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National Shooting Week

National Shooting Week

28th April 2014

Have you been thinking about trying your hand at clay shooting? The seventh annual National Shooting Week (24-31 March) is the ideal time to have a go at the popular sport and take advantage of the dozens of promotions and incentives.

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School in Pangbourne is joining in by offering groups of three people a one-hour lesson with one of their seven full-time instructors for just £100 including 75 cartridges and clay – a saving of £57 off the usual price.

National Shooting Week is run by the Countryside Alliance. Its main aims are to enable anyone to try shooting for the first time and to promote respect for and understanding of legal firearms and airguns.

To book, contact Wendy Dixon. Tel: 01491 672900.

The offer is open to new clients only and is subject to availability.

For more information, visit www.rbss.co.uk.

2014 Handicap Classic Competition

2014 Handicap Classic Competition

28th April 2014

Royal Berkshire Shooting School is pleased to announce the final of the 2014 Handicap Classic competition will be held on Wednesday 7 May. There has been a staggering 827 entries into this year’s competition where the 60 finalists will shoot to compete to win the coveted first prize of a Browning Heritage Hunter worth £5,600. Keep an eye on Facebook, we will be announcing results of the top team, top gun using a Browning/ Miroku, highest score with a side by side, top score on the Promatic Traps stand and highest score.

If you would like more information regarding the final, visit: www.rbss.co.uk.

Shoot at Hambleden Estate

Shoot at Hambleden Estate

28th April 2014

The Really Wild Clay Company is delighted to announce an opportunity to shoot an 800 simulated bird day at the picturesque Hambleden Estate in Berkshire on Thursday 29 May. The day will replicate every element of a real day’s pheasant but utilise clay pigeons as the quarry.

The price per Gun is £249+VAT which includes breakfast, refreshments and a traditional shoot lunch. For more information, tel: 01491 672900, or email: sue@rbss.co.uk.

Young Shots Go Really Wild Workshop

Young Shots Go Really Wild Workshop

28th April 2014

Royal Berkshire Shooting School hosted its first Young Shots Go Really Wild Workshop. The workshops are designed as a comprehensive introduction to fieldsports, with each all-day course focusing on a different game bird species including grouse, partridge and pheasant respectively.

The cost for the day is £150.00 inc. vat and includes all safety equipment (glasses, ear plugs, cap) guns, cartridges and clays, lunch and soft drinks.

To reserve a place for your 10-18 year old child(ren) for the next workshop on Tuesday 29 July focusing on grouse, please contact Wendy
on 01491 672900 or wendy@rbss.co.uk

National Tweed Day

National Tweed Day

28th April 2014

Congratulations to Pippa Latimer Harris who has won The Royal Berkshire Shooting School National Tweed Day competition to win a 1hr shooting lesson worth £99.

Enjoy a FREE meal on April Fools

Enjoy a FREE meal on April Fools

26th March 2014

We have a one-day special for April Fools Day:

With every entry booked for the 2014 Handicap Classic competition on Tuesday 1 April we will provide a complimentary full English breakfast or Venison burger with potato wedges, in association with the Pot Kiln Anywhere chefs.

The Royal Berkshire Young Shots Academy – Pigeon Theme

The Royal Berkshire Young Shots Academy – Pigeon Theme

12th March 2014

The first of this year’s Young Shot days will be on:

Tuesday 15th April, 9.00am – 4.30pm
And is themed ‘Pigeon’

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The day includes:
– Introduction to guns – their history, different gauges, how they are made
– Guns and the law – a talk from our local Firearms Officer
– Shooting Basics – safety, etiquette, handling. loading, shooting.
– Simulated pigeon shooting in our valley
– Lunch
– How to prepare pigeons for the table – with our chef
– Gundogs – a demonstration on how they are trained and used in game shooting
– The pattern plate – what is it and how is it used
– Gun cleaning

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The cost for the day is £150.00 inc. vat and includes all safety equipment (glasses, ear plugs, cap) guns, cartridges and clays, lunch and soft drinks.

To reserve a place for your child(ren), please contact Wendy
on 01491 672900 or wendy@rbss.co.uk

The Royal Berkshire Young Shots Academy

The Royal Berkshire Young Shots Academy

12th March 2014

This year, the RBSS is pleased to announce the following dates for its 2014 Young Shots Go Really Wild Academy Days:

Easter Break– Tuesday 15th April (Pigeon)

Summer Break –Tuesday 29th July (Grouse)

October Break– Thursday 23rd October (Partridge)

Christmas Break– Thursday 18th December (Pheasant)

Each day runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and is presented as a stand-alone introduction to game shooting, with a particular type of game focussed on in each one. One every day, there is a strong emphasis on safety, shooting etiquette and sportsmanship.

