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Feb Championships - £5k of prizes!

Feb Championships - £5k of prizes!

Come and join us for our February Championships, with over £5000 worth of prizes to be won!

Prizes in Open, Ladies, Junior and Novice categories - so everyone has a chance of winning.

The competition runs from Monday 30th January to Tuesday 28th February 2017

More details here: February Championships Details

Please read the Full Competition Rules here

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New Year Comp - Fri 30th

New Year Comp - Fri 30th

We`re holding a special 50-Bird Sporting Competition to celebrate the New Year with a BANG!

So come and join us to win some great prizes on Friday 30th December 2016

More details

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Xmas shopping - Nov 24th to 8.30pm

Xmas shopping - Nov 24th to 8.30pm

Struggling to make time for your Christmas shopping?

Come along to The Oxford Gun Company on Thursday 24th November, open through to 8.30pm, with 20% off full price clothing, and a further 10% reduction off all sale items!

What`s more, you be welcomed with a complimentary glass of fizz and a mince pie!

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Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

Come and visit us for all those last minute Christmas gifts, and to make the most of our famous 3 day Christmas SALE from Wednesday 28th!

More details: CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

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Our next Ladies Day - Sat 26th Nov

Our next Ladies Day - Sat 26th Nov

Saturday 26th November

Our hugely popular Ladies days are going from strength-to-strength - so why not come along for the next one on Saturday 26th November?

For just £39 you will get 25 clays, cartridges, use of a gun and instructor supervision, followed by tea and cake in The Old Barn Cafe!

It`s a great deal, but booking is essential, so please ring the shop on 01844 238308 to reserve your place!

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Ladies Day this Saturday, 29th Oct

Ladies Day this Saturday, 29th Oct

Saturday 29th October

For just £39 you will get 25 clays, cartridges, use of a gun and instructor supervision, followed by tea and cake in The Old Barn Cafe!

It`s a great deal, but booking is essential, so please ring the shop on 01844 238308 to reserve your place!

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£230 raised in Cake & Clays!

£230 raised in Cake & Clays!

Our Macmillan Cancer Support Cake and Clays sessions last week raised a fantastic £230 for this wonderful and worthwhile charity.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took part and helped to raise money.

If you`d like to know more about Macmillan`s activities, or to donate, please visit their website: 

https://www.macmillan.org.uk

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Finders Keepers Charity Shoot

Finders Keepers Charity Shoot

On Saturday 15th October, we`re hosting the Finders Keepers Charity Shoot 2016, in aid of Breast cancer Care!

All ability levels welcome, with Have-A-Go entry at £30, and competition entry shoots at £25.

Prizes for High Gun & 2nd place, Ladies, Junior and best Have-A-Go.

Email events@finderskeepers.co.uk to register.

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Cake & Clays, Fri 30th and Sat 1st

Cake & Clays, Fri 30th and Sat 1st

On Friday 30th and Saturday 1st October we`re holding a special Macmillan Cancer Support Cake & Clays event, with breakfast and cream teas, all in aid of this great cause!

The Saturday includes a Have-A-Go day, so why not introduce someone new to our sport, and donate to Macmillan at the same time!

We look forward to welcoming you to come and shoot.

More info...

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Have-a-go with a Silver Medalist!

Have-a-go with a Silver Medalist!

We`re excited to announce that at our Festival of Shooting on 24th September, Matt French will be offering have-a-go sessions.

Matt is the Commonwealth Games Silver medalist, 3 x British Champion, and has also just set a British record and equalled the World Record shooting 148 ex 150!

So come down to The Oxford Gun Company on Saturday 24th September, and join us for a great day out!

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Retail Manager Vacancy

Retail Manager Vacancy

Due to a promotion within the team we now have an exciting vacancy for a Full Time Retail Manager at The Oxford Gun Company.

 

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Browning August goes international!

Browning August goes international!

What a fantastic month we had with the Browning August competition!

We`ve seen over 200 shooters come along from all over the world, including Germany, Sweden, and Australia. They took part in the Browning 100 sporting challenge, Browning Rabbit Mania and the pool shoot. The course was set up to test a variety of shooters, from competitive clay shooters, to our club members and novices - all designed by the Oxford Gun Company’s new Grounds Manager Tom Howe. 

The winner of the Open was Jim Forsberg from Sweden, shooting 93 ex 100, taking home a Browning 525 shotgun.

The Junior winner was James Bradley-Day, with 86 ex 100, also taking home a Browning 525 Shotgun.

The Ladies winner was also an overseas visitor - Angelika, shooting 77 ex 100 and taking home 750 Winchester shells.

