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Rifle Setup Session – September 20th

Rifle Setup Session

20th September

Come out and spend the day learning how to setup your rifle correctly, zero it properly, develop some data and shoot it out to distance.

You will walk away with more confidence in your firearm and your shooting abilities, and formed a basis for further practice and training in the future.


September 20, 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.


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Come Join Us

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

Course Contents

To begin with…

The Fundimentals

Shooting position, the relationship of the body to firearm, breath, trigger control, follow through. It’s a crash course (we only have you for one day) – but it will give you a solid introduction into the world of modern marksmanship mechanics.

Get it sorted…

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.



  • A suppressed rifle capable of 1 MOA at 100 meters (most modern rifles will do this)
  • A quality optic capable of dialling to 20 MOA / 6 MIL (to get us to distance)
  • Minimum 20 rounds of your normal ammunition
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection
  • Snacks, Food, Water
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear
  • Did we mention a suppressor? If you don’t have one – please get in touch.

It doesn’t have to be top of the line gear, and if you are unsure – just get in touch. We can supply some equipment.

It’s also kinda assumed you realise you will need to hold a valid, New Zealand firearms licence.

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