Let's Celebrate

with 4 Reopening Prize Draws

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May 17, 2020

It’s time to celebrate! We are officially reopening on Wednesday, May 20th and we are very excited. We are proceeding in line with the phased reopening plans set out by the Government and are cautiously optimistic about this transition going smoothly for Ireland. With optimism and positivity in mind, we are giving you 4 NEW Opportunities to WIN some OUTSTANDING Prizes.

While we know that a lot of you will have to wait until the 5km distance is increased to get out and go shooting, WINNING one of these PRIZES would certainly set you up nicely for that long awaited return to the shooting grounds.

So…without further adieu…Let’s take a look at the 4 amazing prizes and details of how to enter!

1. SK standard .22 lr

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN 5,000 rounds of SK standard plus .22 lr rimfire ammunition!

Tickets are €7.50 each and limited to 100 tickets, giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 24th 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 24th May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. Similarly, if all tickets are sold sufficiently early, then the draw date will be brought forward. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €7.50 each!

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2. Beretta 690 Sporting

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN this Beretta 690 Sporting!

Tickets are €35 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 24th 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 24th May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. Similarly, if all tickets are sold sufficiently early, then the draw date will be brought forward. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €35 each!

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3. Tikka Cerakote .223 Rifle Kit

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN a Tikka T3X Kit! Kit includes a scope, mount, moderator and bipod.

Tickets are €17 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 24th 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 24th May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. Similarly, if all tickets are sold sufficiently early, then the draw date will be brought forward. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €17 each!

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4. Cheddite Smart Strike 28gr

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN 5,000 Cheddite Smart Strike 28gr cartridges.

Tickets are €17.50 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 24th 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 24th May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. Similarly, if all tickets are sold sufficiently early, then the draw date will be brought forward. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €17.50 each!

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Thank you for your support of our Reopening Celebration Prize Draws.

The Courtlough Team

 

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Dear Customers,

Following Government guidelines, we are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening from Wednesday 20th May next, and look forward to welcoming you back!

As part of the ongoing measures that are to remain in place in the meantime however, we will be implementing the following protocols, to ensure the safety of both staff and members alike.

Facilities

  • All shooting is to be booked in advance, either online or over the phone, and we ask that customers do not attend without prior notification.
  • Opening days will be reduced, initially, to Wednesday-Sunday only.
  • Booking times will be staggered, and restricted to 90 minutes, to limit the number of shooters on site at any given time, and to ensure social distancing.
  • Access to the shop will be restricted, and so the purchase of ammunition and/or retrieval of firearms from lockers must be arranged in advance.
  • Payments are to be made in advance, either online or over the phone to avoid the handling of cash and cards wherever possible.
  • The retail areas and clubhouse will remain closed.
  • Outside toilet facilities will be available and cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Hand sanitiser and other sanitising equipment will be made available around the site for use by customers.
  • No guests, children or large social gatherings are permitted.
  • Juniors (over 16 for this period of time) must be accompanied by a member of their own household.
  • Members using the pistol and rifle ranges will be obliged to comply with the directions given by Range Safety Officers (RSO) present, which directions may extend to social distancing and other Covid-19 related matters.
Shooters Guidance
Customers are asked to please:

  1. Only attend by advance booking, or prior arrangement, and notify us of your arrival on site before beginning shooting.
  2. Book and pay in advance online, or over the phone.
  3. Adhere to all social distancing guidelines, directions from RSOs, and current travel restrictions, and refrain from physical contact with other shooters or staff.
  4. Comply with any directions given by staff during your time on site, and only use stands as directed.
  5. Be patient if queues or waiting times occur as a result of these restrictions.
  6. Plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes before your booking time.
  7. Observe physical distancing at all times, both in the car park and on the range.
  8. Travel independently, unless with a member of your own household and park in a manner that allows for social distancing.
  9. Limit groups to no more than 4 people, maintaining social distancing at all times. Members of the same household should shoot together, rather than splitting into separate groups.
  10. Bring, and wear, your own Personal Protective Equipment wherever possible, including gloves, masks, hand sanitiser and wipes, as required.
  11. Bring your own refreshments and snacks whilst the Clubhouse facilities remain closed.
  12. Wash and sanitise your hands and equipment on arrival, and as frequently as possible during your time on site.
  13. Clean down stand equipment before and after use, with the sanitising equipment provided.
  14. Do not touch other shooters equipment, or share equipment with other shooters.
  15. Minimise your use of additional facilities such as the shop or toilets as far as possible.
  16. Purchase your own clay card for €5 (clay shooters only) to minimise handling by multiple people.
  17. Travel down the tunnel on the left hand side, and allow other shooters to finish at their stand before taking your turn.
  18. Take any rubbish away with you, and dispose of it at home, rather than on the grounds.
  19. Plan to leave promptly after completion of shooting, and avoid prolonged social gathering.
Please refrain from visiting the site if you, or anyone in your household, are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or if you think you may have come into contact with someone who may have Covid-19. Please do not attend until you have completed the recommended period of self-isolation, following the HSE and WHO guidelines, and have recovered fully. Those in high-risk categories should not attend.
The online booking system can now be accessed via this link:- www.courtlough.ie/book-now. Please navigate to the “Members” category, select which type of shooting you require, and follow the prompts to book.

