THE RANGE

Our purpose built indoor range was completed in 2006 and supports a number of indoor shooting disciplines.

The majority of our shoots are at 25 yards, but the range can also be used for 20 yard and 10 metre classes.

SMALL-BORE PRONE

Small-bore prone shooting using .22 rimfire rifles over a distance of 25 yards is a core shooting discipline at the Club.

The basic equipment needed to shoot small bore is:

  • A small-bore rifle
  • A shooting jacket
  • Support sling
  • Ammunition
  • Ear defenders
  • A shooting mat
  • A spotting telescope

All of the above are provided by the Club, though ammunition has to be purchased separately.

SMALL-BORE TEAM and COMPETITION RESULTS

The final results of leagues and individual competitions completed over the last year and many previous years are listed in the small-bore results page.  Within the results archive, divisional or competition winners are highlighted in green.

SMALL-BORE TROPHIES

Like most established shooting clubs, CRPC has a well stocked trophy cabinet.  They are awarded annually to Club members at the Club’s AGM. You can see them here.

Details of previous winners from 1999 through to today can be found in Small-Bore Trophy Winners

BENCHREST

Benchrest shooting has rapidly become the most popular discipline at the club.

Shooters use air rifles or .22 rimfire small-bore rifles which can be equipped with a high powered telescopic sight.  The front of the rifle stock can be supported on a rest.

The basic equipment needed to shoot benchrest is:

  • An air rifle or small-bore rifle with open or telescopic sights
  • Ammunition
  • A sling or a rest for the rifle
  • Ear defenders

All of the above are provided by the Club, though ammunition has to be purchased separately.

BENCHREST TEAM and COMPETITION RESULTS

The final results of leagues and individual competitions completed over the last year and previous years are shown in benchrest results. Within the results archive, divisional or competition winners are highlighted in green.

BENCHREST TROPHIES

Benchrest is a more recently adopted class and so has a slightly smaller treasure chest, but you can still compete for Club Trophies.  They are awarded annually to Club members at the Club’s AGM.  You can see them here

Details of current and previous winners can be found in Benchrest Trophy Winners

AIR RIFLE

CRPC is a firearms approved club, but many of our members also shoot air rifles.

Instead of a rimfire cartridge and bullet, air weapons use compressed air or carbon dioxide cylinders to propel pellets of .22″ or .177″ calibre.

Air weapons can be used in a variety of shooting disciplines in the UK, but the Club focusses on using air rifles for Benchrest.

While you can use spring powered or CO2 types at the range, the most popular format is a .177″ calibre Pre Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle.  It uses an integral cylinder of compressed air with enough reserve for between 50 and 100 rounds.   There is virtually no recoil and the ballistics of the smaller calibre offers a more accurate trajectory for target shooting.

The main advantage of an air rifle over a small-bore rifle is that, if you are over 18 and can follow some basic storage requirements, you can purchase a low powered air weapon without a Firearms Certificate.

A useful guide to the types of air weapons, legalities and storage can be found here .

WHAT YOU CAN’T SHOOT AT THE RANGE

The following types of firearm and accessory is not permitted at the range:

  • Any firearm with a calibre in excess of .23″ (5.84mm)
  • The use of silencers (moderators)
  • Semi automatic rifles
  • For Benchrest, Prone and S&K the use of a fully loaded magazine is not allowed. If a rifle can only be operated using a magazine then only one round may be loaded at a time.

FULL-BORE TARGET RIFLE

The club is affiliated to the NRA and a number of members shoot full-bore target rifles at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley near Woking.

Many of our new members are interested in taking up full-bore and we plan to reinstate some of the club trophy shoots this year.

Full-bore rifles use the larger 7.62mm Nato round, with a bullet weight of 147, 155 or 168 grains.

Ranges are from 300 yards to 1000 yards firing at electronic or manually marked NRA targets.

The normal course of fire is 2 sighting shots and either 7, 10 or 15 shots to count.

The club has full-bore target rifles for hire and can train members who are new to the discipline.

Anyone wishing to find out more should contact the membership secretary.

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