Neil Butler – On his Bike!

Our very own Neil Butler is taking part in the charity Bike ride from London to Brighton on 17 June. He has asked me to ask you to support him in this worthwhile endeavour.

Neil writes

I am doing the London to Brighton Bike ride on the 17th June in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

I have done this several times before but this year it’s personal. I lost my Aunt two years ago and my Father just this April to Heart disease.

Any spare cash you may have will be most welcome. Just search for Neil Butler on Justgiving.com. I’m the one with a piccie of a bike as a giveaway!

Thanks in advance,

Neil

Neil’s page can be found on the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/neil-butler2018

Its worth sponsoring him just to think of him going up Ditchling Beacon!

Gallery Rifle Shoot & Legislation

Sundays shoot is a Gallery Rifle event at 100 yards so this is an opportunity to use some of those things that are in the back of the cupboard and zero others.

See you then

You should also read the Legislation page as I have added some new items regarding the forthcoming ban. You are requested to write to your MP and make a protest. Some suggested wordings are attached. The items are published courtesy of the 50 cal association and If you think it doesn’t matter to you then think again as your rifle type will be next sooner or later. We cannot let things be banned when there is no evidence of any danger of misuse. Those of us who are old enough to remember the last banks will remember how upsetting it is to go to the police station and hand over your treasured possessions and then walk away empty-handed with no guarantee of compensation.  I remember only to well the injustice of the loss.

Dont let it happen to you without at least making a protest.

Service Rifle 3, Sunday 13 May – Updated

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.

AGM Sunday 29 April – Updated + Scores

Results

Scores on the results pages – very well shot by some (not me though). TR was won by Rob B with a 103.13 and the scoped by Paul U with a 105.12.

Scores on the results page, any mistakes then let me know as it’s probably my fault.

AGM – Job done, no drama, business as usual and a profitable year.

Next shoot is a Service Rifle.

Note – we will have a Work Party on Sunday 17 June – can’t wait & details to follow. Remember the club is run for you by volunteers so help if you can.

 

The clubs AGM is on Sunday 29 April in the club house. Nominally it will take place at 2pm but if we finish the shoot early then we may bring it forward a bit.

So this means – don’t be late!

The agenda is here:-

DDRC_AGM_Agenda_2018

2017 AGM Minutes

DDRC_AGM_Minutes_30-04-17_(for 2016)

We don’t have any earth shattering things to discuss or announce as its pretty much business as usual. If you have questions to submit then please do so in advance if you want an answer on  the day.

Remember – rumours are destabilising so if you want to know what the club is doing then ask the committee and don’t rely on third hand information & assumptions.

The shoot is the Kirby Cup that is a Queens 1. That is to say its 2 x 7 at 3/5/6.TR shooters first then scoped and then the Muzzle break stuff for each distance. You know the usual drill.

See you on Sunday

 

Classic McQueen Sunday 15 April Updated

Busy day with a good turn out. Some very nice looking kit on display with classic rifles, 4T, L42, K98 and M41b. Scores were ok for the classics but is a small target to hit with a 3.5 power scope. Rob B got the highest classic score but it was with a P14 & Unertl x16 scope so it’s a challengeable qualification in the classic category. Still we aren’t that fussy and it was a fun day and its about having a decent shoot and not waving the rule book around.

The modern shooters did well and Andy B who hasn’t been along for a while hasn’t lost his touch.  The V count was low as it was all shot on a Fig14 200 target that has a tiny V bull.

The scores are on the results page and if there are any mistakes then it’s probably my fault!

The next shoot is the Kirby Cup and the AGM Afterwards

Service Rifle 2 Sunday 1 April 2018 – Update

The course of fire has been added to the COF page. Its changed a bit and we will be starting at 300 yards for a change so make sure you get properly sighted in.

The usual rules apply so see you on Sunday.

Update – Scores on the results page – good day. We will keep the 300 yard stage etc.

Now the results really are there, I forgot to save the page.

Below is a pic of the 100 yard standing detail We should really have some more photos (email them to me if you have them). We were too busy enjoying ourselves to take pictures!

See you next time for the classic Mc Queen at 200. this is primarily for classic sniper rifles but all are welcome.