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About Our Club
Founded in Chesterfield 1945 and has been in continuous operation to the present day.We are a Home Office approved clubwith affiliations to the NRA , MLAGBand NSRA.Our club welcomes new memberswho will be able to shoot rimfire andcenterfire rifles. Also, muzzle loadingrifles and pistols on indoor andoutdoor ranges from 25 to 500 yards.Please explore our web site for additional information relating toour clubs range facilities and activities this year.
300 Yards .22RF event. Epperstone June 2019 ( Thanks to Angela for the photo )
500 Yards at Thorpe Cloud in September 2019( Thanks to Bill for the photos )
The club Secretary awarding prizes at the September 2019 Memorial competition
The results from 2019 Memorial Competition held at Epperstone on September 28th JOHN WHITE SHIELD - 25yd indoor .22rf An additional photo with Nick Shaw, join winner of the military competition 1st - Paul Chappell 98 2nd - Charles Tomlinson 96 3rd - John Anderton 91 MILITARY - NORMAN HOARE - 100 yd - SHIELD 1st - Joint winners Nick Shaw and Nick Rhodes 118 3rd - Paul Chappell 116 SPORTING - ALBERT GOODMAN - 100yd - SHIELD 1st - Paul Chappell 143.5 2nd - Charles Tomlinson 141.3 3rd - Terry Snowden 137.2 MEMORIAL COMPETITION - 25yd indoor .22 rf 1st - John Anderton 91 2nd - Terry Snowden 87 3rd - Roger Gains 84 MINI McQUEENS - 25yd indoor .22rf - TROPHY 1st - Charles Tomlinson 56 2nd - Tony Vizard 52 3rd - Roger Gains 50 LUCKY NUMBERS - 25yd indoor .22rf 1st - Tony Vizard 48 2nd - Joint 2nd place Sean Dale and Terry Snowden 44
Our first range day of 2021 at Epperstone on 2nd April
Range days are now following “normal” procedures
Track and trace, requires range attendances to be recorded
Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms or pinged should not attend
Just before the storm arrived. Thorpe Cloud, 28th July 2021
Fees for 2021 ( A vote to confirm fees will be taken at the re-scheduled 2021 AGM )All due before by the end of February 2021.Payments to the club Treasurer using the form e-mailed or posted to members. Or e-mail the club to confirm payment and address details email@example.comThese fees will remain in force throughout 2021.Annual Membership Fees 2021Senior Firearms Full Member of CDRPC£40OAP or Spouse of a Full Firearms Member or Off-Spring of a Full Firearms Member (over 18 years old) £25 OAP – to qualify for this you must be currently be in receipt of state pension£25Off-Spring of a Firearms Member (up to 18 years old)£1Junior Firearms member (Up to 18 years old, non off-spring)£1Senior Air Weapons Member£5Junior Air weapons Member£1Joining Fees 2021Probationary Senior Firearms Member£60Probationary Junior Firearms Member £40Off-Spring of a Firearms Member (up to 18 years old)£10Student (full-time)£40Range Fees 2021Epperstone Range Half day shoot 09:00 -12:00 or 16:00£5Sprotbrough Range Half day shoot 09:30 - 12:00£2 **Thorpe Cloud Full days shooting 09:30 - 17:00£10Thorpe Cloud Guests with a pre-arranged visit£10Air Rifle & Pistol ShootsTBCOther Ranges we may visit. Fees set by range owners.** Sprotbrough range fee to be put in the collection tin provided on the day.
