Business Combinations [Abstract] Sales, net Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Revenue Net income (loss) Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Net Income (Loss) Basic earnings per common share (in dollars per share) Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted earnings per common share (in dollars per share) Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Earnings Per Share, Diluted Equity [Abstract] Schedule of Share-based Payment Award, Stock Options, Valuation Assumptions Schedule of Share-based Payment Award, Stock Options, Valuation Assumptions [Table Text Block] Schedule of stock option activity Share-based Compensation, Stock Options, Activity [Table Text Block] Schedule of performance share award, TSR award, and restricted stock award activity Schedule of Share-based Compensation Nonvested Award Activity [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of the number and weighted-average grant date fair value for nonvested performance share awards, total stockholder return performance awards ("TSR awards"), and restricted stock(or share units) that were outstanding at the beginning and end of the year, and the number of awards that were granted, vested, and canceled or forfeited during the year. Segment Reporting [Abstract] Schedule of Revenue by Major Customers by Reporting Segments Schedule of Revenue by Major Customers by Reporting Segments [Table Text Block] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Schedule of Segment Reporting Information, by Segment [Table] Segments [Axis] Segments [Axis] Segments [Domain] Segments [Domain] Outdoor Products Outdoor Products Group [Member] Outdoor Products Group [Member] Corporate Corporate Segment [Member] Shooting Sports Shooting Sports Group [Member] Shooting Sports Group [Member] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Segment Reporting Information [Line Items] Sales, net Revenue, Net Capital expenditures Property, Plant and Equipment, Additions Depreciation Depreciation Amortization of intangible assets Amortization of Intangible Assets Gross profit Gross Profit Discontinued Operations and Disposal Groups [Abstract] Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations, Disclosure [Text Block] Condensed Financial Information of Parent Company Only Disclosure [Abstract] Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements Condensed Financial Information of Parent Company Only Disclosure [Text Block] Debt Disclosure [Abstract] Long-Term Debt Debt Disclosure [Text Block] Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Operating Leased Assets [Table] Schedule of Operating Leased Assets [Table] Range [Axis] Range [Axis] Range [Domain] Range [Domain] Minimum Minimum [Member] Maximum Maximum [Member] Operating Leased Assets [Line Items] Operating Leased Assets [Line Items] Operating leases renewal period Operating Leases, Renewal Term Represents the renewal terms for operating leases. Rent expenses Operating Leases, Rent Expense, Net Remaining minimum amount committed Purchase Commitment, Remaining Minimum Amount Committed Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract] Goodwill and Intangible Assets Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Text Block] Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] Statement [Table] Statement [Table] Consolidated Entities [Axis] Consolidated Entities [Axis] Consolidated Entities [Domain] Consolidated Entities [Domain] Parent Issuer Parent Company [Member] Guarantors Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member] Non-Guarantors Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Axis] Consolidation Items [Domain] Consolidation Items [Domain] Reportable Legal Entities Reportable Legal Entities [Member] Consolidating Adjustments Consolidation, Eliminations [Member] Statement [Line Items] Statement [Line Items] Cash provided by (used for) operating activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities, Continuing Operations Capital expenditures Payments to Acquire Property, Plant, and Equipment Due to (from) affiliates Due to (from) Affiliates for Investing Activities Due to (from) Affiliates for Investing Activities Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired Payments to Acquire Businesses, Net of Cash Acquired Proceeds from the disposition of property, plant, and equipment Proceeds from Sale of Property, Plant, and Equipment Cash used for investing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investing Activities, Continuing Operations Due to (from) affiliates Due to (from) Affiliates for Financing Activities Net amount of cash payments made to (from) affiliates for the period for financing activities. Dividend paid Cash Dividends Paid to Parent Company Borrowings on line of credit Proceeds from Lines of Credit Repayments of line of credit Repayments of Lines of Credit Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt Proceeds from Issuance of Long-term Debt Payments made on long-term debt Repayments of Long-term Debt Payment from former parent Payment from former parent Payment from former parent Payments made for debt issue costs Payments of Financing Costs Purchase of treasury shares Payments for Repurchase of Common Stock Deferred payments for acquisitions Payments To Acquire Business, Deferred Payments To Acquire Business, Deferred Proceeds from employee stock compensation plans Proceeds from Issuance of Shares under Incentive and Share-based Compensation Plans, Including Stock Options Shares withheld for payroll taxes Excess Tax Benefit from Share-based Compensation, Financing Activities Cash provided by (used for) financing activities Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities, Continuing