.

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