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More Competition at Llansilin

The following is a report on the competition held on Saturday 11th June 2011

Organised by your very own - SJ Clark Esq.

The competition shoot held at Llansilin Range on Saturday 11th June 2011, was considered by all who attended, an excellent day. We were fortunate to be blessed with good weather (Apart from a light, barrel cooling shower after the comp.). I have already thanked the Almighty.

I will take this opportunity to offer my grateful thanks to all the Range Staff who worked tirelessly all day to ensure that everything went to schedule. To work all day down the Butts ensuring that correct procedure is done at the correct time and to give guidance, was in itself a magnificent job done successfully.

The Safety Officers on the firing point were also eager to assist anyone who needed their help. There were no breaches on safety issues.

See below for a few photo's of the day including Prize Winners. Captions to follow later.

Below : Arrival & Set Up

     

      

Above & Below : Shooters on the line trying to engage Targets at 300 yds. Assisted by the Range Staff.

   

   

We must not forget John Masefield, who in is position of Scorer, did a good job of deciphering the individual scores upon receiving them after each detail came from the Butts. The Score Chart attached to this report, is taken from the original score sheet compiled on the range. (Copy of the shooters score card, is  available on request)

The score sheet will show where a Firers weak and strong points are. The week points can be rectified by practice, when at a general shoot on a suitable Range.

The challenge to shoot against the clock will always get the firer excited and forget about their breathing and sight picture before releasing their shot.  (Practice makes perfect, as they say)

  A further competition may be held later this summer, specially designed for the top shooters in the club and entitled “An Accuracy or Sniper Shoot” This may entail a longer distance with finer detailed targets. This type of competition will be a greater challenge for the Clubs” Top Shots” and will include Classes for other levels as well, depending on  abilities. This would in effect be several competitions in one, with separate prizes for all classes. Please advise me by email or phone, if this competition would appeal to you. It is intended that the Prizes will be of High quality, as deserving of such a quality shoot.

  A system of “Grading” could then follow for future competitions, enabling shooters to compete with others of equal standing and move up (or down) through the Classes.

Shooters Scores are listed below :-

NAME

4 x 4

Fig 12c

Fig 12

Huns Head

TOTAL Score

     Sight Type    Scope    Iron

     Position   Scope      Iron

D. Phillips

47

17

42

5 

111

X

-

-

-

M. Bodell

41

18

37

10

106

X

-

-

-

R. Frost

36

3

28

0

67

X

-

-

-

P. Moss

48

21

39

8

116

X

-

6th

-

B. Grove

46

32

30

10

118

X

-

5th

-

A. Dale

50

24

39

0

113

X

-

-

-

G. Biddle

46

24

41

13

124

X

-

4th

-

J. Williamson

48

17

45

16

126

X

-

3rd

-

T. Jones

50

24

46

18

138

X

-

2nd

-

P. Edwards

10

0

0

0

10

-

X

-

-

R. Evans

25

0

0

0

25

-

X

-

-

T. Insoll

37

15

29

0

81

-

X

-

2nd

R. Wynn

11

0

16

0

27

-

X

-

-

D. Cowley

37

19

33

4

93

X

-

-

-

A. Bond

50

23

45

20

138 *

X

-

1st

-

D. Broome

16

0

3

0

19

-

X

-

-

A. Weston

41

9

39

12

101

-

X

-

1st

C. Dilkes

38

24

40

13

115

X

-

-

-

G. Tate

34

9

22

0

65

X

-

-

-

D. Brennan

39

9

24

0

72

-

X

-

3rd

A. Jones

29

12

15

4

60

-

X

-

6th

A. Coton

44

17

41

4

106

X

-

-

-

J. Parkes

29

3

18

12

62

-

X

-

5th

C. Fenn

32

7

25

4

68

X

-

-

-

J. Goth

29

0

25

9

63

-

X

-

4th

C. Smith

38

18

35

0

91

X

-

-

-

N. Locke

0

0

0

0

0

-

X

-

0

        NB : Due to a Tie for first place (Scope Sight), position decided on best “Huns Head” score  

The Prize Winners :-

     

                                                                    Above : The Prizes

                   

        Above : Alice Bond                                  Above : Terry Jones                        Above : Jon Williamson

        Below : Gareth Biddle                             Below : Bradley Grove                     Below : Phil Moss

                  

                  

        Above : Tony Weston                          Above : Denis Brennan                            Above : Norman Locke

        Below : Alice Bond                             Below : "The Committee" (Sid, John, Mac & Phil)                         

           

   A Message from the "CHAIR" :

My thanks to all members who came to Llansilin on Saturday 11th June, I think everyone had a most enjoyable day. After a few initial gremlins, the competition went smoothly.

I am writing this to say thanks to the members & officials who volunteered to come & help run the shoot, it could not have taken place without them, some of whom traveled long distances to get there, they are:-

  Lyndon Cooper,   Mike & John Holbrook,   Phil Tyler,   Terry Fields,   Peter Dallmeier, Bleddyn Williams, John Bills,

Of course, last but not least Sid Clark who did all the planning, made the targets, organizing & running the competition. A very big thanks to him.

