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Cheney, WA

Rock Lake Range

One of the many views at Rock Lake Range

Carl Taylor leading the clinic at Rock Lake Range

Carl Taylor leading the clinic at Rock Lake Range

 

At the beautiful new Rock Lake Rifle Club in Cheney, WA., Ken Hagan, owner of H&H Precision treated new and best customers to a 2 day clinic last weekend. At the same time Modern Shooter TV filmed a show for their next season. I was honored to be a co-host of this show as well as sit in on the clinic. Led by Carl Taylor from In Motion Targets and shooting coaches and competitors Mike Furrer and Clint Sharp of Rifle Sticks, there was a ton of information stuffed in to 2 days. If you are not yet familiar with Rock Lake Range you should get to know it. Located near Spokane, WA., range owner Doug Glorfield has built an amazing range for multiple shooting disciplines. A work still in progress it has steel targets from 100 to 1 mile out on to various hill sides and a variety of props to shoot from as seen in many Precision Rifle matches. Rock Lake Range. - There is a 100 yard sight in range and pistol and 3gun bays are being built as we speak that will sure to be a destination for future big events. The closest town for a hotel is in Cheney about 30 minutes away with all of the amenities needed. Basic camping and RV spots are available. Rock Lake is a membership facility and you can book it out for clinics and events as well. This will be a regular destination for PRS and PRL matches. For information on the range here is the link. You will want to join! Rock Lake Rifle Range. For two days class participants received instruction from setting up and zeroing rifles to ballistics and shooting positions and drills.

H&H Precision clinic at Rock Lake Range

H&H Precision clinic at Rock Lake Range

 

Row of H&H Precision and Orias Chassis

Row of H&H Precision and Orias Chassis

A great sight to see at the clinic was a row of rifles all built by Ken Hagan and all with Orias chassis by Killer Innovations. This clinic killed a few birds at once. Ken’s customers received world class instruction and introduction to their new rifle builds and everyone was part of a second season of the program Modern Shooter seen on Sportsman’s. Everyone involved got some great publicity and product placement for the show. Coach Carl Taylor has been involved in the industry for well over 30 years as a Marine Scout Sniper, government contractor, instructor to military snipers and civilians, a precision rifle competitor and match director and he owns In Motion Targets which manufactures steel targets and especially moving target systems. Many of you have seen his moving targets at precision rifle matches. Mike Furrer has been a high power competitor and coach for over 30 years as well and donates much of his time coaching youth shooters. Many of which are national champions and Olympic level, including his daughter Amanda Furrer. Mike has been competing in precision rifle successfully for many years. Clint Sharp is owner of Rifle Sticks. He offers accessories for the rifle shooters and I have his bi-pod extensions and feet that I love to use. Clint also coaches and competes in precision rifle. And Ken Hagan of H&H Precision has been gunsmithing and building rifles for many years. He not only is very popular for the current precision rifle market but for hunters and started in making Palma and High Power builds. Ken’s reputation and company is exploding right now and business from the civilian, LE and Military markets is keeping him more than busy. I have the pleasure of owning one of his builds chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. My build includes a Benchmark barrel, Orias chassis, Timney two stage trigger, and HH Precision/Defiance action. A laser beam! I just received my Dagger suppressor from Gemtech which I shot with for the first time last weekend as well. LOVE!! Still a laser beam and so nice to be quieter. Oops I got off on a tangent there. Back to the clinic.

Carl, Ken and Rick chatting in front of the camera for Modern Shooter

Carl, Ken and Rick chatting in front of the camera for Modern Shooter.

 

Anette Wachter shooting from seated with the Rifle Sticks

Anette Wachter shooting from seated with the Rifle Sticks

 

Anette Wachter interviewing for Modern Shooter

Anette Wachter interviewing for Modern Shooter

My H&H Precision RIfle/Rainier Arms/Orias with LakOrr ammo

My H&H Precision Rifle/Rainier Arms/Orias, Gemtech Dagger and with LakOrr ammo

Sight in range at Rock Lake Range

Sight in range at Rock Lake Range

 

Photo bomb by Mike Furrer behind Heather Miller and I

Photo bomb by Mike Furrer behind Heather Miller and I. Photo by Tracer-X

 

Several of the shooters had just received their rifles from Ken at this class. The class had people representing hunters, law enforcement and new competitors. Everyone had about half a day to zero and set up ballistics for their range cards. The class was provided 6.5 CM ammo from PRIME. I have to thank LakOrrMunitions out of S. Dakota for loading my 6.5 for me with my Nosler brass. I will soon have my loading bench all caught up. Until then LakOrr has been awesome helping me out and the ammo was great. The second half of the day Mike and Clint worked on positions. Standing, seated, kneeling and prone were covered. We moved over to a side range and finished out our dopes, ballistics and wind reading.  We were able to play around shooting steel targets to 1400 yards. The topography of the range was treeless and hilly which made for interesting wind conditions. If you have been to eastern Wa you have experienced challenging conditions. It was not strong but was fishtailing. Accessories such as shooting sticks, tri-pods with saddles, backpacks, etc were incorporated in to position shooting at the long range targets. Day two was the most popular when Carl set up the moving target with 4 plates attached. With tips on lead time and figuring out a rhythm I gained much more confidence in attacking these. The day and clinic ended with hold over instruction which is an important skill to understand. I enjoyed interviewing everyone at the end for the show and look forward to seeing the episode early next year. Thank you Ben our camera operator from Modern Shooter and David Thoreson from Tracer-X for your great work.

And for those of you who were participating in the Friday night “brain storming:….B.G.M…… 🙂

30CalGal

 

 

 

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