Test Yourself

How is your gear going? Are you happy with your current rifles or when you think about it does each have some sort of issue you want to work on? I have a few rifles that I need to develop loads for and a couple of rimfire .22’s I need to find ammo for and perhaps tune a bit. Recently I was asked to shoot a friends rifle to see if it was shooting OK, this surprised me a bit but when I thought about it I realised the guy wanted to take himself out of the equation, so he wasn’t 100% sure with his new rifle. This got me thinking maybe we all should test ourselves by doing something similar, maybe take a friends tested and tried rifle/ammo/load combination and seeing how we go. Most of us would have already experienced someone else shooting brilliantly and outshooting us with our own rifles. I certainly have and it made me realise that I don’t have to spend any more money I just need to find the relationship between myself, my rifle and my ammo and make it work.

Remember when you are conducting a test to be consistent so pick the day, put some flags up so you know the conditions, and shoot at least three five shot groups, five if you have time because thats what is used in competition for a comparative measure.

The worst case scenario is that you spent the morning shooting ;0)

Buy and Sell/Collectors meeting 2017

SO this Sunday the 17th of September we are hosting a collectors meeting come buy and sell meet at our Dairyville range, please feel free to bring along anything you want to show off or sell, keeping in mind that all firearms and ammunition sales need to be via a dealer but still the deal can be struck on the day. Personally I will be taking a powder thrower I no longer use and a 36 power target scope for sale on the day. So check out your happy room and bring along anything you haven’t used for a while, OH and some cash because there will be something there you want for sure haha.

Jim Munro

Sadly we lost another club shooter Jim Munro, we used to love watching Jim shuffle about the range and I remember hoping that I can still shoot at that age.

Our thoughts are with you Ray, Sue and your family. 

More records tumble on day 2!

Paul Sullivan proved the goods today with a new Aussie record 100 aggregate and grand aggregate sporter class, the record is pending approval. Sully here showing his support for the Blues post game while the NSW supporters were off banging their heads a against a wall somewhere.

 

 

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DAY ONE and a New Australian Record or two

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Congratulations to Steve Sori for an outstanding effort today in beating the record small group he set almost 30 years ago in 1988! Steve shot a remarkable 10 shoot group in the experimental class in 0.154″ and went on to take the day with a record aggregate of .2240.

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Shoot all year for $200

Our range fees are $10 per visit so if you think you will shoot here more than 20 times next financial year it pays to take the annual pass option it’s $200 unlimited visits and you don’t have to remember to take $10 each time. See your range officer next time at the range to sign up.

Funeral Notice

We have just received word that Arthur Hickson late from Macksville passed away last Monday aged 88 years.

Arthur and late wife Rita were keen Coffs Harbour SSAA club members and were center-fire benchrest shooters in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

Arthur was a really great club worker and was a self taught gunsmith of some note who built several center-fire actions from scratch which performed marvelously well.
Arthurs funeral will be held next Friday 30th of June at 10am in the Church of England Macksville.

Older club members will remember Arthur as an exceptional good bloke and an amazingly clever man, our condolances go to his family.