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.
Results now posted on the Results page and below. Low turnout but probably due to the holiday season join us next time for our invitation shoot where we should see some Bookham TR shooters and welcome the Sussex County RA for their autumn shoot with us
The message below cam to me via a source – it shows what further measures the Police would like. If you dont have a MARS and think a Lever Release isnt included or that this doesnt apply to you – they will get to you eventually so please act now to stop additional legislation
The below was obtained by a shooting organisation through a FOIA request, it is from an ACPO – whatever it is now called – position paper from 2015. We have no reason to doubt its authenticity and much fits with long standing police aims. They are now working through their ‘wish list’ to be done in stages as the opportunity arises and of course depending how much fuss is kicked up by shooting organisations and the shooting community (that’s us).
End Section 2 – all to be Section 1. They have been trying for this since 1973 – latest excuse is that it will be more efficient and cheaper to have one certificate. Rubbish and the potential impact on shotgun ownership is huge
All, yes all, semi-automatic firearms to be prohibited as Section 5. If it has to be done in stages they’ll do shotguns first and then .22 RF – starting by changing law to say that nothing bigger than .22 RF is permitted in semi-auto
Introduction of magazine capacity limits for rifles – not specified but assume 10 or possibly less, 5?
Reclassification of LBR and LBP to Section 5 and therefore prohibited – they have never liked them and claim people can saw down the barrels to make them pistols
End the miniature rifle range exemptions which the police claim allows an unregistered trade in .22 RF rifles. Again they have never liked the old exemptions and have tried to deny their use over the years
Prohibit .50 calibre by moving to Section 5 as per current proposal
Airguns – ‘further restrictions should be placed on such weapons’. The announced consultation is to determine whether England should follow Scotland and licence as firearms. Police will claim it’s an anomaly in England and therefore the law should be standard across the UK so licensing for England is necessary
Old spec deacts – police want to make it a criminal offence to be in possession of a deactivated firearm that has not been deactivated to the CURRENT standard. Anyone with an old spec deactivated firearm will have to have it done to the current standard if they wish to keep it. Creates lots of new criminals. Coincidentally the Government has now stopped its prison closure programme…….
Antiques – requirement for antique dealers to keep registers like RFDs do for non-antiques. Reclassification of some antiques to Section 1
‘Shotgun cartridges to be licensed’ – not sure what this means given you have to produce a certificate when buying – assume it means the same treatment as Section 1 ammunition, limits on numbers held and entry of each purchase on certificate
Mandatory training and testing of individuals before a certificate is issued. Not clear who does the training and decides if a person meets the standard
New powers of entry to search without a warrant – they may have got this already, or claim to have. Basically it’s to allow them to take firearms from a certificate holder without having to show good reason
Abolishing court appeals on firearms certification matters. Courts to be replaced by a ‘non-binding tribunal’. Currently the police are bound by court decisions but a tribunal would limit the rights of the individual and for the police to be unaccountable. This is quite worrying as it would enable to Police to make up the law and do what they want without proper oversight
‘Family members’ to be consulted prior to grant or renewal of a certificate on the suitability of the applicant. Police want this to find ‘evidence’ of non-suitability. ‘Have often do you argue with your spouse?’ ……
The current Home Office Guidelines on Firearms law to become mandatory and binding – but only after the police have re-written them.
So there you have it – as we said, winter is coming. If they get the current proposals through relatively easily expect things from the above list to be presented for ‘consultation’ quite quickly. The shooting organisations are moving into action and so will you by writing to your MP to object and request him/her to object to any changes to the current firearms legislation currently being proposed/suggested.
Unfortunately this Sunday’s shoot is cancelled as the cycle race prevents access to the range. The next shoot in two weeks time on Sunday 14th is scoped rifle and this should be ok however we do need to do some work on the range that weekend so there may be a work party as well / the day before / instead of – not sure exactly what or when yet.
We held the annual Boar Trophy Team TR shoot today with teams from Horsham, Bookham, Chichester, Wandsworth and of course the home team Dorking. It was an overcast and, at times damp day but it was well supported and we raised about £265 for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.
After the shooting at 300 yards we held the traditional two minutes silence to respect the fallen of conflicts past and present.
The 300 Yard Shooters.
Instead of the usual 500 yard shoot we moved it to 600 yards to make better use of the club house in the damp weather. the club house was as usual very much appreciated with it being warm and dry with proper facilities and a hot cup of something.
The tem shoot was won by Horsham with 291.27, Wandsworth with 284.28 second. the results are on the page for the team shoot. We were delighted to welcome some new shooters for this TR event.
Of course the catering was once again provided by Barry who not only shoots the deer but makes the sausages himself (they are to die for) and provides them for the club members and our guests at no charge. He has provided this many times of late and we very much appreciate his effort and (very tasty) contribution.
So Thank you to all of you who came along, those who helped, as you contribution no matter how small (and many well above and beyond) who made the event possible.
This weekend we welcome teams from Bookham and Sussex County for a Queens 2 shoot (2×10 at3/5/6) so it’s likely to a busy (and possibly wet) day.
It will be an important day in the clubs TR calendar as we are trying to grow the support for TR events. Sussex County RA will be shooting their Autumn Meeting concurrently.
Please make every effort to welcome our visitors and note that as this is a TR competition his will take priority on range space. Scoped rifles will be shooting on the last details at each distance to ensure the competition details complete as required. Don’t let the TR aspect put you off but take note of the circumstances. There won’t be time to zero rifles on the day and you are expected to have your rifles zeroed for each distance anyway. We can’t afford target damage!