We understand that these rules may seem very restrictive, however please be assured that they are only temporary, and will be lifted as quickly as possible in line with Government guidelines.

In the meantime, we ask that all customers assist us in observing these rules, in order to get through this period as quickly as possible, and to minimise the risk of stricter Government measures being reintroduced.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

The Courtlough Management Team

May Day Prize Draw

with 5 AMAZING Prizes to be WON!

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April 27, 2020

We’ve done a few Prize Draws for Shotguns and Rifles so now we think it’s time to add in some ammunition.

We are giving you the opportunity to stock up and Win BIG this weekend in the Courtlough May Day Prize Draw with 5 – YES 5!!! Amazing prizes to be won !!!

What’s more, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Beaumont Foundation!

So…without further adieu…Let’s take a look at the FIVE amazing prizes and details of how to enter!

1. SK standard .22 lr

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN 5,000 rounds of SK standard plus .22 lr rimfire ammunition!

Tickets are €7.50 each and limited to 100 tickets, giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 3rd 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 3rd May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €7.50 each!

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2. Cheddite RAPEED 27gr

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN 5,000 Cheddite RAPEED 27gr cartridges!

Tickets are €15 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 3rd 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 3rd May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €15 each!

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3. Cheddite Mach 3 28gr

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN 5,000 Cheddite Mach 3 28gr cartridges.

Tickets are €20 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 3rd 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 3rd May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €20 each!

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4. Fiocchi F Black 28gr

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN 5,000 Fiocchi F Black 28gr cartridges.

Tickets are €20 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 3rd 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 3rd May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets Only €20 each!

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5. Pilla Outlaw  X7 – 3 Lens set

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to win a Pilla Outlaw 3 Lens set!

Tickets are €10 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN! What’s more, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Beaumont Foundation!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted live on Facebook for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Sunday, May 3rd 2020 at 7pm. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by 3rd May, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw (set out on the final page of the booking process before you enter payment).

Tickets only €10 each!

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Win BIG this Easter & Support our Frontline workers

3 amazing prizes to be won, with tickets from as little as €10 each!

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Did you miss out on the first Easter Prize Draw? Well, we’re giving you another opportunity to Win BIG this Easter in the Courtlough Prize Draw with 3 more – YES 3!!! amazing prizes to be won, who needs Easter Eggs?!

While most of us are in “Lockdown”, some of us aren’t, our Frontline workers! They are out there fighting COVID – 19 while we are safe at home so as a Thank You and an offering of support, a portion of all proceeds from the Courtlough Easter Prize Draws will be donated to The Mater Foundation, and the Feed the Heroes campaign.

So…without further adieu…Let’s take a look at the seven amazing prizes and details of how to enter!

1. Browning 525 Sporter

**********SOLD OUT**********

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN this Browning 525 Sporter!

Tickets are €25 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted on Facebook live for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Monday, April 13th 2020. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by April 13th, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw.

Tickets only €25 each!

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2. Beretta 690 Sporting

**********SOLD OUT**********

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN this Beretta 690 Sporting!

Tickets are €35 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted on Facebook live for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Monday, April 13th 2020. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by April 13th, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw.

Tickets only €35 each!

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3. Tikka T1X Kit

**********SOLD OUT**********

Enter this exclusive draw for a chance to WIN a Tikka T1X Kit! Kit includes a Hawke scope, mount, moderator and bipod.

Tickets are €10 each and limited to 100 tickets giving you an excellent opportunity to WIN!

Once all tickets are sold, the names of the participants and their allocated draw number will be published via Social Media (Facebook & Instagram) along with the set date and time of the Live Draw. The draw will be conducted on Facebook live for all participants and spectators to view. A random number generator will be used to select the winner.