Anyone completing all four days will therefore have a broad level of basic knowledge to draw upon as a sound basis for their future shooting careers.

The cost for each day is £150.00 inc. vat and includes all safety equipment (glasses, ear plugs, cap) guns, cartridges and clays, lunch and soft drinks, and transportation to any off-site visits included in the day.

Each day can be booked individually, but anyone booking all four days before 1st April will receive a free lesson, including cartridges and clays, worth £150.00!

To reserve a place for your child(ren), please contact Wendy
on 01491 672900 or wendy@rbss.co.uk

Check who won this week’s prizes

Check who won this week’s prizes

10th March 2014

We are pleased to announce the latest Weekly Winners of The Handicap Classic.

Week 10

1st Nick Cook 73 + RBSS 27 = 100
2nd Kevin Fisher 86 + CPSA 13 = 99
3rd Simon Fraser 69 + RBSS 29 = 99

1st Accumulator at end of week 5 goes to Phillip Smith, for his score of 94 without handicap. He wins £332.

Weekly Prizes
Top Score – £200*
Runner Up – £75*
3rd Place – 250 Gamebore cartridges*

*In the event of a tie the first highest score wins

Past Weekly Winners
Week 9
1st Wayne Martin 91 + CPSA 8 = 99
2nd Andrew Clifton 91 + CPSA 6 = 97
3rd Matthew Stafford 67 + RBSS 29 = 96

Week 8
1st David Kempley 92 + CPSA 4 = 96
2nd Wayne Martin 87 + CPSA 8 = 95
3rd Ivan Spencer 84 + CPSA 8 = 92

Week 7
1st George Keys 69 + CPSA 26 = 95
2nd Andrew Clifton 87 + CPSA 6 = 93
3rd Stevan Walton 82 + RBSS 8 = 90

Week 6
1st Horatiu Bonea 75 + RBSS 18 = 93
2nd Trevor Carr 75 + CPSA 17 = 92
3rd Darren Barton 79 + RBSS 13 = 92

Week 5
1st Huw Stephens 86 + CPSA 9 = 95
2nd Ed Solomons 90 + CPSA 2 = 92
3rd Matthew Bone 85 + CPSA 7 = 92 (Ed shot earlier in the week than Matthew)

Week 4
1 Mark Roberts 82 + CPSA 12 = 94
2 Huw Stephens 83 + CPSA 9 = 92
3 Peter Pitman 67 + RBSS 25 = 92 (Huw shot 92 first, so is awarded 2nd place)

Week 3
1 Phil Marks 86 + CPSA 6 = 92
2 Robert Dawson 75 + CPSA 16 = 91
3 Rick Wyatt 85 + CPSA 4 = 89

Week 2
1 Phillip Smith 94 + CPSA 4 = 98
2 Ed Solomons 89 + CPSA 2 = 91
3 John Heagren 88 + CPSA 2 = 90

Week 1
1 David Kempley 89 + CPSA 4 = 93
2 Trevor Bell 81 + RBSS 8 = 89
3 Chris Childerhouse 86 + CPSA 2 = 88

Professional shooting instructor John Heagran wins  the Stratstone Super 7 Challenge

Professional shooting instructor John Heagran wins the Stratstone Super 7 Challenge

7th March 2014

After a nail-biting final last Friday, professional shooting instructor John Heagren beat 15 other finalists to be crowned the overall winner of the Stratstone Super 7 Challenge.

With an impressive score of 18×25, John went through to a tense shoot off with Ed Solomons. Hampshire-based John gets to drive a brand new Morgan Plus 4 for six months as his prize.

World clay shooting champion George Digweed won the highest qualifying score of 94×100 and took home a stunning Rolex GMT Master wristwatch worth £5000, courtesy of David Duggan. Chris Childerhouse won £2,000 of clothing from Really Wild after shooting the highest qualifying score with a side-by-side shotgun. All finalists went home with an engraved commemorative tumbler and were invited to a champagne lunch at Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) after the final.

John applauded the event:
“It was the pressure, not the high birds that was really difficult. The pressure got to all the finalists in the end. I play a lot of competitive sports so I am used to focusing and being watched by a crowd. I am delighted to have won such a beautiful car for the summer. Thank you to RBSS and Stratstone for organising such a prestigious event for clay and game shooters.”

James Brearley, Managing Director of Stratstone, commented: “The final was fantastic, not just for competitors but also for spectators. The feedback has been phenomenal. We are delighted to have been involved in this groundbreaking competition.”

Dylan William, Managing Director of RBSS, was delighted with how the competition was received by the shooting community. “It’s not every day shooters get the opportunity to compete for such an enormous prize fund. Pushing boundaries is at the core of what we do – we are currently working on another one-of-a-kind competition for next year. Watch this space.”