Safety Matters Shooting sports have an excellent safety record - and that is no accident!There is no hiding the fact that firearms can be lethal and yet thousands of people shoot without anyone being injured. There is one simple reason behind this and that is - DISCIPLINE. It is only when the rules get broken that people get hurt.If the golden principles are adhered to, at all time, by everyone, then our sport will remain one of the safety possible pursuits in the country. Only load when you are in a position to shoot and have been cleared to do so.Always keep the muzzle pointed downrange within the 70 mil rule.Only shoot when there is a safe back-stop or fallout zone.If you have a problem, remain calm and keep the muzzle pointed downrange.Only handle firearms when they are unloaded and proven clear.Only proceed forward of any firing point when directed to do so and all firearms have been proven clear.If in doubt ASK!And, lastly - protect your hearing at all times. You don't get used to noise, you go deaf.These principles can be expanded on and are not our range rules, they are the overarching principles by which the CDRPC has maintained its excellent safety record since 1945.At our Club, we pride ourselves on rigorous application of these golden principles thereby assuring all those who participate and those who could be affected, remain safe and well.In short, poor safety will simply not be tolerated at the CDRPC. Therefore whether an existing member, or simply thinking about joining, you can feel safe in the knowledge that behaviour is monitored and where necessary challenged. Our qualified and highly experienced Range Conducting Officers (RCOs) run every detail professionally and WILL take issue with anyone not following best practice. For any shooters wishing to join us, please do not be offended if we monitor you quite closely initially. We mean no disrespect, but we do not know you and your habits. The probationary period for gun clubs was lowered to 3 months. At the CDRPC, we adhere to the older standard of 6 months with the view that for you to join us, we must have the opportunity to observe your safety profile. Only then will an offer of membership be made. Of course anyone being ejected from the Club on safety grounds will be notified immediately to the enforcing authority.CDRPC Chairman
1 - Firing about to commence ( Message One )2 - No spotting disc visible ( A visit to Specsavers needed ! )3 - Spotting disc unmistakably disagrees with signalled value. Check the spotting disc shows last shot and signal it's correct value.* Range Conducting Officer is to view target before passing message. ( J . J )4 - A shot has been fired but no signal has been made. Examine the target carefully and signal the shot if found or a miss.* ( Butts party having a tea break ? )5 - Firer has challenged for a higher value for his shot. Examine the whole target and signal the correct value.* ( Everyone who only gets a 5 scored )6 - Radio the number of hits as Score Board figures are not clear (Service Rifle and Cadets only).7 - Miss has been signalled but firer has challenged for a scoring shot. Re-examine the target carefully and signal the shot if found or a miss.*8 - Firer has challenged his score. Re-examine the target and show the correct number and the value of shots.* (J . J)9 - Marking / shooting appears to be unduly slow. Butt / Range Conducting Officer to check and correct where necessary. ( Butts party having another tea break ? )10 - Stand easy. Half mast the target.11 - It is suspected that the wrong shot hole has been patched out. Butt officer is to consult marker and confirm correct value.* (This message should only be sent after a Message 4 or a Message 7.)12 - Stand easy, lower target, patch out and put target back up.13 - Blow off shots are about to be fired (Match Rifle only). Ensure that all targets are fully lowered until Message 1 is given.14 - It is suspected that there is a second shot on target: inspect the target and indicate any further shot found in addition to the shot presently shown.** The result of the message must also be confirmed by radio.
Radio Message Codes
Message codes between butts and firing pointThe following messages should be used for communication between the Firing Point and the Butts. The target number is given followed by the message code.
