Updated 21st May 2019. Annual Range Work Party / July Archer Range Booking? / All Competition Scores / New O.W. Bill (Act)
MoD Range Bookings: Due to lack of interest (10) regretfully the May 31st booking will not now go ahead. Hopefully we can get sufficient support for the new Archer Range booking on 26th July....? Only 12 (including 2 RCO's) so far? We need at least 15 members to attend. Due to the ongoing requirement for a suitable club 'representative' attending the next, pending, Range Booking Conference on June 4th, the closing date for sufficient member numbers (15) has to be reached by 28th May latest. Hopefully the July booking won't have to be cancelled also...
Annual Range Work Party: This will take place on Sunday June 16th We need Club members help for essential Range Maintenance...?
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
Club Competition Scores: Practical Scores are up-to-date. All other scores to 16th May 2019. All competitions will conclude at the end of the Club Year 30th June 2019.
UK Shooting News: Interesting reading...! Read here: https://ukshootingnews.wordpress.com/
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
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.