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West Atholl Rifle Club AGM 7th December 2014

Notice and Agenda details on Members web page area

Member's scores listings at End of 2014 Season

Lochboisdale Results

The Lochboisdale Match took place 21st September 2014 at Atholl, weather was bright and sunny with a light fishtailing wind. Numbers were disappointing with only 12 competitors.

West Atholl won the Match ten points clear of the West of Scotland Team.

Highest scorers were Tim Kidner in the winning team with 75v8v and Walter Buchanan in the West of Scotland team with 75v11v.

West Atholl Rifle Club 436v44

West of Scotland Rifle Club 426v38

Next years Match will be 2+15 at 500 & 600 yards, hopefully this will encourage more members to attend the shoot.

West Atholl, winning Lochboisdale Team 2014

East of Scotland Open Results

Full Results

Murray Cup 14thth September Results

Thirteen people turned out for the main Club event of the year. The day was dull and cold compared with the previous day at the East of Scotland Open where it was almost too hot, but stayed dry apart from a few minutes of drizzle as we finished.

Many thanks to all who helped set up, change targets and close down; and to John Potter for volunteering to be duty member despite being unable to shoot, and for running the day so smoothly. Commiserations to John MacRae whose trigger failed after a few shots on Saturday and again on Sunday: a round trip from Tain, two nights' accommodation etc and nothing to show for it.

Kenny MacDonald was the clear and deserving winner with not a point off (and 38 ex 45 Vs), having lost only two points ex 330 the previous day. Pat MacLaughlin took the F/TR trophy by one point.

Kenny MacDonald Murray Cup Winner with 225.38v ex 225
Pat McLaughin F/TR Winner with 220.35v and a V on the wrong target!

Inverness Open


Inverness Open in full swing at Cawdor Rifle Range

Full Results

Tullibardine (Tayside)

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Perth Scotland v Perth Australia

Perth Australia still to submit scores

Perth Scotland Results

Scottish Long Range
Scotland v Ireland v Wales F/TR and F-Open team matches

Full Results

Pupils from Sedbergh School with shooting master David Nuthall

On Saturday our day was brightened by a trio of enthusiastic, cheerful and well-mannered pupils from Sedbergh School with shooting master David Nuthall. After a four and a half hour drive they had pitched camp at 10-30 on Friday night and by 08-30 on Saturday with tents down, breakfast cooked and eaten they were ready for the Montrose at 900yds. I may be corrected, but I believe this is the first time we have had formal representation from a school south of the border since the range opened 37 years ago. They will be welcome to return at any time: as well as their enthusiasm and competence they (helped by Peter Glen) lowered the average age of TR shooters present from about 65 to nearer 40. Well done folks!

Keith Baxby, WARC Chairman

Crosses Shoot - Cawdor v West Atholl

Full Results

SRA 'Scottish'

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Pentagonal / Finlux Inter-Club Team Matches

Full Results

Scottish Multi-discipline Shooting Championship

Full Results

West of Scotland Open Results

Perthshire Target Shooting Supplies

Members may be interested that Peter Hunt has taken over the business of Perthshire Target Shooting Supplies and is now able to supply reloading components etc to shooters. Further details are on the PTS website at We wish Peter Burbridge a happy second (or is it third) retirement and thank-him for his efforts in supplying Scottish shooters over the last decade or so.

Range up and running 13th March

Sixteen members turned up on a very nice day (once the snow shower had passed) to return the targets from their winter storage to the frames. Once the problem of a mix up between target numbers 3 and 6 was corrected we had five operational targets working to keep us amused with testing sights. Further work is needed to sort target 6.

Thanks to those involved: John Potter, Hugh Inglis, James Bell, Bill Kilmartin, Peter & Dan Burbridge, Simon & Peter Glen, Wendy & Sean Thomas, Jim McCall, Adam MacPherson, John Macdonald, Mark Guest, and Kevin Nangle.

Mike Barton

Private Member's Bill - Repeal Handgun Ban

Though the closing date has passed according to the front page of the Telegraph, the petition is still live and the votes will count.

New 'Club FTR Class' and changes to 'FTR Class' for 2014

Amendments to the Firearms Rules bring new application forms into effect from 1st December 2013

One change being: The requirement for one referee to be a club member and the other a non-shooter has been removed.


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.

The relevant NRA web page is here for course details. The RCO renewal form (2013) is here.

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