Sat, Feb 19|
Hike & Shoot: Prep
Prepare your skillsets for our Hike and Shoot event.
Time & Location
Feb 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Rifle Ranch, Co Rd 526, Alabama 36263, USA
About the event
Hike and Shoot Prep is all about developing the skillsets used during our Hike and Shoot event.
We would like to give everyone an opportunity to improve upon and practice what we do at the
Hike and Shoot. If you haven’t shot a Hike and Shoot event but want to, or if you have shot all
of them and would like to get better, this is going to be a great class for you. It will be broken up
into 4 (2hr) modules.
In the Pistol module we will begin with advanced accuracy. Accuracy is the foundation that
everything builds on. With our accuracy base established, we will move on to shooting fast
without compromising our accuracy (one of our favorite parts). The next element we will
address is your draw stroke. In this section we will refine your draw to make it as efficient as
possible which will make it significantly faster. We will then move into reloads and target
Rapid fire and recoil management
Rifle Marksmanship/Ballistics workup module:
In this module we are going to help you achieve the full accuracy potential of your rifle system
throughout its entire effective range. We will start by working on the fundamentals of
marksmanship. It has been our experience that a good shooter can make a mediocre rifle look
good. Once our marksmanship skillset is where it needs to be, we will begin capturing and
inputting all the data we need to create a ballistic solution to engage targets at distance. This is
achieved by finding the ballistic coefficient of the projectile in the round you shoot and then
measuring how fast your projectile comes out of the gun. Once this is captured we input it all
into your ballistic calculator with your rifle specs. Now we have what we need to be able
accurately predict what we need to dial or hold over in our scope to engage a target as far out
as your gun will shoot. If you haven’t downloaded a ballistic calculator we have a
recommendation for you that is only $10.
Fundamentals of marksmanship
Understanding your reticle and how it applies to hold over
How to obtain data needed to create a ballistic solution
How to use a ballistic calculator (we have recommended calculators)
Engaging targets at distance Module:
Drum roll please….. It’s time to see how far you can stretch out your rifle! This is the proving
ground for all the work you did in the earlier rifle module. With quality fundamentals and good
data in your ballistic calculator, you will be astonished with what you will be able to do at
distance. In addition to seeing what your rifle will do at distance we will be checking and truing
up the data in your ballistic calculator at each distance ranging from around 200-800yds.
Using your ballistic calculator to engage targets
Truing your ballistic solution based on hits at distance
Discovering how far you can effectively engage targets with your rifle.
Positional shooting module:
Most of the rifle shooting we do at the Hike and Shoot is done off of some type of improvised
position ranging from solid to terrible (we take great pride in the latter). The positional
shooting module is setup to help you practice building stability on a large array of obstacles
such as cars, dirt berms, tank traps, barricades, rocks, logs, etc.
How to create a stable shooting position on a wide variety of obstacles.
Carbine with a minimum of a 3x power magnified optic, sling, and 4 rifle mags.
300 rds of QUALITY ammo. We need to be able to determine the exact manufacturer
and model of the projectile. Please call us if you have any questions about this. No
green tip or steel core ammo.
Pistol with a quality holster, 3 mags and 400rds of pistol ammo. You must be able to re-
holster your pistol with one hand. No cross draw or cloth holsters will be permitted.
Water, lunch and plenty of snacks for the day.
Hike & Shoot: Prep