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Service Rifle 3 Sunday 15th Update

Update – Scores now posted on the results page. Well shot everyone, We dodged most of the weather so that was a relief although we got a bit damp. Anyway its better than work so it was enjoyable. See you on the next one that is Gallery Rifle.

See you then.

Sundays shoot is Service Rifle 3. The course of fire is now on the COF page.

Read the COF and be ready!, About 54 rounds required, you know the drill

See you then

Sunday 1 May AGM Postponed

We will have to delay the AGM by a few weeks as we have not been able to get the accounts signed off yet. We have three years to present and want these to be finalised before presentation to the members.

There isn’t anything in particular to be concerned about, we made a small loss due mostly to the maintenance costs and a largely fixed income. As you know the membership is fairly cheap and there is no range fee but stuff needs replacing so there is a stead cost for repairs. We have plenty of funds in the investment account that is doing well.

Anyway we will have to delay the AGM for a few weeks and when we have all the items we need we will announce new date. If anyone has any questions regarding this the just let me know.

So Sundays shoot is just the Gallery Rifle, No AGM, More time for shooting!

See you then.

Tool Kit

As you probably know it takes a fair bit of effort to keep everything fixed and running on the range (stuff gets shot at!). When we remember we bring along the relevant tools to sort things out. The last McQueens shoot had all the targets created that morning. Luckily we had the wood to hand and I remembered to pack the tools.

This is a bit of a pain and we are going to invest in a tool kit for the club so we have some basic tools to hand. Before we spend any money I was wondering if any of the members had some tools they would like to donate to the cub?

We are after a basic tool kit with a box, some hammers, say and screwdrivers (screws) etc. We aren’t looking for a garage sale but if any of you have some duplicates and unwanted items then we would be grateful.

The next shoot is a Gallery Rifle and probably the AGM afterwards.

Classic McQueens Sunday 17 April Update

Sundays Shoot is the Classic McQueens so its time to dust off the classic Sniper Rifles. Its at 200 yards but the targets are still on the small side!

The results (probably not available till Monday) will be separated between Classic and Modern rifles. Scoped rifles only as open sights are not really any use for this and you end up shredding the target frames.

So the course of fire is well known to all members and you are all welcome. The shoot can be time consuming so please be ready and do your turn (s) in the butts.

See you on Sunday

Update

Scores are on the results page – Separated between Classics and Modern rifles. Well shot all. The shoot is harder than it looks and the target is very small and fleeting, Still its fun. I have added some pictures below and aside from the AI’s there was a single shot and a classic L42. See you at the next one that is a Gallery Rifle and the AGM

Scoped Rifle 1 Sunday 6 March UPDATE

Update – Scores on the results page.

A busy and whilst dry it was very chilly. Some really good shooting given the target size and the that the time was kept fairly tight. Well done all, See you at the next one that is Gallery Rifle.

Sundays event is the Scoped Rifle shoot. The Course of Fire is on the COF page and will be shot between at 300, 500 and 600 yards, Weather and circumstances permitting.

This shoot may be subject to change on the day but the COF is the plan.

See you on Sunday

The Penguin Sunday 20 February Update

Update

Great day and we didnt get wet. It was certainly challenging shooting the 303’s at 300 given their age but it was certainly great fun to have a go. It was windy so there is an excellent reason for the scores (now posted on the Results page).

The match against Horsham was won by them with a 4 point lead. In reality Horsham could only field three members so it was teams of three. The Horsham Team are also Dorking members so nominally Dorking won both. Still it was fun and that’s the whole point.

The next shoot is the first Scoped Rifle and the course of fire is on the COF page (I am actually up to date with the site admin). See you then.

I am a bit late posting this but Sundays shoot is the Penguin that is nominally a shoot against Horsham (or Dorking members with a different hat).

The format is 2 x 10 at 300 with a 303 and 600 with a 7.62.

All are however welcome, we will take the scores for other types as well so don’t be put off. Its not complicated and we have done this many times before.

See you tomorrow and don’t forget to check out the For Sale page as there is a very nice AT for sale

Service Rifle 1 Sunday 6 February – Update

This Sunday is the first Service Rifle comp of the year. I’m sure you all know how these run by now but if anyone is new we will guide you as required.

The details are on the web Course of Fire page and you can read up in advance and be ready on time. You will need at least 52 rounds.

See you then.

Update

Well the day didn’t start well and I’m sure the heavy rain put a number of less hardy souls off. However those made of sterner stuff (only 10 of us) found that by 09:30 the rain had stopped so we were about to compete the full course of fire without any hanging around. So the moral of the story is that its always worth turning up – you never know!

Well shot all, some good scores (on the Results page) – Second again, must try harder.

See you next time for the Penguin.

Happy New Year – 2022

Happy New Year to all our members (especially those who have paid their subs for 2022!)

I have posted the program for the coming year on the Programme page so take a look and download copies as required. There is a shooting record as well and I strongly advise you to keep this up to date. You would be surprised how many people we see on the range who haven’t been for ages and think one visit will satisfy the use requirements – you have been warned.

We have planned a full program for the year but it will depend on the ongoing COVID issues and if there are restrictions we will work with the rules to keep shooting as much as we can, Plan for the worst and hope for the best.

We will need to do some work parties this year when the weather improves, I’m sure you can’t wait. Details to follow.

So with a positive outlook for the future, good luck for the coming year. Keep safe and come shooting. If not then why not?

The first 2022 shoot is the Hero event for those hardy enough to turn up.

All the best

DDRC Committee