The provisional date for the draw to take place is Monday, April 13th 2020. All 100 tickets for the draw must be sold before the winner will be drawn however, so if all tickets are not sold by April 13th, then the draw will be extended until such a time as all tickets are sold. The final date for the draw (including any extensions), will be announced on Social Media (Facebook and Instagram) so please keep an eye on these pages for any updates and announcements.

Please read the Terms & Conditions in full before entering the draw.

Tickets only €10 each!

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Win a Limited Edition Beretta DT11 Gold

To celebrate 2020 and to get the New Year off to a WINNING start, we are giving you the opportunity to WIN this brand new Limited Edition Beretta DT11 Gold 30″ Trap model. We have number 156 of only 250 DT11 Gold Trap shotguns made and we want to give you the chance to own it for just €100 in our exclusive Beretta DT11 Gold Prize Draw.

This exclusive Prize Draw is limited to 100 tickets which means you have a 1/100 chance at winning this stunning collectors item, worth a whopping €9,500. Entries can be purchased online at https://bookeo.com/courtlough?type=221PUT93416F71254919 and your name will be automatically assigned a number which will be entered into the draw which will take place on Sunday, February 9th at 4pm. The Winning number will be drawn at random using a number generator and the draw will be broadcast live on Facebook.

The Beretta DT11 Gold

Created to celebrate the DT11’s many successes, this new limited edition’s silver receiver is decorated with interesting gold-plated versions of the iconic ‘moustache’ line and logo on the bottom of the receiver. The ball fences are embellished with an engraving of the word ‘gold’, endlessly repeated, forming a texture that reduces the light reflection when shooting.

The DT11 Gold has been made in two versions in relation to two Olympic disciplines: the trap with 250 copies and the skeet with 75 copies, all numbered in order on the bottom of the receiver.

Precision, balance, handling and durability are the features that make the Beretta DT11 the best-performing competition shotgun ever. All the components’ weights have been predetermined during the design phase, so that the centre of gravity is aligned with the first barrel.

This feature ensures optimum distribution of the shot patterns, correct balance and ideal shouldering, eliminating muzzle raise and allowing better execution when taking the second shot.

The Beretta DT11 over-and-under is made with painstaking care. All the couplings between the weapon’s various components, both principal (receiver, barrels, fore-end iron) and secondary (sidelocks, top lever, etc.) always searching for zero-tolerance and mechanical perfection.

The stock is modelled using grade 3 walnut wood and is available with a 35/56 stock drop for the skeet and a 29/39 one for the trap, the latter also available for left-handed people. The recoil pad, as usual in our competition shotguns, is made of 20 mm-thick Microcore® which provides a perfect grip on the shoulder. The oil finish ensures that the wood is more water resistant.The step 1 chequering provides a more refined look and a firm and comfortable grip. Two 20 and 40 gram weights can be fitted inside the stock in order to customise the weapon’s balancing.

 

The DT11 Gold’s receiver, with its 43 mm width and increased thickness at the sideplates, guarantees greater stability when shouldering. The locking system consists of the replaceable trapezoidal shoulders, which are unmistakable, and the cross bolt that is typical of Beretta DT series over-and-unders. The Nistan surface finish ensures optimum resistance to atmospheric agents and to wear. It creates an elegant contrast with the lines that contour the receiver, which is skilfully mirror-polished. The graphics that distinguish the DT11 stand out in gold.

 

DeTails

DT11 Gold’s removable trigger group can be rapidly removed and replaced, when required, between one platform and the other. The trigger is adjustable and can be repositioned by up to 9 mm, thus always allowing the shooter to find the perfect finger position. The steel leaf springs assure crisp trigger pulls and a high percussion speed.

The design of the top lever is suggested by the experience of the best shooters. It improves the grip, reduces the effort and makes it easier for left-handed shooters.

The fore-end iron has a replaceable insert made from a material which has a high surface resistance. This ensures, year after year, the perfect tightness of the fore-end iron to barrel assembly.

Thanks to its unique manufacturing process, Steelium is the barrel production technology which enables Beretta tri-alloy steel to become a true ballistic gem. Deep drilling, cold hammer forging and vacuum stress relieving provide the steel with mechanical characteristics that are ideal when superior ballistic performance has to be achieved.

