Bull Run Shooting Center

Skeet: yes | Trap: yes | 5 Stand: yes | Sporting: yes | FITASC: no | Other: yes | Birds: no
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To reach Bull Run, take I-66 to Exit 52 (Route 29) at Centreville, drive 2 miles south, turn left onto Bull Run Post Office Road and follow the signs to the park entrance.

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Club Type: Public
Contact: Laurelyn Rawson
Location: 7700 Bull Run Drive  Centreville, MN 20121
Phone: (703) 830-2344
Website: https://www.novaparks.com/parks/bull-run-public-shooting-center
Club Hours:
Wednesday through Friday Sporting Clays is open from noon until 8 pm or dark(7pm end of November through mid-April). Wednesday through Friday top fields are open from 3pm to 8pm (7pm end of November through mid-April).
Weekends and holidays we are open from 9am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Our archery range is open Wednesday through Friday from noon- 8 pm (7pm end of November through mid-April. Weekends and holidays from noon to 5 pm.
We are also open for private events during the week. Bring you office out for a day of fun at the range!


13 Reviews

  1. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    Went with a group of friends 3/2/13 it was my first time out had a blast literally. We shot 2 rounds of wobble and 1 round of sporting clays. If you never been shoot wobble first then move on you will have much success. Great time, facility, and prices. Shoot on my friends.

  2. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    My first visit to Bull Run was last Saturday. I enjoyed the course but the people, trappers, trap setters, and shooters were great.

  3. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    I love shooting at Bull Run. The ranges are very well maintained and the staff is always courteous and knowledgeable. They have a nice stock of VERY nice rental guns for $11.00 a day. The lodge sells quite a few apparel items and ammunition. The Sporting Clays coarse is a challenging variety of long open field stations and densely wooded one. The Wobble Trap game is a blast especially for the shooting novices. The best way that NVRPS can improve upon what they have established at Bull Run is build another facility just like it in the Sterling/Great Falls area; Closer to my house, that is.

  4. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    The trap machine has been replaced and the trap field is fun again. Happy shooting.

    See you there.

  5. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Wonderful and friendly local public range.
    I visit and shoot skeet and/or trap several times a week and it’s always worth the drive.
    I’ve been visiting and shooting there weekly since fall of 2009.
    The staff is helpful and always welcomes with a smile.
    The trap machine needs to be upgraded. All else is great.

  6. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Excellent shooting facility for all ages and skill levels. Extremely friendly staff. Challenging courses (gotta try “wobble”…it’s a blast!). Best of all, it’s relatively inexpensive.
    My only complaint is that it’s not closer to my home.
    Give it a try!

  7. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 2-5 Visits

    Great place, very nice people, will do buss., next VA visit..

  8. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    A really nice facility. I shot 5-stand and the Sporting Clays course on the same day. Both were really challenging, especially the Sporting Clays because they had just changed the presentations for league play.

    I attended with a friend who had never tried shotgunning sports before. We took a class together and received expert instruction on the basics. However, when we shot 5-stand, the trapper, while I’m sure well meaning, scared my new shooter friend, by telling him he was a dangerous shooter and that he’ll probably be kicked off the Sporting Clays course. I thought it was rather uncalled for. I think we should be encouraging people to be better shooters and help them with their problems (in my friends case, he was a little stiff in his stance and gun mounting), rather than calling them a danger and threatening expulsion.

    Our trapper on the Sporting Clays course was awesome, he was very helpful and gave my friend pointers and used the magic words often, “Just relax.”

    If I’m ever in the neighborhood again, I will definitely shoot there.

  9. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Absolutely superb facility. The staff goes out of their way to make both novices and experts feel at home. The young man (and a young woman) who pull birds on the wobble course are exemplars of friendly professionals.

    I do find, however, that often the clays are so durable that what I know is a dead-on shot fails to shatter the bird. Are they mixing in polymer plastic birds during my rounds? This is also true on the 5-stand range. Hmmm. . . .

  10. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Outstanding facility = best of breed. The physical plant is excellent, but what makes this operation truly extraordinary is the highly professional (but very accessible) staff led by Mr. Whaley. I’d like to see the operation expand – maybe add a couple more wobble trap setups.

  11. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: Once

    I was completely impressed! An extensive, well-maintained, well-run facility with everything I could ask for. As a neophyte shotgun shooter, I took the “learn to shoot” class and was, again, very impressed. The knowledge and enthusiam of the instructor, his professionalism, and the concern shown for the students was top-notch. After the class I shot a round of sporting clays, and once more was totally impressed with the staff member who guided the squad through the course. This is a place where the brand-new shooter and the old-hand can both feel totally at home. All the staff are very friendly and very helpful. Highly, highly recommended!

  12. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: 6-10 Visits

    This is a good regional shooting center with an archery range in the basement. They have 3 Skeet Fields, 2 Trap fields, a 5-Stand complex, a Wobble Trap complex, and a six-acre Sporting Clays Course with a variety of terrains including both wooded and open field target presentations. The rates are reasonable and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They also have an FFL and are willing to receive guns from other FFL dealers. They also have a professional instruction for the beginner or the advanced shooter.

  13. Relationship to facility: Visitor
    Number of visits: More than 10

    Bull Run has Wobble Trap, Trap, Skeet, 5 Stand and Sporting Clays. They have large lights, so their last round usually starts @ 8pm. There’s no better place to go after work to get in a few rounds. As a beginner, their staff was very helpful in showing me what needed to be done. This facility is only a few minutes from the NRA national HQ, and as such the NRA Staff team has practices here on Tuesday evenings. This facility is a Fairfax County Park, and is top notch. Highly recommended. It can be a bit of a wait on the weekends, but I’ve had no problems going after work.

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