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Butt Zero

Butt Zero

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Located behind the 800x firing point to the left of Stickledown, Butt Zero has use of static, turning steel plate and mover targets, offering great variety for individual, club or coaching purposes
The range has its own gravel car park, with level access to the range.

Type: Gallery Range

Danger area: Full Danger Area (FDA)

Distance: 5m – 75m


  • 3 bays located on the left hand side of Stickledown range between the 800x and 900x firing points.
  • LH Bay: 6 collapsible barricades and 10 turning targets (2x banks of 5)
  • Centre Bay: 15 turning targets (3x banks of 5) and a moving target
  • RH Bay: NRA events only, consisting of 4 static target lanes

Range Notices

All people should appreciate that it is their responsibility to be aware of and comply with instructions and regulations together with any further instructions that are issued by the Range Office.

Please read the range regulations which can be viewed or downloaded from the website here. A hard copy can be obtained from the range office. Butt Zero Range Regulations

Range Information

Opening Times

The Ranges are open every day except for Mondays. Start and end times are signalled by the hooter. The times vary as follows:


Follows Greenwich Mean Time Dates

08.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.00
(dependent on light)

08.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.00
(dependent on light)


Follows British Summer Time Dates

08.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.30

08.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.30

Type: Rifles; gallery rifles, shotguns and pistols by special arrangements only
• Maximum Muzzle Velocity: 1000 m/s (3280 ft/s)
• Maximum Muzzle Energy: 4500 J (3319 ft/lb)
• HME Permitted: 4500J – 7000J HME procedures apply
• NRA Steel targets are also available to be used on this range.
Special Requirements:
• Large calibre hunting rifles will be permitted during NRA organised and pre-announced events. They are not permitted for routine shooting.
• Section 5 firearms is permitted with prior permission in writing from the CE personally. The request to fire Section 5 firearms must be in writing and must detail the type of firearms and personnel attending.
Disabled Access
There is level access from the Butt Zero car park to the firing point, however the car park is gravelled and the centre bay range floor comprises of wood chip
Butt Zero Car Park
Melville Car Park

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