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Range Opening 24/5/20 Report

Report – It all worked, we discovered that the leads between the monitors are 3m long so we could use all 4 targets.

We had a successful day and will be shooting again in two weeks time at 600 yards. The same booking arrangement will apply and I will put up a new post about this on the Monday prior to the shoot.

See you next time.

Update – The following members have confirmed bookings and the slots are outlined in the attachement. See you on Sunday and remember the rules See lower down the post.

200524 Range Booking

 

We are undertaking a limited re opening of the range but under very different circumstances.

Shooting will be by appointment only by booking in advance by emailing:-

dorkingr@gmail.com

The new rules are:-

200520 Dorking Rifle Club Reopening Shoot Strategy

The range booking will look like this:-

Range Booking V1

You will be allocated a slot on a first come first served basis. The rules are strict so read the strategy. There will no exceptions.

Sunday’s shoot is an experiment and if it works ok, we will allow more users in two weeks’ time for the next one. We can only use three targets at the moment but we might get to 4 if we can get some longer leads made up.

Sunday will be at 300 yards for 10 members with the slots starting at 10am.

Remember

  1. If you don’t feel comfortable – don’t come.
  2. If you aren’t well – don’t come.
  3. There is a risk in doing this and so you are entirely responsible for any unfortuante outcome.

We will see what happens and take it from there.

How are you Managing?

We continue to exist in these rather strange times so I hope you are all ok and making the most of the circumstances. Plenty of time to load some ammo or make sure all the kit is cleaned although I have to admit I have not had time to do either.
We are all looking forward to getting back to shooting and Mark is keeping an eye on the range it should all be good to go when we are allowed out.
I do have some news and as some of you may know our Jeff has been extremely ill with the virus but is at last recovering to the point of being able to comment on Instagram.
We wish him a speedy recovery.
Stay safe and we will reunite with an expenditure of ammo as soon as we can.

 

 

Gallery Rifle Shoot and ‘the virus’ in general – Pictures added

 

Sundays shoot is a Gallery Rifle at 100 yards so bring the items looking lonely in the cupboard. You know the drill for these by now.
As regards the current concerns regarding the Corvid-19 virus you should be fairly safe outdoors but try not to breath over each other and possibly best to avoid physical contact (handshakes, kissing etc.)
If anyone feels the risk is too great then it’s a personal choice for you to attend or not as you see fit.
I expect we will see the usual suspects and I wish I was coming along myself. Unfortunately I have a three line whip at a christening and I can’t get out of it.
The shoot after this is a Service Rifle so I will sort out a course of fire etc.
Enjoy

 

 

Practice Shoot

Some Pictures from the last practice (Thanks Chris) Looks like you had fun.

My view that day was a bit different – not as dramatic as it looked but you wouldn’t wander about!

Note there is a large gun safe that is free to someone to collect it (Its very heavy) and can be collected from somewhere in Wimbledon. If you are interested then the details are on the ad.

The next shoot is Service Rifle and I will sort out and post the COF when I get a minute.

Happy New Year  – Pay your subs or you are not going to be covered by the insurance after the end of the month.

More FAC Restrictions

The shoot this wekend is cancelled due to the bike ride but instead of shooting you can do the consultation to try to prevent more restrictions on FAC grants and renewals. The message below is from BASC. You need to take part in the consultation. If you dont then its your fault if this comes to pass. It will take 5 minutes.

Gents – you’ve probably already seen this Government consultation (see e-mail below) but it is essential that as many shooters respond as soon as possible otherwise we all face more draconian legislation and more hurdles to jump to renew our Licences. The proposed 10 yearly Licence renewals are welcome, but if it becomes mandatory to obtain a Doctor’s medical declaration upon renewal, but there is no obligation on a Doctor to engage with the process, or to keep any fees at a reasonable level, then the potential ramifications are obvious. This could be very serious if it is your Doctor who happens to be opposed to anyone holding firearms fullstop and simply refuses to take part. The proposals do not put any legal duty on the Doctor to even consider your request.

This consultation closes on 17th September 2019 so please ensure that you respond before then.

 

Do not simply rely on others doing this, please submit your own views to protect your sport and your rights, as the more responses the Government get pointing out the glaring errors in their proposals the greater the chance they will do something about it and make amendments.

 

Please forward this message onto anyone you know who shoots and invite then to submit their views.

Firearms licensing consultation

Please respond today!

BASC urges all shooters in England, Wales and Scotland to respond to a consultation that could lead to a significant change in firearms licensing.

The Home Office is consulting on draft statutory firearms licensing guidance for chief officers of police in England, Wales and Scotland.

The proposals would make it mandatory for anyone applying for the grant or renewal of a shotgun or firearms certificate to have their medical declaration information verified by their doctor. However, the proposals place no obligation on the doctors to take part and there is absolutely no guidance on a reasonable charging regime.

BASC wants an efficient, cost-effective, robust system of firearms licensing that protects public safety and provides excellent service to the shooting community. We believe that all parties in the licensing process in England, Wales and Scotland should have statutory duties and must include the doctors.

Combined with an obligatory encoded reminder on medical records, this will facilitate the introduction of ten-year certificates, reducing the burden on the police, doctors and the shooting community.

Click here for the consultation documents.

You can respond by completing a short survey or emailing the Home Office directly.

Click here to complete the consultation response survey.

Click here to email your views to the Home Office.

Reproduced from a BASC message.

Sunday 9 June, Knight Cup, Gellibrand Shield & AGM Updated

The weather was fine and we had a good turn out for the shoot.

The scores are on the results page. The shoot was based on a 3/5/6  2×10 fired with the A Whyte being 300 & 500 and the Gellibrand Shield being 500 & 600.

We held the AGM afterwards and that went off without a hitch so its business as usual. See you at the next one, Modern Mc Queens.

 

 

Work Party

The work party took place on Saturday and a massive thanks to those who took part in it. The club relies on volunteers and whilst I know many of you have other commitments (me as well) We all owe a huge debt to those who gave their time.

Amongst a long list of tasks the team managed to:-

creosote all the outside furniture and huts, fix some hand rails, add a wider bridge at 100 so we don’t have to get Phil out of the ditch, fixings for the 4th McQueens target and at long last resurrect the 100 shelter and shift a load of Sand up to the butts.

The photos below show the results but don’t really do justice to the effort involved.

When the next call goes out then please see if you can contribute as well.

Thanks again to all