Shooting Session Self Led (District Scout Centre Range & Equipment)

From: £26.67

Mersey Weaver  have an indoor range located at the District Scout Centre together with a stock of equipment suitable for Cubs through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

Your booking includes the range  with 17cm target holders and springer air rifles (Gamo Delta Fox) only.

This booking does not include the cost of pellets and targets.  If you are not supplying your own 17cm targets and/or pellets (4.52mm) then these can be added to your order at the checkout stage or ordered separately later.

If you require a NRSA qualified Instructor you can book them here. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement on evenings or weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 scouts shooting ; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the shooters as Cubs may need a higher ratio of supervision (e.g. 1:2 or 1:3) on the range; if you want to book range, equipment and instructor click here.

If you need just an instructor to come to a venue of your choice you can book them individually here.

Mandatory Documents

Are you a member of the Scout Association or Mersey Weaver? Then you may be eligible for a discount! Make sure you have registered an account and if required, request the appropriate membership for your role.
To book this resource, you must hold an Adult Appointment in Scouting and have the appropriate permissions or log in if you already are a member.

Product Description

Target shooting is an internationally-recognised sport which features in both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. This is the most popular form of the sport where, as its name suggests, participants shoot at static targets in order to score points. The size of target used, and the distance over which they are shot at, varies. A round consists of firing normally ten shots. This is the number of shots that each shooter fires prior to the scores being recorded and the target collected.

In order to achieve consistent scores, the shooter aims to ensure that they are consistent in what they do for every shot. This includes adopting the exact same position, aiming at the same spot and so on. Many shooters only ever compete against themselves, aiming to better their own personal best scores. Others will enter competitions and tournaments at local club level, county level or even national level.

Although the target holders are already in place, the main hall will need to be setup, by the Range Officer:

  • All furniture removed between the firing line and targets (benches, seating, flag-pole and flag, judo mats, tables).
  • The ballistic curtains above the targets drawn closed.
  • Tables set out along the firing line.
  • Firing line and area demarcated using the provided self-standing tape barriers.
  • Red flag hung outside the main activity hall doors.
  • for 10yd and 10m range, the main activity hall doors must be bartered off in the reception hall area to prevent access to the hall.  access to hall is then through the small hall which also acts as the waiting area.

It is the responsibility of the Range Officer to ensure the range is run  in compliance with NRSA safety rules.

Afterwards, the main hall must be swept clean, rubbish removed and room reinstated for normal use, which includes emptying the pellet catchers and clearing the room of any pellets.

  • All rubbish must be taken away with the hirer as the building does not a rubbish collection service.

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