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Rifle Setup Session – January


21st January

Shops can only do the minimum when it comes to setting up your new firearm. There is only so much you can do in-store.

The scope quickly mounted into the rings, bore zero… it’s really not enough to ensure that your new gun is operating at it’s best.

A day out setting up and shooting your rifle – get a better understanding of its function, capabilities and limits.

Let us take the hassle and uncertainty out of new firearm setups. We can set up, zero, confirm and teach you how to get the most of your firearm. It’s a day well spent in a great venue and it will make a world of difference.

January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

A day of learning and shooting at one of Auckland’s nicest spots. Get your rifle sorted the right way, and learn how to get the most out of it.

Balnagown Hunting



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January Field Shooting 101 Session
Get off your stomach!
$ 250.00
3 available

Come Join Us

Get set up and ready for your next hunt or shoot.

Course Contents

To begin with…

Setup and Zero

The first thing we do is make sure the rifle is set up correctly – screws are tight, everything is as it should be. Then – we zero the rifle.

If you are unsure of the difference between MIL and MOA, what distance to zero at, how to adjust your scope, or even why you need to check your zero, don’t worry – we will walk you through every step. Learn not only the why, but how, so next time, if you want, you can do it yourself.

Then to the testing…

Drop and D.O.P.E.

Traditionally, you would need to shoot at a multitude of distances to gather D.O.P.E – data on previous engagements. These days, with a chronograph, ballistic calculator and a bit of know-how, we can speed the process up.

We chronograph the rifle through the Labradar, and generate a ‘try’ set of ballistic data. This takes into account local environmentals and is tailored to your firearm.

Stretch it out…

Confirm to Distance

Nothing beats shooting to distance to confirm your try data. So once the rifle is zeroed and shooting, we turn around and shoot out over the field steel range.

From our main firing point, we can stretch out to 550 meters on targets that, while humbling, represent actual target sizes for hunting. Understand how far you should be shooting, while gathering data on your firearm.

This is also where we start playing in the wind. 😉

Your takeaways…

The Report Card

After all the shooting is done, we generate a series of cards for the firearm system – providing shooting data including wind, angle and basic environmental changes.

Depending on the firearm systems intent, we will talk about a range vs. ‘hunting’ zero – how the Maximum Point Blank System works, and how what you work best for you.