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Latest News

Updated 13th September 2019. October Archer Range Booking / Minutes - AGM / New Consultative Document. / Proposed New Thetford Range booking December

Annual General Meeting: Minutes of the Meeting have been circulated to Members - they are also available on the Club Website.

Mark Bradley: Sadly it is reported that Mark Bradley passed away last week.

New Archer Range booking 18th October + Thetford - December?: The October Booking is now ON - room for more if you are interested..? Are you interested in a December Thetford booking?

New Firearms Consultative Document: The following Link should take you to several documents released a few days ago copy this into your browser. https://basc.org.uk/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=1008&wysijap=subscriptions&user_id=43945

Club Competition Scores: All Scores are now up-to-date to 30th June / 21st August (Practical scores to 17th August) Presentations will be made at the AGM Saturday 7th September 2019. Note: Some Members taking part in these competitions are not following Club Rules when doing so...

Offensive Weapons Act receives Royal Assent: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/offensive-weapons-act-receives-royal-assent?utm_source=684ddfd6-03b4-45f3-81a3-645e51976f41&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate&fbclid=IwAR3R_y7iJmmWhExvL3mRwkEgZXs3RsPaBAc6V3qjpT8E12zFVxX5hHHYWcw
See also Latest on the new Act 2019: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/17/contents/enacted.

Accolade Several members have been taking part in open National Competitions at Bisley for the past eighteen months and more recently, last week, at the Spring into Action weekend more outstanding results and achievements have been attained - a total of 29 Medals comprising 20 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze. - Congratulations to all concerned especially to Steve L. who has just been selected to shoot Pistol for the England Team.

Bisley Bible 2019: The NRA Publish the 'Bisley Bible' annually (six volumes) which includes important Range and Shooting Safety Information and Regulations - Link here to volume 1 - 3: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Bible-Main.pdf

Club Insurance 2019: The Club Insurance is provided as part of the NRA re-affiliation which 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, additional Insurance cover.

Revised Guide - Firearms Licensing Law April 2016

Guidance on Firearms Licensing Law_April 2016 v20.pdf

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..? Gun Digest 2013

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 'Gun Digest 2013' 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 2013 Gun Digest article here: ftp://ftp.fwpubs.com/Outbound/Direct%20Brands/GD2013_AR15.pdf 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.