The Work Party this weekend is cancelled. It will be in a few weeks when we can get the sand delivered. Watch this space.
Sundays shoot is the above that this year is being shot as a Queens 2. That is to say 2×10 at 3/5/6 TR first detail followed by Scoped etc.
See you then
We have a work party coming up and it may be next weekend but we have yet to finalise the details so keep an eye on the site for an announcement.
Good day and was pretty busy. There was a bit of a delay to get going as we discovered some local wasps had built a nest in the 300 yard junction box. This had to be humanely removed before we could get going (a broom and a foot). No injuries reported. Some good shooting and excellent scores but unfortunately not from the TR contingent! could try harder.
No firm news yet on the proposed work party so keep an eye on the web for news. The Scores are on the results page.
A great day with better weather than anticipated so that was a bonus.
The scores are on the results page, well shot to all and in particular Steve G in the classic category (188) and Bob S in the modern (200).
I was going to have a rant about all the black patches being used up but then I realised that the course of fire and attendance was about 1000 rounds in the morning. Not all those hit but it uses up the patches. At least we have plenty in stock this time.
Some pictures of the day
The next shoot is a Gallery Rifle so bring the toys along. Some who got a less than perfect scores maybe coud do with doing some zeroing!
See you then.
Scores added to the results page – well shot everyone some great scores, particularly from Euan R who managed a 149.23. Pretty Good shooting and the competition was tight at the top. I think its time to make the targets smaller!
The warning to the TR shooters was well heeded as we had a total turn out of – 4. Disappointing. Still there was plenty of room for everyone.
On a brighter note Graham B.s’ son-in-law Andy Caton cam along to the last Gallery Rifle shoot and took some excellent photos. They show the club in its true ethos, namely a collection of shooters (men and women) enjoying a day out and their sport. Long may this continue. The photos are excellent and don’t show anyone really in an angle where they can be identified but if you have any objection to an image that you think is you then contact the club and I will remove the image. See the Photos Page.
The AW and G cups are on the programme for tomorrow, Sunday 29 October. It is a TR shoot with 2×15 at 300 and 500 yards. Scoped Rifles are welcome to shoot alongside.
Note to the TR boys – this is a bit of a use it or lose it event. I am about to work on next years program and the some of these events are not well supported from a TR point of view. We can use the range time more widely for more popular shoots if they remain poorly supported.
I have managed to sort out some of the scores for the Barclay and these have now been posted. See you tomorrow and make sure you respond to the home office consultation on Firearms restrictions.
A late update of things as I have been away for a bit and am just catching up. The scores for the Gravett cup are on the Results page. The master plan for security is to have the names in a First name / Last initial format but this only works if you know the names. I am claiming that I didn’t prepare the file so they are not all in that format. Apologies I will try to do better in future but I am a bit time poor at the moment.
The clubs first RCO course was run at the weekend and all the delegates passed. This is excellent news and it ups the skills of shooters and RCO staff we have. We should be ever mindful of the legal issues surrounding our activities and the better recognised skills are always welcome. We need to be on top of all the legal and safety activities at all times and it is ever-changing.
We will probably run the course again next year so if you are interested make sure you register in time (not now!).
We will probably be revisiting the issue of competency cards at some point as a number of you have asked about it. If we do follow the NRA procedure then all shooters at Dorking will need to be certified and if not take a course either with us or the NRA. If we go down this route then there are implications and administration for all. We will have another look at it and let you know.
See you on Sunday for the next shoot – the Barclay Cup being a 2 x 10 at 500 & 600. TR shooters first etc.
See you then.