Updated 27th March 2020. RANGE CLOSURES / New Safety Briefing. / Latest NRA Publications.
CLUB RANGE CLOSURE: Coronavirus - Regretfully we have had to close the Club Range until further notice. The MoD have also closed their ranges until at least July. Stay fit and healthy everyone - protecting yourselves and others. The Club Range will be inspected on a regular basis if only to ensure that the CCTV is fully operational.
ALL NRA COMPETITIONS and TRAINING CANCELLED: The NRA have cancelled all competitions and training courses up to August 2020 - this includes the Imperial and the May Phoenix Competitions.
Latest NRA Bisley Bible/Gallery Rifle Handbook: The latter may not be very appropriate now. Download using these Links - https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Bible-2020-Complete.pdf / https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Gallery-Rifle-and-Pistol-Handbook-2020.pdf
Club Competition Scores: All General Scores are now up-to-date to 11th March. Practical scores to 21st March.
Revised Safety Briefing: The On-Line Club Safety Briefing has been revised and updated. Members are invited to view the new Briefing but there is no need to confirm your viewing of it until your Annual Briefing is due.
Club Insurance 2020: The Club Insurance is provided as part of the recent 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.
Offensive Weapons Act receives Royal Assent: Offensive Weapons Act receives royal assent
See also Latest on the new Act 2019: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/17/contents/enacted.
Revised Guide - Firearms Licensing Law April 2016
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.