The Penguin Match – updated

A Foggy start but it cleared away and was a pretty decent day in the end. A good turnout, particularly for the 303 shoot at 300. There was a great deal of frustration in trying to shoot a post foresight using a round bull target. Most of us managed to vertically string the shots along with the heavy trigger pulls so get some not great scores. Going from a modern rifle back to one over 70 years old is a real challenge, We should probably do more of it.

The 600 shoot went fine although it was the first dusting off of the TR rifles with probably predictable results. This shoot is nominally a match against Horsham Rifle Club and one way or another we will get some teams together.

I don’t have the results yet so keep an eye on the site and I will post them when they are to hand.

The next shoot is Scoped Rifle 1 so I will work on the course of fire as we are trying to make these a bit more interesting / challenging.

UPDATE

The scores have been added to the results page. Well shot all. We had more 303 shooters that we have had for a while. Unfortunately Horsham were only able to provide 2 team members so the teams have been set to the top 2 shooters from each club.

That being the case Dorking won – we have not won this for a while so we are delighted to achieve this. The Top score on the say was Rob B who did very will with his SMLE, this comp is won with the 303 score as they are tricky to shoot on a modern target. We may have to consider making up some Top Hat targets for this in future.

There is a slight caveat in the scores and I have to declare ain interest here as I am also a member of Horsham Rifle Club. If i take the top 3 scores and put myself in Horsham (removing myself from the Dorking team) then they win by a whisker. My score has never been that important!

So as a member of Horsham and Chairman of Dorking its a tricky choice. I had better stick with Dorking but I will make it up to George and Rob with some liquid consolation at some point.

Update

I have had to redo the scores as I got some of them wrong. It was a tie in scores between Horsham and Dorking with them creeping ahrad on V Bulls 163.5 V 163.13.

Close but no cigar for Dorking this time. Bu**er!

If you enjoyed the TR 303 we can fit some more in some time – let me know.

See you at the Scoped Rifle event next time.

Note the Petition on Airguns

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/211656

Service Rifle 1 Sunday 4 February

Course of Fire Posted to the COF page.

Scores added to the Results Page. Well Shot all, particularly Steve who proves you don’t need a fancy modern rifle to put in a good score.

The next shoot is the Penguin. 2/10 aith a 303 at 300 yards and 2×10 with a 7.62 at 600 yards. It is a TR match against Horsham but all welcome.

 

Sundays Practice

It Didnt Rain!    It Snowed!

Still it didn’t stop us and we had a chilly but enjoyable shoot. The next one is Service Rifle and I will post the course of fire at some point before the shoot.

See you then. Make sure you have paid your membership before you come to the shoot.

Practice Shoot Sunday 21 January

The weather forecast for Sunday is Awful and there are promises of all sorts of liquid misery and wind. We have a 100 and 200 yard practice in the calendar but i strongly advise shooters to be flexible.

We may have the shoot at 100 and 600 so there is a bit more shelter. So if you are coming along – don’t let the weather put you off, I suggest waterproof clothing and a firearm that is weatherproof and will shoot out to 600 if we end up back at the club house for some warmth and shelter.

It is a practice so we can decide on the day but prepare the possibility of a longer range shoot.

See you Sunday.

The Hero Shoot, Sunday 7 January 2018 – Updated

Happy New Year to all our members

That’s assuming you have paid your membership sub and are still a member.  Sundays shoot is for those of you brave enough to deal with the weather and cold etc – that’s why it’s for Hero’s.

It will be at 100 yards on the Gallery targets so its one to get the odds and ends out for.

See you then.

Update

About 31 shooters came along so it was a busy day. Dry and cold but with very sticky muddy conditions. There was an interesting mix of items in use and some rare beasts with a very nice L1A1 Straight pull and a delightful M1 Carbine – that bought back some memories!

The wind has been unkind!!

The next shoot is a practice at 100 and 200 yards.

2018 Administration & the Christmas Shoot. – Update

First things first –

2018 membership forms will be emailed soon and we would like to have the membership process completed by 31/1/2018. The forms are on the membership page but are below in pdf and word versions below:-

pdf 2018 Dorking Renewal Form Doc word 2018 Dorking Renewal Form Doc

2018 programme – on the relevant pages and as below

pdf 2018 Shooting Program xls 2018 Shooting Program

2018 Shooting Record

pdf 2018 Shooting Record xls 2018 Shooting Record

Christmas Shoot

Christmas fast approaches and we have to sort out a Christmas Shoot so here is what we have in mind. We have a potentially large number of people to cater for and as it will be cold and/or wet it needs to be something we can shift through at a reasonable pace so no one has to hang around for too long.

The shoot will be over three distances 100, 200 and 600 yards and shot in pairs so its time to find a friend and or team up with someone on the day. The entry fee will be a wrapped gift to the value of £5.00. No gift, no shoot. If you turn up late then all the friends will be taken as well. We will be starting at 9.30 sharp.

100 yards Shot on the Gallery Rifle targets 10 shots each on to a standard PL7 targets. These are grouped in pairs and the scores will be no more than 10 shots on each target. Shoot in no more than 3 minutes.

It is surprising how many members cannot either count or hit the correct target.

200 yards will be shot in pairs on a figure 11 and a figure 12 targets both showing at the same time. Again both targets will be up at the same time and you can decide who is the better shot so someone gets to shoot on the smaller target. There will be penalties if you cross fire. There will be a two-minute time limit on this and we will need a butt crew of 8 people per detail.

600 yards electronic targets shot in your pair with a time limit so no one is going to be allowed to take ages.

So that’s the plan. We will finish up at 600 yards and then have a prize giving in the club house. If you want to bring along something else like sausage rolls, mince pies or similar that we can heat up in the oven will be a welcome addition.

You can use any gun you like for the shoot and can use a different rifle for each stage if you like. We may well be able to have the club guns and we have some ammo as well.

Scores added to the Results Page – Happy Chirstmas and new year.

Service Rifle 4 26 November 2017 Update

Update

Scores on the results page. – Chilly day but great fun. Next shoot is the Christmas ‘fun’ shoot – got to work out something to do but there is an entry cost of a wrapped gift to the valeu of £5.00 – See you then.

 

The course of fire for the Service Rifle shoot is on the COF page and a link is below

171126 SR 4 Course of Fire

I have added a new page relating to legislation changes that is for members information. It does  not necessarily represent the opinions of the club but is intended as ai information resource. The changes will affect us all sooner or later and you should not ignore them.