The ranges we use at Otterburn are dotted around the vast defence training estate in North Northumberland. This is a sparsely inhabited area used by the military for all manner of training. The military use these ranges to train with everything from rifles and pistols to 155mm field guns and tanks. It is also used for bombing practice by aircraft, and attack helicopters practice firing rockets at mocked-up tanks.
There are number of rifle ranges we use here, all of which of which are merely large areas of moorland. On these ranges targets are either hammered into the earth with a mallet or we use the electronic reactive targets which are installed around the moor at various points at distances from 75 yards to almost 1,000 yards. These targets are great fun and can be set to appear in a pre-set sequence or at random.