News and Events

Winter League Round 1

  • By John Thorne
  • 20/10/2019

A great start to our Winter League Practical Mini Rifle series with round 1 having 14 shooters of which 4 were having their first competition, the rest being mainly the practical shooting team from NTSC so made for a great mix of shooters. 4 stages, ranging in distance from 1m to 90m with the morning […]

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NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match 17-08-19 – Competitor List

  • By John Thorne
  • 02/08/2019

We are delighted to be hosting another NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match in August! The event is fast approaching and with that in mind we are currently getting things in order. Entry list as follows: 1 Thomas Ellaway 2 Josh Hicks 3 James Rowlands 4 Christian Bartlett 5 Maria Bartlett 6 Richard Poole 7 Dave […]

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New Backing Boards

  • By John Thorne
  • 16/07/2019

We now have all new backing boards. Since we first opened we have always used Correx backing boards for the entire range, the idea being that they were cost effective and lasted more than one shooter so we provided them for free, however a visit from the Environment Agency has lead us to make a […]

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UKPSA IPSC Lvl 3 Practical Mini Rifle Match Results

  • By John Thorne
  • 14/07/2019

A huge thanks to all those who competed and supported our first Level 3 IPSC Practical Mini Rifle Match. The match days were not without issues but with kind support from UKPSA Range staff we put on a great match with some challenging stages stretching some of the UK’s best mini rifle shooters. The most […]

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IPSC Level 3 Pre Match 11-07-19 + Main Match 13-07-19 – Mini Rifle – Updated

  • By John Thorne
  • 09/07/2019

We are currently working hard to get everything in order for the upcoming event. At this stage we cannot complete squadding because we have a few outstanding payments that we need to clear. Please ensure you have completed payment via the below links, and we can get underway. If you have not yet paid for […]

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NRA Mini Rifle Match June 22nd

  • By John Thorne
  • 28/06/2019

Our first major competition at Silverstone Shooting Centre and whilst its fair to say things werent 100% perfect overall it was a good day and the competitors all enjoyed it.   What was especially important for us were the 10 brand new competitors to Practical Mini Rifle, most had taken our Introduction to Practical Mini […]

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NRA Practical Mini Rifle Match June 22nd – Competitor List, Courses of Fire

  • By John Thorne
  • 19/06/2019

This is the current entry list: John Thorne (Open, Senior) Squad 1 Kelvin Leaton (Open) Squad 2 Josh Hicks (Open) Squad 2 Dave Barbara (Open) Squad 3 Thomas Ellaway (Open) Squad 3 Dave Salmons (Open) Squad 2 Dan Cook (Open) Squad 1 Dan Roberts (Open) Squad 1 Howard Roberts Squad 3 David Hill (Open) Squad […]

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Round 2 of the UKPSA Championship – Worcester Norton

  • By John Thorne
  • 20/05/2019

Round 2 of the UKPSA Practical Mini Rifle Championship went pretty well I feel, came away with a Senior Class Win and 7th overall which considering the abject failure from round 1 at Crocketford (which was so bad I couldnt face doing a report!)  it was more than I was expecting. Round 1 really was […]

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Shooting in the Media – Update

  • By John Thorne
  • 15/04/2019

Well, following our visit form the Times newspaper and our comment that they had decided not to run the article they have decided to do so, full text of which is below. Golf buggies take members to and from a clubhouse against a backdrop of rolling countryside. It is only the sound of gunshots and […]

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Shooting In the Media

  • By John Thorne
  • 09/04/2019

Following the recent atrocity in New Zealand The Sunday Times has recently been featuring some articles about shooting and specifically practical shooting which have contained a series of factual inaccuracies. Rather than complain as to the inaccurate reporting we decided to contact the author to offer to both address some of the areas where they […]

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Competition Day

  • By John Thorne
  • 04/04/2019

Every month from April until October we will be hosting our .22 competition day where we will be having the following competitions: 10m Turning Target For details and entry click here: Details and Entry 25m Turning Target Details and Entry 50m Turning Target Details and Entry Speed Steel ( 4 courses of fire) Details and […]

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The law in the UK and how to obtain a Firearms Licence

  • By John Thorne
  • 24/03/2019

This is the process you need to follow to get a firearms licence in the UK for the purposes of target shooting. These are the rules in the UK as they apply now. First of all its worth noting that have a firearms licence is not a right, the presumption in the law is that […]

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Silverstone Shooting Centre Teams up with Blackrifle

  • By John Thorne
  • 15/03/2019

We are delighted to announce the creation of a new partnership between Silverstone Shooting Centre and Black Rifle for the creation, development and sale of custom upgrades to the Smith and Wesson M&P15-22 rifle. Milton Keynes based Black Rifle, a long established custom builder and manufacturer of parts for the M&P15-22 and its founder and […]

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300 Blackout

  • By John Thorne
  • 08/02/2019

The shooting World is full of new ideas especially when it comes to calibres, barely a week goes by where a manufacturer launches another new round which is always better performing than the last one but the story of the 300 Blackout is worth following.  To go into full detail would take up pages and […]

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.22 Ammunition Test – The Results

  • By John Thorne
  • 12/01/2019

Well, after 9 months of testing we are finally able to present our findings on which .22 ammunition we can recommend for Practical Mini Rifle shooters and the results are very interesting. Its worth being clear here on our motivation for this test, we are not a ‘reviewing’ operation, we dont get kit from suppliers […]

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Stage one tree Planting complete

  • By John Thorne
  • 22/12/2018

As part of planning for the building of the range we needed to add extensive planting of trees to the site, so, here is what 3000 trees looks like! This represents stage 1, smaller trees covering the whole site, all native species; oak, beach, maple etc as well as smaller shrubs that will provide extensive […]

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TV Shoot

  • By John Thorne
  • 23/11/2018

Here at Silverstone Shooting Centre we feel it is inherent in our role to promote the sport of target shooting in a positive manner so when a TV company calls up asking to shoot things for a TV show we are immediately keen to ensure that the message they are intending to create shows our […]

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Happy Birthday Silverstone Shooting Centre

  • By John Thorne
  • 21/10/2018

Well 12 months since our opening, we now have 80 odd members, over 250 people shooting here and another couple of hundred attended so we had a little celebration. Many thanks to everyone who came, existing members, new members and non members alike but especially to everyone who has helped create what we have here […]

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Practical Shooting Show

  • By John Thorne
  • 08/10/2018

Took the time to travel down to Exeter for the first Practical Shooting Show and despite the 6 hours of travelling it was worth going. One small hall but all containing vendors who specialise in the area of practical (dynamic)shooting so it was interesting to see all the items in one place rather than searching […]

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UKPSA Safety Course

  • By John Thorne
  • 16/09/2018

We had the honour to host the first ever mini rifle/long gun safety course for the UKPSA – the governing body for practical shooting in the UK under the IPSC. This course is designed to train shooters in the safe action of dynamic shooting the UK’s fastest growing form of target shooting where you move […]

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ATV Track Ltd Corporate Event

  • By John Thorne
  • 12/09/2018

A few shots of a recent corporate day held for ATV Track limited, real mix of shooters, some experienced, some none at all enjoyed a full day with .22 semi automatic S&W 15.22 rifles at 10m and 50m and then with the CZ .223 bolt action rife at 100m.

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Introduction To Practical Shooting Skills Course

  • By John Thorne
  • 29/08/2018

Our first Practical Shooting Skills Course saw 12 shooters try their hands at the dynamic shooting style that is Practical Shooting. Great day was had and all 12 passed the course with flying colours which allows each of them to book our dedicated Practical Shooting range.     The course covers all aspects of Practical […]

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