Pentagonal/Finlux Inter-Club Team Shoots
Competition is usually 2+15 @ 500 & 900 yards with a TR team of six, other disciplines teams of two (Clubs can have more than one team).
WARC Shoot Captain Paul is kean to get members involved. Although there is a 900yard shoot this is a coached event which means the likes of Paul or Mike Barlow (both international wind coaches) can assist the teams.
The only criteria is that your scope needs 20-25 MOA (Minutes) elevation to reach the trarget, which is present in all good scopes.
We can also put TR/F members into the team, athough they cannot count for the trophies, but it is an excellent way of gaining competition experience.
Club Shoot - 19th May
We had a a good turnout with nearly 30 members putting in an appearance. The weather was changeable throughout the day with winds coming from our backs and bringing occasional showers up Glen Tilt. Scoring was generally high but quite a number of members missed out on an HPS with fickle tail winds taking a shot into the inner. A special mention should go to our new member, Vlad Dasiukevich with his high score of 225.35 (Club TFR) shot with his a .223 Rem rifle.
West of Scotland 2019 Championships
Range improvements - 23rd March
Work on the range continued yesterday 23 March. The 2 Pauls and Des concreted in the base for the new Flag pole at 800 yds while your Chairman dug out and filled in the depression in the upper firing point at 400 yds and relaid the turf. John and Richard carried out some target work and confirmed that shots through the Vee are registering nicely on the monitors. What else do we need to know!
First club shoot is next Sunday. Road widening work has started just north of Perth with a contraflow operating for 5 miles on a 40 mph speed limit. Give yourself an extra 15 minutes if coming that way.
Range improvements - 10th March
Targets installed in frames however no practice shoot happened for weather related reasons. Instead a new gate designed and constructed with mortice and tenon joints by Alan Manson was fitted aided by Des Parr, John Potter and Jak. Many thanks Alan.
Separately, work was carried out at the 200 yard firing point to form an additional lie for use by BDS and SGA.
West of Scotland Open
4th/5th May 2019 Glen Tilt Blair Atholl
It is that time of year again when we have to start thinking about coming out of hibernation.
Entry form for this years Open Meeting is attached, cost is unchanged from the last few years. Please feel free to forward it on to anyone else who may be interested.
The only change this year is a restriction to 80grain maximum bullet weight for .223" calibre ammunition.
List of Items for sale
2019 Range Programme
1st Work Day 2019 - 10th February
The first work detail of the new year completed the LR heat shields with fresh aiming marks cut from surplus rubber duly marked up with bull, and magpie lines and construction of removable F-Class centres mounted on corex to fit as and when required. The target shed received an overdue clear out and tidy.
All work closely supervised by Scott and Jak.
NRA Range Conducting Officer - Status
NRA RCO qualification lasts for 6 years after last renewal/successful course completion.
If you have a NRA RCO card then please check it to ensure it is still valid. There is only a certain amount of grace period for renewal. Otherwise the full course will have to be completed again.