Established in 1998, The National Shooting Centre offers the largest range complex in the world, within a major centre of population.

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This extensive range complex features five bays, Bay A containing 7 electronic advancing targets, whilst Bays B-E each offer 10 turning targets. The back of the range benefits from a covered firing point, and wheelchair ramps allowing access between Bays.

Most bays have the capacity to set up additional range funiture such as barricades, knockdown targets and Mini McQueen castles

The complex has its own car park and toliet facilities.

Type: Gallery Rifle and Pistol Range

Danger area: Full Danger Area (FDA)

Distance: 5m – 50m


  • 47 targets separated in to 5 Bays
  • Bay A:
    • 7 x advancing targets 7m – 50m
  • Bays B-E:
    • 10 turning targets (2x banks of 5) per bay

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

For specific Melville 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





Type: Gallery rifles and pistols. Airguns are permitted.
• Maximum Muzzle Velocity: 655 m/s (2150 ft/s)
• Maximum Muzzle Energy: 2030 J (1496 ft lb)

Special Requirements (permission required):
• Small bore target rifles prone or 3 positon shooting.
• Firearms exceeding GR ME and/or MV may be permitted in exceptional circumstances with prior written permission from the CE
• Cannon

Not Permitted:
• 22 Hornet
• .17 HMR

Melville Car Park
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  • Andy Norley

    This was my first return visit in nearly 25yrs – the change is amazing ! Great facilities in site, proper cafe n dining, old ranges overhauled-the “huts” tidied n upgraded to make them extremely comfortable BUT the essence of Bisley, the history is still there!

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    18/01/2022 at 10:18 pm

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