The Hat Creek Rifle plate rack was a concept that Bryan Morgan with Hat Creek Training came up with. When Bryan hit us up he was looking for a rifle rack with a couple of features that he couldn’t find anywhere else. Fist of all, it needed to be able to take a LOT of abuse without much maintenance. If you’ve ever been to the Hat Creek Training facility, you’ll know why. Let’s just say targetry isn’t easily accessible. Second, it needed to have adjustable legs on all four corners so it could be set on uneven terrain. Again…see reason number one. It’s “hilly”. Lastly he needed quick change target plates that didn’t need any tools. A 30 minute ride on a razor and realizing you brought a 13/16″ end wrench instead of a 3/4″ sucks to say the least!
So….what did we do? With his help, we designed the Hat Creek Rifle Plate Rack! Some of the features of this rack include;
HEXALLOY AR550 targets Same stuff you’ve been getting for the last three or four years. Good stuff to say the least!
Quick change targets To put on different target shapes or sizes, all you do is pull the spring clip, slide the target to the right, and it comes off in your hand. Slide the new target in, re-install the spring clip, and get that gun loaded! One person can change all the targets in well under 2 minutes, with no tools other than strong fingers or maybe a pair of pliers. Additional target sets come with the 1″ hinge pin already on them.
Adjustable legs You’ll need some tools for this. While a cordless impact is super nice, you can do it with a 3/4″ end wrench or socket and ratchet. You’ll just need one though because we used carriage bolts. No backer required!!
Rifle Grade Shield is standard While this is an option on all of the rest of our racks, we KNEW this was only going to get shot with a rifle so we went ahead and included it. If you take it off for some reason, make sure you remember to put it back on!
The Hat Creek Rifle Plate Rack comes standard with 8″ hex plates. If you want the “truing bar” plates, KYL plates, or some other combination of plates, you can select complete sets or individual targets using the drop down menu.
The truing bar plate sets are .2 MIL tall at 900m and 7″ wide. The KYL plate sets are 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, and 12″.