ACTIONThe combined parts of a firearm that determine how a firearm is loaded, discharged and unloaded. Most handguns are referred to as "single-action" or "double-action." A single-action firearm requires the user to manually pull back the hammer before the firearm allows the user to either manually cock the hammer or simply pull the trigger and allow the firearm to cock and release the hammer on its own.ACTION, AUTOMATICA firearm that loads, fires, and ejects cartridges as long as the trigger is depressed and there are cartridges available in the feeding system (i.e. magazine or other such mechanism). Automatic action firearms are machine guns. Note: Since 1934 it has been unlawful to sell or possess an automatic firearm without special permission and licensing from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, in addition to other measures.ACTION, BOLTA firearm, typically a rifle, that is manually loaded, cocked, and unloaded by pulling a bolt mechanism up and back to eject a spent cartridge and load another. Bolt action firearms are popular for hunting, target shooting, and biathlon events. A bolt action rifle allows the shooter maximum accuracy, but may be too slow or cumbersome for some shooting sports.ACTION, LEVERA firearm, typically a rifle, that is loaded, cocked, and unloaded by an external lever usually located below the receiver. Note: The type of rifle used in most Western movies is a lever-action.ACTION, PUMPA firearm that features a movable forearm that is manually actuated to chamber a round, eject the casing, and put another round in position to fire.ACTION, SEMI-AUTOMATICA firearm in which each pull of the trigger results in a complete firing cycle, from discharge through reloading. It is necessary that the trigger be released and pulled for each cycle. These firearms are also called "autoloaders" or "self-loaders." The discharge and chambering of a round is either blowback operated, recoil operated, or gas operated. Note: An automatic action firearm loads, discharges, and reloads as long as ammunition is available and the trigger is depressed. A semi-automatic firearm only discharges one cartridge with each squeeze of the trigger.AMMUNITIONA loaded cartridge consisting of a primed case, propellant, and a projectile. Among the many types of ammunition are centerfire rifle and pistol, rimfire, shotshells, and reloads.AMMUNITION, SMALL ARMSA military term used to describe ammunition for firearms with bores (the interior of the barrel) not larger than one inch in diameter.ARMS, SMALLAny firearm capable of being carried by a person and fired without additional mechanical support.ARMOR PIERCINGSee BULLET, ARMOR PIERCINGBALLISTICSThe science of studying projectiles. Ballistics can be "interior" (inside the gun), "exterior" (in the air), or "terminal" (at the point of impact). Ballistic comparison is the attempt to microscopically match a bullet or fired cartridge case to a particular firearm.BARRELThat part of a firearm through which a projectile travels. The barrel may be rifled (i.e., with spiral grooves on the interior of the barrel) or smooth bore (i.e., a smooth interior barrel with no grooves).BBSpherical shot having a diameter of .180" used in shotshell loads. The term is also used to designate steel or lead air rifle shot of .175" diameter.BENCHRESTA table specifically designed to eliminate as much human error as possible by supporting a rifle for competitive shooting or sighting-in purposes.BIG BOREIn America , any firearm using a centerfire cartridge with a bullet .30" in diameter or larger.BIRDSHOTSmall lead or steel pellets used in shotshells ranging in size from #12 (less than the diameter of a pencil point) to #4 (about .10" in diameter) used for short-range bird and small game hunting.BOREThe interior barrel forward of the chamber.BORE DIAMETEROn rifled barrels, the interior diameter of the barrel from the tops of the lands (the highest point of the grooves). On a smooth barrel, the interior dimension of the barrel forward of the chamber (not including the chose on the shotgun barrels).BUCKSHOTLarge lead pellets ranging in size from .20" to .36" diameter normally loaded in shotshells used for deer hunting.BULLETA non spherical projectile for use in a rifled barrel.BULLET, ARMOR PIERCINGA projectile or projectile core that may be used in a handgun intended to pierce steel armor that is constructed entirely, or has a core constructed, from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, depleted uranium, or a fully jacketed projectile larger than 22 caliber intended for use in a handgun whose jacket has a weight of more than 25 percent of the total weight of the projectile. The term does not include shotgun shot or projectiles intended for sporting purposes. Note: The Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 U.S.C. Sec. 922 (a) (7)) prohibits the manufacture of sale of armor piercing ammunition, except for use by law enforcement and the military.BULLET, DUMDUMA British military bullet developed in India 's Dum-Dum Arsenal in 1897-98. It was a jacketed .303 caliber rifle bullet with the jacket most left open to expose the lead core in hopes of greater effectiveness. Further development of the bullet was not pursued because the Hague Convention of 1899 outlawed and such bullets for warfare.BULLET ENGRAVINGThe grooves cut into a bullet by barrel rifling. Note: When a bullet travels down the barrel, the grooves (or rifling) leave an imprint on