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Title: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on December 19, 2011, 02:38:10 PM
Castleton Air Rifle Club (C.A.R.C) is situated just off the A48 between Cardiff and Newport, in the Village Hall at Castleton.

The Postcode is CF3 2UW

The club meets every Monday night at about 7.30pm (but we start setting up about 7-ish).

The only Mondays the club is not open is on bank holidays.

Although the club is run as a non-profit making venture, there is a small "subs" charge made, to cover the cost of hiring the hall, buying targets etc.



The range is indoors, so bad weather is not an issue.

There are 9 shooting positions, to allow You to fire at various knockdown targets, paper targets, tin cans, empty shotgun cartridges etc (These positions are run on a rotational basis when the club is busy).

It is all very informal, although safety is given paramount attention at all times.

The emphasis is on fun, rather than competition, though we do hold fun competitions with a running Deer target from time to time. It's on a knockout basis, and cash prizes are awarded to both the overall winner, and the highest score of the night.......great fun!!

The shooting is only part of the benefit of visiting the club though, as we sell discounted pellets, Co2, cleaning kits, gun cases, oils and silicone cloths, targets, etc etc during the tea break.

Tea, coffee, cup-a-soup, cold cans, sweets and biscuits are available too.

We also hold raffles a few times a year, with prizes of rifles, pistols, scopes, gun cases or whatever.....well worth winning!!!!

Along with all the aforementioned, the best aspect of the club is the social side of it.

It is great to be amongst other shooters with a similar interest, and the knowledge and advice that is gladly given from other members is priceless.
If You are needing a spare part, then there is a good chance that someone will have one buried away somewhere.
Even shooting permissions are shared between club members....like I said, the benefits of attending the club are many-fold.

Although it is called a Rifle club, pistols are welcome too.

In-fact, any airgun is allowed, as long as it conforms to the sub 12ftlb law for rifles, and the sub 6ftlbs law for pistols. A chrono is available for power testing.

The only airguns that are not allowed are BB guns, due to the danger of ricochets.




So, if You are at a loose end on a Monday night, and fancy coming along, then You will be made more than welcome.
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: shaneomak on January 10, 2012, 11:12:29 AM
Me and my dad are thinking of heading over next Monday night (16th) how much is it for the night...is there any membership needed...

Many thanks ...shane
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 10, 2012, 01:51:57 PM
It's £3.50 each for visitors, which after three probationary visits, then drops to £1.75 for members who have paid a £10 yearly membership fee.

Be great to see you there if you can make it shane!  ;)
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: mrd1995 on January 10, 2012, 03:58:05 PM
It's £3.50 each for visitors, which after three probationary visits, then drops to £1.75 for members who have paid a £10 yearly membership fee.

Be great to see you there if you can make it shane!  ;)

You'll have to watch out for this one. If you dont wanna get hit just stand where hes aiming, hes a terrible shot :p
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: shaneomak on January 10, 2012, 07:44:29 PM
Cool beans...we will be comming over then....c u next monday
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: mrd1995 on January 10, 2012, 07:46:01 PM
Cool beans...we will be comming over then....c u next monday

See you there mate.
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 10, 2012, 08:57:36 PM
Will look forward to it shane!  ;)
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: shaneomak on January 15, 2012, 06:59:45 PM
C u 2morw dude...won't be staying to late as I got a early start tuesday...but looking forward to it
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: mrd1995 on January 15, 2012, 07:00:42 PM
won't be staying to late as I got a early start tuesday...but looking forward to it

Long as youre there to help setup then pack up thats not a problem :P :P :P
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 15, 2012, 09:28:15 PM
won't be staying to late
Awwwwww, does that mean you won't be coming down the pub for a pint afterwards then?  :(

Tiz a pity, as it was gonna be your round shane!!!!!  :-\ :-\
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: shaneomak on January 16, 2012, 06:08:35 AM
Sorry  :-[
But I don't drink on a school night  :P :P
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 16, 2012, 08:47:57 AM
I don't drink on a school night  :P :P
That's OK....coz WE do!!!!  8)
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: mrd1995 on January 16, 2012, 09:37:03 AM
I don't drink on a school night  :P :P
That's OK....coz WE do!!!!  8)

Only shandy though :P
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: shaneomak on January 16, 2012, 12:13:57 PM
Sorry chaps not gonna happen tonight....my left (dad) has canceled as somethings come up :( >:( ...but I will make it over very soon
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 16, 2012, 01:02:03 PM
Aww gutted shane...but hope to see you there soon as ya can dood.
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 30, 2012, 06:20:56 PM
The club meets tonight, if anyone in South Wales fancies a shoot.
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: bud on January 31, 2012, 05:32:53 PM
Hi Gambo,

Has the club got public liability or have we got to get our own insurance. Also have you got any qualified instructors to help with training?

Hope you can help

Dave
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: mrd1995 on January 31, 2012, 05:51:18 PM
Hi Gambo,

Has the club got public liability or have we got to get our own insurance. Also have you got any qualified instructors to help with training?
Hope you can help

Dave

Gambo taught me all I need to know at the club. Good teacher not to mention his shooting last night with an SMK open sight rifle was pretty awesome ;) (There I said it Gareth, that'll be £10 please :p)

As for the liability thing the clubs insured so you wont need insurance :)
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on January 31, 2012, 05:57:58 PM
Yes Dave, the club is insured for public liability, and we have qualified range safety marshals, who can also give instruction to a high standard (but who are not qualified as instructors).

hth, Gareth.
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on December 10, 2012, 05:31:01 PM
It's club night tonight if anyone fancies popping down for a shoot and a chin-wag with like minded people!  ;)
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Voicon on March 05, 2017, 07:43:36 PM
Hi Gambo

Is the club still running?

I have just bought a new rifle (AA TX200), first one I've had in 20 years so would like to join a club where I can gather recent knowledge :)

Thanks


Karl
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 05, 2017, 08:09:05 PM
It's still open Karl if Gambo doesn't come along soon il give him a nudge in this direction. And welcome to the planet  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: seagate on March 05, 2017, 08:14:58 PM
Happy to have you join our merry band of the elite crème de la crème of the British shooting establishment. ;) :D
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Voicon on March 05, 2017, 08:25:38 PM
Thanks both, great news!

Not sure if I can make it tomorrow but certainly next week :)
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: rabbit sniper on March 05, 2017, 08:29:59 PM
I'm sure they will make you feel welcome and beers on the menu after the club shuts in the pub down the road
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: shakeysimon on March 05, 2017, 09:13:34 PM
Is this the club an old swefta member John Bennett has joined? I saw he'd started a Facebook group for it,I'm sure It's the one,think he's got am old daystate cr97 and an ev2
Title: Re: Castleton Air Rifle Club nr Cardiff/Newport
Post by: Gambo on March 06, 2017, 06:10:15 PM
Hiya Mucker, and a warm welcome to The Planet. ;)


Yep, the club is open every Monday evening from about 7pm, except on Bank Holidays.

It's £3.50 for a visitor to shoot, which drops to £1.75 after the Full Membership requirements have been met.

Hope to see you there soon Karl. :)