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    A cold but brilliant day for an excellent well attended shoot. Lots of new faces; many promising to return to in the future.
    Many thanks to all the Ground Staff who made the day happen despite a few technical glitches.
    Tommo & I will be at the ground on Sunday making more improvements. Anyone who fancies working off a few excess Christmas Pounds is welcome to come and give us a lift.
    Happy New Year to all who have supported the shoot over the last year.
    Safe & Straight Shooting to all.

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    Tommo and I turned the last work party of 2017 into a productive one.
    The Pool Shoot has been ceased due to lack of interest. The stand position and traps will be used as a Coaching & Practice stand. All basic coaching will now take place on the North side of the shoot avoiding issues with the Winter sun.
    Stands have been renumbered, there are now 10 stands.
    We shall be offering a 100 bird option for a few shoots prior to moving to a 100 bird shoot.
    We are still working on three new stand locations, and shall be moving the location of some of the stands slightly to improve spacing and permit more varied targets, including driven overhead.
    We still have lots to do, the list just keeps on growing.
    May I on behalf of all of the R&ASC Team thank all those who have supported the shoot over the past year as we look forward to the challenges that 2018 will bring.
    Happy New Year
    Safe & Straight Shooting to All.

     

    webber

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    Weather forecast for this Sundays shoot is really good.
    It will be cold, two pairs of socks and thermal underwear; with sunshine and light wind. Less than 5% chance of rain.

    webber

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    On 12/07/2015 at 19:37, webber said:

    Cracking shoot today. Brilliant weather, extremely well attended. Lots of positive feedback from satisfied shooters despite a technical glitch early on. The new radio control and counter system proved it's worth on the practice stand. It's the future.

     

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    You're very welcome.  Hope to see you at the ground again soon.

    It was an excellent day for shooting.  The shoot was well attended, with two new members taking advantage of the special membership offer.

    We are in the process of moving some of the stand positions; making the stands wider to accommodate a wheel chair if required, and installing paving slabs in the stands.

    Tommo and I are finding the flagging hard work, but we won't give in, we'll just take our time.  Hopefully a friendly flagger will come along and lend a hand.

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    Tommo and I have been busy making some new stands ready for Sundays work party. Gunner Gordon lent a hand refurbishing one of the new to us traps; it should be ready to be tested at the next shoot and will replace the current trap 12 which was the last of the single tack traps which are now for sale.
    We'll be at the ground from 10am on Sunday. Members are welcome to lend a hand to move the club forward.
     
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    Thanks to Tommo & Alan we had a productive work party on Sunday. I got the quad stuck, then the starter failed on the other quad. Thanks to Martin for turning out to fit the pull starter that he had previously forgot to fit.
    I wonder if members will notice the improvements that we've made.

     

    webber

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    Calling YOUNG SHOTS.
    We shall be hosting a BASC Young Shots event at R&ASC this Sunday 18th. February.
    The group will be shooting in the morning with a coach or mentor; and then after lunch, ( packed lunch required, but Cafe available); the group will be planting some trees and bushes. We expect to finish about 3pm..
    If you are a Young Shot or have a young person who is interested in shooting, please come along, you are welcome to join in. There is no requirement to be a BASC member to participate in this activity.

     

     

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    The weather forecast for this Sundays shoot is good; but it will be cold, and will feel like minus 4C.

    It will be a two pairs of socks, thermal underwear and my very thick shooting jumper for me.

    webber

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    We arrived at the shoot this morning to discover that storm Emma had left us a legacy. 3 smashed stands. Tommo got straight to work and managed to repair one; temporary repair one, and sadly scrap one. Fortunately we had a spare stand which had been positioned ready for a new layout, so we were able to relocate it. Tommo and I will be busy again making more stands and gun racks.
    Despite being two ground staff down, and a couple of technical glitches we were still ready to start shooting at 10am. Many thanks to the ground staff who got stuck in and put on a cracking shoot for the hardy souls who turned out to shoot it.
    We delivered a lesson to a student from India who won it in the North West Air Ambulance raffle that the club supported. Martin delivered Have a Go shooting experiences to persons from the UK; Tiawan and Romania.

     

    webber

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    Tommo has been busy in the workshop again, making more gun racks ready for the new stands which will be created in the near future.

    Member should notice a few changes to the layout of the ground when they arrive for this Sundays shoot.

    The weather will be dry, overcast and very cold.

    It'll be two pairs of socks and thermal underwear for me.

    webber

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    Work party this Sunday

    We have 100 Hazel to plant plus a lot more Willow to go in where we need to create screens or help to drain the land.

    PW members are welcome to lend a hand; the kettle is almost always on.

    webber

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