Spent a pleasant couple of hours at the opening of this newly built range this lunchtime. A few interesting bits and pieces on display. I was particularly impressed by the RPA rifles, never having seen one before. Very clean design, nice engineering and enthusiastic and knowledgeable demonstrator. If I was in the market for an up-market bang stick, so to speak, RPA would now be on my list of possibles.
The range itself is neatly built, well located and in moderately attractive countryside. Just a tent over the concrete plinth firing points at the moment, but I imagine a wooden shelter at least is soon to be erected.
Much kudos to the Gloucestershire Gun Company for the free (and really rather good) venison burgers, available on payment of a minimum donation of £2.20 into the H4H bucket. When I queued, it was mostly £5 and £10 notes going in. Made me rather proud to be with such a generous and caring bunch of people.
Blasers and other makes there just for the shooting. I didn't have a go, but Silightfoot from here on SD was with me, and he couldn't stop grinning after shooting the 338 LM.
The range opening event continues tomorrow (Sunday). A recommended visit for anyone with the time.