Day one of the Rock Chuck Olympics began with training and sight-in as each competitor readied themselves for the competition.
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We had a variety of classroom sessions from sponsors and competitors providing both training and product information.
Justin Smith of RCBS started everything off with RCBS’s 80-year legacy and a demonstration of their Summit Press. Jarrod Grove of Wheeler Tools and Tipton and Scott Steiert of Stag Arms followed with how to clean an AR-15.
Grove highlighted the Wheeler Delta Series Carbon Scraper and demonstrated how it is especially designed for hard to reach places in an AR while Steiert outlined the whole process.
Adam Ruonala provided the background of Canik as well as an overview of the Rival-S while world champion Nils Jonasson provided pistol-shooting tips. Ryan Donahue followed with details on the American-made Stag Arms AR SPCTRM rifles the competitors would be using as well as new offerings from Stag in 2023.
To top everything off, Dustin Harding of Athlon Optics not only covered the optics used in the event, but reviewed some optics mounting do’s and don’ts.
When it came to the actual shooting, LongShot Target Cameras helped capture the hits in real time.
Part of the goal of the Rock Chuck Olympics was to share the beautiful views and facilities of the Ultimate Reloader ranch.
Competitors and sponsors traveled up and down the winding roads in side-by-sides or a Ford Bronco, some drivers more careful than others. We gathered on one side of the ranch for the competitors to get hands-on with their gear for the first time.
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