Friday, 22 May 2015

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

How much shooting does PCRC do over the summer?

The summer postal competitions are now well and truly under way.  So how much shooting does Portsmouth City Rifle Club do over the summer?

(2 teams of 4, 10 cards each) (80 cards)

(8 individuals, 9 cards each) (72 cards)

(15 individuals, 9 cards each) (135 cards)

(3 individuals, 10 cards each) (30 cards)

317 cards = 3,170 competition shots.

So the answer is a lot!  But we still expect that our coming winter season numbers will easily exceed this.  Watch this space. ;-)

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Fareham vs Portsmouth City (The Arthur Lee Local Final)

This Monday saw the local final of the Arthur Lee cup.  The winners of this match go on to face whichever club wins to represent Southampton & District League.  For the first time in quite a few years, Portsmouth City managed to reach the local final where we faced Fareham.  Just like the Duttson Final we shot on a neutral range, this time Portsmouth Railway Rifle Club kindly provided the use of their range and a big thanks go to John Ring for scoring the cards, and again to Wayne Dugan for running the event.

This competition was teams of 6, shooting 2 cards each.  Unlike a few of our other competitions, every team member's scores counted.  Here's how it went:

Fareham - 1158

J. Lacey (97, 96)
D. Shepperd (96, 97)
D. Spendlove (99, 99)
P. Randall (98, 98)
T. Read (96, 94)
J. Hounsell (94, 94)
  Portsmouth City - 1151

M. Nevatte (99, 97)
S. Hart (97, 95)
G. Scruton (99, 99)
I. Cooper (96, 99)
A. Nevatte (96, 94)
P. Upchurch (90, 90)

So a close match but unfortunately Portsmouth City will not go on to represent Portsmouth & District this year against Southampton.  Well done to Fareham and we wish them good luck in the final.

Sunday, 3 May 2015


With so many beginners, I thought it would be a good idea to go through the basics of sighting a 0.22 rifle at 25 yards.  To that end, I've put together this video which looks at a general approach to sighting:

Depending on whether you are shooting with a bolt-action rifle or a BSA Martini, you'll also want to take a look at one of these videos which shows exactly how the sighting wheels need to be used: