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Latest News

Updated 13th August 2018. Competition Scores / MoD Range booking September 14th. and November 2nd.

MoD Bookings September & November 2018: On this occasion with little support it has been decided that the proposed September 14th Thetford CGR MoD Range booking will go ahead (11) - anyone else interested? A new Archer Range Booking has been arranged for Friday 2nd November (14) - anyone else interested..?

Bisley Bible 2018: The NRA Publish the 'Bisley Bible' annually which includes important Range and Shooting Safety Information and Regulations - Link here: https://nra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Bible-Main.pdf

Club Competition Scores: All Scores for the end of the Club Year to 14th July including Saturday's Presidents Cup Scores are on the Competitions Page of this website.

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/

UPDATE 24th June: The second hearing for the Bill takes place on Wednesday 27th June. Write to your MP immediately. The NRA have released a new statement with urgent recommendations here:

https://nra.org.uk/offensive-weapons-bill-second-reading-27-6-18/

See the Progress of the Bill Here: https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2017-19/offensiveweapons.html

UPDATED 7th July. New Petition. Please sign this asap: https://petition.parliament.uk/signatures/47480984/signed?token=e13pC3g1t848s6NKSYcx

Latest Accolade: More fantastic results from the recent Phoenix Competitions: Steve L. - 10 Gold Medals and a Grandmaster; Steve J. - Grandmaster; Charlie H. - 1 Gold; Lee T.- 2 Gold & Tim S. 1 Gold. The same five members achievements at the' Spring into Action Weekend' held at Bisley in March, most of the Medals were for First Place...


29/12/17 Potentially Dangerous 5,56mm Ammunition?: The NRA have posted a 'cautionary' potential safety hazard warning regarding batches of RG ammunition manufactured in 2012. See the NRA Website - News section for further information.

Club Insurance: 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.

New Home Office Proposals: Numerous proposals have been made by the Home Office in the past 10 days to ban or further disrupt your sport. Its very heavy going but shooters desperately need to respond. There is also a Link below to find your MP. Most of documents need receipt of a response before the first week in December (2017) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-secretary-to-consult-on-new-laws-on-offensive-weapons

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

Guidance on Firearms Licensing Law_April 2016 v20.pdf


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-efficients 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.