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Latest News

Updated 24th May 2022. Members shooting for England / Scores / Ban On All Lead Ammunition?

Club Members Representing England: Five Club Members were recently selected to shoot for England. Their debut will be at the Phoenix competitions held at Bisley next week 26th - 29th May This is a highly prestigious occasion both for them and Sigma. Well-done and the best of luck.

Club Competition Scores:. All general Scores are up-to-date to 24/05/22. Practical to 21/05/22 New NRA Postal Gallery/Rifle League. Courses of fire have recently been released - see Link: https://nra.org.uk/e-league-courses-of-fire-published/

Ban on all Lead Ammunition?: The NRA will be issuing guidance and an 'Action Plan' before 1st July. See also Link to the BASC here: https://basc.org.uk/lead-ammunition-restriction-proposals-what-happens-next/

MoD bookings Thetford: With two extended deadlines for a better response both the June and July Thetford prposed bookings will not now go ahead. Is Anyone Interested in a August Booking?

NRA Bisley Bible 2022 https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/NRA-Handbook-2022-Vols-1-3-complete-the-Bisley-bible.pdf

Covid 19 and Variants Update: Members are still contracting Covid. We have to act carefully and responsibly - do not visit the Club Range if you are feeling unwell or experience coughing or sneezing fits - if this occurs move away from other range users first! Keep the Club Cabin well ventilated.

NRA Gallery Rifle/Pistol Handbook (2022): https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Gallery-Rifle-Pistol-handbook-2022.pdf

Club Insurance 2022: The Club Insurance is provided as part of the recent NRA re-affiliation which re-commences from January 1st. Note: Previous limited Personal Accident 'cover' is no longer an additional option by the NRA's Insurance providers. Please see the Members Only page for further information. Re-affiliation to the UKPSA now includes non-optional insurance 'cover'. Again, there is no cover provided for Club Members for Personal Accident/Personal Injuries. Members have been directed towards www.ccc3.co.uk who may be able to provide insurance cover for your personal needs.

Ballistics Calculator. This useful calculator can be found at http://ballistics.nerdulator.net/index.php. Enter the ballistic co-efficient of your bullet, bullet weight, muzzle velocity and the distance you have zeroed at and then press the 'Solve' button. You can then print off range cards, plot the bullets path or the bullets energy loss over distance. A good resource for bullet ballistic co-efficient can be found at http://www.frfrogspad.com/bcdata.htm

Safety Issue 5,56mm -v- .223" What's The Difference..? NRA Shooting Illustrated 2018

As Secretary one of my responsibilities is keeping Club Members abreast of all safety issues. I make no apologies for raising this issue yet again, at least one fellow member who has always shared my concern regarding the 'use and compatibility!' of 5,56/.223 ammunition has drawn my attention to an article published in the latest 'NRA Shooting Illustrated 2018' most of the relevant pages can be viewed below. Most shooters using a combination of these calibres experience stuck cases, difficult case extraction, blown primers or a combination of all three should read this article. In most cases, after their firearms have been inspected, where necessary, often the problem has been resolved by a fairly simple reaming/re-chambering of the rifle....

Read the 2018 NRA Shooting Illustrated article here: 5.56 Nato vs .223 Remington - What's the difference? Hard Copy available on the Club Notice Board or on request.

Previously published information and advice endorsing this subject can be read in the Bisley Bible, published annually by the NRA, see below and SAAMI.