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Looks like it's been a bit windy at Eskdalemuir - for those that don't know, the benches used to be under a canopy with side & front screens !

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I checked to make sure the van was in park the night before. I had visions of waking up in the stream at the bottom of the hill . Twas rather bloody windy ! 

 

Gluv

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Whoopsie! It’s been windy but didn’t think it’s been that bad!

 

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To be fair, the roof elevated by 12" every time someone let off a 338 under it

Sad to see the damage...no doubt some local sheep have taken up scrap collecting

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4 minutes ago, saddler said:

To be fair, the roof elevated by 12" every time someone let off a 338 under it

Sad to see the damage...no doubt some local sheep have taken up scrap collecting

338's are tame. The .50's clear all your kit off your bench

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I’m sure it will be replaced very soon - it shouldn’t affect range use anyway 

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8 minutes ago, Shendy said:

338's are tame. The .50's clear all your kit off your bench

It did that - I was there when that short barrel .50 was being used - the muzzle brake was more annoying than the ex's mother

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There’s a hole in the side aluminium skin of the caravan body from a .50 cal muzzle break you can just about see the blackish carbon marking in the picture. 

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That's a shame to see the damage, mother nature can be devastating at times.. Hope they get it sorted ok, time for something a little more robust.

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A few hours earlier and It would have been on top of us !!!

OSOK

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At least it will provide more ventilation, 🙂a number of people have felt ill (myself included) with the amount of fumes blown back into the area from the muzzle brakes of the larger calibres.

Its sometimes like a scene from Apocalypse Now! 😁

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2 hours ago, gruntus said:

At least it will provide more ventilation, 🙂a number of people have felt ill (myself included) with the amount of fumes blown back into the area from the muzzle brakes of the larger calibres.

Its sometimes like a scene from Apocalypse Now! 😁

A thumping headache and feeling ill as I travel home tells me I've had a 'blast'  😁

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1 hour ago, Popsbengo said:

A thumping headache and feeling ill as I travel home tells me I've had a 'blast'  😁

Concussions all round , it's not the fumes

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12 minutes ago, Gluv said:

Concussions all round , it's not the fumes

You're probably right,  +400  .338's being loosed through muzzle brakes to the left, right and straight ahead does feel is a bit rough on the noggin even with double ear protection.

 

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On 2/6/2020 at 2:01 PM, OSOK said:

A few hours earlier and It would have been on top of us !!!

OSOK

It was on top of us a few hours earlier ! 

Its gone ! There's your problem ! 😂

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Judging by the email I received this morning its not the end off the world. 

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7 minutes ago, Kipper said:

Judging by the email I received this morning its not the end off the world. 

that email raised more questions than it settled for me

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I'm meant to be there next week and I haven't received any info, is there anything I need to be aware of? (you can PM me if its sensitive).

 

All the best

 

G

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24 minutes ago, gruntus said:

I'm meant to be there next week and I haven't received any info, is there anything I need to be aware of? (you can PM me if its sensitive).

 

All the best

 

G

I suggest a call or email to Helen.  Members of Gardner's Guns should have had an email this morning.

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2 hours ago, gruntus said:

I'm meant to be there next week and I haven't received any info, is there anything I need to be aware of? (you can PM me if its sensitive).

 

All the best

 

G

Anyone know the basic outline as to what’s actually happening here. E Mail has been read but the background to it all would be nice to know. You would have thought all shooting disciplines, clubs and organisations would pull together nowadays. Lot of people including myself signed off the petition and wrote to my MP ref the proposed 50cal ban even though I’ll more than likely never own one. As in all things there will be two sides to the story but an explanation from both parties would be interesting. 

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6 minutes ago, Scotch_egg said:

Is Gardners still open? 

Has it closed?; it would be a shame to lose the range. 

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From what I have heard there may have been some skulduggery regarding the lease on the ground by another club. If this Is true it is very disappointing behaviour on their part.
Unfortunately they do not sound to have secured the surrounding land so may not have an adequate danger area to allow safe use of the range. 
Perhaps a representative of the club in question could comment.

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