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Latest News

Updated 13th August 2022. Fixture List / New Scores / Two MoD Bookings. (Update)

Two MoD bookings Thetford CGR: Friday 26th August - is on - still room for more (15) Anyone interested in the October MoD booking? (15) 28th October.

Annual General Meeting: Saturday 10th September further details to be circulated soon.

Butchers Shop: Whilst visiting our Club Range why not include a visit to the Butchers Farm Shop - on-site reared farm animals adjoining the range? www.justwilliambutcher.com

Club Competition Final Scores:. All General Scores are up-to-date to 9/07/22 New Club year to 08/08/22 Practical Scores to 06/08/22.

Club Members Representing England: Five Club Members were recently selected to shoot for England. Their debut took place at the Phoenix competitions held at Bisley 26th - 29th May This is a highly prestigious occasion both for them and Sigma. The results of the competitions for our members was spectacular, a synopsis will be circulated soon.

Ban on all Lead Ammunition?: The NRA have issued an update and a pending 'Action Plan'. https://nra.org.uk/update-proposals-to-ban-lead-in-ammunition-2/ See also Link to the BASC here: https://basc.org.uk/lead-ammunition-restriction-proposals-what-happens-next/

Updated 28/5/22 Maladministration...? : https://basc.org.uk/maladministration-ruling-on-eu-lead-restriction-consultation/

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

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.