The Hit­man

Our Hit­man vis­its Nottingham and Dis­trict Gun Club, a ground that has long been a Mecca for trap and skeet shoot­ers

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Place:

Nottingham and Dis­trict Gun

Club, Far Baulker Farm, Old Ruf­ford

Road, Ox­ton, Not­ting­hamshire NG25

0RQ. Tel 01623 883798, email en­quiries@ not­ting­hamand­dis­trict­gun­club.co.uk, visit www.nottsclayshoot­ing.co.uk

Easy to find?

I didn’t have any prob­lems what­so­ever in this depart­ment – the ground’s within easy reach of the A1 and M1, about 10 miles north of Nottingham and slap bang on the A614 close to the A6097 junc­tion near Blid­worth. 8

Dis­ci­plines:

English Skeet, Down-theLine, Au­to­matic Ball Trap, Dou­ble Rise, Hand­i­cap by Dis­tance, English Sport­ing, FITASC Sport­ing and Spor­trap. 9

Traps:

All lay­outs are fit­ted with au­to­matic traps, with acous­tic re­lease on the trap ranges. 9

Tar­get qual­ity/va­ri­ety:

This ground has long been a Mecca for trap and skeet shoot­ers thanks to its con­sis­tent back­drop and reg­u­la­tion tar­gets across all the ranges. Over the years it has staged count­less big cham­pi­onships and se­lec­tion shoots in both dis­ci­plines. It’s not recog­nised in the same way for Sport­ing, but the birds are in­ter­est­ing and suit most abil­i­ties. 8

“Thanks to its con­sis­tent back­drop, it’s long been a Mecca for trap and skeet shoot­ers”

Prac­tice prices:

I didn’t check my change but it ap­peared to work out at about 28p per tar­get. Good value. 8

Tu­ition:

Ground owner,

Carl Smith, and his team of knowl­edge­able in­struc­tors of­fer a wide range of wellaf­ford­able pack­ages tai­lor­made to the in­di­vid­ual, or group ses­sions. Be­gin­ners

Tar­gets

All lay­outs are fit­ted with au­to­matic traps, with acous­tic re­lease on trap ranges

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