During BASC range days, participants will have the opportunity to shoot both static targets and running boar/deer targets with .22 rimfire and centrefire rifles.
The British Sporting Rifle Club (BSRC) ranges available (all firing points are covered):
Participants will also have the chance to undertake a Range Safety Assessment. On successful completion, BASC Rifle Club will issue a Shooter Certification Card which will enable the holder to shoot unsupervised on NRA ranges.
*The stalkers test requires the shooter to fire; two shots from the prone position, two shots sitting, two shots kneeling, two shots standing, and then two from a bench simulating the position of a high seat.
In order to take part you must be a BASC member and hold a valid Firearms Certificate.
The NRA rules of shooting and BSRC Range rules define types of firearms and ammunition which may be used on their ranges for target shooting. The individual firer is responsible for ensuring that his or her firearm is properly maintained, and that the ammunition is in every way safe and within the range parameters for muzzle velocity (MV) and muzzle energy (ME).
Firers attending BASC range days are required to sign a declaration confirming the above each time they attend a range day. Range staff also monitor firearms and ammunition during the course of fire.
A range safety briefing will take place at 9.30am prompt.
All firers must be signed in, present a valid firearms certificate and BASC membership card before congregating ready for the briefing.
All BASC range days are run under supervision of a Chief Range Officer (CRO) and assistant Range Conducting Officers (RCO).
BASC rifle club currently has no available club rifles for use on the day. You must have your own rifle.
It is recommended approximately 100 rounds of centrefire and approximately 100-150 rounds of rim fire ammunition.
Standard .22lr ammunition only for running boar. Hollow point ammunition is not permitted.
17 rim fire cartridges can only be used on the 100m zero range. The maximum permitted velocity and energy for each range is displayed on notices near the firing points.
For the running deer range, the calibre of the rifle must not exceed 8.0 mm and the cartridge case capacity must not exceed that of the .30-06 i.e. 68.0 grains plain water measure.
Expanding/hollow point ammunition is not permitted on the running boar range. .17 rim-fire cartridges are prohibited.
The maximum permitted velocity and energy for each range is displayed on notices near the firing points.
The National Rifle Association and MoD have approved procedures that must be used on MoD ranges when civilians are shooting with firearms and where muzzle energy is greater than 4500 joules. Zeroing and practice of HME firearms on static targets will be by arrangement with the CRO only.
The calibre of .22-250 is not permitted to be used on the BSRC ranges or at Bisley.
Ear protectors must be worn while shooting is in progress. Please note, when in the vicinity of all firing points, especially covered ones, it is advisable to keep ear protectors on.
Anyone shooting on MoD ranges (including Bisley ranges) is required to possess and produce, on request, a certification card for the type of firearm they are using. This card is known as a ‘Shooter Certification Card’.
If you require a card to utilise BASC range days or Bisley range booking system and are a member of BASC with your own firearms certificate, you can sit an assessment to obtain a SCC at one of the BASC range days.
If you pass the assessment, you will be issued with a card that lasts for up to 12 months.