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National Shooting Centre Stickledown
The longest range on the Bisley Complex, Stickledown features 50 targets which can be hired at distances from 800 to 1200 yards. Stickledown is also the home of the Bisley Buffalo target.
In addition to the 50 manually pulled targets, Stickledown has the capacity to offer electronic targets.
1100x and 1200x are restricted to certain dates of the year. Please visit the long range dates page for more information.

Type: Gallery Range
Danger area: Full Danger Area (FDA)
Distance: 800 – 1200yds

  • 50 lanes at 800 – 1100yds
  • 25 lanes (21-33 and 39-50) at 1200yds
  • Buffalo target (lane 51)
  • Butt Zero range is located on the LHS of Stickledown
  • 11 Intarso Electronic Targets
    • Lanes 21-26 usually at 900x
    • Lanes 46-50 usually at 1000x
    • Target 50 is fitted with a shot detection system and in the unlikely case of a miss will identify the fall of shot (please note the shot detection system will not detect sub sonic projectiles).

Additional notes:

  • There is no firing facility forward of the 800yd firing point.
  • There is a road which cuts between firing points 30 and 31 for access in to Bisley Shooting Ground.

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 Stickledown 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 British Summer 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 Greenwich Mean Time Dates

08.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.30

08.30-12.30 & 13.30-17.30


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Type: Rifles; gallery rifles, shotguns and pistols by special arrangement 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

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  • Barrie Burton

    Where you can shoot anywhere from 25yds to 1200yds with a good bunch of likeminded people. Very interesting buildings on site to show the age of the place.

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    18/01/2022 at 10:21 pm

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