Updated 19th March 2019. Safety Alert S&W M&P / May Archer Range Booking / Competition Scores
MoD Range Bookings - 31st May 2019: We are collecting numbers for those interested in a May 31st Archer Range booking? Thetford CGR & ETR ranges are currently closed for essential range maintenance work and may remain closed for 2019!
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
Safety Alert S&W M&P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJO0gJRmc_c&feature=youtu.be
Club Competition Scores: Practical Scores are up-to-date. All other scores to 4th March 2019.
Shooter Certificate Cards 2019: Several Cards are now available for collection. Note they expire 31st December 2019.
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.
Recently Published The Offensive Weapons Bill: As far as we are concerned affecting .50 Cal and Rapid Firing Firearms see this Link to NRA for further details: https://nra.org.uk/offensive-weapons-bill/
UK Shooting News: Interesting reading...! to include: - 1.Details of the latest Policing and Crime Bill amendments, which includes further revised information of the 'use' of expanding ammunition. 2. Rumoured Home Office approval for increasing Club Home Office Approval fees from £84 to £1,000. 3. Minutes of previous FELWG meetings..? (Firearms & Explosives Licensing Working Group) You will need to search around for the above. Read here: https://ukshootingnews.wordpress.com/
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
New Explosives Regulations have come into force. Please be aware that the storage of both Black Powder and Propellant Powder used for reloading cartridges now appear to come under these Regulations, see http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l150.pdf in particular Appendix 7 'Storage of Small Quantities of Shooter Powders'. We are still awaiting a response and update from the NRA.
30/12/12 Gun Digest 2013 Safety Issue 5,56mm -v- .223" What's The Difference..?
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.