A private one hour lesson is the perfect way for a novice to learn to shoot or for an experienced shot to get better. The fee includes gun-hire, hearing & eye protection and all insurance. Please note, cartridges and clays are NOT included, they will be charged for on the day at the current rate.
Adult: £110.00 (inc VAT)
Young Shot (Under 16): £60.00 (inc VAT)
A course of six lessons allows you to build your technique and really improve your shooting.
Individual Adult £550.00
Individual Junior £300.00
Shared Adult £650.00
Shared Adult & Junior £575.00 (inc VAT)
Shared Junior: £450.00 (inc VAT)
The perfect introduction to shooting. Valid for 6 months from date of purchase. To include;
Three, one hour long shooting lessons, starting with the basics of gun safety and focusing on helping you to hit your first clays.
50 cartridges and clays per lesson (not transferable)
An iconic RB baseball cap
You are welcome to purchase this for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.
£375.00 (inc VAT) Limited to one Beginners Course per person.
This is only for experienced shooters. Consisting of 100 clay shot over a set course of ten stands. The course is changed on the first Monday of each month. The price includes 100 clays, scorecard, hearing and eye protection and all insurances (extra clays can be bought subject to time allocation).
From 1st November, there will be the following monthly prizes awarded: Top Gun - £150.00, Runner UP - £100.00.
£67.00 per person or £57.00 each for groups of 2 or more - experienced shots only.
The Driving Range is also designed for the more experienced shot with 100 clays shot over any of the current stands in the Valley. The price includes 100 clays, scorecard, hearing and eye protection and all insurances (extra clays can be bought subject to time allocation). Clients can purchase cartridges on site for use on the Driving Range or pay a £7.50 Green Fee to use their own.
From 1st December 2021, £67.00 per person or £57.00 each for groups of 2 or more - experienced shots only
Perfect for groups of four or more guests, this two hour shooting session is the perfect introduction to shooting or for a quick blast with friends. Including gun hire and 50 clays and cartridges per person, this experience is available at any point during the day on both weekdays and Saturdays.
£133.00 per person (inc VAT) for Adults
£87.00 per person (inc VAT) for Juniors
We offer gun storage in our dedicated, purpose built facility. Stored guns are inspected and cleaned twice per year by our staff. Please note that all guns must be supplied to us with either a hard case or slip for their protection. If you do not have one, we will supply a slip at a cost of £25.00 which will then be yours to take away with you when you remove the gun.
£22.00 per gun per month
Cartridges and clays are charged at the current rate.
£7.50 (inc vat) Green Fee is charged for all cartridges not supplied by RBSS or our Gun Room.
NOTE: Prices are subject to change. The Royal Berkshire Shooting School reserves the right to charge, in full, for any lessons or practice sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice.
Q: Do you need to be a member to shoot?
A: No. Anyone is free to come and shoot. However, for those clients who would like to become members, we do now have The Calibre Club, where members can enjoy a range of discounts and specially selected partner offers for only £25.00 per month. For further details please contact Wendy, the Calibre Club Concierge.
Q: Do you need a licence to shoot at school?
A: No but if bringing your own gun you should travel with your licence.
Q: What equipment do I need to bring? Do I need my own gun? Do I need my own cartridges?
A: We can provide you with a gun, hearing and eye protection and cartridges.
You can bring your own gun and your own cartridges if you wish. PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER, THAT WE CANNOT ALLOW CLIENTS TO UTILISE CARTRIDGES LOADED WITH STEEL SHOT WHEN SHOOTING AT RBSS AND THAT AS FROM 1ST MARCH 2019 WE ARE A FIBRE WAD ONLY GROUND.
Q: Do you have a cancellation policy?
A: Yes. You must give us 48hrs notice if you are cancelling a booking, otherwise you will be charged.
Q: Can I go out and shoot unaccompanied?
A: No. Even if you are just having a practice session, you are always accompanied by one of our instructors.
Q: Do I need to book or can I just turn up and shoot?
A: Yes, you do need to book. We run a diary system and instructors are booked out by the hour. If you would like to shoot on a Saturday, we would suggest booking 2-3 weeks in advance, whereas we may often have slots available at shorter notice during the week.
Q: What age can you start to clay pigeon shoot?
A: There is no legal age limit. Usually from the age of 10 children are strong enough to hold a shotgun and able to understand the important safety aspects necessary in order to enjoy the sport. We would always suggest bringing your child along for an individual lesson with one of our instructors, to see if they are keen to learn, before considering investing in a gun.
Q: Can you practice at the school or do you need to book a lesson?
A: Yes, an experienced shot can come and practice – you will still be accompanied by an instructor, who will guide you round the school to make sure you can access the full range of stands we have to offer. We are able to simulate all types of game birds such as grouse, high pheasant, teal etc and any of them can be incorporated into your “Driving Range 100” practice round. Please be aware that whilst you are welcome to request a particular instructor for your one-to-one lesson and we will do our best to honour that request, we cannot guarantee specific instructors for the Driving Range 100, Ten Ten Challenge or other competition rounds.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: No, but we would respectfully ask that smart/casual is worn. We advise people to wear comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear, suitable for the weather on the day.
Q: Can someone come and watch?
A: Yes we do allow people to come and watch as long as they wear the relevant safety equipment provided and follow the instructors advice on where it is safe to stand.
Q: Is the lesson cancelled if it rains?
A: No! Clay pigeon shooting is an outdoor sport, and unless conditions outside are deemed to be dangerous than we carry on!
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Instructors are here to choose the appropriate calibre shotgun for you, and to show you how to place a shotgun correctly in your shoulder. The combination of these elements ensure that firing any shotgun should not hurt.