the bullet. The matching of the marks on a bullet to the rifling of a particular firearm is an important tool for law enforcement in determining whether a bullet was fired from a particular firearm.BULLET, FULL METAL JACKETA projectile in which the bullet jacket (a metallic cover over the core of a bullet) encloses most of the core with the exception of the base. They are used mostly for target shooting and military use.BULLET, HOLLOW POINTA bullet with a cavity in the nose, exposing the lead core, to facilitate expansion upon impact. Hollow point cartridges are used for hunting, self-defense, police use, and other situations to avoid over penetration.BULLET, WADCUTTERA generally cylindrical bullet design having a sharp shouldered nose intended to cut paper targets cleanly to facilitate easy and accurate shooting.BUTTOn handguns, it is the bottom part of the grip. On long guns, it is the rear or shoulder end of the stock.CALIBERA term used to designate the specific cartridges for which a firearm is chambered. It is the approximate diameter of the circle formed by the tops of the lands of a rifled barrel. It is the numerical term included in the cartridge name to indicate a rough approximation of the bullet diameter (i.e. .30 caliber- .308" diameter bullet).CARBINEA rifle of short length and light weight originally designed for horse-mounted troops.CARTRIDGEA single round of ammunition consisting of the case, primer, propellant, powder, and one or more projectiles.CARTRIDGE, CENTERFIREAny cartridge intended for use in rifle, pistols, and revolvers that it has its primer central to the axis at the head of the case. Note: Most cartridges, including shotshells, are centerfire with the exception of 22 caliber rimfire ammunition. If you were to look at the bottom of a centerfire cartridge, you would see a small circle in the middle of the base, hence, "centerfire." There are a few rimfire ammunition calibers besides the 22, but they are rare and not widely available.CARTRIDGE, MAGNUMAny cartridge or shotshell that is larger, contains more shot, or produces a high 46 velocity than standard cartridges or shotshells of a given caliber or gauge.CARTRIDGE, RIMFIREA cartridge containing the priming mixture in the rim of the base, usually a 22.CARTRIDGE, SMALL BOREA general term that refers to rimfire cartridges. Normally 22 caliber ammunition used for target shooting, plinking, and small game hunting.CHAMBERIn a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, it is the part of a barrel that accepts the ammunition. In a revolver, it refers to the holes in the cylinder where the cartridges are loaded.CHOKEAn interior tube at the end of a shotgun barrel that controls shot dispersion. Chokes typically come in cylinder, improved cylinder, modified, improve modified, and full. Note: A cylinder choke produces a very wide shot dispersion, whereas a full chose will provide a much tighter shot pattern. Different chokes are used for skeet, trap, and sporting clays. In hunting, the type of game and conditions will determine choke type.CLIPSee MAGAZINE.COCKTo place the hammer, or striker, in position for firing by pulling it back fully.CYLINDERThe round, rotatable part of a revolver that contains the cartridge chambers.DERRINGERA generic term referring to many variations of pocket-sized pistols. The name comes from the pistol's original designer, Henry Derringer. Note: According to the American Derringer Company, Henry Deringer's name is spelled with one 'R.' The proper spelling of Derringer firearms is with two 'R's.DISCHARGETo cause a firearm to fire.DOUBLE BARRELTwo barrels on a firearm mounted to one frame. The barrels can be vertically (over-under) or horizontally (side-by-side) aligned.DUMDUMSee BULLET; DUMDUMFIREARMAn assembly of a barrel and action from which is projectile is propelled as a result of combustion.FIRING PINThe part of a firearm that strikes the primer cartridge to start the ignition of the primer.FLASH SUPPRESSORAn attachment to the muzzle designed to reduce muzzle flash. Note: A flash suppressor is not a silencer.FULL COCKThe position of the hammer when the firearm is ready to fire.GAUGEA term used to identify most shotgun bores, with the exception of the .410 shotgun. It relates to the number of bore diameter lead balls weighing one pound. Note: the .410 shotgun is a caliber. The .410 refers to the diameter of the barrel.10 gauge - .775 inch12 gauge - .730 inch16 gauge - .670 inch20 gauge - .615 inch28 gauge - .550 inch67 gauge - .410 inchGROUPA series of shots fired at the target used to adjust the sights or determine the accuracy of a firearm.HALF COCKThe position of the hammer about half retracted and intended to prevent release of the hammer by a normal pull of the trigger.HAMMERThe part of the firing mechanism that strikes the firing pin, which, in turn, strikes the primer.HAMMERLESSA firearm having an internal hammer or