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WMS range – Wales

Formed informally, the committee is a group of target shooters who belong to disparate NRA affiliated clubs. They meet regularly to enjoy discourse and long range shooting. So named after a black and white photo resembling a meeting of a soviet collective farm, the committee is dedicated to safe shooting and a bit of science. Within……


Turning new guys into competent shots at Orion Firearms Training.

IF you want to try your hand at Target shooting  in Britain, you have a ;


Two days in Wales…

Once again the Guns and Zen crew teamed up with Transcontinental shooting for two glorious days of shooting in Wales…

Day 1. Clays.

I will be the first to admit that my clay shooting sucks really badly. I have only been a handful of times and received no proper instruction on any occassion. I became pretty despondant……


Range Day – Thoughts, findings and photos..

The one thing I always need more of in shooting is practice. The biggest improvement I can make is in my wind/enviroment reading. Sure I could drop a bundle of cash on better kit and probably pick up a few points.. Like many of you I am on a limited budget. If buying gear prevents……


The AR type rifle – a beginners guide

The AR15, M16, M4.. This rifle has more generic names awarded to it than any other.. That is because it is not one specific rifle anymore but a concept which has evolved into a huge industry. The AR type rifle has come to achieve iconic status. To some it represents freedom, to others violence and……


Reloading rifle cartridges. 2 – Kit and workspace

Because you need to be able to work to very fine levels of precision and consistency when reloading, your kit and workspace become very important. The scales that seem like a bargain on Ebay may look tempting. Will they weigh to a 10th of a grain consistently, thousands of times over? Probably not. Every small……


Reloading rifle cartridges. 1 – Reloading and Zen!

Reloading your own ammunition is a time consuming and delicate business. Some shooters just cannot be bothered. They are happy with the factory ammo they use. They are pleased with the performance of their rifle and ammunition. They are happy with the cost. That is fine, I am not a reloading elitist. I reload for……


A glimpse into the world of CSR (Civilian Service Rifle)

It is a surprisingly warm November morning. I tug on my DPM jacket and wonder if it’s too warm for this- I pull my short magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) out of its slip, stuff some ammunition in my jacket pocket, and walk over to the group of people milling around.  At this point it starts……


A days shooting – long range and practical.

It’s nine in the morning on a cool summers day in West Wales. The wind blows over the tops of the hills and down the winding valleys. We pull into a pub car park and a man steps out of his crew cab pick up.

“Gentlemen good morning” he says and shakes our hand. Bob is……


A day out at Orion Firearms Training in pictures.

There are very few options for the long range shooter in the U.K. in terms of places to shoot. Of course you have Bisley which provides a gallery style range out to 1200yds. If you enjoy a more practical experience you might try checking out Orion in Wales. We did last week and had a……