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Welcome to the National Rifle Club of Scotland Website

For the encouragement and development of scientific rifle shooting at long ranges

The Club is the body responsible for representing Scotland in Long Range Rifle Shooting, and in particular in
the International Match for the Elcho Shield

Match Rifle shooting dates for 2017:-
Blair Atholl dates:
NRC of S Practice day (Joint with WARC LR  Club Shoot) April 16th
NRC of S Spring Meeting May 20th / 21st
NRC of S Autumn Open Meeting September 2nd / 3rd
     
Bisley dates:
Practice   t.b.a.
Practice   t.b.a.
Combined Clubs Spring Meeting (English VIII) May 6th / 7th
Practice   t.b.a.
Lex Lyons Match   t.b.a.
Hopton Grand Agg. July 8th to 11th
Elcho Match July 12th
Welsh Open t.b.a.
English VIII Autumn Match Rifle Meeting September 23rd/24th
For other shooting events and dates go to SRA web site or West Atholl web site

 

Bob Aitken

Obituary

English Eight Autumn Shoot

The weekend of 24/25 September saw the last of the major MR matches of the season in the English Eight Club and the Irish Rifle Club combined autumn meeting at Bisley. The course of fire was 15 and two sighters at 1000, 1100 and 1200 yards on each day. Shot as one detail at 1000 and 1100 yards meant back to back shooting with no breaks which kept everyone on their toes.

A perfectly organised competition with excellent ROs in Peter and Mike Turner and Jim Stevens’ Sussex markers giving very few message 4’s or challenges, meaning that competitors were able to get into a rhythm, leading to fast shooting and decent scores. The slickness of the operation was added to by the superlative score cards, which not only told you what you were about to do, but then told you what was happening next. This was the last hooray for John Hissey on the stats after many years’ service which Nick Tremlett eloquently summarised at the prize giving.

The 1,000 yard range seemed straightforward on both days, but 1100 seemed to leave most of the field trying to work out what was going on, with much muttering and scratching of heads, was it angle or were the flags lying as usual? 1200 yards on Saturday was easier than it looked, but on Sunday sudden and swift wind changes played havoc, especially at the start of the first detail with a good crop of magpies and outers amongst the sighters and a few that avoided the target altogether.

The results were dominated by Rob Lygoe who shot a terrific 446.60, only dropping 4 points over the 6 shoots, closely pursued by Mike Baillie-Hamilton with a 445.63, including four 75s out of the 6 shoots. Scotland was well represented at the top of the table by Ron Scaglione who came third with 440.54 and won the Donegall Badge in his first season shooting match rifle. Talk about great expectations! Jon Sweet was 5th with 439.55

Our thanks to our English and Irish hosts for their hospitality and superlative delivery of both the shooting and the reception on Saturday evening when what seemed to be most of a smoked pig was stripped to the bone as if attacked by piranhas. Noteworthy also was the NLRC dinner and carvery for which there was a capacity crowd. Armies may march on their stomachs but plainly match riflemen shoot on theirs.

English VIII web site with full Results

Autumn Shoot

Results

 

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Colourful distractions for NRC of S web master in full flow
No extra points for hitting the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow - contravenes NRA Rules 116/117

Major Alexander John Munro MBE TD

10th September 1916 - 1st September 2016

 

 

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Alastair Munro

It with great sadness that we report the death of Alastair Munro on 1st September nine days short of his 100th birthday. We will remember Alastair as a past member, a mentor to many of us, a dear friend and, literally single handedly, the most constructive force in Scottish full-bore shooting over the last several decades.

There is more information about Alastair on the WARC website.

Mike Baillie-Hamilton

Approved Clubs - New Home Office Guidance

(applys from August 2016)

The Home Office has just published new guidance for Approved Rifle and Pistol Clubs with key changes including: Guest Members

Match Rifle - Bisley 2016

Scottish MR successes:

 

 

  • Ron Scaglione and Fergus Flanagan cleaned up all the Tyro and U25 prizes

 

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A very pleased Ron Scaglione

 

Elcho 2016 - Report and Results

 

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Scotland Elcho Team - 2016

NRC of S Open Spring Meeting

Results

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Short range - 1,000 yards!

Michael Davis

NRCofS are sorry to report that Michael Davis has passed away. Whilst quintessentially English he was also an Honorary member of NRCofS and a loyal supporter of our autumn meetings. We will miss him.

