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SAFETY

Notices & Signs

ALL people should appreciate that it is their responsibility to be aware of and comply with instructions and regulations together with any further instructions that are issued by the Range Office.

Ban Avery Speed Limit

The speed limit is 15mph on camp and 5mph on the 1000 yard range and drivers should conform to one-way systems. Park in designated car parks only and do not drive on edges or borders. Do not drive on the range or unless authorized to do so, do not drive across shooting points.


Radios

These are collected from the Range Office at the time of signing in and should be always returned to Range Officer of to the pits.

CHANNEL 1 will communicate to the pits (butts).

  • When speaking on the radio press in the button on the side of the radio, pause then speak.
  • Call the person you wish to speak to and identify yourself. Then wait for a reply.
  • Once you have received a reply pass your message. Example: “Hello Pits this is target number 27.” “This is Pits go ahead target 27”
    “Target 27 what time does shooting finish today?” “Pits at 4.30pm”

Range Officers will use the following code messages when communicating with the butts by radio.

The target number will be given, followed by the message number:

0 Raise sighting targets (usually 5’s and 0’s).

1 Raise target, firing about to commence.

2 No spotting disc visible.

3 Spotting disc disagrees with score board.

4 A shot has been red but no signal made. Examine target.

5 Firer has challenged for a higher score. Examine target.

6 Suspected second shot on target.

7 A miss has been signaled but firer has challenged for a shot. Examine target.

8 The spotting disc appears to not have moved. Confirm spotting disc is in the latest shot hole.

9 Marking appears to be very slow.

10 Stand easy (take a break) – half mast target (could mean finished for the shift).

11 Blow off shots about to be red. Ensure targets are lowered.

12 Stand easy (take a break) – lower target, patch out, place back up.

Firearms and Ammunition

a    All shooters are responsible for ensuring that their firearms and ammunition are safe to use. All firearms and ammunition must be made available for inspection and testing whenever required.

b    Use of the following on the ranges is prohibited:

i      Tracer; incendiary; armour piercing; armour piercing incendiary (API); depleted uranium; ammunition containing any igniferous or explosive substance.

ii     Projectiles of any construction other than lead core with gilding metal or soft iron jacket, including specifically mono-metallic bullets (ie made from a single metal); except solid lead bullets.

c    Cartridges which, when normally loaded, would exceed the ME/MV limits of any specific range, may not be used on that range even if downloaded.

d    Maximum caliber allowed on the range is .35 caliber. Anything larger that .35 caliber develops a muzzle energy exceeding the safe limits for the range.