Running Deer Range

Running Deer Range

The Running Deer range is a 100 metre moving target range equipped with an electronic scoring system, and comprises a Firing Area hut and a moving target system. Limitations regarding the type and calibre of firearms that may be used on this range are covered in the Range Regulations.

The Firing Area hut contains two shooting bays (Firing Points) and a Line Officer’s (LO’s) station. All shooting takes place from the right hand bay above which the main electronic target display is located; the left hand bay is for dry firing only. A red safety light is positioned above each bay. The range is operated from the LO’s station using the target control unit, and the electronic scoring system controller. The printer and an auxiliary target display for the electronic scoring system is also located at the LO’s station, along with a telephone, and a red safety light operating button. The Firing Area hut also contains the master switch for the red safety lights.

The moving target system comprises a rail mounted target trolley which is driven by a braked electric motor via a system of cables and pulleys. The electronic scoring system sensor boards and electronics are mounted on the target trolley and communicate with a fixed base station via a radio link. The motor, drive gear, switch gear, electronic scoring system base station and the ‘manual’ Marker’s station are all contained in the right hand butt (motor room). The Marker’s station contains a telephone and a scoring clock.

The dimensions of the BSRC Running Deer range are as follows (NSR specification in brackets):

Shooting distance:102.3 metres(99.5 to 101.0)
Variation of the position of the Firing Point from the centre of the target track: horizontal4.0 metres(4.0)
Variation of the position of the Firing Point from the centre of the target track: verticalminimal(4.0)
Height of target centre (measured above ground level at the Firing Point):1.66 metres(-4.0 to +4.0)
Bench height:1.0 metres(0.8 to 1.0)
Target run as seen by the shooter:23.28 metres(23.0 ± 0.25)
Target crossing time:4.4 seconds(4.3 ± 0.2)
Antler run:1.1 to 1.2 seconds(1 to 2)
Bench height:0.87 meters(0.8 to 1.0)

NB: The target must reach full speed at least 0.5 seconds before the full target appears.

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Once you have completed your application it will automatically be forwarded to the club secretary for approval.

Before completing the application form you will need the names and membership number of 2 current full members of the club to propose and second your application. If you wish to visit the club prior to completing your application, please consult the events calendar for a convenient date. Please be aware that you will not be able to shoot during this visit.