Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays

Firearm Safety

Adventures at Chilcotin Holidays is the email address for an adventure packedexperience at the Guest Ranch in the South Chilcotin Mountain Park, close to Gold Bridge in British Columbia. On the last day of our stay (we had come back from camp the evening before) the guides Belinda and Lennart took us out for a round of target shooting at the ranchs own training range.

The first day started off with a Firearm Orientation and Safety Lessons instructed by the two guides. They made sure we internalized the words ACTS and PROVE, each giving us guidance on how to safely handle our firearm and how to make sure that it is unloaded. After we were all professionals and knew the safety procedures, we went to the office to get targets and then straight to the range while one guide got the guns. The gun was a .22 Caliber Biathlon Target Rifle.

Starting with a biathlon rifle from 25 yards distance, we were shooting from prone position and sighted the rifle in by shooting at the paper target. As everybody got used to the gun and the shooting, we switched to a biathlon target, and we started off a little competition. I managed to hit 5 out of 10 and ended up 3rd place out of our 5 person group. We had a lot of fun with the .22 caliber rifle already, but when we moved on to the Ruger that fires .223 Remington ammunition, we had even more fun. Shooting from a 100 yard distance, we were only firing at the target. To shoot a rifle like that was one of my many first time experiences at Chilcotin Holidays, me and my sister were even able to hit the bulls-eye. The kickback was not as bad as I expected, and we did not get any bruises and that was also because of the expert instruction of our guides.

We finished our 7-Day Pack Trip adventure at Chilcotin Holidays with this exciting target shooting experience and we left the ranch after lunch with hundreds of new experiences and things we learned. We are looking forward to see you again, thank you Chilcotin Holidays team and guides!

Chilcotin Holidays

About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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