Daft question time, as I really don't know where to start.
I have recently gained vermin permission over a large disused chalk quarry in the South East
heavily overgrown, lots of rabbits... but more importantly with a variety long internal sight lines out to about 150M with safe backdrops (30-40 Metre high grass covered chalk, little or no flint)
even a disused 50 metre long shed with back wall into the chalk. Single gated private access.
Chatting to the landowner, the possibility of a few quid income to fund the other main work on the site would be really really welcome, as far as I can see, it would make a pretty fantastic range for some fullbore field target shooting
There's a local rifle club who use MOD ranges, I'm sure they'd be pretty keen on the odd bit of variety and a chance to shoot some differing ranges against deer targets etc as a social/competition event for a reasonable per head fee.
Hell, I could happily run a nice social meet/shoot/BBQ for some of you lot of it was possible
So, if I wanted to maybe try and hold some sort of field target shoot what sort of hoops would I have to jump through?
Land not cleared for any calibre at all yet - but in process, and I'm going to try and push FEO to permit use for zeroing my own rifle and out to .308
Only the odd event, so no need for planning permission since, as I understand it, it falls under permitted development rules (?)
would it need to be cleared as a specific home office approved range? or would that depend on the conditions of the shooters own FAC?
anything obvious I'm overlooking?