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The Cogswell & Harrison February Challenge

The Cogswell & Harrison February Challenge

Running from 1st to 29th February, and with a prize fund of £4,500, the Cogswell & Harrison February Challenge comprises a 100 bird English Sporting, set over 12 stands.
Entry fee is £45 for non-members, (£40 for members.)

Come and join us for this great competition, and win a Cogswell & Harrison 12g shotgun, and cash prize for 2nd and 3rd places!

 

See the PDF for more details:- February Competition PDF Details

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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

Come and visit us for our famous 3 day Christmas Sale!

We`re open on Christmas Eve for that last minute bargain Christmas present, and then between Christmas and New Year our fabulous Sale is on...!

More details:CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

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16 year old wins a car!

16 year old wins a car!

Well that was a day to put down in history as a 16 year old walked away with a car!

Thanks to everyone who made our 10th Anniversary Final such a fantastic day - it was a great success all round!

The Top Five Young Shots in The UK are now -
5th Dominic Arkell, winning a Bowman Auto Trap.
4th Bobby Murray, winning a Bowman Auto Trap.
3rd Max Harwood, winning a Rizzini Shotgun.
2nd Frederick Williams, winning a Browning 725 shotgun.
1st Tom Scott, winning a car (The first Young Shot ever to win a car for clay shooting in the UK!)

A very big well done to all shooters - what a great year for The Schools Challenge, let`s bring on 2016 with a bang!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors and supporters for a great year.

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Extra 10% of clothing & accessories on 12th December!

Extra 10% of clothing & accessories on 12th December!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Schools Challenge on Saturday 12th December, we would like to welcome you for a glass of bubbly and fireworks, as well as a further 10% off all clothing & accessories!

COME AND JOIN US!

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Events Manager/PA Vacancy

Events Manager/PA Vacancy

We are seeking a passionate, enthusiastic and self-driven person to join our team in this full-time role within our thriving family-run business. This is a diverse position, combining Events Management, Sponsor Management and Personal Assistant responsibilities, providing an opportunity to work in a small friendly team in a changing and growing business.

The ideal applicant will have a passion for our industry, combined with excellent organisational and customer relationship skills, with a confidence to approach new clients and foster relationships to drive the growth of our Events business.

For more details of the role, see our PDF advert

 

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10th Anniversary - COME AND JOIN US!

10th Anniversary - COME AND JOIN US!

The final is upon us, celebrating the 10th Anniversary Year of The Schools Challenge - The UK`s leading young shots` organisation!

25 young shots, between the ages of 12 and 21, have qualified through the early stages of the competition, and will be shooting it out on the 12th December for the chance to win a £15,000 car!

You`ll find our list of qualifiers here:- 
List of Qualifiers - TSC 10th Anniversary

So COME AND JOIN US on the 12th December between 12 and 6pm, and celebrate this fantastic day.... we`ve got Have-A-Go stands to try clay shooting, axe throwing and archery, as well as champagne, canapés, and speeches from Matthew French, Commonwealth Clay Shooting Silver Medallist!

More details...

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Country Clothing Christmas Shopping Event - 26th November

Country Clothing Christmas Shopping Event - 26th November

Come and join us for an exclusive Christmas Shopping Event on 26th November 2015, from 4pm to 8.30pm, at The Oxford Gun Company

Browse our fantastic range of clothing with a glass of bubbly and a mince pie, and enjoy an extra 10% discount off ticket prices.

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Charity Shoot - 31st October!

Charity Shoot - 31st October!

7200 Steam Locomotive Charity Shoot

To raise money for the restoration of a 7200 Steam Locomotive!

Saturday 31st October 2015, 50 Open Sporting, 10am to 3.30pm

More details...

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Open Day Sat 26th Sept - RESULTS

Open Day Sat 26th Sept - RESULTS

The results are here from the Open Day competitions on Saturday 26th September 2015

FULL RESULTS LIST

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Christmas Parties 2015 - BOOK NOW!

Christmas Parties 2015 - BOOK NOW!

CHRISTMAS PARTIES 2015!

Why not do something a bit different this Christmas, with a shooting-themed Christmas Party at The Oxford Gun Company?

More details...

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TSC 2016 Dates - get them in your diary!

TSC 2016 Dates - get them in your diary!

FindersKeepers Charity shoot - Oct 17th

FindersKeepers Charity shoot - Oct 17th

The FindersKeepers Charity Shoot 2015 will take place on Saturday 17th October, raising money for the British Heart Foundation.

