For the hardy members went to the range today for the year opener Hero Shoot. So named for those who come along in the bad weather in previous years. Fortunately we had good weather for the time of year. We had quite a selection of guns on show from Black Powder Snider Carbines to the latest Nimrod and MARS rifles.
All Good fun
Once a long time ago I met two blokes on a range (Steynning) long since closed. One was a keen advocate of the L1A1 and from what I remember he was about the only one I who could ever shoot one decently.
If you want to know (many, many years later) how make an old man happy, put one in his hands again.
For those who are wondering about your membership renewals these were all emailed out before Christmas so fill it in and return it to Chris the membership Secretary (now on the dark side as a happy owner of an AR15).
If you have lost the form then another copy is here:-
The next shoot is a further practice at 100 so bring your toys and get your rifles properly zeroed for the year.
We have some provisional dates for next year. These are subject to change and we may well move things around depending on circumstances.
The AGM is provisionally booked for 12 March 2017 at 9.30 am. It’s a non shooting day but it is followed by a work party so there will be plenty to do.
The details are on the Programme page along with downloadable shooting records in PDF & Excel
The links to the documents are below:-
We held the Kirby cup today that consists of a Queens 1 for both TR and Scoped rifles. It was a very successful day with a high turnout but not all those attending put in a score card. We were saved from the rain and the weather stayed fine. The scoped rifle shooters put in some good scores with 3 of 105 with the top shot being Alistair Springer with 105.19. TR shooters fond the conditions more challenging and I suppose we ‘could try harder’ (particularly in my case).
Anyway a bad day on the range beats a good day in the office any day.
The AGM was held in the club house and was fortunately largely uneventful compared with other years!
We did discuss the new CASC regulations that we will make every effort to comply with will mean some changes and we will outline these for a special general meeting to be held in the autumn once we have finalised a strategy. You can help the club and yourselves by attending at least 7 events a year at the range. It’s not a big ask and will make a difference. A link to the regulations is in a post from several weeks ago.
The scores are on the results page and a heavy work schedule and forthcoming departure for a spell in Eastern Europe precludes me from writing more at the moment.
See you all soon.
Scores posted on the results page. Apologies to Bob S. who didn’t shoot a 50.1 but a 50.10 that is a completely different score. In my defense it was written on the score sheet as 51 so it wasn’t clear. Anyway a clear winner.
Well shot all, a great day to be on the range!
See you at the AGM
The Modern McQueens is on Sunday at 300 yards. We will not have the club gun or ammunition available due to the holders of such being committed elsewhere. The course of fire for the McQueens is available on the COF page.
The AGM will be held after the shoot on the 22 May at 1 pm. The notices have been emailed but are available here:-
160506 DDRC AGM Cover Letter
160506 DDRC AGM Agenda pdf
Firstly the scores from Sundays Scoped Rifle Shoot are now posted on the Results page. We decided to shoot both stages at 600 to take advantage of the club house with the possibilities of rain (I still got wet – but at least the majority of the kit was dry).
We have had to move the AGM to 22 May 2016 due to a number of date clashes with other shoots. Apologies for that. The shoot is on a Sunday after the Kirby Cup.
Our forthcoming challenges is the revised legislation relating to The Community Amateur Sports Clubs.
The Government guidance notes are available by following this link:-
We have been registered since about 2002 under CASC and this was done at the time when we received the large bequest. What the regulations boil down to as far as we are concerned is that over 50% of members have to be ‘participating’ and will have to turn up to the range about 7 or more times per year. If we have under 50% participating members then we are liable to Corporation tax on our investment income and full business rates.
This is not something cooked up by the committee and is Government Legislation. We don’t have any more details outside what is available on the link.
We will review the options in more detail at the AGM.
The scores are (finally) posted on the Results page and as this was a classic competition the Mauser won at the last-minute over the Nagant. Well shot by the President and the Captain. We only have one of these in the program this year and I missed it so I will see if there is time to have a further 200 yard go at some future date.
Plenty of Modern shooters and despite the mud the event remains popular. We have tried McQueens pairs in the past and we may want to have that at some point so something tl look forward to in warmer weather.
The next shoot is the A White / Garrick that is a 2 x 15 at 300 and 500 for TR and scoped rifle so Weather / Targets / domestic issues permitting I will see you there.
Thanks to to all of you have renewed your subscriptions.
Lets work together for a good years shooting.
A reminder that guests are only permitted if the details are provided 48 hours in advance and the person holds a full FAC. The will have to complete and submit a form (below in Word and pdf)
Dorking Visitors Form 2016
Dorking Visitors Form 2016
Visitors who do not hold a FAC are not allowed to shoot unless the shoot is designated in advance as a guest day (see the Home Office Rules) and in the event of a shoot being declared a guest day then the details of those attending will have to be submitted a week in advance so we have time to inform the relevant authorities.
Dates – Provisional
Provisional for the AGM is 10 April after the shoot in the club house.
Surrey Cycle race is provisionally set for the 31 July so the range will be closed that day. I cant find any firm information on this as yet.