Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 21 Mar 2018, 11:40 am

Oldbloke wrote:Looks good to me. Didn't take you long.


Thanks mate. I prefer getting stuff done than waiting for it to do itself! :lol:
Still a lot of work to do and Weebly really isn't the ideal editor but cheap and relatively quick to use so it is a good starting place for sure.

Thanks for the nudge because I had been stewing on it for a while.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Oldbloke » 21 Mar 2018, 4:39 pm

Gwion wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:Looks good to me. Didn't take you long.


Thanks mate. I prefer getting stuff done than waiting for it to do itself! :lol:
Still a lot of work to do and Weebly really isn't the ideal editor but cheap and relatively quick to use so it is a good starting place for sure.

Thanks for the nudge because I had been stewing on it for a while.


Weekly doesn't take long to get used to. WordPress is another well known free one I work on. But it's much clunkier.

Looks nice and clean and gets it out there.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by sungazer » 22 Mar 2018, 9:53 am

Just make sure you do a weekly backup as there are so many hackers out there that for whatever reason want to stuff you up. I use Joomla for our club again free other than the hosting has all the bells and whistles but a bit harder to learn. I wish i had more artistic skill. These doesn't even seem to be anyone in the club with it either.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 22 Mar 2018, 10:00 am

Nothing artistic about picking a theme to use that you think looks good. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Oldbloke » 22 Mar 2018, 2:39 pm

Gwion wrote:Nothing artistic about picking a theme to use that you think looks good. :thumbsup:


:lol: That's it. Then it's just copy paste what you already have.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 01 Apr 2018, 10:34 am

Small contingent for an Easter Saturday shoot out at 600 yards. We had a guest shooter from Sydney area who was a great bloke. He shot ok as well; considering he had to put up with my dodgy rifle and the tricky Sheffield wind, all while shooting F-class when he is a Target Rifle shooter.

Scores were:

JM: 96.3
ES: 110.4
JCS: 104.4
IS: 86
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Heckler303 » 04 Apr 2018, 10:46 am

Four whole members, and one of them recent? That's a great growth in membership you've received.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by sungazer » 04 Apr 2018, 5:04 pm

As a % of Tas not counting every person that has two heads its pretty good.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 08 Apr 2018, 6:40 pm

Well. A few members have been having trouble making the range due to work commitments on a Saturday so we moved this week's shoot to Sunday. There was 6 of us down there today and one of our regular guests signed up to join the club. After a bit of discussion within the club, we have decided to alternate shooting days between Saturday and Sunday each week so as to accomodate more people's various commitments.

We had a bit of a practice session for the up coming Anzac Shoot so people chould dial in a rough zero for the 200 and I had a bit of a practice shooting off hand standing at the 200yd mound... it wasn't a pretty thing from where I was standing, I can tell you! :lol:
Got lucky with the first two shots but then it went pair shaped. Everyone else just zeroed in from prone and didn't have a crack standing.

One of our range officers then took out his old French musket and gave us a little demo from about 70yd. Lots of fire, lots of noise!
Who knew there is a Precision Black Powder classification in the NRAA rule book!!! Anyway, it was pretty fun to watch and chat about.

We then moved back to 300yd and shot an F-class Hunter/Varmint round. Only two shooters completed both details because others balked a bit at the rain and packed their rifles away to watch us get wet! :lol:
The wind played as nice as it ever will at the range today so both of us who completed the shoot managed some very nice scores for F-H/V, which is scored like TR with a high score of 50 (5ring bull and anything in the 6 ring is 5.1). I shot 49.7 (f-STD would have scored 57.4) and a 49.5 (54.3). TL shot a 49.4 and a 48.4. He changed ammo on the second detail to waste some old stuff he had lying around; had he stuck with his first batch he may have out shot me on that second detail.

Anyway. We all had fun and dialled in for the upcoming ANZAC Shoot, so looking forward to out shooting the Secretary on the day! :lol: (the Secretary has won it the last 2 years)

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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Diesel » 12 Apr 2018, 11:09 pm

Gwion wrote:Well. A few members have been having trouble making the range due to work commitments on a Saturday so we moved this week's shoot to Sunday. There was 6 of us down there today and one of our regular guests signed up to join the club. After a bit of discussion within the club, we have decided to alternate shooting days between Saturday and Sunday each week so as to accomodate more people's various commitments.