The Steelium PRO barrels boast an internal tube profile with a very elongated progressive triple cone that reaches as far as 240 mm from the muzzle . The advantages are:

A clear reduced perception of the weapon’s muzzle raise
More dense and compact shot patterns with very high penetration and target hitting performance
Quicker and more accurate second shot
The special internal geometry of the Optima-Bore HP barrel is designed to offer high performance even when using High Performance steel shots. The skeet version is equipped with five interchangeable Beretta Optimachoke HP choke tubes.

DT11 Gold Accessories Kit

The top rib features newly designed barrel bridges that are internally hollow. This improves the barrels’ balance and helps to better dissipate the heat when the tubes overheat.

 

The DT11 Gold offers numerous accessories, including:

Case made of ABS
B-Fast weights kit (for the stock) – 2 x 20 g weights + 2 x 40 g weights
Set of Interchangeable red front sights
Set of 2 firing pins
Stock disassembly tool
Trigger adjustment screwdriver
Stock and barrel protection insert
Beretta sticker
Beretta logo cloth
Bottle of gun oil
Snap caps
Warranty and user manual

 

Now that you’ve read all about this Limited Edition masterpiece, it’s time to seize this opportunity to WIN this stunning shotgun.

Enter the 2020 Prize Draw via this link https://bookeo.com/courtlough?type=221PUT93416F71254919

All participants will be allocated a number which will be added to the Prize Draw on February 9th at 4pm. Winner will be chosen at random using a number generator.

 

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December 16, 2019

What A Day!!! 🤩
 
We couldn’t have asked for better…from the weather to the targets and everything in between…delicious mince pies (thanks to O Neill’s bakery), mulled wine & prizes 😅
It was an absolutely cracking day for our Christmas Shoot with Sam green shooting coach 😊
 
Thank you to everyone who travelled from near & far to shoot today, we really hope you all enjoyed it… We certainly did 😁
 
65 topped the scoreboard for the day so very well shot to Dave Marshall, Glenn Goslin and Stephen Porter who all came in with a super 65 👏🏻
Dave was the only one present at the finish making him overall High Gun for the shoot 🎁
 
In the Sportrap competition between Courtlough & Oriel, Courtlough came out the winners of this match…thanks to everyone who shot, we’d certainly like to see more of these friendly competition amongst clubs in the future 😊
 
A huge thank you to Sam Green for his time and effort in putting together a great event and also to Joe Green, Austin Gilligan, Jake Byrne, Gerry Kearns and Oisin Wallis for their hard work too.
You can view all of the pictures from Sunday’s event over on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/courtloughshootinggrounds 
and the scores via the link below.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from all of us at Courtlough 🎄
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April 3, 2019

Introduction
The Benelli 828U Sport is a competition gun, built for optimum performance and designed to deliver.
The slick black Sport aesthetic sets it apart from the classic engraving that is normally found on guns in this price range. It is styled for Sport, specifically targeting the competition clay shooter with an athletic and performance focused mindset.
Gun Statistics
Cast: Right Hand
Weight: 8.05 lbs
Barrels: 30”

Round One
It certainly captured my eye and my imagination, I couldn’t wait to take it out for a test shot. Without any adjustment, I (a left handed shooter) unboxed this gun, put it together and headed straight for the Skeet range. Although, the gun came up to my cheek & shoulder comfortably, I could tell that it was off and I adjusted myself to bring my eye in line. The first half of the 25 round of Skeet wasn’t great but once I got a feel for the gun and how it moved, the second half was stronger. From there, I took on some Compak Sporting, shooting a wide range of targets, from quartering, rabbits, loopers, battues, crossers, teal to incomers. The Benelli really showed its ability here, smooth and easy to move, fast but easily controlled with great pointability – the rib is mid rise with an integrated sight channel that draws your eye down to the bead. All of this combined, turned quartering, going away, teal, rabbits and dropping targets into dust. I was really impressed because this gun didn’t even fit me…yet.

Custom Gun Fit
One of the major benefits (that come as standard) of the Benelli 828U Sport is that it comes with the ability to create a custom stock fit using the selection of Drop and Cast shims provided. Finding the fit that is right for you is just a matter of testing and trialling the 40 potential perfect stock fitting combinations. I followed the step by step instructions in the owner’s manual to create my chosen stock fit, based on what my current stock set up is and the combination which matched this. I also adjusted the balance of the gun as I prefer a more evenly distributed weight for my shooting style.

The progressive balancing system (PBS) comes as standard and is placed strategically between the butt pad and the stock. Balancing the Benelli 828U Sport is easy, with the option of 3 additional 12.5 gr weights, you can add and remove weights to achieve your desired balance. I opted to add all 3 weights to the PBS and was happy with the new balance of the gun.

