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19 May 20 - Re-Opening by appointment 22nd May

Re-Opening by appointment 22nd May

COVID-19 UPDATE: 16th May 2020

We are pleased to tell you we will be slowly and partially re-opening from FRIDAY 22nd MAY, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

We`ll be accepting bookings by phone from 10am on Monday 18th May, and will be offering 100 sporting using the caddy system, only certificate holders will be able to shoot for the timebeing.

The shop remains closed at this time however any purchases can be made over the phone and contact-free collection or postage can be arranged. No gun hire will be available, and no sharing of guns allowed. Squad size will be 2 people in a group, unless you are from the same household - please notify us of this at time of booking. ALL bookings must be made by phone, and payment made at time of booking - this includes the purchase of any cartridges, and we will only allow a maximum of 250 cartridges per person at this time.

Start times:
Monday to Friday: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm & 3:30pm
Saturday: 10am, 11:30pm, 1pm & 2:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

You must arrive a MAXIMUM of 15 mins before your time-slot, and if you are not ready to start on-time you will lose your slot.
YOU MUST NOT get out of your car until an OGC staff member comes to get you with your score card.
Only ONE PERSON in a stand at a time - please wait for the other shooter to come out before you enter the stand. YOU MUST keep the appropriate distance from the other shooters and staff. Café and toilets WILL NOT BE OPEN.
You must leave the site as soon as you have finished shooting. No gathering in the car park will be permitted.
No dogs will be permitted on site, and we will not allow children or spectators who are not shooting.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided on each stand, and we strongly recommend that you wear PPE (such as gloves and a face mask) for your own protection. If anyone does not follow the rules as laid out by our staff then they will be asked to leave the site, for the safety of our staff and other customers. If you turn up and have not booked-in already, you will be turned away. If you or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend the grounds.

We hope you understand that these strict guidelines have been implemented to keep our family, staff and all our customers safe. 

Do call David for more info on 01844 238308, or to book-in to shoot.

We will continue to take your enquiries via Facebook messenger & email.

David, Nicky & Charlotte will be happy to answer any questions that you may have:

We will aim to respond within 24 hours for all your enquiries and look forward to hearing from you.

David, Nicky & Charlotte.


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16 Mar 20 - University Challenge 2020 - details

University Challenge 2020 - details

The University Challenge will run from 1st to 31st April 2020 this year, and you can enter as a School or University Team or as an individual!


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16 Mar 20 - TSC dates for 2020 - Updated

TSC dates for 2020 - Updated

Get the dates in your diary NOW - and don`t forget to book early to avoid missing out.....!

(updated with latest provisional date for Oxford I competition...)

2020 Dates

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10 Mar 20 - TSC 11th March - POSTPONED

TSC 11th March - POSTPONED

We have reluctantly decided today that we have to postpone the TSC on Wed 11th March 2020.

We have set a new provisional date of Wednesday 22nd April 2020.....but will keep you updated once this is confirmed.

More details...


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19 Dec 19 - TSC Winners 2019!

TSC Winners 2019!

Congratulations to Bethany Norton and Ron Chipman, our TSC Winners 2019!

2019 was another fantastic year of competition, and we`ve now given our 6th and 7th cars since 2015.

Well done to all our competitors - you`ll find the Super Final scores here

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29 Nov 19 - TSC Grand Final - 7th Dec

TSC Grand Final - 7th Dec

The GRAND FINAL of this year`s TSC will be held on Saturday 7th December 2019. We`ll have 50 & 100 sporting, Browning rabbit-mania, have-a-go clay shooting, as well as the chance to watch the final of the TSC, so see TWO youngsters win a car EACH!

Wo why not come and celebrate with our finalists and winners?


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28 Nov 19 - £200 Browning Cash Back!

£200 Browning Cash Back!

Browning are offering £200 cash-back when you buy a new Browning B725!

Offer is open between 29th Nov 2019 to 28th Feb 2020, at participating dealers, only while stocks last - and we`re participating, so come down and check out the Browning B725, and get yourself a bargain!

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19 Sep 19 - TSC - 2 cars, again!

TSC - 2 cars, again!

For The Schools Challenge 2019 we AGAIN have TWO cars to give away! 

These amazing prize can only be won by those take part in the TSC competition, entering 6 out of 9 competitions to qualify.

This is only possible thanks to the amazing support or Lodge Hill Garage, Abingdon - their continued support is fantastic, helping our sport to go from strength to strength with the next generations of young shots!

Please support all our sponsors and our competitors, and help to keep our sport thriving!

Lodge Hill Garage, Abingdon

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19 Sep 19 - Grouse & Driven targets - all year

Grouse & Driven targets - all year

Want to come and practice your Grouse and Driven targets?

We`ve got grouse and driven targets all year as part of our lessons, and also available for practice Monday to Friday.

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02 Sep 19 - Air Ambulance Charity Shoot 28th Sept!

Air Ambulance Charity Shoot 28th Sept!

Raising money for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, we`re holding a great charity shoot at the end of the month - so why not come and join us for a great shoot for a fantastic cause!

SATURDAY 28th September 2019
From 10am, last cards 3:15pm.

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11 Jul 19 - Olivia Tullett challenge review

Olivia Tullett challenge review

We had a great review from a very happy shot this week, having just shot the Olivia Tullett shoot!:


Shot this last week and cannot recommend it enough. Demanding and fantastic fun. It is not just the usual "game sim" set up where they put on a few flurries and name traps with a quarry species. You don`t load the gun and call "Pull". As well as a few more regular "pairs", there is a driven flurry and a grouse sequence which is really handy for practicing loading quickly and under pressure. The "jewel in the crown" is the walked-up section - much more demanding and realistic than last year`s set up (which was good anyway).

So if you want a good work out and warm-up for the coming game season, or if you just shoot clays and want to try something a little different - and less predictable ;) - this is well worth a "shot". We`re back for another go this weekend :)

More info....

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21 Mar 19 - TSC University results 2019

TSC University results 2019

See PDF below for the results from University Championships 2019, held on 20th March 2019:

University Results PDF

Congratulations to everyone who took part, and congratulations to our winners! 

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15 Mar 19 - TSC Oxford results 2019

TSC Oxford results 2019

Another great day of competition at The Oxford Gun Company for The Schools Challenge Oxford.

All Results

Congratulations to all our winners and competitors!

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01 Mar 19 - TSC Rules for 2019

TSC Rules for 2019

Here are the rules for the TSC Competitions in 2019.

Don`t forget to read these before submitting your Entry Forms!

TSC Competition Rules and Regulations 2019

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06 Jul 18 - Plink & Play - Air Rifle Range

Plink & Play - Air Rifle Range

Why not come and have a "Plink and Play" on our air rifle range at The Oxford Gun Company?

You`ll need to pre-book, and if you visit us on the last Saturday of the month then you`ll get an additional half hour free  when you pay for an hour!

Just £12 per hour, plus you get your free half hour when booking for the last Saturday of the month!

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