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

Sunday 12th – Christmas Shoot – Update

Update – Scores are on the Results page, well shot all, its not really about the scores as the results reflect a very different selection of Firearms used. It was meant to be a fun shoot and that it was. We all had a good blast, didn’t hang around too much or get wet.

We were well stocked with Mince Pies and Sausage Rolls. (thanks to Sharon for heating things up!

Happy Christmas all, pay your subs and we will see you at the Hero Shoot, next year

Toodle Pip

Sunday sees the return of the Christmas shoot and the COF is on the Course of Fire Page. I have now actually added the details to the correct page – apologies!

Essentially its a pairs shoot so find a friend, you will need a Service Rifle and a Scoped Rifle. Three distances 100, 200 and 600.

If anyone wishes to contribute Mince Pies etc then that would be great. There is an entry fee of a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. No Gift, No shoot.

I will be working out the program for next year when I get a minute but if there are any ‘special requests’ for shoot types then we will consider them.

We ran a 2 day Range Safety last weekend at the range and now have a further 14 qualified Range Safety officers for the club. This was a very successful event and I am delighted that everyone passed and that the NRA were happy with our range management and procedures. There is, however, to be no complacency and we will be reviewing our briefing procedures and range commands in the light of the training. You will also see some new faces stepping up to manage details as a qualification is no use without practice and experience.

This is not about bossing people about but it is about safety and we we need to ensure we continue our high standards.

See you on Sunday and don’t forget the entry fee and Mince pies etc.

Service Rifle 3 28 November Updated

Scores on the Results page. The cold seemed to put many shooters off so it was a low turn out. As it turned out it was indeed very cold so we got through the details promptly and headed home to warm up. Well shot all.

The next shoot will be the Christmas shoot, Details to follow soon.

See you then

Remembrance Sunday 14 November – Update

Update

We had a very busy day with a strong turnout of around 34 shooters. Teams from Dorking , Horsham, Wandsworth and Bookham and a scratch team of three sweeping up the any spares.

The scores are on the results page and we have to congratulate Horsham on winning the day overall with 383.43 closely followed by Dorking A with 381.36 We have been thrashed in the past so this year it was a closer thing. Dorking just squeaked ahead of Wansdsworh by 5 V’s. It was a great day and nice to see so many old friends and the biggest TR turn out we have seen for years. Graeme Cl won the Scoped Individual with 100.19 Andy R with 100.16.

If there are errors on the scoring then its probably a combination of your writing and my eyesight. I think I have it about right but if I have misrepresented any of you then apologies in advance, let me know and I will correct it.

Mark P provided a seemingly endless supply of Bacon Rolls and we managed to raise £250 for the Royal British Legion being the purpose of the shoot. Its a pity we could not get Mark to wear one of his airline uniforms but maybe next year.

We had lots of help with the targets, RO duties and the catering so a huge thank you for all of you who turned out, helped and enjoyed the shoot. After the troubles of recent events its great to see visitors and friends alike. We will try to have another TR teams shoot next year if we can arrange it.

I hope all those attending enjoyed themselves and we look forward to seeing you again

The next shoot is Service Rifle on 28 November

Sunday 31 October A Whyte & Garrick Cup + Notices UPDATED

A few things to mention today:-

Sundays Shoot was (as expected) largely washed out. A few hardy souls ventured forward and I had 4 score cards handed in for those brave enough to brave the elements

So in the TR we had:-

Rob B with 49.3 and Ryan W with 44.0 Excellent shooting the conoditions

In Scoped Rifle we had:-

Mark V with 50.5 and Dick E with 47.6

Both were amazing scores as it was very hard to see the targets. Once we packed up the sun came out! Lets hope we have better luck for the Boar Hill in two weeks

Sundays shoot is the Arthur Whyte and Garrick Cups being 2×15 at 300 and 500 yards. That’s the planned activity but if any of you have seen the weather forecast we may have to retreat to 600 and shoot two details each at that distance. We will decide on the day but I think 600 is highly likely.

Remembrance Sunday 14 November

The Sunday 14th is the Boar Hill Remembrance Sunday shoot and is a TR 2×10 shoot at 300 and 600 yards. We will be inviting visitors and so far have a team from Bookham, Wandsworth and probably Horsham. The missing team for TR where we need a boost if Dorking so if there are some TR shooters please come along and make maintain TR shooting at the club. Scoped Rifle shooters are welcome and can form a Team if you so desire. Teams are of 4 shooters. There will be some sort of refreshments available after the shoot and there is an entry fee of £5.00 per head for Members and £10.00 for Non Members in aid of the Royal British Legion. We will hold a 2 minutes silence at 11am.

Paul Goby

I am saddened to advise that Paul passed away recently after a long illness. We will miss him and wish his family well.

British Summer Time – Ends on Saturday night so the clocks go back 1 hour. Try to remember this and I expect we will have some members turning up early and late as it always confuses everyone.

See you on Sunday