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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden

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Plan? What Plan? OFRC Dumps the Q-Match!
Rifle Club Dateline Bisley: April 14 2014.

Ask any serious soldier what is the first casualty of any battle and he will tell you the answer – the plan. It follows then that we might question the seriousness of “JohnSec” Halahan, despite his several years of breaking Her Majesty’s tanks while serving the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. He is a natural organiser - to the point where if he could get any more torsion in his bottom his excrement would be spaghetti.

But just as it is possible to over-train and fail to finish your big race, it is also possible to over-organise and in doing so, er, lose to the Bedfordians. And that is what we did, by seven points – to the new enemy. Not the Old Enemy, the Lawrentians – they tend to lose to themselves these days.
We were quite well organised. Sort of. I mean, we had a range, targets, coaches, rifles, ammunition and shooters to fire it – though never necessarily in the right order.

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SOF Rifle Club All Day Match Report, 8th June 2013

SOFRC 8 June 2013 Nigel Burnip with the silverware
News of the SOF Rifle Club's latest victory as they carry off both trophies in the All Day Match.

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OFRC - Fifty Shades of Custard
Rifle Club
A bumper edition from the OFRC’s best ever Imperial Meeting
By Bisley Correspondent Steve McCustard
 
Readers of these despatches may be familiar with the term ‘Spine of Custard’. For the uninitiated, the ‘Custard’ is an unwanted award bestowed upon an OF shooter who has put all scoring shots in the bull and, faced with surging adrenaline, a thumping heart and a glimpse of glory, yanks the last out of the bull, thus failing to make a maximum score.
 
It’s also called ‘choking’, ‘losing one’s bottle’ and ‘being a twat’ – hence the enshrining of the official Andy Murray Spine of Custard Cup for Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory. While the trophy is, in fact, imaginary, the concomitant bar tab is very real indeed.

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"Diamond Geezer" gets OFRC Jubilee Medal
Rifle Club

In July 1952, at the age of 18, Neil Joy (R 47-51) left the College shooting team and walked across the Bisley ranges to enjoy his first shoot as a member of the Old Framlinghamian Rifle Club.(OFRC). He was firing a WW2 No 4 .303 and aiming at tin hat targets. Now, sixty years later, he’s using a modern Swing .308 target rifle on a black circular aiming mark. Remarkably, he has continued to use OFRC club equipment and rifles throughout these years and always finds a jacket to fit. The scores remain consistently good and he has been known to achieve the occasional possible “50 ex 50”. His scoring diagrams from July 1952 and 2012 show that old shooters never fade away, they just need more sighters. 

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The Wizard of Biz leads OF shooters Over the Rainbow
Rifle Club
Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself, there's no place like Stickledown. There’s no place like...
 
And a Stickledown range blowing a gale is an interesting place to be if you are a wind coach. As readers of these dispatches will recall 900 yards, at just over half a mile, is quite a long way, but at about 940 yards the 155 grain 7.62mm bullet goes sub-sonic and rapidly dumps energy which means it is even more vulnerable to wind than normal.

So when there’s a Twister howling along the range with your house spinning round in the middle of it, the challenges facing the OFRC’s resident coach Guy “The Wizard of Biz” Larcombe were, to say the least, considerable.

 

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Rifle Club Reports: Q Match and Long-Range Match 2012
Rifle Club

The OF Rifle Club always produces entertaining and colourful reports of its exploits, and these two reports are not exception! To read them in full, please click on "read more", below. 

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OF Rifle Club Coaches College Cadets

James Mehta, OFRC Secretary, writes, "The OF Rifle Club hosted a day of coaching at Bisley for the College cadets on Sunday 4th March.

Thirteen young shooters braved hideous weather, but were able to zero their cadet target rifles before venturing out onto a cold and rain swept Century Range to shoot at 300 yards. For some it was their first experience of Bisley, and we hope the weather hasn’t deterred them!"
 
 

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The Lion, The Lizard and The Wardrobe
Rifle Club
OF SHOOTERS BAG THE LOT
A new star has been discovered in the ever-brightening  constellation called Oheffarrcee.  Its name is Kim. This brilliant constellation can be need in the evening sky above Bisley and its stellar components are beaming with glory.
 
And a lot of smugness.
 
For this year is a special year in the annals of the OFRC. Like a Khanate of the Golden Horde we have put all opposition, new and old, to the sword.
Gibbering and blubbing for mercy, even the mighty Bedfordians were reduced to the merely ordinary as the triumphant Frams picked up the Lion trophy in its inaugural year.

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Back on fire! OF shooters in double silverware scoop
Rifle Club Bisley Correspondent Steve McDowell provides two reports on two recent matches in his usual inimitable style:

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Nigel Burnip to Shoot for Great Britain Veterans
Rifle Club James Mehta (OFRC Secretary) writes, "Our Chairman, Nigel Burnip (Stradbroke 58-65) has been selected for the GB Veterans Team, to tour Australia in October 2011, and will take part in the World Championships in Brisbane.

Many congratulations to Nigel from all his friends in the Rifle Club."

The GB Veterans Rifle team will be competing at the target rifle World Championships, the premier competition in the international shooting calendar, which is held every four years.

This year the event is being hosted by the National Rifle Association of Australia at the Belmont Range in Brisbane 3rd - 22nd October 2011.
In addition to the international team competitions Nigel will also be shooting as an individual in the World Veterans Championships and the Worldwide Long Range Championships held in the final week of the meeting.

Nigel's comment: "There's nothing like a bit of competition to keep you on your toes, or even your elbows, when target shooting".

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