New shooting areas, new kit and new monthly column
Developments at WMS continue apace and we have just signed up a another major shooting area, taking the number of acres we can shoot over to some 8,000! The latest area includes a quarry allowing excellent bullet signature at ranges of up to 1,600 metres. We are now developing each of these shooting areas further to provide infinitely variable shooting scenarios including simulated stalking in open ground and woodland.
We have invested in new rifles to allow younger shooters the chance to practice and learn safe, responsible rifle shooting at ranges out to 200 metres. These rifles include a CZ 455 Varmint .22 WMR and a Savage Model 93 .17 HMR both of which can be shot out to around 200 metres, which is around double the range of a standard .22 rimfire.
Our centrefire rifles include .223 Steyr and Sako rifles, .308 Steyr, Tikka and HS Precision, .300 Win Mag Browning and Remington. All are fitted with premium quality scopes from Zeiss, Leica, Nightforce and Schmidt & Bender, and have appropriate moderators.
We will also be taking delivery of a new .338, to be announced shortly.
For the big game hunter we have a .375 Holland & Holland, and a .458 Win Mag, both Brno bolt actions available with either scopes or open sights.
On the writing front we are delighted to announce that Andrew has been commissioned by Sporting Rifle, the rifle shooting bible, to write a monthly column. You can read the first two, on shooting safety, and backstops and safe shooting areas, on our ‘In the Press’ web page.
Andrew’s next article to be published in the June issue of Sporting Rifle is a succinct analysis of what makes a good sporting rifle.
Helena also writes for the shooting press and this month interviewed Richard Ali, Chief Executive of BASC for Shooting Gazette. Recently published articles include her take on the EC’s mistaken attempt to re-open the Firearms Directive and the response from the Federation for Conservation and Hunting, her regular monthly column on shooting Wales for Sporting Shooter, interviews with shooting industry names for Gun Trade News, and profile pieces for Modern Gamekeeping.
Our Zoo and Animal Management Firearms Training courses are proving immensely popular, with some of Britain’s best known zoos and wildlife parks taking our specialised courses this spring.
Finally, our Range in a Box is ready to roll, enabling us to come to you to provide safe, fully instructed shooting onto our steel reactive targets. For more information about this exciting new development or to book this unique rifle shooting experience give us a call.
We would like to thank all of clients for their support and encouragement and look forward to getting many more of you on target during the coming months.
Andrew and Helena
WMS Firearms Training