striker.JACKETThe envelope enclosing the lead core of a bullet.JAMA malfunction that prevents the action from operating. Jams may be caused by faulty or altered parts, ammunition, poor maintenance of the firearm, or improper use of the firearm.JUMPThe upward and rearward recoil of a firearm when it is fired. It is commonly called recoil or "kick."LANDSThe uncut surface of the bore of a rifled barrel.LOADThe combination of components used to assemble a cartridge or shotshell. The term also refers to the act of putting ammunition into a firearmMACHINE GUNSee ACTION, AUTOMATIC.MAGAZINEA receptacle on a firearm that holds several cartridges or shells for feeding into the chamber. Magazines take many forms, such as box, drum, rotary, or tubular and may be fixed or removable. Note: The 1994 crime bill banned the manufacture and importation of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds.MAGNUMSee CARTRIDGE, MAGNUMMISFIREA failure of the cartridge to fire after the primer has been struck by the firing pin.MUZZLEThe front end of a firearm barrel from which the bullet or shot emerges.MUZZLE FLASHThe illumination (flash) resulting from the expanding gases from the burning propellant particles emerging from the barrel behind the projectile and uniting with oxygen in the air.MUZZLE LOADERAny firearm loaded through the muzzle. Also called "black powder" firearms. They may be antique, replica, or of modern design.NOSEThe point or tip of a bullet.OVER AND UNDERA firearm with two barrels, one above the other.PATTERNThe distribution of shot fired from a shotgun. Generally measured as a percentage of pellets striking in a 30 inch circle at 40 yards.PISTOLA term for a one-hand held firearm with a single chamber. ( A revolver has at least five chambers.)PISTOL, AUTOMATICThe common but improperly used term to describe semi-automatic pistols. See ACTION, SEMI-AUTOMATIC for a description of how these pistols operate.PISTOL, DOUBLE ACTIONA pistol mechanism in which a single pull of the trigger cocks and releases the hammer.PISTOL, SINGLE ACTIONA pistol mechanism that requires the manual cocking of the hammer before the trigger releases the firing mechanism.PLINKINGThe informal shooting at inanimate objects at indefinite points. Note: Plinking typically refers to casual shooting at pine cones, tin cans, or other such objects for fun and practice.POWDERCommonly used term for the propellant in a cartridge or shotshell. See also PROPELLANT.POWDER, BLACKThe earliest type of propellant, allegedly made by the Chinese or Hindus. First used for firearms in the 13th century, it is a mechanical mixture of potassium or sodium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur. It makes a large cloud of smoke when fired.POWDER, SMOKELESSA modern propellant containing mainly nitrocellulose or both nitrocellulose and nitroglycerin. Relatively little smoke is created when fired.PRESSUREThe force developed by the expanding gases generated by the combustion of the propellant.PRIMERThe ignition component consisting of brass or gilding metal cup, priming mixture, anvil, and foiling disc. It creates a spark when hit by a firing pin, igniting the propellant powder.PROPELLANTThe chemical composition which, when ignited by a primer, generate gas. The gas propels the projectile. See also POWDERRECEIVERThe basic unit of a firearm which houses the firing mechanism and to which the barrel and stock are assembled. In revolvers, pistols and break-open firearms, it is called the frame.RECOILThe rearward movement of a firearm resulting from firing a cartridge or shell.RECOIL PADA butt plate, usually made of rubber, to reduce the recoil or "kick" of shoulder firearms.RELOADA round of ammunition that has been assembled using fired cases. Note: Reloading is very popular among recreational target shooters, competitive shooters, and hunters. In addition to being cost-effective, reloading enables shooters to develop ammunition specifically designed for particular shooting disciplines or games.REVOLVERA firearm with a cylinder having several chambers so arranged as to rotate around an axis and be discharged successively by the same firing mechanism. A semi-automatic pistol is not a revolver because it does not have a revolving cylinder.RIFLEA firearm having spiral grooves in the bore and designed to be fired from the shoulder. By law, rifle barrels must be at least 16" long. Handguns usually have rifled barrels as well.RIFLINGGrooves formed in the bore of a firearm barrel to impart rotary motion to a projectile.ROUNDOne complete small arms cartridge.SAFETYA device on a firearm designed to provide protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage when properly engaged.SEMI-AUTOMATICFirearm which fires, extracts, ejects, and reloads only once for each pull and release of the trigger.SHOTGUNA smooth bore shoulder firearm designed to fire shells containing numerous pellets