10/01/13 Where to Shoot

The start of another year is always a time of optimism and there is good reason for us all to welcome 2013. Sadly, the Olympics won’t be repeated but there is still plenty going on in the way of championships and other major competitions. The really exciting thing is that the latest figures show there are more and more people taking up sporting shooting.

Try this club near Lincoln: Lincoln and District Rifle and Pistol Club is five miles east of Lincoln at Fiskerton. Members shoot every Sunday between the hours of 9.30am and 5pm and the club has a great reputation for friendliness with a membership encompassing all ages and abilities.

The club currently offers two outdoor ranges, one of 25 metres with 12 firing points (covered) and one of 75 metres with 8 firing points which also has a turning target system. The range also caters for all rifle calibres from the smaller .177s to full-bore centrefire rifles including .50 calibre. New members are always welcome whether new to shooting or an experienced shot.

The club runs competitions every month covering a wide range of disciplines and calibres and club guns are available on request. The club also shoots at Bisley at least twice a year at distances ranging from 300 yards to 1,200 yards which really starts to test your skills including reading the wind. Above all, members say they just want to enjoy their shooting and have some fun.

The club shoots at Reepham Moor Rifle Range, Moor Lane, Fiskerton, Lincs, LN3 4EG. More details are available from the secretary, Trevor Wilson on 0778 5902 322.