Family Day at the Range on the Revolution with Jim & Trav
Featured Guests: David & Easton Holder, John Fink, Derek Mosher
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We're taking a “Family Day at the Range” this week on The Revolution with Jim and Trav to kickoff the summer shooting sports season. Tune in for tips and tactics for shooting skeet, trap, sporting clays and even how to get young or new shooters interested in the sport. Joining the boys this week will be David and Easton Holder of Raised Hunting, the Director of Firearms and Product Management for Remington John Fink and Derek Mosher with American Marksman. And it's presented by Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.
Instilling an outdoor lifestyle in kids can be harder than it sounds. Studies suggest that kids now spend more than 7.5 hours per day in front of some sort of screen and that only 1 in 3 are physically active each day. It is also proven that if kids aren’t taught to embrace particular activities, like hunting, at a young age that they will more than likely never embrace them later on in life. While the statistics may seemed stacked against us, it’s not impossible. The Holder family, consisting of David and Karin and sons Easton and Warren, live an outdoor lifestyle that is to be admired by all. David and Karin raised their sons in the outdoors, and in between filming for their show Raised Hunting on Outdoor Channel, they are also mentoring youth with their bow camps. This week David and Easton of Raised Hunting join Jim and Trav for a special two-part interview to talk about getting youth involved in the outdoors. David talks about their “Raised At Full Draw” bow camps where they take kids and immerse them in the great outdoors for 4 days and 3 nights, sleep in tents and teach them outdoor and bowhunting skills. David talks about the reaction they get when they ask campers to turn over their phones for the duration of the camp and why he thinks that the outdoors provides better, tangible, entertainment than any device ever can. He’ll also discuss their goal for the camp, the impact they have on the campers and why getting kids started early and makes the outdoors a part of their core, their head and their heart.?
Easton will then talk about the challenges that come with being a young hunter. Many of today’s youth aren’t interested in the outdoors however, that doesn’t stop Easton from making friends that span the gap between his lifestyle and theirs. He finds that he is the “redneck popular” kid at his school and also that the lifestyle he leads has a positive influence by teaching morals and values that help keep youth on the straight and narrow and away from unhealthy temptations like drugs and alcohol.
You won’t want to miss this interview, the Holders are role models for all. Tune in.
Getting a kid started right in shooting sports starts with the right gear. John Fink is the Director of Product Management at Remington Arms and he joins Jim and Trav this week to talk about the selection Remington has to offer youth shooters. John knows a lot about introducing kids to shooting as he has two daughters that he has taken with him and immersed in the lifestyle from a very young age. John says a great place to start a kid is with a .22 rimfire rifle. Remington offers the Model 552 Speedmaster, Model 572 Fieldmaster and the autoloading Model 597, all of which are fun and enjoyable to shoot. John stresses that keeping a kid’s attention is key, so he suggests changing up your targets. Instead of simply punching paper, use a more reactive target like a steel option that the shooter can actually hear and see the movement from the contact of the shot, or a cheap can of soda shaken up that sprays upon puncture. Once a shooter is ready to make the progression up to a higher caliber John says he favors the family of cartridges based on the .308. Look at anything from the .243 Winchester up to the .260, 7mm-08 or .308. He also notes that in Remington’s line of ammunition there is a managed recoil ammunition that is a great load for kids that are just starting. It cuts the felt recoil by 50% on each of those loads. Listen in for more great advice from a pro who knows about starting shooters off the right way.
This is a new and one of a kind competition, American Marksman, that pits amateur shooters of all ages against each other, all ultimately vying for the title of “The American Marksman” and a prize of $50,000. Derek Mosher is the Operations Manager for American Marksman and he says the great thing about American Marksman is that it’s a “no pros, just Joes” competition, where shooters are all on a level playing field. They are given a fair shot with a low barrier of entry that gradually gets more difficult as they progress in the competition. Derek is confident there are fantastic shooters out there who just haven’t had the opportunity to showcase their talent yet and says this is a great way to spotlight someone new who has probably spent a little time at the range or hunted but has never been timed and put under the pressure of a competition situation. Find out more about this revolutionary new competition by listening this week and you can also get all the fine details at www.ammarksman.com
The Revolution with Jim & Trav - 6/9/2016