 

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Michael Davis

Bisley 2016 Combined Clubs Spring Match Rifle Meeting

Full Results - English Eight Web Site

Prior to the Combined Clubs Spring Match Rifle Meeting the NRCofS held a team practice. A dozen members shot on the Friday in what the captain was heard to describe as a frustrating but informative session. Further details are top secret. For those members who had experienced snow within the previous 10 days, the July like heat wave conditions were a big surprise. A convivial evening was spent in Elcho Lodge expertly catered for by Silke Lohmann and well fuelled by Mark Crichton Maitland.

Come the weekend 11 Scots and three other Hon. Members took part amongst a record entry of 75 for the Spring Meeting. Could Aled James of Wales repeat his 2015 victory or would our Scottish runners up from last year, Angus McLeod and Mike Barlow, rise to the top? The heat wave conditions continued over both Saturday and Sunday with 27C recorded officially locally and even informal reports of 28C on camp. The wind was similar both days with almost dead calm at 1,000x increasing to a fickle tail-wind worth three minutes or so either way in the afternoons.

The redoubtable Allan Campbell-Smith was the only Scot amongst the 6 possibles at 1,000x on the Saturday while steady shooting from Angus saw him win the day by a single point from Dave Dashwood. Mike Barlow pulled off the only possible at 1,100x and ended only two behind. Come Sunday, Angus nailed a possible with 13 Vs at 1,000x whilst Tim Kidner and Fergus Flannagan pulled off the only possibles at 1,100x – Fergus had a staggering 14 Vs in his. Rob Lygoe won the Sunday but not by enough to overtake Angus who won the weekend by two points capturing the open Welsh trophy and our magnificent closed Scottish VIII Cup. Mike Barlow and Mike Baillie-Hamilton picked up the 2nd and 3rd Scots places in 5th and 7th overall. Mike B-H had obviously found his wind zero in our practice and scored 11 bulls with his 12 sighters over the weekend which, added to some strong final shots, won him the cash sweepstake. The ever consistent Nick Tremlett won the 1,200x aggregate and hence our Ranken Cup.

For those of you who missed the meeting – bad luck – it was a great one!

Mike

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Scottish Captain in full flow
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Angus and Mike Barlow in full flow
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Angus collects the Welsh Rifle Association Aggregate - Overall weekend (presented by Loulou Brister the Welsh captain)
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... and another one
The H G Courth Memorial Trophy - Saturday Aggregate (presented by Nick Tremlett the English Captain)
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and The Scottish Eight Cup - Top Scot presented by Scottish Captain Mike Baillie-Hamilton
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Mike handing 1200x Agg trophy to Nick Tremlett
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A happy Angus

GB Match Rifle Team to Australia

Results

For those of you who have not been following the Woomera team results we are delighted to report that the Scots contingent within the British squad won the most important matches at the recent Australian Match Rifle champonships - The McEachran and Phil Cole Matches. By beating all the other Australian State and British squad teams Scotland have asserted their rightful dominance in the world of Match Rifle shooting. The following photo shows our contingent after shooting the 1200x stage of the Rowland Aggregate which formed part of the McEachran Match. Oh yes and Britain won some minor match called the Woomera as well.

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The 'McEachran' Winners

McEachran Trophy Results gif

Phil Cole Match Results gif

Scottish Target Shooting (STS)

The STS web site is up and running with the facility to join as a Member.

GB Match Rifle Team to Australia

Web Site

Brochure below

Match Rifle shooting dates for 2016:-
Blair Atholl dates:
NRC of S Practice day (Joint with WARC LR  Club Shoot) April 17th
NRC of S Spring Meeting May 21st / 22nd
NRC of S Autumn Open Meeting September 3rd / 4th
     
Bisley dates:
Practice - AM 1,000yds April 23rd
Practice - 3 targets (AM 1,000+1,100)(PM 1,000+1,100) May 6th
Combined Clubs Spring Meeting (English VIII) May 7th / 8th
tbc Practice - 1 target (AM 1,000) (PM 1,200) June 4th
Lex Lyons Match July 7th
Hopton Agg. July 9th to 12th
Elcho Match July 13th
Welsh Open tba  
English VIII Autumn Match Rifle Meeting September 24th/25th
For other shooting events and dates go to SRA web site or West Atholl web site
 

 

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