Shooting Swap Meet/ Collectors Meeting

Happy New Year to all of our members and welcome to 2018.

Sunday the 21st see’s the first of calendar Collectors Meeting/Swap Meets for the year. We are trialling these in 2018 and will run another in May and again in September. If you are a Collector you can use this opportunity to meet and talk to other collectors and perhaps show off some of your favourites. If your sick of that extra powder thrower in the reloading area bring it out and put a price on it, in fact bring anything shooting or re-loading related and swap it or sell it.

At this point we have no idea how many people will turn up but the more the merrier.

Please remember any firearms or firearms parts sales must be completed by a licensed dealer.

Christmas eve and 2018 info

its 9:30pm and I am in Perth with my family visiting my daughter for Christmas, its been a big day but I’m not tired ,….yet!

…anyway I thought of all of the Coffs members and how well the club has progressed.

Your AGM is soon in the new year and the 2018 calendar has been delivered but I’ll post a copy on your site you can access it from your phone. Theres a letter also from Rod our tireless president and the formal notice of AGM.

PS there will be an announcement at the 2018 AGM.

2018 calendar
Presidents Letter
2018 Notice of AGM 

See you all in the new year happy and safe shooting ;0)

Christmas Closure

The range is now closed for Christmas so our hard working volunteers can take a break and will re-open on the 13th of January, a 2018 calendar will be posted to all Coffs branch members in due course and if any Range Officers open the range over Christmas I will post it here. Have a great Christmas and we will see you at the range in 2018.

Update, the range will be open Sunday the 17th and Tuesday 19th Dec 9 am till 11am.

Vale Nick Catlan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nick his witty sense of humour will echo along the firing lines forever, his funeral details will be posted here when confirmed.

 

Humidity is a bitch


So I think we are all happy to see a bit of rain and “rainy weather” this time of year the humidity skyrockets and when it does it’s time to check the safe, get them out give them a clean and re-oil top up or check what ever systems you use to try to keep them looking their best cause one one likes a rusty barrel.

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)