David Stapley from Browning UK said: "It`s great to see shooters coming from all over the world to take part in The Browning August Challenge - it has been the best event to-date, in partnership with The Oxford Gun Company, and we`re looking forward to next year!"

A big thank you to everyone who took part, and particularly our winners!

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Shooting Instructors - job opportunties

Shooting Instructors - job opportunties

Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for a shooting instructor to join our team to work at Bredon School in Gloucestershire, for two days per week, in a hugely rewarding position teaching youngsters of all ages to shoot!


More details here....

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Charity Shoot - 10th September!

Charity Shoot - 10th September!

Raising money for the restoration of a 7200 Steam Locomotive!

 

Saturday 10th September, 50 Open Sporting, 10am to 3.30pm

 

Cash prizes and cartridges, with prizes in Ladies and Juniors categories too.

 


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Festival of Shooting - Sept 24th

Festival of Shooting - Sept 24th

Saturday 24th September 2016 at The Oxford Gun Company


A great day out for the whole family, our Oxford Festival of Shooting is on 24th September.

There`s some great prizes, with a Browning Auto Trap High Gun prize, a Hatsan Semi Auto for 2nd place and a BSA Air Rifle 3rd place.

There`s have-a-go Shooting, Archery, Crossbows, Axe Throwing, Air rifles, Bear Grylls Survival Academy, along with Drone displays, ferret racing, pets` corner and a Gun Dog display!

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TSC Winter Series 2016

TSC Winter Series 2016

Over £4500 worth of prizes!


Held in October and November, this competition is open to individuals in education aged 21 and under.


More details...

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Novice TSC - Instruction Days

Novice TSC - Instruction Days

Get into clay shooting!

Summer Holidays - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd August

 

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!

 

All welcome, open to ages 12 to 21

For further information please call us on 01844 238 308

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Open Clay Shoot at Bredon School - July 3rd

Open Clay Shoot at Bredon School - July 3rd

We`re holding another our popular Bredon Open Clay Shoots, at Bredon School, on Sunday 3rd July 2016!

So why not come and join us for a great day, with a chance to win some fantastic prizes, whilst shooting at this stunning school near Tewkesbury, with stunning views of the river Severn and surrounding countryside!

 

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August Browning Month 2016

August Browning Month 2016

Running from 1st to 20th August, and with a excellent prize fund, the August Browning Month comprises a Browning 100 bird sporting challenge, along with the legendary Browning Rabbit Mania!


Sporting entry fee is £40 for non-members (£30 for members.)
Rabbit Mania is £12.

 

Or, shoot both for just £50!

 

Come and join us for this great competition, and win a 12G Browning B525, shooting courses, Winchester cartridges, or a 1 to 1 lesson!

 

See the PDF for more details:- Browning August PDF Details

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National Ladies Shooting Day

National Ladies Shooting Day

Saturday 11th June 2016, join us for a special Ladies Day!


100 Sporting + a special deal on "Have A Go" for new ladies to come and try this fantastic sport!


More info...

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Bear Grylls Survival Academy at OGC

Bear Grylls Survival Academy at OGC

We`re excited to announce that Bear Grylls Survival Academy will be joining us at The Festival of Shooting on 4th June!

 

Offering a taster of the full Survival Academy experience visitors will have the chance to get stuck in, and clay shooting competitors will be able to compete to win two tickets to the Survival zone at The Game Fair 29th - 31st July.

 

Make sure you come on down for the ultimate early summer country day out!

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2016 Bredon Festival Of Shooting Results

2016 Bredon Festival Of Shooting Results

Thank you to everyone who came to Bredon for the Festival of Shooting on 2nd May 2016!

 

Results JPG

 

If you didn`t make it, then don`t forget The Oxford Festival of Shooting on 4th June 2016, at The Oxford Gun Company!

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TSC Bredon results 2016

TSC Bredon results 2016


TSC Bredon 1st May finished off the first half of the 2016 Schools Challenge, what a fantastic day with typical Bank Holiday weather but that didn’t stop our young shots from putting in some fantastic scores! 

Some of those impressive scores include Henry Bevan, who even though in the Prep category was the overall high gun with a superb score of 49ex50, just beating the Senior George Martin who scored 48ex50. In the ladies again another Prep shone through, Shayla-Marie Ball scored a fantastic 43ex50. Jess Allan wasn’t far behind winning the Senior Girls with a score of 41ex50.

For the first time in The Schools Challenge history we had a tie for Senior Boys Team 1st. Both Bloxham and Bredon shot 208ex250. This lead to a gripping shoot off between Bloxam and Bredon for the much covered top prize of the day, a Browning 525. Nick Von Sydow from Bloxham and Toby Hammond from Bredon, the team captains went head to head to shoot for 1st and 2nd place. The shoot offs took place and Toby secured victory for the Bredon A team with 8ex10 to Nick’s 6ex10.

