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by Barry Davies
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Equipment & Technical
Topic: New Barrel
Replies: 29
Views: 1413

Re: New Barrel

Had a few barrels in my career and run every one in. Consider -- almost without exception the first shot thru a new barrel will produce copious amounts of copper --and it's not all from the newly cut throat. It is evident at the muzzle in streaks. As the number of shots increases the amount of coppe...
by Barry Davies
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DRA Championships at Wellsford
Replies: 1
Views: 362

DRA Championships at Wellsford

Firstly --- Congratulations to the VRA on two days of top level competition comprising individual Champion of Champions and Teams championships. Apart from losing a range on Saturday due to rain the whole program ran to perfection thanks to the pre organization by Nikki and Co and on the days by Pet...
by Barry Davies
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: VRA AGM motion
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: VRA AGM motion

Many Years ago, when Williamstown was still being used, the VRA introduced this concept whereby all club champions shot off for the State title. It was fired Bisley style with two shooters per target. ( TR only as FC did not exist then ) If the motion gets up it might well be worth thinking about ag...
by Barry Davies
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: VRA AGM motion
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: VRA AGM motion

Good move Trev. Something positive to help stimulate this movement and encourage more to participate. I think that DRA's have rather had their day, mostly due to numbers falling off. They cease to be the force that they were. When you get 6 or 7 DRA's out of 13 or so taking part in the annual comps,...
by Barry Davies
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How would a Prize Meeting go on grand final Day.
Replies: 11
Views: 676

Re: How would a Prize Meeting go on grand final Day.

Considering the current gloomy state of affairs it might serve the organization better if the VRA conducted a three day " come and try " on Wellsford.
Barry
by Barry Davies
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

Adam Here, hacking into Barry's account.. Question... I beleive the V.R.A have lost in the vecinity of 80-100 members this financial year.. I have no doubt that contact details for these people would be on record...gaining new members is a wonderful venture but how about finding out why so many have...
by Barry Davies
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Topic: WTB Redding 308 die
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: WTB Redding 308 die

Geoff,
Not aware that you can purchase a SB bushing die. Full length bushing die -yes -- Redding type S. I have a Redding SB die but is not a bushing type -- does not size the neck.
Barry
by Barry Davies
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

Which raises the question -- Do we simply want paying non shooting members or do we want actively participating members. There appears to be plenty of the former but not many of the latter. This site is a prime example -- how many of those registered actually take part in F Class or Target rifle? Pe...
by Barry Davies
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

Michael, Cast you memory back a couple of years when some tried to bring about change at SBRC-- remember what happened. Some people can see the writing on the wall long before others, then there are those who don't want to see because it takes them out of their comfort zone. The worst thing that cou...
by Barry Davies
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

# 4 DRA is not nominating any champions or teams in any disciplines either. Plenty of willing participants but executive has decided not to conduct DRA championships or nominate any teams?? and we wonder why we are in trouble.
I agree --time DRA's were gone.
Barry
by Barry Davies
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

All true Danny.
Barry
by Barry Davies
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

Mike, You have been shooting PRS so you have first hand knowledge. How many PRS shooters are there in Vic? You are correct in that we used to do a snap shoot at 300 also a rapid fire at 600 . However that was in the days when the army ran the show. It was actually compulsory to run a snap shoot at 3...
by Barry Davies
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

There's no depressed persons here Mike, just those with genuine concern for the direction in which we are headed, are'nt you?
Barry
by Barry Davies
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

Geoff,
I know who is representing Vic in WA- that may have brought the entry up by 3 0r 4 --nothing to do with the timing. It's to do with other factors --complacency, cost, etc
Barry
by Barry Davies
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Future
Replies: 117
Views: 6381

Re: The Future

Further, A VRA notice re the 2018 AGM has just landed in my mailbox. There is a notice of motion which in a sentence says --" Do away with the state Champion of Champions, which only caters for DRA champions, and throw it open to all CLUB champions in all disciplines." That will probably u...

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