Turkey Shoot Sept. 10

Our annual Fall Turkey/Cash Shoot will be on Saturday, September 10th, from 10 am to 4 pm, at our clubhouse (click for map).  This is a friendly and informal target shooting competition.  It’s open to the public, and newcomers are welcome!  If you don’t have a rifle or shotgun, someone will certainly loan you one to try out.

Contests are $3/shot, with opportunities for both .22 rifle and 12-gauge shotgun — including 4″ target and “pie” target for 12-gauge shotgun, and different paper targets for .22 rifle.  (Turkeys are the prizes, not the targets!)  There will also be a few “Annie Oakley” trap shooting rounds just for fun.  (No polychokes, please.)

There will also be hourly prize draws.  Food will be available at the shoot.  Come out and meet some of our members, and have fun!  For more information call Jackie or Darrel at 519-369-3149.

About that .22 magazine ban…

At last night’s meeting the new ban on large magazines for the Ruger 10/22 rifle was discussed.  This happened a few months ago, but word is only now spreading.  The best information I have found on this so far is an article in Calibre magazine, which quotes this press release from the Moncton Fish & Game Association:

The Moncton fish & Game Association (MFGA) has just learned today, that ALL large capacity magazines (more than 10 rounds) for the Ruger 10/22 are now considered Prohibited Devices under the Firearms Act.

From what we have been told at the moment, these large capacity magazines will fit certain specific handguns (pistols) thereby creating a situation where the pistol capacity now exceeds the 10 round limit on handguns. Individuals, who for an example, have a Butler Creek 25 round magazine for their 10/22 must now have the magazine “pinned” to 10 rounds, leave the magazine at home, or turn it in for destruction by the RCMP.

This does not affect those with Remington rim fire rifles or other manufacturers. Apparently this is unique to the Ruger 10/22.

Again, this only applies to magazines for the Ruger 10/22 that hold more than 10 rounds.  Large magazines for other .22 rifles are not affected.