The Sun Has Got His Hat On!

The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray!
The sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out today
Now we’ll all be happy, hip hip hip hooray!
The sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out today


Open again after weeks of lockdown, but only for residents of County Wicklow until the 19th December. A very frosty morning as you can see by the photos. Heavy white frost and a frozen tap meant no Tea until the sun warmed the pipes. The red range flags were frozen to the flag poles and it took a pliers to free them up. Nice to see the old and young faces there.

We are not holding competitions until next year so what we did today was have a suitably  socially spaced accuracy assessment,( S3A2). No entries, no scores no fees. Just the time it takes to admire nice groups at 100 yards. There was no wind on the range but there was some mirage after 11:00am. Sample groups shown below. Proving again that the right combination of person, ammunition, equipment and conditions can produce very good results. All groups were shot prone or bench rested, with various Anschutz Rifles and SKC Rifle Match Ammo. The size of the X ring is 12mm and the 10 ring is 32mm. Before you get all excited, a card of 50 yard groups , shot at the same time , is shown for comparision.