Everyone is welcome - for more information, or to book, please visit the link below: 

http://www.finders.co.uk/landlords/client-events-2015/charity-shoot-2015

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Rizzini Classic will NOT be at the Midland Game Fair 2015

Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Rizzini Classic qualifier will NOT be at The Midland Game Fair on 19th & 20th September 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

There is now only one last chance to qualify for the Rizzini Final, and that will be on 26th September at The Oxford Gun Company.

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OGC Open Day - Sat 26th Sep 2015

OGC Open Day - Sat 26th Sep 2015

OGC Open Day - Sat 26th Sep 2015

This is the perfect day to get ready for the Game season. There will be a fantastic opportunity to try a range of new, second hand and demo guns from major manufacturers such as AYA, Browning, Winchester, Miroku, Caesar Guerini, Fabarm, Rizzini and Huglu - who will all be in attendance.

Everyone is welcome to our open day from Clay and Game shooters, locals to families as there is something for everyone.

Visit our Our dedicated Open Day page for more details.

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TSC Winter Series 2015 - LAST CHANCE!

TSC Winter Series 2015 - LAST CHANCE!

THE WINTER SERIES 2015

This is the last chance for under 21’s to get their qualifying score for the 10th Anniversary Final where there is the chance for someone to walk away with a CAR!!!!!!!

The TSC Winter series was a great success last year and many of you have already taken part. Its back again this year - no need to register for this one, just turn up on any or all of the dates.

It`s held in October and November, and like the other National Schools Challenge events, the Winter Series is a 50 Sporting Competition with prizes each day in Senior, Prep and Ladies Categories. There`s also a prize for the overall winner in Prep, Senior & Ladies categories, from all 4 days of the winter series (with a combined score out of 200).

Shooters will only be able to shoot 1 card on each of the days in the series. £20 entry per person.

More details...

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All Round Competition - RESULTS

All Round Competition - RESULTS

All Round Competition - Sat 15th August

RESULTS are here...

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CLA Game Fair - Come and say hi!

CLA Game Fair - Come and say hi!

As usual we`ll have one of the biggest stands on Gunmakers` Row, with one of the best selections of guns & country clothing at the show.

You`ll find us at stand S1663.

We`ve got some great bargains - see the PDF for more details.

CLA Game Fair bargains PDF

Visit the CLA Game Fair website for more details about visiting the Game Fair!

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All Round Competition - Sat 15th August

All Round Competition - Sat 15th August

All Round Competition - Sat 15th August

£385 in CASH PRIZES!

A 100 bird all round competition with a twist!

35 Sporting, 25 DTL, 20 Euro-Sporting & 20 bird The Rabbit Mania!

Only £34 per person (£39 non-members)

For further information please call us on 01844 238 308

READ MORE (pdf)

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Novice TSC - Instruction Days

Novice TSC - Instruction Days

Every Tuesday in August.
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

If you have ever wanted to try clay shooting, or would like to improve this is the perfect day for you...

A full day of Clay Shooting Instruction with our professional instructors. Clays, cartridges, use of a gun, instruction and refreshments are all included in a special young shots price.

Only £109 per person, or £99 each if you bring a friend!

For further information please call us on 01844 238 308

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Open Day - Winners List

Open Day - Winners List

6 More Top Shots Qualify For Rizzini Classic...

On Saturday 13th June,The Oxford Gun Company opened its doors for our Open Day. There were all sorts of shooting activities including Archery, Cross Bows, Air Rifles, Shooting Simulator, Muzzle Loading and Clay Shooting. It was great to see hundreds of people at the grounds, despite the weather, trying new activities and seeing the exhibitors.

In addition to the Have-a-Go activities we also held an Open 50 Sporting Shoot, The Browning Rabbit Mania and the 2nd qualifier of the Rizzini Classic.

The Sporting was won by Chris Childerhouse with a 48x50 (after shoot off), 2nd P. Batchelor 48x50 and 3rd M. Walker. The Juniors was win by Max Haywood with 43x50, 2nd George Poultney 42x50, 3rd Matthew Beal 41x50. The prizes were kindly sponsored by Edgar Brothers, Jack Pyke, Seeland, BSA, RIO and Caesar Guerini.

The Browning Rabbit Mania was another nail biter - at the end of the day Chris Childerhouse was triumphant with 20ex20! P.Batchelor took 2nd place and Marcus Walker 3rd.

