Updated 20th September. WORK PARTY / Scores
Work Party: Many thanks again to the 15 members who worked so hard on Sunday, the range is looking really nice and tidy once again.
Minutes AGM: The Minutes of last weeks AGM have been circulated and now uploaded onto the Club Website.
Club Competition Scores:. All Scores are up-to-date as of 18th September.
New MoD booking October 22nd Barton Road. 18 so far.
Covid 19 Update: From July 19th with continued 'cautionary use' we can take another step forward to nearer normality for use of the Club Range. Wearing a Face Mask or Shield is optional except 'perhaps discretionary' when in an enclosed space. Do not visit the Club Range if you are feeling unwell or experience coughing or sneezing fits - if this occurs move away from other range users first! For the time being there remains restricted access to the Club Cabin.
Note: A Range Officer is required where live firing takes place and when there are more than two persons present at the range.
Latest NRA Bisley Bible/Gallery Rifle Handbook: Download using these Links - https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/NRA-Handbook-Complete-2021.pdf / https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/NRA-Handbook-Main-2021.pdf / https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Gallery-Rifle-Pistol-Handbook-2021.pdf
Club Insurance 2021: 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 insurance 'cover'. Again, there is no cover provided for Club Mermbers for Personal Accident/Personal Injuries.
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.