Well that was a busy day. We got the sand delivered (4 tons) and a number of us got it from the car park to the butts. That was hard enough but we were overwhelmed with offers of support to help get this into place.
Well that wasnt strictly true as I rather press-gang al those present to help shift the stuff up the bank and into place. So apologies about that but we can do the sand job with out a strong contingent so the willingness of members to help move the stuff was really appreciated. There are some jobs we can’t to without everyone helping. We are volunteers and I am most grateful for the support.
It took 20 minutes to shift the sand into place and then get on with the shoot that was pretty busy. I think the exercise whilst being good for us did wear some of us out.
There were however some good scores and it was a good day.
Thanks again for the help. We rely on everyone lending a hand.
See you at the next one that is Service Rifle.
Scores on the Results page. – If there are any errors in the results, blam me I’m Knackered!
The Work Party this weekend is cancelled. It will be in a few weeks when we can get the sand delivered. Watch this space.
Sundays shoot is the above that this year is being shot as a Queens 2. That is to say 2×10 at 3/5/6 TR first detail followed by Scoped etc.
See you then
We have a work party coming up and it may be next weekend but we have yet to finalise the details so keep an eye on the site for an announcement.
Good day and was pretty busy. There was a bit of a delay to get going as we discovered some local wasps had built a nest in the 300 yard junction box. This had to be humanely removed before we could get going (a broom and a foot). No injuries reported. Some good shooting and excellent scores but unfortunately not from the TR contingent! could try harder.
No firm news yet on the proposed work party so keep an eye on the web for news. The Scores are on the results page.
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.
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’s page can be found on the link below.
Its worth sponsoring him just to think of him going up Ditchling Beacon!
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.
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.