We had a bit of a practice session for the up coming Anzac Shoot so people chould dial in a rough zero for the 200 and I had a bit of a practice shooting off hand standing at the 200yd mound... it wasn't a pretty thing from where I was standing, I can tell you! :lol:
Got lucky with the first two shots but then it went pair shaped. Everyone else just zeroed in from prone and didn't have a crack standing.

One of our range officers then took out his old French musket and gave us a little demo from about 70yd. Lots of fire, lots of noise!
Who knew there is a Precision Black Powder classification in the NRAA rule book!!! Anyway, it was pretty fun to watch and chat about.

We then moved back to 300yd and shot an F-class Hunter/Varmint round. Only two shooters completed both details because others balked a bit at the rain and packed their rifles away to watch us get wet! :lol:
The wind played as nice as it ever will at the range today so both of us who completed the shoot managed some very nice scores for F-H/V, which is scored like TR with a high score of 50 (5ring bull and anything in the 6 ring is 5.1). I shot 49.7 (f-STD would have scored 57.4) and a 49.5 (54.3). TL shot a 49.4 and a 48.4. He changed ammo on the second detail to waste some old stuff he had lying around; had he stuck with his first batch he may have out shot me on that second detail.

Anyway. We all had fun and dialled in for the upcoming ANZAC Shoot, so looking forward to out shooting the Secretary on the day! :lol: (the Secretary has won it the last 2 years)

Cheers

Yep, if it is still it is a perfect range for zeroing but when Sheffield is windy it is a bitch, going one way at 600 then changing direction totally by the 300 mound. I reckon it has been 7(?) years since I stopped shooting there.

I would like to support the club and shoot on ANZAC day but my daughter is playing Last Post for both dawn and midday services in Devonport for the last time, so I had better go and watch. I may turn up later in the afternoon to s**t stir but that is all.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 13 Apr 2018, 2:11 pm

Would be good to see you there, Diesel. Too bad you can't shoot on the day but maybe some other time.

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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Heckler303 » 15 Apr 2018, 9:51 am

Not that this may seem overly important, but it's something I want to note. I find it somewhat dubious to call this a fair event.

It's the odd few who try to fit the theme of 'historic shooting' in these events with their milsurps, maybe taking themselves just your old plain-Jane .303 SMLE, and they shoot alongside someone who's got themselves a barnard .308, 3x12-56 optically sighted, fully glass bedded, hand lapped action, bipod equipped rifle. Your skills as a marksman are essential yes, but you can only do as well as the tool at hand can do. No amount of great shooting ability is going to let you overcome something that doesn't hit the broad side of the barn at 10 meters to illustrate. Having something like the example listed does give you a pretty big advantage.

Yes, I understand not everyone has an interest in military surplus, that's fine. Not everyone appreciates or understands history either. Just pointing that this is isn't a level playing field.


That being said, I do remember destroying the opposition in the first round with a Pattern 1914, stock standard, just using my reloads. ;)
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 15 Apr 2018, 4:18 pm

Gwion wrote:If anyone is interested in joining in our Anzac Day Shoot, the rules and format are below:

ANZAC Day
First Place = Shooter with highest overall score: prize: Perpetual Trophy & Fruit Cake. GOLD Medal
1st Runner Up = Shooter with the 2nd highest overall score: prize: Tin of ANZAC Buiscuits. SILVER Medal
2nd Runner Up = Shooter with the 3rd highest overall score: prize: Bully Beef & Leaf Tea. BRONZE Medal
Cool Hand Luke = Smallest Group @ 300yd prone: prize: Hand knitted beanie and bragging rights


ANZAC Day Shoot is designed to be a level playing field for all shooters. The idea of the day is fun and comraderie. Prizes are of a novel nature in the spirit of a care trenches of WW1.
Basic Saftey Requirements

All firearms to pass a safety inspection by Range Officer (RO) prior to shooting
All shooters to attend pre-shoot safety briefing
Ear protection to be worn by all attendees
All shooters supervised by a second on the firing line to ensure safety brief is followed
All firearms to be placed in rack beside RO with bolt & magazine removed whilst not in use
All directions of the RO are to be followed immediately

Aim & Guidelines

*To create a fun, level playing field for all participants
*Have fun.
*Be safe.

