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Murray Cup 2023

24th September 2023



A select few attended Jubilee Range today for the annual Murray Cup shot normally over 3 distances, 900, 600 & 500 yds. Due to a limited field the decision was made to shoot twice at 900 yds. The Murray Cup was won by Simon Glen with a respectable total of £146.12 , Peter Burbridge was ahead of John Gaskell by 5 points in Club F/TR and Paul Sandie just 2 points ahead of Hugh Inglis in F Open. In addition the Smith Tankard for the competitor with the highest aggregate score at the Tullibardine and the Murray Cup was awarded to Simon Glen. The weather was mainly dry, warm and wind generally kind for Blair Atholl and those who were able to attend enjoyed a relaxed competition.


John Macdonald, Chairman WARC

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Lochboisdale Match 2023

3rd September 2023



The annual Lochboisdale Match took place on Sunday 3rd. September. Weather could not have been better, light winds, dry all day and not so hot that cooking in a shooting jacket was likely.

The Match is a coached team shoot for teams of six, shooting TR. Course of fire is 2+15 at 500 & 600 yards.

Turnout this year was disappointing with only three from West of Scotland and four from West Atholl. So, two teams were formed, three from WOS and best three from four for WA.

Shooting was relaxed and leisurely, West Atholl opted for coaching, West of Scotland shot as individuals. After 500 yards WOS were ahead by four points and one Vee with two members scoring 75s. WOS increased their lead to six points and eight Vees at 600 yards with one member scoring 75.

WOS therefore retained the trophy for another year.


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LOCHBOISDALE 2023 IN PROGRESS AT 600.
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LOCHBOISDALE COMPETITORS 2023
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Club Shoot 8

27th August 2023



TR 900yds 1000yds Total
K MacDonald 98.10 93.09 191.19
E Munro 98.12 90.06 188.18
J Potter 94.07 84.03 178.10
J MacDonald 85.05 79.01 164.06
       
F Open 900yds 1000yds Total
P Sandie 99.12 97.08 196.20
R Thomson 97.05 88.01 185.06
         
FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
N Purdy 96.09 91.04 187.13
P Crosbie 95.06 90.02 185.08
T Manktelow 89.06 83.04 172.10
         
Club FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
P Burbridge 98.12 99.08 197.20
J McCall 96.11 95.08 191.19
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Club Shoot 7

13th August 2023



TR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
C Halleran 75.09 75.14 75.09 225.32
A McLeod 75.11 75.10 74.10 224.31
E Munro 74.12 74.10 75.12 223.34
R Scaglione 75.10 73.09 74.12 222.31
K MacDonald 73.11 74.09 74.07 221.27
J Potter 72.07 71.09 72.06 215.22
J Macdonald 68.03 67.03 67.02 202.08
S Glenn 0.00 74.11 72.04 146.15
J Roberts 0.00 64.03 61.03 125.06
         
FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
N Purdey 75.08 73.07 73.04 221.19
A Beattie 70.06 68.05 66.02 204.13
J Milner 69.05 70.03 59.01 198.09
         
Club FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Burbridge 75.13 73.11 74.10 222.34
J Gaskell 71.06 75.13 74.11 220.30
C Somers 65.02 72.04 55.01 192.07
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F-Class European Championships


Good luck to all West Atholl Rifle Club members travelling to Bisley to compete in the F-Class European Championships!

Live scoring can be found here: https://gbfclass.com/live-scores/

 

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John McRae



We are very sorry to announce the death of fellow member John McRae.

John took the time to come and see his friends at last weekends Inverness Open held at Cawdor and although he didn't shoot, we had a pleasant meal together at the Starr Inn, but only after he first appraised a non firing Brown Bess and demonstrated to everyone (at the bar!) his replica Ferguson pattern breechloading rifle.


John's funeral will be held at the Inverness Crematorium 12pm on Wednesday 30th August.
Thereafter at Lochness Hotel for tea.


