Muzzle Energy Calculator

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Deer energy and velocity requirements at a glance:

England

Muntjac and Chinese Water deer: Minimum calibre .220 inches. Minimum muzzle energy:1000 foot pounds and a bullet weight of not less than 50 grains may be used.

All other deer of any species: – Minimum calibre of .240 and minimum muzzle energy of 1,700 foot pounds.

Scotland

Roe deer, Minimum bullet weight: 50 grains AND minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second AND a minimum muzzle energy of 1,000 foot pounds.

All other deer of any species: Minimum bullet weight: 100 grains AND have a minimum muzzle velocity of 2,450 feet per second AND a minimum muzzle energy of 1,750 foot pounds.

HME Typical Range Rules

A High Muzzle Energy (HME) Firearm is defined as any firearm which, using a particular round, develops a muzzle energy in excess of 4500 J (3,319 ft lb). A special zeroing procedure is required with these firearms before they may be shot beyond 200m. See Ranges section for maximum muzzle energies on given ranges.

If your rifle is HME, regardless of load, please ensure you bring an HME target to shoot at the beginning of the session.

New Forms Required

The new form is NOT optional, it must be filled out each and every time you visit the range. If you do not fill out correctly you will have to go home. The form is now a requirement of club membership.

Barton Road Targets

The range wardens at Barton Road have made new frames for us. We have exclusive use of our targets; Vintage Arms and Grove will use their own. Please ensure the following once you are finished:

  • Frames are to be put away with nothing left on them
  • If you want to use Shoot’n’See or other adhesive targets then please put these onto a removable paper sheet first
  • Please DO NOT use anything other than the correct holder for spotting disks when on butts detail