We are all on a learning curve with these competitions, what we have learned today will be taken on board & used in future & as always any input from members will be most welcome, it’s your club & it will be what you make it.

Here’s to the next one.

                                  Mac. [Hon. Chairman]

SJC

 

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Previous Competition held at Llansilin.

Course of Fire & Targets By Mr SJ Clark

 

 

         

 

          

 

Name

Position

Score Scope 

Name

Position

Score Iron

Stuart Peplow

1st

132

Dave Phillips

1st

66

G. Biddle

2nd

125

John Goth

2nd

34

Martin (Jack) Bodell

3rd

121

Dennis Brennan

3rd

27

Chris Smith

4th

115

Alan Coton

4th

25

   

 

 

 

                The competition that was held at Llansilin on 23rd May was, according to the 30 members that attended, a success. Above are the photographs of the winners for each class, there were four places in both classes’ to be won, Scope and Iron sight.

A special “Thanks” goes to Mike and John Holbrook who attended to help by being the Butts officers for two details, they did not come to shoot but to be of help in general, perhaps more members should consider being of help to the club on such competition days. There were other members who worked on the day that made it all very worthwhile. A big “Thank You” to all concerned.

Comments from Members.                                                                                         SJC

   1. It is good fun shooting fast; I have never done that before.

  2. Certainly makes you think.

  3. When can we have the next one?                                                          

  4. Good competition

  5. Good to shoot at something                         different.                                                                             

  6. Can we have two sighters next time?

 

               

 

 

 A Recent 50 cal shoot at Lydd

Above : Hon Sec. JM firing 50 BMG Tracer from an RPA rifle. White screens are at Aprox. 1000yds.

Below /Right : 

JM' s Mid flight tracer ready to impact on Target

                                                              

 

 Success of Club members at Bisley - 

The Service Rifle Meeting, Methuen Team Prize  for Civilian shooters.

Back in the summer of 2008, a team of service rifle shooters, made up of 4 ODRC members, won the prestigious Methuen Team prize at the Service Rifle Meeting, Bisley. The Prize being presented by Mrs P Farnan of the NRA. (See photo below)

Above Shooters are, from Left to Right :

Mark Dougan, Bill Ellis, John & Ann Nightingale (ODRC), Terry Jones (Cannock RC),                                        Dave Cowley (Team Captain, ODRC), Neil Beeby (ODRC) and Phyllis Farnan.

Above: Ann Nightingale.

Below : John Nightingale in foreground and Neil Beeby.

Note the tidy Firing Points !!!

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 Bayonet Shoots at Llansilin :-

The Club have held two such shoots during 2008, with a class for scope sighted rifles on both occasions. The Range photo's below were taken during the 1st competition, with the prize giving photo's

Above : Range with Fig.12's as seen from 400yds.

Below : No 4's etc. with Bayonets fixed.

Below : Denis with JM's No 4 & "Twist Hilt" Bayonet.

Below : Dave J with Nosin Nagant.

Below : Results of Competition held on 31st May 2008

Iron Sight & Bayonet Scope Sight, Any Rifle
Position Name Score Position Name Score
1st Neil Beeby N/A 1st  Nick Powell N/A
2nd Dennis Brennan N/A 2nd Martin Bodell N/A
3rd Dave Philips N/A 3rd Richard Dajczak N/A
4th Phil Tyler N/A 4th Ann Nightingale N/A

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Below : Some of the entrants & prize winners on 31st August 08 Shoot

Below are the scores etc for the 31st August Competition.

Iron Sight (HPS-175) Scope Sight (HPS-175)
Position Name Score Position Name Score
1st  John Parks 54 1st Martin Bodell 122
2nd David Jones 40 2nd Richard Dajczak 119
3rd Tony Weston 39 3rd Ed Baker 107
4th Neil Beeby 36 4th S Middleton 99
5th D Bradbury 30 5th Terry Jones 84
6th D Brennan 23 6th Erik Slark 81

 

Above : Martin B. as proud winner of the Any Rifle Scope sight class.

Below : Richard D came 2nd + trophy from previous competition.  

All prizes presented by Chairman Mac.   

 

Below : Sec. JM Presents John P with Best Iron Sight Cup.

Below : JP winner of the Iron sight/bayonet shoot.

Above 2 photo's taken by Dennis Brennan at the clubs last Kingsbury Evening shoot.

(Some say that ODRC shooters do it in the dark)

The club wish to thank all for taking part and a special thanks to Richard Dajczak, Alan Coton and Erik Slark for prize donations. The Best Iron Sight prize donated by Richard D, was won by Mr John Parkes (Above), with Warwick Nixon winning the bottle of wine (Donated by Alan Coton) for the best Improver.    Stuart Middleton won the Erik Slark donated Limited Edition Mug for best WDR shooter.

 

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