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About Ralpharama

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  • Birthday 11/11/1964

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    Pensford, Somerset
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    Classic Motorcycles, Target Shooting

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  1. Like me, you probably joined when John was at the helm. I have a feeling that a there has been a tightening up of rules.
  2. I am going on holiday to Tenerife on Friday and wondered if anyone had found anywhere to shoot there? I found a club that does F class, FTR etc, using Google, but they ignored my e-mail enquiry. When I was in Malta last year I found a place to play with 9mil pistols and had a go with an AK47 for shits and giggles. I think the longest range they had was 35 metres, but they had every gun under the sun
  3. I would also love to pop my one mile cherry. Furthest I have shot to date is 1000 metres at J3A, but that seems no longer available currently. I have a Sabatti MRR chambered in .300 win mag and using my current load it will go transonic at about 1200metres πŸ˜₯ Perhaps I might win the lottery and be able to afford a 50cal πŸ˜‚ Tad unlikely as I can't afford to spend money on tickets LOL
  4. I'm already a member of ODRC, it's Frome & District Pistol Club I want to join to get more opportunities to shoot. All the clubs I have ever spoken to suggest that they are legally bound to have a probationary period for all new members, even those who are members of other clubs. I have to say that it sounds strange, but then again the rules surrounding FACs are pretty odd at the best of times. From a clubs perspective I guess it makes sense to ensure that a joining member is going to fit in and not upset other members.
  5. I do not profess to have any expert knowledge of who's to blame, but who ever is mismanaging tax payers assets should be called to account. My suggestion that maybe it should be the NRA, is that they are paid by all the clubs and was under the impression that one of their purposes was to speak on behalf of the clubs that are members of their association. Their voice doesn't seem to be as powerful as their namesakes across the pond, not that I believe a rifle association with that level of power is desirable 🀣
  6. Offa's Dyke Shoot at Warminster IR2 (1000yards) once most months on a Thursday and are allied to the 50cal club, though all the field firing ranges seem off limits currently. They also shoot at Kingsbury, North of Birmingham, Sennybridge (Brecon) and Rogiet Moor when it comes back on line. Good bunch o lads at Offa's Dyke. Frome and District Pistol Club use Langport (600yards), Yoxter (600yards), Warminster (not sure which ranges they use) and Bulford (500yards) I am in the process of applying to join them, but despite being a member of two other clubs and holder of a safe shooters card I will still most likely have to do a 6 month probation.
  7. I think it is about time the NRA called Landmarc to account. These people are supposed to be employed by the tax payers to manage the publicly owned infrastructure. I do not feel that they are fulfilling their remit.
  8. I sadly was unable to make the last shoot at Warminster thanks to a serious dose of Man Flu , but my mates that went said that they wouldn't let any one, presumably except the RCO, take a vehicle to the firing point despite one of the lads being physically disabled. On a personal level they were pretty pissed off with Landmarc's intransigence, who seem to see paying customers as a damned nuisance. Our views not necessarily those of our club.
  9. Warminster IR2 is 900 metres/1000 Yards It's a great shoot except that Landmarc won't allow us to take vehicles to the shooting pointing to load/unload even though a good few shooters have mobility issues. I'm self employed so the Thursday isn't a game changer and it's not a million miles from home.
  10. I did suggest Yoxter as well. I was brought up very close to Yoxter and have had the opportunity to shoot there once with the Muzzle Loaders; I really enjoyed it. Langport is quite a bit south, nearer to Taunton. Never been there but would love to.
  11. I just realised I posted Langford instead of Langport - senior moment πŸ˜– I only heard about it on Monday when I was using Rifleman Firearms 100yd indoor range also in Langport for load development. The military range is 600 yards. It’s in Somerset in the Taunton area
  12. Does anyone on here know what clubs shoot at Langport? I have suggested to my club, Offas Dyke, but haven't had a reply, possibly a bit far south for many of them? Cheers Ralph
  13. Last Sunday I left my bed at a time when only burglars and policeman are supposed to be awake, to collect my friend in Bristol and travel 120 miles through some very unpleasant driving conditions to Kingsbury range. After signing in and having SSC and FAC scrutinised, we assembled the 'flat' pack trolley to take our rifles to the 300 yard firing point and was all ready to go when we were told that because of some standing water on the range it was to be cancelled. Being the last shoot before Christmas there was a spectacular turn out, spread across three clubs, I believe. I talked to a lady shooter, who is from my club and lives quite close to the range and she said that there had recently been quite a few cancellations. Is this true? Is there no way someone at Landmarc could have looked at the range the day before and combine that information with the weather forecast to warn those attending, via their clubs by e-mail that the would be a likelihood of a cancellation to prevent the likes of myself driving 240 miles for no purpose what so ever. 8/9 gallons of diesel itself is not cheap ignoring the rest of the cost. I am in no way suggesting that the fault is with the clubs as they are run by unpaid volunteers and can only pass on data received from Landmarc who are employed by the taxpayer to manage the military training infrastructure. Their website tells us how they are efficient and provide second to none service. Last Sunday didn't seem to be very efficiently handled. Thoughts? Ralph
  14. 'G' range isn't mentioned. I shot there in November and all was fine. I'm gutted to see they've taken J3A away now. What's that all about? That was my favourite range πŸ˜₯ Not good for the environment ... we have to travel further and further for our sport and most of us necessarily use four wheel drive vehicles. If comrade Corbyn gets in I think it will get worse. Not only will he cut back massively on military but I doubt he would approve of the proletariat enjoying firearms either. I wonder if long range target shooters class as an oppressed minority?
  15. Is this going to affect Sennybridge 'G' range? It's such a great place to play with my No 4 using iron sights

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