Updated 13th August 2020. Range Use UPDATED FIXTURE LIST TODAY
Annual General Meeting: Due to very inclement weather for last years AGM, held at the Club Range, we promised all members that this years AGM would be held at the local Golf Club as we have done for many years. Due to Covid we have been expecting that the Venue for the AGM may be in jeopardy, sadly this is the case. The Meeting Room is being used for social distancing by their own Club Members so we have lost the expected privacy if we were to go ahead with the AGM. A few Members have also just realised that this date clashes with National Competitions at Bisley. For these reasons we have decided to postpone the AGM until 'hopefully' 19th September Club Range?
End of Year Club Competition Scores: Scores are up-to-date to 30th June and revised to 2nd August - both sets of scores ending June 2020 and commencing July 2020 are shown on the Competitions Page of the Website - (scroll down)
Club Range Update: From Saturday 6th June: Re: News Letter to all Members dated 4th June 2020. See Fixture List. FROM SATURDAY 6th June Members will be able to use the club range to a maximum of six at any one time in one or perhaps two 'slots' ie AM or PM. Your help and cooperation will be appreciated.
Latest NRA Bisley Bible/Gallery Rifle Handbook: The latter may not be very appropriate for a few months...! 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
Revised Safety Briefing: The On-Line Club Safety Briefing has been revised and updated 2020. 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.