Practice Shooting

Southdown Gun Club and Shooting School, has been offering shooting practice on the shooting ground since the ’80s, in that time we have continually evolved the shooting facilities to the extent that we now have an unrivalled “pay and play” shooting ground which caters for most of the most popular disciplines.

The most popular shooting range is our English Sporting layout which is one of the largest in the South East if not the Country, there is also a Compak shooting range, where you can also shoot Sportrap and FITASC old system or for trap shooters we have a permanent Skeet range, plus an ABT and DTL layout, all of which are available on a turn up and shoot basis.

We operate the Promatic Claymate system which is a card based system that enables you to buy targets at the club house for use on any of the ranges. Once you have added credit to the card, simply insert your card into any of the claymate controllers that are located on every active shooting position, this will show you your available credit and you can start shooting. If you are shooting with a friend they can push the button for you or if you are a solo shooter you can use the time delay mode or ask for a caddied round where we will send a member of the ground staff with you, please note that this service is subject to availability.

Health and Safety is paramount and we ask you to help us to maintain a safe environment for everyone, when booking in for the first time we ask that you read and sign to say that you understand our rules of use. It is mandatory to wear hearing and sight protection at all times in the range areas, regardless of whether you are shooting or not, we also recommend that you wear a hat, as although every effort is taken to set the targets to avoid clay fall out, there is always a possibility of falling clay or plastic wad. Remember that “Good shooting is no accident”

The practice ranges are available Fridays and Saturdays (and Thursday evenings in summer) from 10:00am throughout the year, practice is also available on some Sundays if we are not holding a competition, please check our fixtures page for more information.

Air rifle range booking system

Call ahead on 01903-877555 to reserve your slot.  Range is open Friday-Sunday (and Thursday evenings in summer) although there may be the odd occasion when the range is not available.  You will be advise of availability at the point of booking.

All users of the air rifle range must have completed an orientation session and read/signed club rules prior to using the range.  Orientation is available and must be pre-booked.

Air Rifle Range 


Orientation: (Mandatory before using range) £10/person

Range Fees: Members £5/session, Non-members £5/2 hours


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