Winter league event dates have been added to the calendar. This year we are shooting the CSFTA winter league like normal, but are hosting one round of the Hunter Rules South event.
The new 2 lane, 10m pistol range is up and running. Bring your pistols down and if there is enough people we can run an informal competition.
Come down and have a go at a course set out in the woods this Sunday.
Just a short 20 shot course, ideal if you haven’t shot this style of competition before.
Don’t forget it’s the final round of CSFTA winter league at Black Cats (Swindon) tomorrow. PM start at 12:45 but you need to get there a bit early.
CSFTA winter league Shoot at Newbury
After a start to the day promising rain, winds and more rain, it actually turned out a brilliant day. No rain, but enough wind to make the competitors curse.
The parking conditions in the field was atrocious as usual with more than a few cars needing a tow or to be manhandled around. Thanks to all who pushed, pulled and dug to get the cars in and out. Something will have to be done over the summer about it.
Many thanks to all the Newbury lot who shot and helped out with the running of the day. It couldn’t be done without you lot helping out. On to some photos of the day.
Thanks to all you guys who came to set up the HFT course today. Much appreciated.
Lets hope its a good day tomorrow.
Thanks to those who turned up for the AGM. The club is doing well with an expanding membership. Sub will stay the same at £50 pa + £1 a visit. We are going to set up a pistol range at the side of the main range for those of you who want to have a go at that.
Please remember that the Newbury CSFTA winter league round is on the 5th March. Any help on the day for target painting, marshaling and generally helping out would be appreciated. Also any help on the day before setting out the course also gratefully received.
Bisley was wet, wet, wet, and cold. Pegs 1 – 10 were in their normal plinking range and due to the constant rain, it was a total mud bath by the afternoon session. A couple of tricky standers before heading off into the slightly more sheltered woods for some more targets.
Lots of drying off rifles and kit when home.
Basingstoke seems to have been a great shoot for everyone. Great scores. Keep it up for the next one. Bisley is normally a good course set in the woods. Makes rangefinding a right pain though so brush up on your bracketing over Christmas.
The wind at Wendover was as bad as it normally is and the rain in the morning didn’t help matters with water spotted scopes and wet ground the norm. Shooting at a target when your cross hairs are actually on the tree next to it is disconcerting.
Still a great turn out and some good shooting from the teams. the results are now on up on the website. Next shoot is at Basingstoke (Popham woods) on the 18th December. As we have more shooters than spaces in the teams this year, can you let your team captains know if you will be able to make it as early as you can.
The couple of photos I took will be up later. If you have anymore, email them to me and I’ll put them up as well.