Our Champion of Champions for 2016 was George Martin from Bredon A with an exceptional combined score of 93ex100. Henry Bevan was close behind with a combined score of 91ex100.

This year we had a new awards category, The ISA Team and ISA Individual, combining the scores from ISA schools that shot both TSC Oxford and TSC Bredon. The aim of this new award is to recognise shooting talent within the ISA schools and to get new ISA schools involved in shooting. Walking away with the trophy for ISA Team was Bredon A with a combined score of 411ex500. Pocklington just missed out on the trophy, coming 2nd with a combined score of 381ex500. The winning ISA Individual was George Martin with his impressive combined score of 93ex100.

A massive thank you to all our sponsors for your continued support and thank you for donating fantastic prizes:
http://www.theschoolschallenge.co.uk/sponsors/

Check our Facebook page for a selection of winners photos:
https://www.facebook.com/TheSchoolsChallenge/

Keep up to date with all TSC News by subscribing to:
https://www.youtube.com/user/schoolschallengetv 

Thank you to everyone who made the journey to Bredon School and a final congratulations to all our winners!

Results JPG

We hope to see you for The Winter Series, starting 8th October at The Oxford Gun Company.

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Oxford Festival of Shooting 2016

Oxford Festival of Shooting 2016

Saturday 4th June 2016


A great day out for the whole family, our Oxford Festival of Shooting is on the first Saturday in June, with £5000 in prizes, have-a-go Shooting, Archery, Crossbows, Axe Throwing, Air rifles, Air pistols, Muzzle loaders!

We also have gladiators, birds of prey, bungee run, shopping village, raffle, a lovely picnic area and much more!

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Stock Take Clearance Sale!

Stock Take Clearance Sale!

After a stock take we are having a CLEARANCE SALE of all our old stock, to make way for new deliveries!


ONCE THEY`RE GONE, THEY`RE GONE!


READ MORE

 

Visit the Clearance section in the Gun Room....

GUN ROOM STOCK LIST

 

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Novice TSC - Instruction Days

Novice TSC - Instruction Days

Get into clay shooting!

Easter Holidays - 19th April

Summer Holidays - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd August

 

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!

 

All welcome, open to ages 12 to 21

For further information please call us on 01844 238 308

READ MORE

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Bredon Festival of Shooting 2016!

Bredon Festival of Shooting 2016!

Monday 2nd May 2016

Fun activities for all the family!

 

Over £5000 of prizes to be won!

 

More details...

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University Championships 2016- RESULTS

University Championships 2016- RESULTS

See below for the results from The University Championship 2016!

Thanks to everyone for making this a great competition, to all our competitors, to our sponsors for your continued support, and particularly to our winners!



Overall Winners Summary


Team Results

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TSC Oxford results 2016

TSC Oxford results 2016

TSC Oxford on 9th March started off the 2016 series - what a fantastic day, with over 200 entries! Despite the very wet weather conditions across the grounds, enthusiastic young shots could be seen smiling and concentrating on getting the winning score, making the atmosphere incredible.


This year, with the support of our new educational partners the ISA and Dukes Education, we have had increases in ladies teams, new schools and colleges that have just started to get into the sport.


Results PDF


CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners - another great competition!

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Instructor positions at the OGC

Instructor positions at the OGC

Due to our continued expansion, combined with one of our team soon to retire, The Oxford Gun Company have some exciting opportunities for experienced shooting instructors to join our ever growing team!


To find our more, take a look at the details of the positions available:


Vacancy details...

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February Competition 2016 - RESULTS!

February Competition 2016 - RESULTS!

Congratulations to our winners in the Cogswell & Harrison February Competition!

Thanks to everyone who took part, and congratulations to all our winners. 

We`d also like to thank Cogswell & Harrison, and The Plough Inn at Wheatley, for sponsoring this fantastic event!

Full list of winners (pdf)

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TSC Entry Forms for 2016 now available

TSC Entry Forms for 2016 now available

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

PLEASE READ THE 2016 RULES & REGULATIONS - you`ll find them on the bottom of the TSC Newsletter

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Open Clay Shoot at Bredon School - February 28th

Open Clay Shoot at Bredon School - February 28th

We`re holding our first Open Clay Shoot at Bredon School, on Sunday 28th February!

So why not come and join us for a great day, with a chance to win some fantastic prizes, whilst shooting at this stunning school near Tewkesbury, with stunning views of the river Severn and surrounding countryside!

 

More details...

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TSC Newsletter 2016

TSC Newsletter 2016

Here`s the 2016 Newsletter, with details of competition dates, and information about everything TSC!

Read the TSC Newsletter

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