Spears Mountain Virginia Experience
Spears Mountain, Virginia is home to an historic, top-secret, underground cold war installation. This all-inclusive long range shooting experience is nestled amongst the shadows of this rich history. Guests will find themselves in the midst of the famous Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, home of astonishing "hundered mile vistas". Over the course of 3 days, guests will experience shooting some of the finest precision rifles in the world under the guiding tutelage of professional shooting specialists, competitive long-range shooters, and elite US military sniper instructors.
This unique mountain environment provides guests the opportunity of shooting from many diverse vantage points, hitting targets from 200 yards to beyond a mile!
All precision rifles, match ammunition, optics, long range shooting accessories, meals, refreshments and accommodations are provided. Travel to and from Spears Mountain, where each day's events will be held, is also provided.
Inclusive and Simply Beyond Compare
In the evenings you may elect to enjoy your favorite beverage of choice at the Orion Estate or in your own private lodge along the historic James River while socializing with some of the leading experts in the long range precison shooting world. You'll discuss all aspects of guns and even learn what it's like to be a professional US Military sniper. Patriotic American combat veterans will tell you first-hand about their training, combat deployments and service to our great nation.
Or you may choose to spend the evening enjoying one of the many amenities at the estate including shooting a round of Helice, the most challenging shotgun sport in the world. Perhaps you may choose to relax in the Estate's pool or Jacuzzi. You may also decide upon an evening fishing excursion, wading the James River for trophy small mouth bass.
Regardless, each evening you will enjoy delicious chef-prepared meals and on one evening you will have the unique opportunity to participate in a night shoot. You'll be using some of the world's premier night vision equipment and thermal imaging weapon sights to make this experience truly one of a kind.
Choose to add a day or more to your experience and enjoy all that Historic Virginia has to offer. Tour world-renowned wineries, micro-breweries and distilleries. Visit famous historical sites including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello or James Madison's Montpelier. There are dozens of historic sites within striking distance of your accommodations. Whatever your pleasure, our Concierge Services are standing by to tailor your complete package.
Extend Your Stay
All Inclusive Package*
$8850 per person
Complete Custom Packages
*Excludes transportation to APO Experience location
Only Premium, Precision Equipment
The Spears Mountain RifleSports Experience is a full-spectrum, multi-caliber immersion. In your hands will be placed some of the world’s finest, sound-suppressed, long-range, bolt-action precision rifle systems available in the world. You will have the opportunity to shoot precision rifle equipment in calibers from .223 to .50BMG. Our instructors will safely guide you through this truly unique rifle marksmanship experience - whether this is your first time or you are a seasoned shooter.
The most exciting rifle of your experience may very well be the ultra long-range .375 CheyTac Super Magnum and the incomparable and powerful .50 BMG. This large .50 caliber round was designed for the Browning
Machine Gun and has the historical proven capability of hitting a target dead-center at 2,657 yards – that’s over a mile and a half!
Throughout your epic adventure, you will use only the world’s finest optics, laser range finders, night vision equipment and ballistics software. That’s right! ”Night vision equipment” means you’ll spend one of your evenings hitting your targets in the dark, hundreds of yards away!
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Accommodations During Your Experience
Guests are accommodated for 3 days and 4 nights at the elegant Orion Estate in Nelson County Virginia. This 450 acre property provides just the right touch of sophisticated elegance to conclude your Spears Mountain experience of the day. Larger groups will enjoy their own private lodge at the nearby James River.
Delicious meals prepared by our own chef will be served in the Estate Dining room. Menus include "forest-to-fork" inspired dishes such as Roasted Loin of Wild Boar and Pan Seared Duck Breasts. Hearty lunches and refreshments will be provided "in the field" during your daily activites at Spears Mountain. During the evening of the night shoot experience, guests will enjoy a delicious meal prepared fireside.
Travel to Your Experience
Guests arriving by commercial aircraft may choose to fly into either Richmond Virgnia or Charlottesville Virginia – each about 1 ½ to 2 hour drive from your accommodations near Spears Mountain. Dulles International and Reagan National Airports in Washington D.C. are about a 3 ½ hour drive. Guests may also choose to arrive in Lynchburg Virginia, a closer regional airport which is about an hour's distance from Spears Mountain. Guests arriving by private aircraft will find excellent facilities at any of these airports.
Should you desire, our Concierge Services stand at the ready to assist you with all your air and ground travel arrangements.
Travel While at Your Experience
Spears Mountain is 15 minutes travel time from either the Orion Estate or your private lodge along the James River. Transportation to and from your accommodations each day will be provided. Transportation while "in the field" will also be provided to maximize your time "behind the gun", minimize walking and hiking distances, and facilitate the movement of support equipment.
Experience Not Required!
Never used an optically sighted precison rifle? Never shoot a pistol? New to the world of laser range finders? Not even perhaps familiar with shooting in general? Not a problem! Our professional staff of hunters & marksmen, competitive long-range shooters, and elite military sniper instructors have the demonstrated ability of coaching seasoned shooters in improving their skills as well as ensuring that even the most novice shooter hits targets at long ranges and maybe, just maybe, even at a mile!
During the time you spend with us, you will not only find each day packed with breath-taking vistas and opportunities to safely learn about firearms, but you will also have the chance to make unique, long-distance shots down into the valleys below and up into the hilltops above as well as experiencing unequaled coaching and instruction empowering your own personal best rifle marksmanship achievements. Perhaps you can even take home the coveted Orion's Spear Mile Club shooting plaque for hitting a target at a mile!
Fundamentals of precision rifle marksmanship
Proper set-up of rifles for long range shooting
Environmental & weather data collection
Long range shooting techniques
Ballistic software & range card development
Estimating range & using laser range finders
Effects of weather on bullets in flight
Alternative shooting positions
Night shoot with clip-on night vision & thermal weapon sights
Top Gun Competition including custom HK & Glock pistols