East of Scotland Rifle Club Open Championship
Jubilee Range - Blair Atholl on Saturday 13th September 2014
Club Shoot 3rd August Results
Twelve members, 3 probationary members, a guest and a visitor shot the Club Short Range Shoot on Sunday 3rd August. We put up the gazebos at 400, thus ensuring a dry shoot; did not need them at 500, but were very grateful that they were needed "to keep the monitors dry" during the tropical downpour at 600. At one stage the targets were almost invisible-except to one member from Dulnain Bridge who must have had a Red-Sea style parting of the deluge between him and the target.
Club Shoot 6th July Results
Only 6 members wanted to submit to the humiliation of shooting on a 300m ISSF display from 400yds. They enjoyed a mostly sunny day with a couple of showers each lasting a minute or so, and enough wind to dispel the midges. Kenny MacDonald was the winner again, but by a margin of "only" 26 points ex 600, compared to last year's 53 point lead. Pat McLaughlin was the F/TR winner, by 6 points from probationary member Walther van Stipriaan.
Perth Scotland v Perth Australia
Perth Australia still to submit scores
Scottish Long Range
Scotland v Ireland v Wales F/TR and F-Open team matches
On Saturday our day was brightened by a trio of enthusiastic, cheerful and well-mannered pupils from Sedbergh School with shooting master David Nuthall. After a four and a half hour drive they had pitched camp at 10-30 on Friday night and by 08-30 on Saturday with tents down, breakfast cooked and eaten they were ready for the Montrose at 900yds. I may be corrected, but I believe this is the first time we have had formal representation from a school south of the border since the range opened 37 years ago. They will be welcome to return at any time: as well as their enthusiasm and competence they (helped by Peter Glen) lowered the average age of TR shooters present from about 65 to nearer 40. Well done folks!
Keith Baxby, WARC Chairman
Crosses Shoot - Cawdor v West Atholl
Pentagonal / Finlux Inter-Club Team Matches
Scottish Multi-discipline Shooting Championship
West of Scotland Open Results
Perthshire Target Shooting Supplies
Members may be interested that Peter Hunt has taken over the business of Perthshire Target Shooting Supplies and is now able to supply reloading components etc to shooters. Further details are on the PTS website at http://www.ptssuppliesltd.com/. We wish Peter Burbridge a happy second (or is it third) retirement and thank-him for his efforts in supplying Scottish shooters over the last decade or so.
Range up and running 13th March
Sixteen members turned up on a very nice day (once the snow shower had passed) to return the targets from their winter storage to the frames. Once the problem of a mix up between target numbers 3 and 6 was corrected we had five operational targets working to keep us amused with testing sights. Further work is needed to sort target 6.
Thanks to those involved: John Potter, Hugh Inglis, James Bell, Bill Kilmartin, Peter & Dan Burbridge, Simon & Peter Glen, Wendy & Sean Thomas, Jim McCall, Adam MacPherson, John Macdonald, Mark Guest, and Kevin Nangle.
Private Member's Bill - Repeal Handgun Ban
Though the closing date has passed according to the front page of the Telegraph, the petition is still live and the votes will count.
SRA request for 2014 Team Availability
2014 Member's Subscription & Update Form now available here
Amendments to the Firearms Rules bring new application forms into effect from 1st December 2013
One change being: The requirement for one referee to be a club member and the other a non-shooter has been removed.
NRA Range Conducting Officer - Status
NRA RCO qualification lasts for 6 years after last renewal/successful course completion.
If you have a NRA RCO card then please check it to ensure it is still valid. There is only a certain amount of grace period for renewal. Otherwise the full course will have to be completed again.