or a single slug.SHOTSHELLA round of ammunition containing multiple pellets for use in a shotgun. The multiple pellets in a shotshell are called SHELL.SILENCERA device attached to the muzzle of a firearm to reduce the noise of discharge. Silencers are virtually prohibited for civilian ownership and use.SKEETA clay target shooting sport with a shotgun. Shooters fire at clay targets crossing in front of them.SKEET GUNA shotgun with an open choke specifically designed for clay target skeet shooting or close range hunting.SPORTING CLAYSOften called "golf with a shotgun," it is a sport in which shooters, using shotguns, fire at clay targets from different stations on a course laid out over varying terrain.STOCKThe wood, fiberglass, wood laminate or plastic component to which the barrel and receiver are attached.TARGET, CLAYA circular, domed frangible disc used as an aerial target for shotgun shooting games. Originally formed out of clay, modern targets are combination of pitch and limestone. Dimensions and weights are regulated by trap and skeet shooting associations. They are often called "clay pigeons."TRAJECTORYThe path of a bullet through the air.TRAPA clay target throwing device, either power or hand-operated.TRAP SHOOTINGA clay target shooting sport with a shotgun. Shooters fire at clay targets flying away from them. Shooters stand behind the trap at a distance from 16 to 27 yards.TRIGGER, HAIRA slang term for a trigger requiring very low force to actuate. Note: Hair triggers are frequently used on a competitive target rifles and pistols for increased accuracy. The reduced force needed to pull the trigger allows the shooter's firearm to remain steady.TRIGGER LOCKAn accessory for blocking a firearm from unauthorized use. Most trigger lock manufacturers advise against the use of a trigger lock on a loaded firearm, as shifting the lock against the trigger could fire the gun.TRIGGER PULLThe average force which must be applied to the trigger to cause the firearm to fire. Note: Typically, non-target mode-firearms have a minimum trigger pull of 3 pounds. Double action revolvers often have a long, heavy trigger pull of around 10 pounds.UNLOADThe complete removal of all unfired ammunition from a firearm.VELOCITYThe speed of a projectile at any point along its trajectory, usually listed in "feet persecond."WADA space device in a shotshell, usually a cup-formed plastic or paper discs, that separates the propellant powder from the shot.WEAPONAn instrument used in combat. The term is never used in referring to sporting firearms.
A calendar view of Committee meetingsand the Club AGM for 2021
ThursdayJanuaryCommittee Meeting using TeamsMondayJanuary 2021 Club AGM now delayed due to COVID-19ThursdayFebruaryCommittee Meeting using TeamsThursdayAprilCommittee Meeting using TeamsThursdayJuneCommittee Meeting using TeamsThursdayAugustCommittee MeetingThursdayOctoberCommittee MeetingThursdayDecemberCommittee Meeting
Range dates for 2021 Green Date = CDRPC to manage the range day and supply RCO(s) * Orange Date = Only Black Powder Shooting on this day. Everyone welcomeSunday10thJanuary CANCELLED Sunday17thJanuary CANCELLEDSunday24thJanuary CANCELLED Sunday14thFebruary CANCELLEDSunday28thFebruary CANCELLED Sunday14thMarch CANCELLEDSaturday27thMarch CANCELLEDSunday28thMarch CANCELLEDSunday4th April Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outSunday11thApril Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outSunday25thApril Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outSunday9th May Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outSunday23rdMay Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outThursday27thMay* Black Powder Sunday13thJune Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outSunday27thJune Pre-booking e-mails to be sent out Sunday 11thJuly Pre-booking e-mails to be sent out Sunday25thJulySunday8thAugustSunday22ndAugust Sunday29thAugust* Black Powder Sunday12thSeptemberSunday26thSeptemberSunday10thOctober Sunday17thOctober* Black PowderSunday24thOctober Sunday14thNovember ** No Shooting Today - Remembrance Sunday **Sunday28thNovemberSunday12thDecemberSunday19thDecember* Black PowderSunday26thDecember Xmas Shooting SundaySprotbrough range, (Nr Rotherham), has four outdoor ranges between 25 and 100 yards. Any rim fire, pistol caliber, black powder and centerfire rifles which comply with the range certificates limits for caliber, energy and velocity limits may be used. Shooting is on the 100 yard outdoor range between 09:30 and 12:00. (PM shooting on some training , competition and practice days)25 or 50 yard shooting can be arranged with the range officer on the day. (Usually only on competition, practice or pistol days)Meet at the quarry entrance gates at approx at 09:30. (Please park well away from the main road if the key holder has not yet arrived).Last vehicle must close the main entrance gate behind us.
