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Featuring three distinct bays, Cheylesmore can cater for both individual and Club bookings. Cheylesmore Bay B also offers evening shooting between 5-9pm. Please email for more information regarding this. This range complex has both turning and overhead retrievable targets.
Cheylesmore is a self contained complex able to host a variety of events. It benefits from its own Classroom with tea & coffee making facilities, disabled access toilet facilities and optional screened firing points on Bay B.
Type: Non Standard
Danger area: No Danger Area (NDA)
Distance: 5m – 25m
  • Bay A – 10 ISSF targets (2x banks of 5)
  • Bay B – 20 Turning targets (4x banks of 5)
  • Bay C – 2 Overhead Retrievable Targets (CURRENTLY OUT OF ACTION)

Additional notes:

  • Bay A – Only to be used by GB Pistol team and Troops to targets.
  • Bay B – Night Shooting Permitted
  • Bay C – Suitable for wheelchair users
  • Heated clubroom and ancilliary facilities.

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.

You must read the range regulations which can be downloaded from the website here.

For specific Cheylesmore Bay A range regulations, please click here.

For specific Cheylesmore B range regulations, please click here.

For specific Cheylesmore B out of hours range regulations, please click here.

For specific Cheylesmore Bay C range regulations, please click here.

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




Bay A
Type: Target Pistol Only:
a. Pardini .22 and .32 conversion kit
b. Walther SSP/SSPE .22
c. Fienwerkbau AW93 .22
Special Requirements (permission required):
• Only the CE can permit firearms other than .22/.32 target pistol.

Bay B & C
Type: Gallery Rifles and Pistols
• Maximum Muzzle Velocity: 655 m/s (2150 ft/s)
• Maximum Muzzle Energy: 2030 J (1496 ft lb)
Not Permitted:
• 22 Hornet
• .17 HMR


Cheylesmore Range Car park


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