Imperial 151: Stickledown Success

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Against all the odds, a small coterie of Oxford shooters assembled in Bisley over the course of the last week for that highlight of any target rifleman’s year: the Imperial. Shooting kicked off for Russell Woodger, Michael Horrell and Bruce Winney with the pre-Grand on Friday 11th September, this year consisting only of the Century […]

Hopton 2020

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Well, a week has passed since the end of the Hopton, and your correspondent has just about recovered enough to write up his report (if only he’d been able to phone it in…). Across a week of socially-distanced shooting — lying down outside met all the guidelines fairly easily, truth be told, though we were […]

OURC win the Humphry!

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We’ve only gone and done it! Delighted to announce that Oxford have won the Humphry for the first time since 2000, with (we think) our record, and the second-highest score ever, of 867 and 87 V-bulls! Massive thanks to our coaches, Mike Buchanan, John Webster, Mike Wentges and Dick Winney, and congratulations to the shooters, […]

Imperial 2019

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One week on from the end of the 150th Imperial meeting, and the members of OURC have just about recovered enough sleep to remember the events of the fortnight. Shooting kicked off with the start of the Hopton on Friday 12th July, as six members of the club cracked out the match rifles to test […]

Matches on May 18th and 19th

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The weekend was a busy one for OURC, with four different competitions taking place amid the first properly warm weather of our season in Bisley. At 8am on Saturday morning a team of six were on the range at Century for the Astor County Heats, while on the hill several members of OURC had a […]

Results of Committee Elections

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The Annual General Meeting was held in the Hawkins Room of Merton College. Congratulations to the committee-elect, who will take office after the Imperial Meeting this year: President – Russell Woodger (Lincoln) Secretary – Dominic Wilks (Lincoln) Treasurer – Katherine Lightbown (Pembroke) Match Rifle Captain – Thomas Nightingale (Merton) Social Secretary – Frances Hawkins (Hertford) […]

AGM

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The Annual General Meeting and Committee Elections for 2019-2020 will be held in Merton College at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 30th April.

Easter Bisley 2019 Report

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April is the cruellest month, and so at points it seemed: OURC braved hailstorms, frosts, endless rain and bitter winds last week in Bisley for our Easter training camp. Cruel as it might have been, it was certainly worth it for the tremendous scores and new talent seen on the firing point, and for the […]

OURC vs LMRA

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A seven-strong team were in Bisley on Saturday 30th March, not because they were so keen for Easter Bisley that they had arrived two days early but for a match against the London and Middlesex Rifle Association. With a 2&10 at 300 and 600 yards and a 2&15 at 900 it was a good opportunity […]