And they're off!
And we've moved into Round 2. Steve got things going while he was onshore although he wasn't overly chuffed with his score. Bri had a better week and is now joint top with Steve. Chris M fared less well than previously but is still in 2nd place. Les entered the fray and got a respectable 65 with his HW40 despite a no scoring flyer - a dark horse, methinks - and Paul S took a casual approach and shot a 60 despite barely taking his hands out of his pockets.
Still a few shooters to start off but things are looking good - once we get warmed up and into our stride this should be interesting.
And it's not too late to take part - just have a word with Bri or anyone who's started already and they'll get you sorted out. Don't be concerned if you haven't a suitable pistol as someone will loan you one. Also remember that none of us are hardened, ultra serious, totally focussed, 10m pistol shooters - we're just keeping it light and fun with the hope of being better shots at the end.
Rules aren't fixed and they're open to suggestions but, to get the ball rolling -
Pistols (.177) only, no shoulder/carbine stocks or suchlike.
Open sights, no lasers, red dots, etc.
Standing*, unsupported, one handed.
10 rounds over the course of 2019 - to be taken at the individual entrant's convenience on the 10m range.
Bisley 17 cm, 10m card targets. Two per round, five shots per target - total of 10 shots per round.
Official entries to be declared before shooting and witnessed - no shooting 20 targets and picking the best.
No retracting targets mid shoot to see where your shots landed - target goes fully out, five shots, target comes back.
Marking of targets to be "scored up" - shots breaking score rings get the higher score value.
Anyone think we need more/clearer rules than that? The idea is to keep things fairly simple, easy, consistent, convenient and free with entrants shooting one of their rounds when they fancy (max. one per week.)
Open to any .177 pistol, you don't need full-on Match kit to take part - skill outweighs equipment in pistol shooting so the likes of a Gamo/HW40/75/Beeman SSP is more than capable in the right hands.
Results will be displayed on the website in a League Table as they come in so we can track performance.
If this takes off, The Committee can probably be persuaded to stump up a decent trophy or two.
Contact Bri Munro if you're interested.
*Could make an exception to the Standing rule for Russ. If only so we don't have to pick him up all the time.
Grampian Air Rifle Club
Denwood Shooting Range
Call:Bill on 07938 215843.
Opening hours Every second Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 at Waulkmill Fishery & three or four Wednesdays per month at Denwood Shooting Range 18.00-21.00. Plus there will be additional dates added throughout the year. All shoot dates can be found here - http://www.grampian-air-rifle-club.co.uk/club-shoot-information/