Firearms and Equipment

*Military surplus or hunting (sporter/varmint) rifles only
*Any calibre from 5.56mm (.223") upto 8mm Use of military and hunting type slings allowed
*Scopes (maximum 16x mag setting) or open or peep sights allowed Hunting or field shooting type bi-pods allowed or back pack for prone rest
*No specialised "target shooting" equipment or clothing to be used
*Timed, single exposures make this shoot more about the level of equipment maintenance, familiarity and your ability to operate calmly and smoothly under pressure than it is about optics or specialised gear.
*There will be no reshoots for equipment failures or misfires within the time allowed. Combined with timed elements, this adds to the pressure of the event and levels the playing field.

Schedule for the Day

Time
Event or Activity
10:30am
Saftey briefing and firearm inspection
No Firearms to be removed from vehicles until Safety Brief completed
All firearms to be checked by RO and racked at firing line

11:00am
200yds sitting or kneeling.
1st exposure 2 mins, 2 sighters fired consecutively, both marked. Adjust sights.
2nd exposure 2 mins, 5 shots, all marked.
Adjust sights.
3rd exposure 2 mins, 5 shots, all marked. Score total recorded

12:00pm
200yds standing.
1st exposure 2 mins, 5 shots, all marked. Adjust sights.
2nd exposure 2 mins, 5 shots, all marked. Score total recorded

1:00pm
BBQ lunch: $10 all you can eat, $2 per soft drink, $1 water.

2:00pm
300yd prone.
1st exposure 2mins, 2 sighters fired consecutively both marked. Adjust sights.
2nd exposure 2 mins, 10 shots, all marked.
Score total recorded, group size photographed and measured

3:00pm
Presentation of prizes

4:00pm
Gates close


No custom TARGET rifles or equipment allowed at the ANZAC Shoot.

This year's program remains the same other than we start the shoot at 12noon, rather than 11am to allow people to attend morning services. :thumbsup:

edit: PS. Oh yeah... BBQ is included in entry this year as well... Soft drinks $2 a pop. :thumbsup:

Edit #2: By the way. The 'theme' of this shoot is NOT historic shooting. If there is a theme it is 'the pressure of battle'. Using what you have to hit the target with in time constraints.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by sungazer » 15 Apr 2018, 4:47 pm

Thats a bit harsh Heckler. I would be very surprised if any club grouped any competition levels like that. when our club has a 303 shoot we go to the level of "As Issued" 303 rifles as with Iron sights and battle sights or Fitted with Target Peep sights. So right there there are two categories of competition for just 303 shoots. On any invitational or intended fun day there are as many fields and prizes as possible. is Veterans, super Veterans, Juniors and then Ladies in all those. With the most recent event we put on in conjunction with the Australian Deer Hunters the total profit for the day which is then split between the two clubs was $100. that includes all monies in. The days are certainly not put on for profit or to benefit any one group. I would really think most if not all Target Rifle clubs not under the SSAA banner run in the same way. if they are trying to make money for a certain piece of equipment it is normally very transparent and anominous donations are normally asked for or a separate raffle done.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Hillbilly » 16 Apr 2018, 9:20 pm

Heckler, you sound like you can really handle those old rifles and are a little on the frustrated side. Where do you shoot?
It would be great to see you blitz the competition with an old bang stick. Show those using a standard hunting rifle how to do it.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Hillbilly » 16 Apr 2018, 9:29 pm

The Sheffield Rifle Club sounds very pro active in their out look and effort to make the sport of target shooting accepted in the wider community.
I'll try and make it to the Anzac Day Shoot.
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Gwion » 22 Apr 2018, 1:50 pm

Finished upgrading the 200yd mound for Wednesday's Anzac Shoot.
After decades of neglect it has previouly been merely an uneven hump conered in cow pats and rabbit holes. Still a bit of work to do but we're quite happy to have it at this stage before the Anzac Shoot. Fenced, new gate, levelled and dressed with a good cover of road base to reduce the need for mowing and weeding...
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Re: Sheffield Rifle Club, Tasmania

Post by Joffa » 22 Apr 2018, 3:08 pm

Looking good!! :drinks:
I’ll have to venture up one day when I’ve got a few rifles to come up with! :D
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