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Bury & District Muzzle Loaders

Our

Ranges

Notes:

  1. The RCO has absolute authority on the range and will decide who can shoot and when.
  2. There are no range fees.
  3. Basic targets are provided.
  4. Club rifles are available free, and ammunition can be provided. Prior notification is required at ranges other than Nortex.
  5. You are responsible for removal of litter and spent cartridges etc.

Pinner Quarry

Pinner is our principal range supporting all shooting disciplines at up to 100 yds. The quarry is located off a lane that is the continuation of Co-Operation St, Crawshawbooth near Rawtenstall.

Drive to the end of Co-Operation Street and take the lane that forks to the left. It is advisable to drive up the lane until it level out and broadens into a turning area. At which point turn round and descend the lane for around 30 yards at which point it is easier to turn left into the quarry entrance. Follow the track for a further 100 yards through the gate on the left to the range car park.

N.B. Whilst the lane is a bit rough it can be negotiated, with care, by ordinary cars. Low slung sports cars will have difficulty and are not recommended.

Regrettably; following boundary changes by the Local Authority, we are no longer able to permit clay pigeon shooting as the danger zone extends beyond our land and is not covered by our insurance.

Sunday full bore and Saturday Black Powder shoots have designated RCOs who are also key holders.

Other Sunday shoots, plus Tuesday and Thursday shoots are less formal and members need to check that a RCO/key holder is available and willing to attend.

N.B. You will be expected to participate in setting up, clearing down and keeping the range tidy.


Bury Drill Hall

The Drill Hall is located on Castle St in Bury town centre. From the junction of Bolton St. and Silver St. proceed into Market St and take the first left into Castle St, the Drill Hall is on the right hand side. Car parking is best obtained on Bolton St.

Nortex

We rent the facilities at Nortex Mill from another local club, B&NRPSC, on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. The Nortex facility is located at: Unit 1, 105 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 3AS.
Turn in through the main gates, the shooting centre is immediately to your left, down the stairs into the basement. Cars should be parked at the rear of the building as delivery vehicles require 24 hr access and you my be booked for obstruction.

Sealand

The Sealand army ranges (OS Ref SJ 306 723) should not be confused with the nearby RAF Sealand range. The army range is located on the DEE estuary.
  1. Approaching from the M56 or the Wirral take the exit marked “Deeside Industrial Park”.
  2. At the round about ignore the sign to RAF / MOD Sealand and turn right towards the industrial park, follow “Other Zones” then “Zone 4” and “Flint A548”. (PS there is a damn good butty van off the first of the roundabouts if you need some sustenance.)
  3. At the 3rd roundabout follow the sign and turn left for the army range.
  4. Take the first left into Weighbridge Rd which passes in front of the paper mill with rough land to your left. Beware the vicious sleeping policemen.
  5. At the end of the road turn left,
  6. After 70 yards turn left down what looks like a dirt track under the railway bridge (dated 1951). It soon becomes a surfaced road leading to the wardens office.

  7. When attending Sealand it is imperative to arrive at 9:00am prompt as the RCO will order target boards and range lanes for the numbers present at 9:00am on the day.

    Shooting typically lasts from 9:00am until 15:30ish, there are no on-site refreshments so bring a flask and snack.

    Unless previously agreed with the RCO / Secretary all attendees are expected to remain for the full day as they will be needed to set up and clear down the range as well as participating in butts parties or acting as lookout.