Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2015 to all .303 rifle shooters.

Where has the last year gone! The new year is here and the good weather rolls in and with it the opportunity to exercise those lovely old Lee Enfield rifles.

Just a reminder that the Dick Travis VC .303 champs are being held on the 21st and 22nd of March this year. That is only 10 weeks away. Plenty of time to get that rifle prepped. The bedding done, the trigger smoothed, the ammo load tested and all set up for this year’s champs.

The standard of shooting is good and the fellowship between .303 shooters like no other on the range. I have arranged the traditional Indian Summer weather for March again and look forward to seeing you all at Trentham and the Karori Rifle Club in this historic year.

For those who have asked I believe the supply of Sierra Matchkings is short. The importer tells me there has been a run on them. They are certainly a great projectile and well capable of handling the 300, 500 and 600 matches. Their popularity continues. I hear that the Service projectile the Hornady 174fmjbt is also giving good results.

On another note the supply of ADI 2209 is short too but 41/42 grains 0f 2208 provide most shooters with good mv and down range performance.

A visit to the Karori Rifle Club website www.karoririfleclub.co.nz shows some photos of past DTVC shoots. KRC is welcoming and the dinner and drinks and .303 talk on the Saturday night is becoming a legend. Please remember that all are made welcome at Karori and the DTVC. Those who are competitive and those who are commemorative. There is a place for all who love the old rimmed case in the DTVC Nationals so don’t be shy and do make the effort and join us in March.

Any queries will be answered in a timely fashion just email me

Duncan McKee
Match Director
DTVC