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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Update – Scores posted to the Results page, Well shot everyone.
Sundays shoot is Service Rifle as per the schedule.
The Course of Fire has now been added to the Course of Fire Page
We have shot Service Rifle enough for you to all know the drill and bring at least 52 rounds of ammo of your choice.
On a topical note we are sort of back to normal in terms of Covid but I am assuming that everyone has had or (in the case of the younger memebers) is getting their COVID jabs. We have not formalised a no jab no shoot policy (I have not got around to raising it with the committee) but I think / hope you all agree that having a jab will keep us all safer. So if you have not had a jab or have some objection to getting one can you advise in advance if you wish to come shooting and we will discuss it accordingly. Its a bit of a contraversial topic for some but we are careful with firearms and need to be equally careful with our health. Most of us are not as young as we think we are.
As a club we take range safety very seriously, and the Committee view it as important to maintain safety awareness and for the club to provide training courses from time to time to enable as many club members as possible to become fully qualified in range safety matters. Following on from the success of running the previous NRA RCO course at our Boar Hill clubhouse back in 2017, the club has now arranged to run another similar course at our clubhouse in December. This course will be a NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course which is essentially the civilian private shooting club range version adapted from the NRA Range Conducting Officer (RCO) course which was primarily designed for military ranges.
Arrangements have therefore been made with the NRA Training Coordinator at Bisley to run a NRA approved RSO course at our clubhouse in Dorking on the weekend of 4th/5th December 2021. The course runs for two days from approx. 09:00 to 16:00 each day. The cost to those attending the course will be the NRA’s individual RSO course attendance fee of £78.00 (reduced to £47.00 for under-25s) for NRA members (these attendance fees are marginally higher if you’re not an NRA member). Separate to those individual fees, the DDRC Committee has kindly agreed that the club will pick up the costs of the NRA course instructors.
Spaces on the course will likely be capped at about 15 attendees and will be filled on a first come first served basis. If there are significantly higher numbers of members wishing to attend this course then the club will look arrange a further course in Spring/Summer 2022. Those DDRC club members interested in attending this December course should email firstname.lastname@example.org and include their name, email address and mobile number. Please be aware that the list will close at midnight on 6th September 2021.
Update – Well, true to form the weather was pretty awful but unlike other times we have run this shoot we managed to get the COF completed and aside from the weather nothing went wrong. I think we are sort of there with the course of fire although the timings may be tweaked a bit.
The scores are on the results page and well shot Andy (no not you – the other one) for putting in a score of 197 out of 200. Given that all the stages were timed and it was windy at 600 this was good shooting.
I specifically set the timing to make it challenging and it even caught me out and at the end of the first stage I seem to still have 3 rounds unfired when the target disappeared. Anyway that’s the challenge.
Some of you may have noticed the next shoot being listed as a pre-booked one – this is a mistake (blame me). The next shoot is a 100 yard Gallery shoot.
See you then.
PS the committee did meet today after a long gap and I can report that the clubs finances are looking healthy and we have a greed a program of renewals and refurbishment so we continue to move things steadily forward on your behalf
Heads up – we will be running another Range Officers Course later this year, details to follow.