The Allison Divide Ranch property consists of two major canyons with multiple smaller canyon fingers and gullies representing one of the best training environments available for shooting well beyond a mile. It gets even better, lodging is also included.
THE COURSE: The wind reading course elements focus on systematically breaking down the terrain and wind conditions to analyze and confirm the estimated wind deflection with long-range and extended long-range target engagements. Shooters will change firing points often, creating limited opportunity to get familiar with a range wind condition. While using these wind training methods, AB trainers will instill the practical science of external ballistics and how factors relate to minimizing wind deflection error. Build on your ability to judge multiple wind conditions using a plethora of methods and techniques. The course covers:
AB Device Profile Calibration & ConfirmationMechanism of Wind DeflectionWind Direction Analysis & StrategiesWind Speed Estimation TechniquesShooting Techniques & Methods for Wind Deflection CorrectionBallistic Solver Use - Kestrel 5700 / Garmin Foretrex 701 / AB Mobile AppBallistic Solver Employment & Wind Deflection Error MarginsBallistics Solver Employment for Wind Analysis & CorrectionLR & ELR Single Target EngagementsWind Spotting and Team Dynamics
This wind course is conducted over two days with range time and practical instruction, culminating with many target engagements in changing wind conditions. Learn to confidently read and estimate wind deflection in challenging conditions to making every future environment seem easy.
GENERAL: Shooters will receive a course information email a few days after completing the checkout process. The information packet will provide more detailed direction concerning guidance onto the ranch, lodging and kitchen facilities, airports, caliber and weapon system recommendations, equipment suggestions etc.
This course is intended for short action and magnum cartridges. Most engagements will consist of close range and longer range targets under one mile. Shooters should consider selecting a weapon system which will prove challenging in variable wind conditions.
LODGING: Attendees are provided onsite accommodation at the ranch hunting lodge which comfortably sleeps eight shooters. There is no additional charge for shooter lodging.
MEALS: The hunting lodge features a full kitchen which is available for use for the duration of your stay. A refrigerator and freezer is also available for food storage. Catering is not included.
HOURS: Course participants are requested to meet at Sheffield, TX by 4:00pm the day before training commences. The AB Trainer will guide the course onto the ranch as a collective group. Formal course hours will be 8:00am – 5:00pm. Trainers will also be available for informal follow up discussion and questions upon completion of each day.
PRE-REQS: Must be a US citizen or US person. Participants must be able to produce proof of citizenship or residency status upon request. Participants must possess competence in exercising weapon safety and handling. We recommend you have familiarity with your chosen AB device so that AB trainers can concentrate on wind reading instruction.
PHYSICAL: You don't have to be fit, but be prepared for multiple days of range shooting regardless of unfavorable weather conditions.
EQUIPMENT: Bring your personal AB device or take the opportunity to select between a training Kestrel 5700 ELITE AB or Garmin Foretrex 701B.
Please note the recommended equipment list and restrictions when preparing for this course.
T&C: ABTD reserves the right to cancel courses due to lack of attendance numbers, unforeseen circumstances, or extreme weather conditions. Please read and understand our cancellation and refund policies before course purchase.
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