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Tullibardine (Tayside Open) Meeting Entry Forms


16th and 17th September 2023



Entry form is available here: Icon Tullibardine Entry Form 2023
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Club Shoot 6

30th July 2023



TR 900yds 1000yds Total
K MacDonald 98.10 95.05 193.15
R Scaglione 100.16 88.09 188.25
E Munro 97.08 91.05 188.13
J Potter 89.09 89.05 178.14
J Roberts 92.04 86.01 178.05
J MacDonald 87.04 78.02 165.06
       
F Open 900yds 1000yds Total
P Sandie 96.05 93.04 189.09
R Thomson 96.08 92.06 188.14
H Inglis 94.05 86.04 180.09
         
FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
G Dunlop 92.05 89.04 181.09
A Beattie 81.04 81.03 162.07
         
Club FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
P Burbridge 97.12 96.1 193.22
J McCall 97.12 94.08 191.20
J Wilson 98.07 92.06 190.13
C Somers 91.11 84.03 175.14
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Club Shoot 5

5th July 2023



TR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
C Halleran 73.09 75.14 75.14 223.37
K MacDonald 73.09 73.10 75.12 221.31
J Potter 74.06 73.09 71.06 218.21
P Grant 68.06 65.03 64.02 197.11
D Gow 65.04 69.06 58.03 192.13
J Macdonald 62.03 60.00 0.00 122.03
         
F Open 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Sandie 71.04 73.09 72.02 216.15
R Thomson 70.02 74.03 68.05 212.10
I Stewart 72.03 68.02 66.01 206.06
N Purdy 58.00 70.05 73.04 201.09
D Rhouma 0.00 40.00 0.00 40.00
         
FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
A Beattie 74.06 69.05 66.03 209.14
T Manktelow 73.07 61.02 68.05 202.14
J Milner 60.00 67.20 65.03 192.23
S Duncan 58.00 71.05 63.02 192.07
M Guest 68.06 55.03 54.00 177.09
         
Club FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
J McCall 73.09 75.09 73.09 221.27
P Dingle 72.10 71.09 73.03 216.22
P Burbridge 71.08 73.09 70.09 214.26
A Hay 69.05 70.05 72.07 211.17
C Somers 71.08 71.06 63.02 205.16
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Club Shoot 4

28th May 2023



TR 900yds 1000yds Total
C Halleran 98.09 96.09 194.18
J Potter 93.05 90.06 183.11
J Roberts 90.06 84.03 174.09
D Gow 82.02 86.06 168.08
J MacDonald 83.04 82.04 165.08
       
F Open 900yds 1000yds Total
H Inglis 87.03 89.04 176.07
P Sandie 91.04 0.00 91.04
         
FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
P Crosbie 91.05 90.04 181.09
G Dunlop 92.05 89.04 181.09
V Vyshemirsky 84.04 72.01 156.05
P McLauchlin 79.02 76 155.02
         
Club FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
A Hay 94.09 88.08 182.17
J McCall 94.08 85.05 179.13
P Burbridge 100.14 90.07 190.21
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Club Shoot 3

7th May 2023



TR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
S Duncan 66.04 69.02 0 135.06
N Macdonald 62.03 60.00 0 122.03
T Harrison 0 65.02 0 65.02
D Harrison 61.01 0 0 61.01
         
F Open 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Sandie 73.10 75.12 75.10 223.32
N Puirdy 71.04 73.08 75.07 219.19
         
FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Crosbie 74.06 72.05 75.05 221.16
G Dunlop 75.07 73.07 71.04 219.18
T Manktelow 70.02 72.04 64.01 206.07
J Milner 65.02 65.02 64.01 194.05
         
Club FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Burbridge 75.15 75.11 75.12 225.38
J Gaskell 74.09 75.11 75.12 224.32
J McCall 74.09 73.07 73.11 220.27
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West of Scotland Open Meeting 2023


This years meeting was a little earlier than usual, and the weather was not particularly kind. Saturday was cold and wet most of the day whilst Sunday was warm and wet. We had twenty-two shooting on both days with eighteen shooting on both days.

Three competitors shot very well and shared most of the trophies between them, details are as follows,

Schools

A.H.Lee Cup and Bob Scott Cup: both won by J.Sheurl

Donegal Medal: C.Monk.

 

FTR

India Cup, Daily Record Cup, Zambia Plate, McNaughton Cup, and Bown Cup: all won by P.Crosbie.

 

TR

Battison Cup, McQueen Rose Bowl, Astor Tankard, Presidents Cup, Col.Begg Cup, Glasgow Evening News, SRA Silver Medal, St.Mungo Rose Bowl, Ladies Cup (Championship), Glasgow Herald Cup and Scottish XX Gold Cross all won by Mike Barlow.

Scottish XX Silver Cross: J.Potter

Scottish XX Bronze Cross: W.Buchanan.

Kendal Trophy: E.Munro.

 

Inter Club Team Shoot.

Maj. Alex.T. Thomson M.C. Cup : Winners West Atholl.

