Purbeck FTC, formerly South Dorset FTC

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  1. RobF

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    Hi Rob,
    Have recently got a job in Weymouth and wanting to get in touch with the S Dorset guys I met last week at Dartmoor. Do they have an evening when they meet up in the week? Unfortunately weekends I am back down home. But with the lighter evenings was wondering if an hours shooting was possible in good company etc?
     
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    Updated with the new site's information.

    Sorry John, never saw this post, but get in touch with the club and I'm sure they'll sort you out.
     
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    No Probs Rob - the job didn't work out unfortunately so back on my home turf at Dartmoor now.
     
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    Hi Rob. Had a look at the website, not very up to date! Do they do anything?
     
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    Yes they have a permanent HFT course. I think as they are in Swefta they’d shoot to their rules perhaps and I’m not sure how many comps they run during the year but drop them a line. It’s a great facility to be a member of anyway :)
     
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    Ok sounds good
    It would be great to have somewhere local to get some practice in
     
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    There’s Christchurch Gun Club at St.Catherine’s hill who have an airgun section as well.
     
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    That’s where we currently shoot
    But unfortunately we have to set everything out and put it all away every time so it would definitely be nice to have other options
     
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    Ah yes, I remember that fun... I must pop down as I drive past it now to work each day.

    Purbeck is definitely worth a look. You can spend all day there, it's got food etc and a plinking range which can be shot inside or out.
     
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    Do you know what the procedure is as going along as a guest
     
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    If you drop them an e-mail, someone is there most Sundays I think. You need to make contact first as you need to be signed in to the shooting ground by a club member.

    I am sure they would be happy to have you use the course, it is a tricky little blighter and challenges the SWEFTA crowd every time we shoot there.

    They are a great bunch of people, very friendly and enthusiastic.
     
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    Ok that’s great
    Next time I get a free Sunday we’re be up there
    Thanks for your help
     
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    They have a few retired members, so if you have a day off mid week you may well be able to arrange something to suit.

    Some of the old geezers are there mid week too as they have a weekly bench rest competition.
     
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    Should we make contact first if we are looking to go up midweek
     
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    I would. They can tell you how to play it then either way :)
     
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    Yes, that's the best idea because of the sign in.

    I know the guys there very well and I always let them know when I am going to drop in.
     
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    I would go this Sunday but I think the weather is going to be rotten
     

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