Try Sustainable Ammunition Day – Sporting Targets, Bedford

Date: 02/10/2020 Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sporting Targets
Knotting Lane , Bedford, , MK44 1BX

Category: Shooting

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Try standard steel ammunition on a clay layout simulating live quarry shooting.

All the major shooting organisations are calling for a 5 year phase out of lead shot for live quarry shooting in the UK. BASC are offering members the opportunity to come and try one of the non lead alternatives (steel shot) at various clay grounds in the coming months.

This is intended to be an informal experience to give people to opportunity to try the ammunition under qualified supervision and to dispel some of the myths regarding steel shot under the guide of a BASC coach. Each session will last approximately one hour.

All those attending should be experienced shots and are required to bring their own 12 gauge shotgun.

The ‘International Proof Commission (CIP) does not give guidance on choke recommendations for Standard Steel in Nitro proofed guns. For this event however we are recommending your guns to be choked at cylinder, quarter or half to optimise performance. If you are in any doubt about whether your gun is capable of safely firing steel we suggest that you consult a gunsmith before attending.”

Participants will be in small groups using specific stands accompanied by a BASC coach.

When you have finished your round of 25 clays you will have an opportunity to ask questions about sustainable ammunition and any other concerns you have with regards to shooting sports.

Due to Covid19 you will need to bring your own refreshments or use the onsite cafe; plus please bring a face mask, nitryl gloves, hat, safety glasses and ear defenders. Social distancing and limited numbers will be in effect to comply with current regulations.

Time slots: 10:00, 10.30, 11:00, 11:30, 12,00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00

To book your slot please Click here

Cost: £10 per person


Sporting Targets will be open if you would like to go on to shoot some clays or book a lesson, please see their website for full details.