Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
webber

All Change at Astley Gun Club

Recommended Posts

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

 

webber

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.
 
webber

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

 

http://www.astleygunclub.co.uk

Edited by webber

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grandson Jacob and I arrived at the shoot this morning to find the gate lock on the floor and the gate open. ON entering the car park we discovered that the orange container had been broken into.
A count of traps has shown that 16 traps have been stolen.
The Kawasaki quad has been wrecked and the Honda stolen and found burnt out at the location for transfer to removal vehicle.
Gutted doesn't start to describe the feeling.
A planned job for sure; Greater Manchester Police seem disinterested.
We will be shooting on Sunday, but the 100 bird shoot will have to go onto the back burner for quite a while. We've been left with less traps than we had when we took over 3 years ago.
I'll post again tomorrow when I've been able to work out precisely  what traps we are left with.
All of the traps are uniquely marked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to hear this John and I do know what you are feeling just now. Can you possibly put on here the make/models of the traps, so we know what we could be looking for ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We just have sufficient traps remaining to put on a 50 bird shoot on Sunday.
Hopefully the regulars and Members will shoot the 50 birder twice as a 100 bird shoot. The club will need to generate funds to replace the traps insurers are bound to do their best to minimise the claim.
I've spent a lot of the day searching out receipts and invoices.
How do you find a receipt for a quad bike you bought for cash over 15 years ago. Hopefully Pauline will feel up to turning the house upside down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite our setback, the shoot goes on; albeit a 50 birder for now.
We are investing in technology to deter and detect.
Yesterdays shoot was quite well attended with several new faces.
Many thanks to those who shot the 100 birds, the shoot requires the revenue to survive in the short term and thrive in the future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really sorry to hear that. I know exactly how it feels as i had my home broken into just over a month ago. Wish you can get all the courage you need and keep going on. All the best.

?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely gutted for you mate.  I always think if my small shoot got done over then that would be the end of it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There will be an article about R&ASC featured in Countrymans Weekly published 8th. August.

webber

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are arranging an extra shoot to this years calendar.
Sunday 21st. October 75 Bird Charity Shoot 
In aid of Willowbrook Hospice & Macmillan Nurses.
High gun £100 cash donated by Joe Johnson of Speyside Sporting. 
Highest Lady Gun & Junior Gun (18) prizes donated by Norgas Gun & Cartridge Co.
Entry is open to all.
Donations either for shoot prizes or shoot day raffle appreciated.
Both charities have been of massive assistance to the Webster family in recent weeks.

Please diary this shoot and share on FB.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...