South-West airgunners will find the warmest of welcomes at the Duchy Shooting Association
If you’re in the South-West, check out the Duchy Airgun Association, near Truro
Sometimes you come across a shooting club that seems to have everything. Great location, friendly atmosphere, fantastic HFT and FT courses, a 55 yard zero range and room for indoor air pistol. Add to that a large club house, tea and coffee-making facilities, easy parking, and, wait for it, proper toilets and well what more could you want?
WELCOME TO THE DSA
Duchy Shooting Association has been running for many years and past and present members have built a club to be proud of. Initially catering for full bore and rimfire shooters the airgun section has been developed over the last few years. Located just off the A30 near Zelah (about 10 miles north of Truro), the club is easy to reach from much of Cornwall.
Park in front of the clubhouse and after signing in; the airgunner’s first stop is normally the zero range with its covered firing points for about 10 shooters. The zero range has a good selection of knockdown, spinner and bell targets along with metal plates to fix paper targets to. Additionally, the distance from the firing point to individual targets is marked making zeroing at specific distances easy and allowing you to calibrate your scope accurately for FT or HFT.
FT AND HFT
Moving on, you will find the 40-target FT course. Firing points are set along a gently rising gravel path shooting into woodland and open ground. As you move around the course the direction of shooting changes making judging the wind tricky. There are high and low targets, reducers, standers and kneelers all to test your ability.
Back-tracking past the zero range you will find the 40 target HFT course. As you complete this course you will turn through nearly 180 degrees, again making judging the wind important. The firing points are all on one level and shooting over gorse, through barrels and even a slot in a pallet make these targets testing but fun.
Membership costs is £30 a year (plus a one off £20 joining fee) and £3 every time you shoot. The club is open on Sundays and Thursdays. To keep the membership fees low all maintenance is done by the club members, usually on a Saturday, roughly every six weeks or so. There are always targets to paint and brambles to cut!
Whether you are experienced or a novice, male or female, all safe shooters are welcome at Duchy (under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Plinkers wanting some friendly company make up the majority of our membership at the moment but members can compete in the local SWEFTA league. The club would really like to add a few more competition shooters to its numbers so if you fancy a go at FT or HFT this could be the place for you. Young or old, you are equally welcome and you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.
For further information and contact details visit https://www.duchyshooting.co.uk/
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