The 2nd qualifier of the Rizzini Classic was also running on this day. There we lots of entries but the next top shooters through to the Rizzini Classic final are: Marcus Walker, Jack Lilwall, Dan Orchard, Gary Davies, Albert Bovingdon & Dave Currell. There are now only 2 more qualifying events for shooters to compete in, in order to win over £5,000’s worth of prizes.

Download the PDF winners list from the day here:- Winners list PDF

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Gun Room Assistant/Instructor vacancy

Gun Room Assistant/Instructor vacancy

Due to continued expansion of our shooting grounds and gun room at The Oxford Gun Company, a unique opportunity has arisen for someone to join our busy, hard working and enthusiastic team as a trainee gun room assistant / shooting instructor.

View PDF of the job advert

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Browning Open 2015 - RESULTS

Browning Open 2015 - RESULTS

The results are here from the Browning Open held on Saturday 30th May 2015

FULL RESULTS LIST

 

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Gun Case Clearance Sale

Gun Case Clearance Sale

Huge Clearance Sale Of Gun Cases.

  • Traditional English Leather
  • Leading Gun Makers: Browning, Beretta, Perezzi, Winchester, Lyalvale Express...
  • Limited Edition Cases
  • ABS
  • Wooden

All must go, postage available at an agreed rate and all cases are sold as seen.

Open PDF with full list and pictures

 

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OGC OPEN DAY - 13th June

OGC OPEN DAY - 13th June

The ultimate country experience day, come and visit us at The Oxford Gun Company for a great day out for all the family!

More details: PDF Poster

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TSC Bredon 2015 - WINNERS!

TSC Bredon 2015 - WINNERS!

Here they are...the OVERALL WINNERS in each category from The Schools Challenge Bredon Competition 2015!

CONGRATULATIONS to our "Champion of Champions" - JAMES LEWIS - with a combined score of 94 from Oxford and Bredon!

VIEW WINNERS PDF

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Bredon Festival of Shooting and Rizzini Classic

Bredon Festival of Shooting and Rizzini Classic

Here are the results from the Bredon Festival of ShootingVIEW as PDF

Congratulations to the winners, with a number of shoot-offs and prize splitting with such a high-scoring day. 

 Also, the first 6 Rizzini Classic Qualifiers, and the Browning Rabbit Mania winners!

 VIEW as PDF

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TSC Bredon 2015 - RESULTS

TSC Bredon 2015 - RESULTS

Here they are...the results from The Schools Challenge Bredon Competition 2015!

Yet another fantastic day at Bredon this year - thanks for joining us, and look forward to seeing you all in future TSC Competitions!

FULL RESULTS LIST

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TRAP HEAVEN

TRAP HEAVEN

Just Arrived!

12g Browning 725 Pro Trap 32 O/U Trap M/C High Rib, Adjustable stock, beautiful highly figured wood £3430 £3200

12g Miroku 3800 S 30 O/U Trap 1/2 & F Nice £995

20g Browning F1 30 O/U Trap 3/4 & F Perfect for any youngster or lady getting into trap shooting £1700

 

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The Rizzini Classic Series 2015

The Rizzini Classic Series 2015

Qualifying events on 4th May, 13th June, 19th/20th September, 26th September, and 11th December.

Entry fee of £10 a round, 20 Bird Euro Sporting - top 6 shooters to qualify on each event for the final!

Over £5000 of prizes to be won!

More details...

NB:- Due to circumstances beyond our control, The Rizzini Classic qualifier will NO LONGER be at The Midland Game Fair on 19th & 20th September 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Bredon Festival of Shooting 2015!

Bredon Festival of Shooting 2015!

Monday 4th May 2015 - Bredon Festival of Shooting

Fun activities for all the family.

Over £5000 of prizes to be won!

More details...

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TSC wins CPSA Development Initiative of the Year!

TSC wins CPSA Development Initiative of the Year!

We are very proud to tell you that The Schools Challenge has won the CPSA 2015 Development Initiative of the Year!

We`d like to say a big THANK YOU to all involved in all of our events - our sponsors for their generous support, our staff and coaches, and most importantly all of the young people who`ve taken part over the last 10 years - you`ve all contributed to the success of TSC, and helped us assure the future of our fantastic sport!

 

 

 

 

 

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University Championships 2015 - RESULTS

University Championships 2015 - RESULTS

See below for the results from The University Championship 2015!

Well shot everyone - another fantastic day with some good competition and some great scores.....well done, and thanks to all our University teams for taking part!

