Rifle and Pistol Club Small Bore Shooting at Springhead
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 will be held at the Springhead Range every Tuesday night
unless otherwise stated on here.
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
must now inform you, of Section 21 of the 1968 Firearms Act.
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.
Range Officer awaits the next detail of shooters.
member gets a bead on his target.
zeroing their rifles ready for a competition.
"probationary" member receiving tuition.