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:-
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.
- If you don’t feel comfortable – don’t come.
- If you aren’t well – don’t come.
- 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.
It is with regret that we have to announce that shooting is suspended until further notice. We cant take the risk anyway and will review the situation as the news progresses.
We will provide an update when we know more and hopefully be able to restart events later in the year.
Scoped Rifle – Stop Press – No Rain and not too much wind!
This was a bit of a first for this shoot and a strong turnout with some excellent scores put in with some tricky conditions and difficult targets. This is a work in progress shoot and I still haven’t got it right so I will continue to refine it. It was fun though so looking forward to the next one.
Scores on the Results page.
Some pictures from Chris who is our official photographer.
See you at the next one – Gallery Rifle
And our driver
Firstly a big thanks to all of those who came along to the work party (some party!). Its really appreciated and we got some much needed repairs done. This included some very heavy work on the butts, 100 yard hut roof and 100 yard hand rails along with some other things.
Thanks again for turning out.
And so to the Scoped Rifle. As usuual this shoot is always challenged by the weather and this week will probably be the same.
We will give it a go and the course of fire is on the COF page but its below as well.
200301 Scoped Rifle 1
See you Sunday
Well those that came along got a bit wet but we enjoyed ourselves and had a good blast at 600. As it turned out it wasnt that bad and we hve dried everything out now.
Thanks again to Chris who took the photos and zeroed his new toy
See you at the work party on Saturday.
On a brighter note the weather for Saturday 22 February is looking like sunshine and clear. Thats good news as we have a work party on that day to do some work on the stop butts and the 100 yard hut roof (and other fun jobs besides) so if you feel like supporting the club (so there remains a club to support) then come along and lend a hand. We start at 9. If you bring biscuits we will happily share them.
Enjoy – roll on summer.
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
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
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.
A Chilly day and for the hardy 20 that turned out it was a brief but enjoyable one.
Just looking at the pictures makes me shiver but it was worth it.
See you next time for the Service Rifle.