The club AGM will be held on Thursday 7th March at the whirlpool Social Club, Station Road Yate (Formally Creda) the factory is next to Yate Railway station. The social club is on the right as you drive in off the main road. The barrier will rise as you approach the carpark. The carpark exit is at the far end of the social club and not the same way is you come in.
Formal notification of the AGM will be sent by email
Home Loaded Ammunition on MOD ranges
If members wish to shoot with Home loaded ammunition on MOD ranges next year you will need to have it added to your Safe shooter card anyone who does not have it on their Safe Shooters Card will be restricted to using Factory ammunition only
You will need to fill in a form stating you have read the NRA home loading document and will abide by its requirements
This form needs returning along with your application for a Safe Shooters Card
The club has produced a hand loading course for members who wish to learn to home load ammunition HERE
All club emails to Hotmail accounts are being returned by Hotmail as undelivered members with a Hotmail account will need to contact Hotmail for a resolution Some Outlook account are also being returned
We have the following shoots booked
The first Saturday of the month
10 AM Start do not arrive before 09:30 and do not queue in the lane
You must be on the range by 0830 for the range Brief if you arrive late and miss the range brief you will not be allowed to shoot
Any person who wishes to leave the range early must inform the RCO on arrival at the range
Any person who wishes to leave early must complete 2 details in the Butts you must do Butts detail first shoot then do a second Butts detail you are then free to leave the range or shoot and leave part way through your second shoot
YOU MUST COMPLETE TWO DETAILS IN THE BUTTS BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE RANGE
we have booked the following dates But the MOD will not confirm until 3 months before the shoot. The MOD can also cancel at short notice
Increase in Green Fee
Due to the rising cost of booking ranges the committee has taken the decision to increase the cost of the range green fee. Military ranges will rise to £20 and Yate to £15 the Guest fee will rise to £30 for military ranges
We have booked Rogiet Moor for the year dates below; the MOD will only confirm dates 3 months in advance. So, the dates we have asked for are not guaranteed
Yoxter is currently closed we do not know when it will reopen so we cannot book any dates there.
Dates applied for
April 7 th
May 12 th
May 19 th
June 2 nd Cancelled
June 30 th
July 21 st
July 28 th
August 11 th
August 18 th
September 15 th
September 29 th
October 6 th
October 20 th
November 17 th
December 1 st
Please read the following from the Metropolitan Police
Following a recent very nasty robbery, the Metropolitan Police have asked all the major National Governing Bodies of shooting to circulate advice. The NRA earnestly requests its members to accept and follow the advice, and to pass it on to other firearm owners.
On Saturday 5 th September 2020 a firearm certificate holder advertised a gun for sale on GunStar , one of the well-known sites for sales of lawfully owned guns. The advert was answered by two men and the holder arranged for a meeting at his home address. He invited the potential buyers into his home where he showed the gun and his certificate. Sadly what happened next would have been a shock to any person. The buyers were in fact criminals who proceeded to hold the certificate holder at knife point, tie him and his wife up and then instruct him to load the gun for them. They then left the household, leaving the holder bound.
The police ask us to remind firearms owners that there are criminals who are also reviewing sites like GunStar . It is easy to assume, incorrectly, that purported buyers have the same enthusiasm for the sport as they do. This is not always the case.
To reduce risk of another such crime, the police offer the following, and ask for our assistance to make crimes of this type more difficult to perpetrate and with joint effort, avoid a repetition. They emphasise this is advice; it is not guidance or regulation, and is provided to suggest options:
This robbery was shocking for the holder. The police ask for our help to prevent any further, similar incidents.
For competition rules follow the link
The Home office has updated guidance on firearms licensing from 2015 click Here to download a copy
HME Zeroing change
The procedure for Zeroing HME rifle before shooting has changed if sights can be set for 200 Yards/Meters there is a new target to use you need to place 3 shots in the circle before moving back to longer distances. Please read the HME page before attending any range day that you wish to shoot an HME firearm you will need to print off the new target. Training notes will be updated shortly however everything you need to know is on the HME page HERE New HME RCO brief is HERE
308 RANGE CARD
For shooters with telescopic sights fitted to a 308 rifle a range card is available to download, it gives sight adjustment in clicks from a 100 zero to 1000 yds for a pdf copy follow the link 308 range card
Individual safety certificates
As of the 1st Jan 2009 all civilians shooting on MOD ranges will have to carry a safety certificate certified for each type of firearm you use. for more information follow this link
For an application form for your safety certificate download in Pdf Format Here
High Muzzle Energy
If you plan to shoot a rifle with a High Muzzle energy (HME) you will have to zero every time you wish to shoot. HME is any rifle shooting ammunition that exceeds 4500J. if you share a rifle all shooters must zero, if you shoot different batches of ammunition you will have to zero with each batch. For more information follow this link
Small Ballistics software
With the introduction of a limit of 4500 joules of muzzle energy on MOD ranges it is imperative that all members know what their ammunition is producing. You can download a free ballistics program that will do the calculations for you.
To Setup, download the win zip file(376 KB) and extract all files to a folder, double click on PROJEKTL.EXE and the program will run. The program is in German, to change the language click on about and select English. For mass read bullet weight
Click HERE for map to Rogiet Moor . Severn Tunnel range is half a mile past the gate to Rogiet Moor marked danger area on the map