WORK PARTY 18 May
The workparty is on Saturday 18 May commencing between 9 and 9.30 am
Please could you bring along some tools,creosote brushes and paint containers for the creosoting, plus crowbars,hammers drills etc to disassemble the 100 yard hut,
We need to, sort out the 100 yard hut, put in a new bridge andhand rail at 100, fix the new McQueen target, renew some of the steps and all sorts of things. Any help would be appreciated. There may be some sand to shift as well.
The club doesnt run itself so if you can help then please do.
Scores now posted to the Results page. Great day and well shot all. If you werent there Why Not?
Some pictures from today.
For historic reasons we (I) have been reluctant to make much of the contact feature as there have been issues with all manner of unpleasantness in the past. That aside the ddrccttee@bt etc email address has been playing up and I can only get messages if I log directly into the server (I don’t do this often). I cant get anywhere with fixing this so please don’t use it any more as it wont get looked at.
We have a new general communication email for club items at
– should work a bit better.
Dont forget the Work Party on 18 May and the AGM on 9 June.
The Kirby Cup is a 2 x 7 at 3/5 & 6 The AGM is on the 9 June, not after the shoot (long story)
Scores on the results page, well shot to everyone. Not may people but we all had a good shoot so your loss.
The next one is Service Rifle so we will see you then.
Dont forget the Work Party on 18 MAy and the AGM on 9 June.
Good turn out on a chilly but pleasant day. Over 50 scores recorded and we managed to move things along reasonably promptly. The results are on the scores page.
The main competition was for Classic Sniper Rifles at 200 yards but the moderns shot as well. It is a smaller scoring rings on the 200 McQueens and a particularly small V bull.
This was reflected in the scores but there were some good results. The top classic shot was Neil B with 45.2 (the No 4 had a modern scope) but we will let him off with this once.
Kevin M and Dean H both managed 50.2’s that is good shooting on this surprisingly difficult shoot.
Anyway it was a good day and worth turning up for.
The next shoot is a Queens 1 (2×7 at 300, 500 & 600) TR rifles shoot first but open to all and the AGM follows the shoot in the club house.
Scores are on the results page – Well shot all. The shuffle round of the details seemed to make it go a bit quicker so we will probably stick with that until we decide to change it again.
It’s the classic McQueen next but all are welcome etc.
We have loud things on the range from time to time but there is only one Gary and his M44′ Spare a thought for the chap next to him!
Washout, pity really.
On a brighter note the next shoot is a Gallery Rifle and a date for your diary is
18 May for a Work Party!
Add it to your diary and come along and help the club
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!