Cadderton Rifle and Pistol Club Small Bore Shooting at Springhead Range

The range at Springhead is our main range, where we shoot every Tuesday night from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. It is also where we teach new shooters the safety aspects of shooting and train them to shoot. We provide firearms for the duration of their probationary period, after which time they usually apply for a firearms certificate and purchase their own rifles.

The Club has been using this range for more than forty years, mainly for pistol shooting until the 1987 ban put a stop to that. After the ban we had to have a rethink on which way the club should go, so we decided to have a go at .22 rf. sporting rifle and that is what we now shoot there

Please check on the dates that Springhead Range is open (Listed on the left hand side of this page below the Main Menu forthe dates of all Chadderton Rifle & Pistol Club Small Bore (Rimfire) Competitions.

Small Bore Shooting

(Springhead Range)

All small bore shooting will be held at the Springhead Range every Tuesday night unless otherwise stated on here.

Competition Dates:

Eddie Harding 14th March

Easter Shoot 11th April

Half Year Shoot 20th June

P.R.One 26th September

Fun Shoot 24th October

Whiskey Shoot 5th December

We must now inform you, of Section 21 of the 1968 Firearms Act.

This says that if you have been incarcerated for between 6 months and 3 years. You cannot handle a firearm for 5 years. If you have been incarcerated for greater than 3 years. You cannot handle a firearm at all.


A Range Officer awaits the next detail of shooters.
A member gets a bead on his target.
Members zeroing their rifles ready for a competition.
A "probationary" member receiving tuition.