As you probably know it takes a fair bit of effort to keep everything fixed and running on the range (stuff gets shot at!). When we remember we bring along the relevant tools to sort things out. The last McQueens shoot had all the targets created that morning. Luckily we had the wood to hand and I remembered to pack the tools.
This is a bit of a pain and we are going to invest in a tool kit for the club so we have some basic tools to hand. Before we spend any money I was wondering if any of the members had some tools they would like to donate to the cub?
We are after a basic tool kit with a box, some hammers, say and screwdrivers (screws) etc. We aren’t looking for a garage sale but if any of you have some duplicates and unwanted items then we would be grateful.
The next shoot is a Gallery Rifle and probably the AGM afterwards.
Sundays Shoot is the Classic McQueens so its time to dust off the classic Sniper Rifles. Its at 200 yards but the targets are still on the small side!
The results (probably not available till Monday) will be separated between Classic and Modern rifles. Scoped rifles only as open sights are not really any use for this and you end up shredding the target frames.
So the course of fire is well known to all members and you are all welcome. The shoot can be time consuming so please be ready and do your turn (s) in the butts.
See you on Sunday
Scores are on the results page – Separated between Classics and Modern rifles. Well shot all. The shoot is harder than it looks and the target is very small and fleeting, Still its fun. I have added some pictures below and aside from the AI’s there was a single shot and a classic L42. See you at the next one that is a Gallery Rifle and the AGM
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
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.
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.
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.
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.