Working on the range, "Spring!" 30th March 2013

Sixteen members turned out on the first fine day of the year to do a great deal of work on the range. The targets are rigged, the buttstop is re-filled, the mantlet has been cleared and the toilet works. Many thanks to those listed below, especially to gangmaster Paul Crosbie, to Richard Scott for fixing target problems and in particular to those members whose commitments allow them to shoot very rarely but who still turned up to work.

Workers: James Bell, Mike Barton, Douglas Keiller, Paul Crosbie, Hugh Inglis, John Potter, Peter Burbridge, Kevin Nangle, Richard Scott, Jackie Maclean, Daoud Rhouma, Paul Sandie, Jim Kettle, John Macdonald and Robert Thomson.

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Jackie and Jim put out heat shields while some of the rest of the squad refill the backstop.
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Nicely renovated backstop. Seems a pity to spoil it with bullet impact.
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Before the targets could be remounted the shot holes in the top-caps had to be smoothed out by...
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..... James (“Hammer of the Scots”) Bell.
Why do we have shot holes one metre above the centres?

 

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It is not easy to manoeuvre 85kg of target through a space with two inches to spare!!
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Chief Sanitary Inspector Potter restores the toilet’s VERY cold water supply.
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No sighters and one to count. Richard Scott scores the first V bull of the season while testing the target system! Ah! If only all shoots were as easy as this! Just need to allow for wind, air density and coriolis effect.

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