Benelli

Round Two
I was excited to see how much of a difference the gun fit, cast and balance would make to the gun and wasted no time in getting out for a shot on Courtlough’s sporting layout. It took about 8 shots to adjust and from there, it was smooth sailing. The sight picture was so accurate, pointing and shooting was simply effortless, in fact, the only time I missed was due to error on my part not the gun.

There is a distinct lack of recoil from this gun which highlights how smooth it feels to shoot. The internal steel locking system is paired with a steel receiver giving the Benelli 828U Sport a very strong “core” which definitely absorbs some of the felt recoil, as it is minimal.

I used ½ & ¼ chokes and Cheddite Mach 3 & Smart Strike 8’s for what I was shooting, this was the right choke and shot size combination. The Benelli 828U Sport comes with 5 extended chokes, both the 30” barrels and chokes have a cryogenic treatment which results in consistent patterns and more pellets on targets.

Conclusion

At this price range, to find a gun that comes with the intelligence to allow for custom stock fit, a progressive balancing system and precision patterning as standard is unique. All in all, this gun is a little black beauty, enjoyable to shoot with the potential to perform at the highest levels. It won’t be long before it establishes itself as a leading sporting clays competition gun.

Courtlough Winter League 2017

in association with Countryside Alliance

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By: Aine Flynn

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September 26, 2017

Hot off the press… Winter League has started! 💥💥
In association with Countryside Alliance Ireland, we have 2 BERETTASilver Pigeons up for grabs! #keepontopofyourgame
Any queries please email: liam@courtlough.ie

NLSD2017 & CLC's 1st Birthday Bash

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June 29, 2017

We can’t believe that more than 2 weeks have passed since Courtlough Ladies Club hosted National Ladies Shooting Day (#NLSD2017) on behalf of The Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club. NLSD 2017 very conveniently coincided with the CLC’s first birthday so there were multiple celebrations on the same day.

Here’s ALL the details…

To say that the day was a HUGE success is an understatement, Nicola & Áine from the CLC put so much effort into making the day amazing, it’s safe to say that Courtlough has never looked so good or pink for that matter. On Saturday June 10th, 30 lovely ladies turned up to take part in National Ladies Shooting Day, some seasoned shots but the majority of whom where complete beginners.

They were greeted with goody bags and a welcoming chat from the CLC hosts before meeting their instructors & making their way to the shooting stands. Once the safety briefing was done, the ladies got stuck into some serious Clay breaking with cheers & rounds of applause following all the hits, some of the lucky ones even hit the flash clays which blew up in a burst of pink smoke. In between their shooting rotation, the ladies wandered over to the bespoke Pink Clay Wall photo backdrop for selfies and memento pictures of the day.

Fieldsports Magazine Selfie Competition

There was plenty of hash tagging and fun to be had between shots with a prize for Best Selfie sponsored by FieldSports Magazine – our very own Áine was the proud winner (we look forward to reading her interview in the coming issue of the magazine). Storm in a Teacup even stopped by in their custom ice cream van, Mabel, to tickle the ladies tastebuds with their delicious desserts, whipped ice cream, Ferrero chocolate sauce, fresh strawberries & whole load of other yummy toppings.

Prizes…

After all the shooting, selfie taking, ice cream eating, it was time for the obligatory Tea & Cake in The Clay Cafe. While the ladies chose from the delicious cakes supplied by Take the Cake, sipped on their tea and coffee, the winners of the Beginner & Intermediate shooting classes were counted along with the winners for the Best Dressed and Best Cake. The prizes (3 NLSD silk scarves, a voucher for Sporting Hares and a beautiful rosette) were then presented followed by lovely recap of the day from Áine & Nicola. After a quick round of ‘Happy Birthday’, the hosts blew out the candle of the CLC’s first Birthday cake and raised a toast of pink bubbly to Ladies Shooting everywhere.

We’re finding it difficult to come to terms with it all being over. Don’t be surprised if you see some pink bunting still hanging up, we’re definitely keeping the Pink Clay Wall anyway.

What’s next?

We are looking forward to NLSD2018 already Ladies but if you’d like to try shooting before then, you can. The next CLC Ladies only shooting event is taking place on Sunday July 23rd and it’s only €30pp.

If you’d like to see more from the day, check out all of the pictures over on the Courtlough Ladies Club Facebook page www.facebook.com/Courtloughladiesclub