|Rifle Range Kit|
|Range Box (or Bag)|
- To organize, carry, and store shooting range items.
|Portable Shooting Bench|
- If your range does not have permanent shooting benches.
- If you prefer your portable shooting bench over the permanent benches at your range.
- Or if you want to sight in and practice from the same benchrest you will use to hunt.
- To stabilize your rifle while you aim.
|Rear Shooting Bag|
- To support the buttstock.
- To position and hold the reticle on the bullseye.
|Shooting Bench Pad|
- To prevent the shooting bench from marring your rifle.
- To hold your rifle while you adjust the scope.
- If you prefer to sight-in and practice in the prone shooting position.
- To sight-in and practice shooting with the same bipod you will use for hunting.
- To understand bullet trajectory.
- To determine the best zero range for your rifle and ammunition.
- To provide an aiming point.
- To record bullet holes.
- So you can keep a copy at the shooting bench to plot bullet holes.
- A sheet of cardboard or posterboard to which you can tape, tack, or staple paper targets.
|Target Frame / Holder|
- To support the target backer.
- If your shooting range does not have target frames installed.
- To be certain your target is hanging level.
- A small one will work.
- To determine your ammunition’s trajectory.
- To run the ballistics program.
- To discover what velocity to enter into the ballistics program.
- In case you are wondering how your ammunition stacks up against the advertised muzzle velocity.
|Spotting Scope (w/ tripod)|
- To check your targets without taking a hike downrange.
- To align the scope reticle with the rifle bore before sighting-in.
- A target to aim at while boresighting.
- To measure the distance to the target if your shooting range is not already surveyed and clearly marked.
- To plot the target positions at the range.
|Click Adjustment Table|
- To determine the click adjustment value for your scope if the zero range is other than 100 yards.
- To measure the windspeed.
- To show which way the wind is blowing.
|Fluorescent Orange Vest|
- To wear downrange when you post, check, or retrieve targets.
- Your jacket fitted to you for shooting.
|Shooting Glove / Mitt|
- If shoot using a sling for support.
- For protection from heavy recoil.
- To prevent gun blast from damaging your hearing.
- To protect your vision if a cartridge case ruptures.
- To hold your rifle if you have to do maintenance.
|Gunsmith Screwdriver Set|
- If you have to do maintenance on your rifle.
|Hex / Torx® Key Set|
- In case you have to loosen or tighten the scope base or rings.
- To find scope mount screws that have been dropped in the grass or gravel.
|Lens Cleaning Kit|
- To clean riflescope, spotting scope, or laser rangefinder lenses.
|Bore Cleaning Kit|
- To dry the rifle bore before you shoot and clean it after you shoot.
|Rifle Logbook / Shooter’s Log|
- To record shots fired, shot groups, preferred ammunition, scope adjustments, zero range, etc.
- To hold a range card, a trajectory table, a click adjustment table, and extra targets.
- To use as a writing surface when you walk downrange to check your target.
- To take notes, of course.
- To write notes in the notepad.
|Markers (of various colors)|
- To connect bullet holes on the target to indicate shot groups.
- To plot bullet holes on the duplicate target you kept at the shooting bench.
- To tape targets to the target backer.
- To cover bullet holes in the target.
- To tack targets to the target backer.
- To measure shot groups on the target.
- To use as a straight edge for drawing lines.
- To complete mathematic calculations.
- To insert into scope windage and elevation dial slots to make adjustments.
- To help find your way downrange to retrieve your target when it gets dark.
- To help you see to gather the other rifle range kit items when it gets dark.
- Batteries for your flashlight, laser boresighter, laser rangefinder, chronograph, and laptop computer.
- So you do not bump the scope or sights out of whack on your way home after you went through all that trouble to sight in.
- Do not forget to take your rifle when you go to the rifle range.
- If you shooting using a sling for support.
- Do not forget to take ammunition.
- To practice your rifle shooting technique without expending ammunition.
- If you shooting using a sling for support.
- To cover your rifle range equipment if it starts to rain or snow.
- To spread on the ground to help gather fired cartridge cases if you intend to reload ammunition.