As ethical hunters, we must do everything we can to ensure that we harvest our game ethically and humanely. If there is a new hunter, we should do our best to make sure they are well prepared before going on a hunt.

AHEIA delivery staff from Calgary organized a Rifle Sight-In Workshop at our Alford Lake facility on October 18, 2019. For a $20 registration fee, delivery staff and volunteers explained to participants the concepts of sighting-in a rifle, bore sighting and a rifle check, provided range time with qualified and experienced volunteers and even supplied a lunch. We had 22 participants for the day, many with little to no shooting experience, as they sighted-in their rifles for the upcoming hunting season.

The day consisted of a range orientation followed by some classroom theory about how to check your scope mounts and scope. Next, instruction on how to bore sight the rifle using a bore sighting tool as well as matching the bore and the scope. Then it was on to the 25-yard shooting range to start adjusting the scope to get it close, then onto the 100-yard range. The shooters brought their own targets and took turns shooting at 100 yards, getting their final adjustments done. They then could confirm how their rifles were shooting at different distances at the range, up to 300 yards.

It was a great workshop to attend if you have never sighted-in a rifle before, if you are unsure of the process, or if you need help troubleshooting specific issues with sighting-in your firearm.

The weather was good, the lunch hit the spot, and spirits were high as everyone anticipated the upcoming hunting season.

We are planning on running this workshop again next year, tentatively on a weekend in the spring (Saturday, April 4, 2020) and the fall (Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020), so if you missed out on the workshop this time around you will get another shot at it soon. If you wish to be added to a notification list about the next upcoming seminar, please call our Calgary Office at 403-252-8474 or 1-866-852-4342.


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