Range dates for 2021 ( Additional date for the 4th September has been added )Wednesday3rdFebruary * CANCELLEDSaturday27thMarch * CANCELLEDWednesday28thAprilWednesday19thMay Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outSaturday29thMay - Work Party ** Pre-booking e-mails to be sent out for WPSunday30thMay - Work Party ** Pre-booking e-mails to be sent out for WPMonday1stJune - Work Party ** Pre-booking e-mails to be sent out for WPWednesday9thJune Pre-booking e-mails to be sent outWednesday28thJuly Saturday28thAugust - Work Party ** Sunday29thAugust - Work Party **Monday30thAugust - Work Party **Saturday4thSeptemberSaturday23rdOctober Wednesday10thNovember Wednesday29thDecember * * Carry to the range what you use in Dec, Jan, Feb & March . ( No cars allowed on range ).** Work Party Weekend. Non shooting days. Volunteers needed please. DRA & NRA Long Range Competition Days 2021Sunday16thMayRange Wardens Shield CancelledWednesday21stJuly DRA Long Range .22RF Individual shootSunday26thSeptemberTurbutt 500Yds .22RF Individual shootThorpe Cloud range allows shooting from between 100 and 500 yards. Any rim fire, pistol caliber, black powder and centerfire rifles which comply with the range certificates limits for caliber, energy and velocity limits may be used. Shooting is between 09:30 and approx 17:00, depending on the actual time of dusk , (-1 hour ) Only one vehicle is permitted on range at any time, (when vehicles are allowed). Please meet in the hotel car park near the road by 09:00. Contact Nick or Bill for confirmation of range location or other details.
Range days for 2021 Saturday6thFebruary 100yd outdoor * CANCELLEDSaturday 27thMarch100yd outdoor * CANCELLEDFriday Bank Holiday2nd April100yd outdoor ** Pre booking e-mailsSaturday 17thApril100yd outdoor ** Pre booking e-mailsSaturday29thMay100yd outdoor ** Pre booking e-mailsSaturday19thJune25yd indoor & 100yd outdoor * **Saturday31stJuly25yd indoor & 100yd outdoor * ** Saturday14thAugust 25yd indoor & 100yd outdoor * **Saturday25thSeptember25yd indoor & 100yd outdoor *AM Only
Epperstone range has an indoor 25 yard range and outdoor ranges between 100 and 300 yards. Any rim fire, pistol caliber, black powder and centerfire rifles which comply with the range certificates limits for calibre, energy and velocity may be used. ( On the appropriate range ! )* Morning shooting on both the 25 yard indoor and outdoor 100 yard ranges between 09:00 and 12:00. ** Afternoon shooting on the 100yd outdoor range (.22RF Only.)
Items urgently needed to be sold : Updated 7th December 2019
This page holds items for sale by club members.Enquiries to be forwarded to the club Secretary via e-mailAll items on this page require the buyer to make an initial offer price with their e-mail enquiry. No reasonable offers refused.Uberti .357 MAG Long Barrel Revolver American-Buntline model.(Requires a replacement rear sight blade fitting)
Ruger Old Army .45 Black Powder Pistol(With Hogue rubber grip and original rosewood grips, original case, caps, patches, ball, flask and powder)
BRNO CZ 425 .22RF Blued Rifle(With Parker Hale moderator, Simmons 4x12x40 scope, 2x5round & 1x10 round steel mags and Butler Creek sling).
Photo to be added ASAP
Ruger 10-22 Stainless / Synthetic .22RF Semi Auto Rifle(With Simmons 4x12x40 scope, muzzle brake, trigger and slide release kit, 2x10 round & 1x25 round mags and Butler Creek sling)(Stock requires a replacement rubber pad)
Marlin .357 MAG Under-Lever Rifle(With Southern Gun Company red dot sight, rail and sling)
E Rizini 27" Multichoke 12 Bore O/U Shotgun(With 3 chokes and key)
Winchester Model 1300 Multichoke 12 Bore 3-Dhot Semi-Auto Shotgun(With 3 chokes, key and Butler Creek sling)
Remington 700 sps tactical in .308.it has Warne quick release mount and bases and 6x42 Meopta scope and a Hogue stock. £600 with mount and bases and £750 with the scope included
These are the three ranges our club has regular bookings
Located in Nottinghamshire. This range has facilities for indoor shooting at 25 yards and outdoors between 100 and 500 yards. The ranges are certified for all the standard rimfire and centerfire calibers. (As documented on each of the range safety certificates).For directions to the range, range dates and additional information. Click on the button below.
Located in South Yorkshire. This range has facilities for outdoor shooting between 25 and 100 yards. The ranges are certified for all the standard rimfire and centerfire calibers including a practical shotgun range. (As documented on each of the range safety certificates).For directions to the range, range dates and additional information. Click on the button below.
Thorpe Cloud Range
Located in Derbyshire. This range has facilities for shooting between 100 and 500 yards. The ranges are certified for all the standard rimfire and centerfire calibers. (As documented on each of the range safety certificates).For directions to the range, range dates and additional information. Click on the button below.
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