It’s that time again – Christmas Shoot
So a good fun day, Scores on the results page, Well shot all .
Santa did appear and who would have guessed he was sorting a Garand
A rare beast
And many thanks to Mark who provided the Sausage Rolls and Mince pies. I had to get the picture quickly as they mostly went pretty quickly
So thanks to all for your support over the year. Happy Christmas
Now pay your subs and you can come along to the Hero Shoot.
I know it’s a bit late but I have posted the Scores page and they confirm that Horsham won with 372.31. Not wanting to be a bad sport but they had to use two Dorking members to do so!
Anyway it was a good day and the Gazebos saved us from the weather and more importantly we were delighted to see Barry with his cook out gear producing perfect venison sausages in abundance. Barry has provided the catering for this event for several years and he refuses to take any payment from us for the materials. We are eternally grateful for this and on behalf of all of us – Thanks Barry!
We raised £240 for the Royal British Legion. We marked the start and end of the two minutes silence by firing a single shot from an SMLE – what else could we use!
So thanks to all who took part, contributed and enjoyed themselves.
Remember we run the club for our benefit so if you didn’t come along then why not? The Sausages alone are worth the price of admission.
See you at the next one There are some pictures below .
All shot at 600 yards under the gazebos so the weather was not problem. Wind was tricky and caught some of us out. The scores are on the results page and well shot all. There are scores for the overall and individuals for the A Whyte and the Garrick.
See you at the Boar Hill
The A Whyte / Garrick cup is a 2×15 at 300 and 500 yards for both TR and scoped rifle.
All are welcome and we will see you tomorrow. It might be wet and cold and aside from that the clocks change so remember that.
The shoot after that is the Boar Hill on Remembrance Sunday that is a TR/Scoped shoot at 300 and 600. Barry Springer has kindly offered to provide some of his famous sausages so its worth a visit.
There will be a charge for the shoot (can’t remember how much but I think its £5.00 for members) and all proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion like in previous years.
Please come along and support the Club & Charity. That is on the 11th November not tomorrow!!
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.
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!
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.
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’s page can be found on the link below.
Its worth sponsoring him just to think of him going up Ditchling Beacon!
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.