 

Thanks are due to all for entering the meeting and for their help in rigging and running the range.

 

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Euan Munro, Winner of Kendal Trophy.
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J. Sheurl (Dollar Academy) won the A. H. Lee and Bob Scott Trophies.
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Mike Barlow, Winner Championship and Almost Everything Else TR.
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Paul Crosbie, Winner of All TRF Trophies.
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The Silverware.
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Score Board.
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NRA Channel Islands tour 2023


Many congratulations to Euan in being selected for the NRA Channel Islands Tour. West Atholl Rifle Club is proud to continue its long association this touring team. Our best wishes for a successful tour go with you and the rest of the team.

 

https://www.nrauk-ci-tour-2023.com/

 

John Macdonald
Chairman

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Club Shoot 2

9th April 2023



A very challenging return to long range shooting! The winds were very changeable, with brackets running from 3 moa left to 6 moa right, things were interesting. The first details at each distance seemed to bear the brunt of the wind but it wasn't much easier for those electing to shoot the second detail as the scores reflect.


TR 900yds 1000yds Total
K MacDonald 89.06 83.03 172.09
C Halleran 96.09 90.05 186.14
J MacDonald 85.03 78.02 163.05
M Grant 90.02 85.04 175.06
J Potter 84.04 90.03 174.07
M Majorak 85.05 73.01 158.06
D Gow 80.02 82.02 162.04
E Munro 90.06 0.00 90.06
R Scaglione 90.06 0.00 90.06
       
F Open 900yds 1000yds Total
H Inglis 90.05 82.04 172.09
I Stewart 76.04 68.02 144.06
S Duncan 66.01 60.00 126.01
         
FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
P Crosbie 84.05 68.00 152.05
P McLauchlin 76.02 56.01 132.03
J Milner 70.01 48.00 118.01
         
Club FTR 900yds 1000yds Total
J Gaskell 92.09 90.05 182.14
J McCall 91.03 84.02 175.05
P Burbridge 92.09 84.06 176.15
P Dingle 81.01 71.01 152.02

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Club Shoot 1

26th March 2023



Season 2023 got off to a good start with all of the target systems performing as expected, this is by no small measure down to the input of our treasurer and his faithful band of merry helpers who assisted with the out of season work days. Weather was quite changeable, we had sun, wind, rain, some passing snow showers and even some hail. It was good to get back into the swing of things even if we emerged a little cold and battered.


TR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
C Halleran 73.08 74.07 74.09 221.24
K MacDonald 72.04 72.05 74.07 218.16
E Munro 75.07 71.07 69.05 215.19
A Hay 69.04 71.06 70.07 210.17
J Potter 71.06 69.04 68.05 208.15
J MacDonald 69.04 63.03 62.03 194.10
J Roberts 60.02 64.04 61.02 185.08
A McLeod 72.07 74.09 0.0 146.16
S Glenn 73.06 0.0 0.0 73.06
R Scaglione 0.0 72.04 0.0 72.04
         
F Open 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
I Stewart 68.03 65.00 68.06 201.09
         
FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Crosbie 66.03 70.08 70.04 206.15
G Dunlop 70.05 68.06 68.04 206.15
A Beattie 71.04 66.02 63.02 200.08
J Milner 66.02 66.02 55.01 187.05
         
Club FTR 400yds 500yds 600yds Total
P Burbridge 74.11 73.08 73.07 220.26
J McCall 70.06 73.08 67.05 210.19
P Dingle 72.08 66.05 68.04 206.17
M Collins 67.04 63.03 0.0 130.07
K Hampton 64.02 66.02 0.0 130.04
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Work Day


5th March 2023



Photo shows the work party who turned out to repair target faces and clear scrub from the 300m firing point and general hill side. Luckily we also had time to rig the targets as the forecast for the official target rigging the following Sunday was not good, The following Sunday, five hardy (mentally challenged) members braved the snow and managed to reach the range after an exciting drive up. There was a 3" (76mm) covering of snow so the range provided a very scenic vista. (And a very comfortable support for the shooting mat.) Our original plan was to test the target system, however not being certain of reaching the range we did not take up the monitors. We set up the range in preparation for the sporting shoot on the 18th, had a few shots each just to make sure the Deer targets did not run away, and called it a day. Target system will be tested at our first club shoot on the 26th.

John Potter

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Work Party March 2023
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West of Scotland Rifle Club Open Meeting


29th and 30th April 2023



Entry form is available here: Icon Spring Meeting Entry Form 2023
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2022