OVERALL Winners Summary

Individual Scores

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The Browning Open 2015 - Entry Form

Download entry forms here:-

BrowningOpen2015EntryForm.pdf

Browning Open 2015 Details

Download entry forms here:-

BrowningOpen2015EntryForm.pdf

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TSC Oxford 2015 - RESULTS

TSC Oxford 2015 - RESULTS

Here they are... the results from The Schools Challenge Oxford Competition 2015!

Well shot everyone - a great day with some fantastic competition and some great scores.....well done, and thanks for taking part!

OVERALL Winners Summary

Team Results

Individual Results - Seniors

Individual Results - Ladies

Individual Results - Prep

 

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Browning Prestige Grade 5

Browning Prestige Grade 5

Browning have decided to stop making this iconic gun so this could be your last chance to own one.

Grade 5 30" sporter New RRP £3389    Our Price £3250

Grade 6 30" sporter stunning wood       Our Price £2500

Grade 5 30" game stunning wood         Our Price £2899

Grade 5 20bore 30" Demo RRP £3800  Our Price £2899

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Winners of our February Competition

The overall winners were:

  • 1st Phil Easeman 87ex100 (won a Semi-Auto Shotgun)
  • 2nd Chris Childerhouse 86ex100 (won £210’s worth of Jack Pyke Products) 
  • 3rd Steve Lovatt 83ex100 (won £160’s worth of Seeland Products)

Weekly winners, who won 250 cartridges each, were:

  • Week 1 - Chris Childerhouse 
  • Week 2 - Matt Norris 
  • Week 3 - Sam Mullins
  • Week 4 - Phil Easeman

Congratulations to all of you. We will be in touch shortly regarding your prizes!

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Country Clothing Manager vacancy

A fantastic "front-of-house" opportunity, taking ownership for our Country Clothing sales, joining the team in the shop, greeting and helping our customers, as well as hosting our corporate clients for events and shows...see the details below, or contact David on 01844 238308 or david@oxfordguncompany.co.uk for more information.

Check out our careers page.
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Caesar Guerini`s Just Arrived...

Caesar Guerini`s Just Arrived...

Magnus Sporter

30" M/C side plate, beautifully engraved with game scenes,

14 3/4" stock with competition pad.

Maxum

28 & 30" M/C barrels, side plate, hand engraved with heavy ancanthus scroll engraving,

14 3/4" selected walnut stock with butplate. Great value for money.

Second Hand Tempio Game

28" 3" chambers, M/C 14 1/2" well figured stock with semi pistol grip, game scene engraved £1495

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New Fabarm`s Just Arrived...

New Fabarm`s Just Arrived...

Elos De Luxe

28 & 30" Try Bore barrels M/C 3" magnum, tastefully engraved with pheasants & partridges. Ideal gun for sporting clays & game.

Best value for money in this price range £1199

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February Cartridge Specials

February Cartridge Specials

RIO Target Loads.

7½ & 8`s from £158

 Express High Velocity.

Fibre Wad 8`s

Normal Price £220 February Price £170

SAVING £50/ Thousand

 Pigeon Specials.

Gamebore Kent Velocity.

6`s from £184/ Thousand

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Fun February Competition for 2015!

Fun February Competition for 2015!



A new competition for 2015, comprising a 100 bird English Sporting over 10 stands.

PRIZES:-

250 cartridges to highest score EACH WEEK

Highest scores of the month:-

  • 1st place - Escort semi-auto shotgun worth £550
  • 2nd place - Jack Pyke products worth £210
  • 3rd place - Seeland products worth £160

More details...

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TSC Newsletter - Winter 2015

TSC Newsletter - Winter 2015

The TSC Winter 2015 Newsletter is now published, read it here...

Download

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TSC 10th Anniversary Final

TSC 10th Anniversary Final

This is a new competition for 2015 with the chance of WINNING A CAR! 

To qualify for the Final, you need to enter at least 4 TSC Events throughout the year, as your 4 best individual scores will be used to determine your qualifying score.

MORE DETAILS:- Download the pdf

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TSC Entry Forms for 2015 now available + NEW Rules & Regulations

TSC Entry Forms for 2015 now available + NEW Rules & Regulations

Entry forms are now available in Adobe Reader (.pdf) format to download here.
PLACES GO QUICKLY, so get your applications in early in the new year!

Please READ the new RULES here:- Rules and Regulations 2015



Adobe reader can be download here:- Get Adobe Reader

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