Operations Effect of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations on cash Effect of Exchange Rate on Cash and Cash Equivalents Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Continuing Operations Cash and cash equivalents Cash and Cash Equivalents, at Carrying Value Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment [Table] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Axis] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Property, Plant and Equipment, Type [Domain] Land Land [Member] Buildings and improvements Building and Building Improvements [Member] Machinery and equipment Machinery and Equipment [Member] Property not yet in service Construction in Progress [Member] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Property, Plant and Equipment [Line Items] Gross property, plant, and equipment Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross Less: accumulated depreciation Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Property, Plant, and Equipment Net property, plant, and equipment Property, Plant and Equipment, Net Schedule of Business Acquisitions Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table Text Block] Schedule of Intangible Assets Acquired Finite-Lived and Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets Acquired as Part of Business Combination [Table Text Block] Pro Forma Information Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information [Table Text Block] Business Acquisition Nonrecurring Adjustments Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information, Nonrecurring Adjustments [Table Text Block] Receivables [Abstract] Valuation and Qualifying Accounts Disclosure [Table] Valuation and Qualifying Accounts Disclosure [Table] Valuation Allowances and Reserves Type [Axis] Valuation Allowances and Reserves Type [Axis] Valuation Allowances and Reserves [Domain] Valuation Allowances and Reserves [Domain] Allowance for doubtful accounts Allowance for Doubtful Accounts [Member] Valuation and Qualifying Accounts Disclosure [Line Items] Valuation and Qualifying Accounts Disclosure [Line Items] Reconciliation of the changes in ATK's allowance for doubtful accounts Movement in Valuation Allowances and Reserves [Roll Forward] Balance at the beginning of the year Valuation Allowances and Reserves, Balance Expense Valuation Allowances and Reserves, Additions for Charges to Cost and Expense Write-offs Valuation Allowances and Reserves, Deductions Reversals, discounts, and other adjustments Valuation Allowances and Reserves, Additions for Adjustments Balance at the end of the year Concentration Risk [Table] Concentration Risk [Table] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Axis] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Axis] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Domain] Concentration Risk Benchmark [Domain] Accounts Receivable [Member] Accounts Receivable [Member] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Axis] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Concentration Risk Type [Domain] Credit Concentration Risk Credit Concentration Risk [Member] Concentration Risk [Line Items] Concentration Risk [Line Items] Concentration risk, percentage Concentration Risk, Percentage Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract] Schedule of carrying values and estimated fair values of assets and liabilities that are not measured on a recurring basis Fair Value Measurements, Nonrecurring [Table Text Block] Income Statement [Abstract] Cost of sales Cost of Goods and Services Sold Gross profit Operating expenses: Operating Expenses [Abstract] Research and development Research and Development Expense Selling, general, and administrative Selling, General and Administrative Expense Acquisition claim settlement gain, net Gain (Loss) Related to Litigation Settlement Goodwill and intangibles impairment Goodwill and Intangible Asset Impairment Income (loss) before interest and income taxes Operating Income (Loss) Interest expense, net Interest Expense Income (loss) before income taxes Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Noncontrolling Interest Income tax provision (benefit) Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Net income (loss) Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic Earnings (loss) per common share: Earnings Per Share [Abstract] Basic (in shares) Earnings Per Share, Basic Diluted (in shares) Earnings Per Share, Diluted Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding: Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted [Abstract] Basic (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic Diluted (in shares) Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Diluted Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax: Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax [Abstract] Pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities: Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, after Tax [Abstract] Reclassification of prior service credits for pension and postretirement benefit plans recorded to net income, net of tax benefit of $240, $648, and $632 Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, Prior Service Cost (Credit), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, after Tax Reclassification of net actuarial loss for pension and postretirement benefit plans recorded to net income, net of tax expense of $(1,420), $(2,936), and $(3,276) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Defined Benefit Plan, Gain (Loss), Reclassification Adjustment from AOCI, after Tax Valuation adjustment for pension and postretirement benefit plans, net of tax benefit (expense) of $347, $(1,716), and $5,917 Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, after Tax Change in fair value of derivatives, net of tax benefit of $(772), $0, and $0, respectively Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Derivatives Qualifying as Hedges, Net of Tax Net change in cumulative translation adjustment Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Transaction and Translation Adjustment, Net of Tax Total other comprehensive income (loss) Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Comprehensive income (loss) Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Attributable to Parent Accounting Policies [Abstract] Derivatives Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Cumulative Changes in Net Gain (Loss) from Cash Flow Hedges, Effect Net of Tax Pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Tax Cumulative translation adjustment Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment, Net of Tax Total accumulated other comprehensive loss Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted Schedule of Earnings Per Share, Basic and Diluted [Table Text Block] Operating Segment Information Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Axis] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Disposal Group Name [Domain] Eyewear business Eyewear business [Member] Eyewear business Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Axis] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group Classification [Domain] Disposal Group, Held-for-sale, Not Discontinued Operations Disposal Group, Held-for-sale, Not Discontinued Operations [Member] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Additional Disclosures by Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Line Items] Earnings before taxes for disposal group held for sale Income (Loss) from Individually Significant Component Disposed of or Held-for-sale, Excluding Discontinued Operations, before Income Tax Depreciation and amortization for disposal group included in earnings before taxes Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Depreciation and Amortization Assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Assets [Abstract] Net receivables Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Accounts, Notes and Loans Receivable, Net Net inventories Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Inventory, Current Other current assets Disposal Group, Income Tax Receivable, Current Disposal Group, Income Tax Receivable, Current. The current amount of income tax receivable that is part of the disposal group held-for-sale, not discontinued operations. Net property, plant, and equipment Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Other Assets, Current Goodwill Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Property, Plant and Equipment, Current Net intangible assets Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Goodwill, Current Total assets held for sale Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Intangible Assets, Current Liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liabilities [Abstract] Accounts payable Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Accounts Payable, Current Accrued compensation Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Accrued Liabilities, Current Income taxes payable Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Accrued Income Tax Payable, Current Deferred income tax liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Deferred Tax Liabilities, Current Other accrued liabilities Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Other Liabilities, Current Total liabilities held for sale Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Liabilities, Current Net assets Net Assets held for sale Net assets held for sale for business disposal group that are not part of discontinued operations, assets minus liabilities Statement of Financial Position [Abstract] Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Common stock, authorized shares Common Stock, Shares Authorized Common stock, issued shares Common Stock, Shares, Issued Common stock, outstanding shares Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding Common stock in treasury, shares Treasury Stock, Shares Inventory Disclosure [Abstract] Raw materials Inventory, Raw Materials and Purchased Parts, Net of Reserves Work in process Inventory, Work in Process, Net of Reserves Finished goods Inventory, Finished Goods, Net of Reserves Net inventories Inventory, Net Noncurrent inventory Inventory, Noncurrent Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract] Current: Current Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Federal Current Federal Tax Expense (Benefit) State Current State and Local Tax Expense (Benefit) Non-U.S. Current Foreign Tax Expense (Benefit) Deferred: Deferred Income Tax Expense (Benefit), Continuing Operations [Abstract] Federal Deferred Federal Income Tax Expense (Benefit) State Deferred State and Local Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Non-U.S. Deferred Foreign Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Income tax provision (benefit) Schedule of property, plant and equipment Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block] Acquisitions Business Combination Disclosure [Text Block] Retirement Benefits [Abstract] Schedule of expected future benefit payments Schedule of Expected Benefit Payments [Table Text Block] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Table] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Table] Expiration Date in 2017 through 2037 Expiration Date in 2017 through 2037 [Member] [Domain] Represets the expiration date of operating carryforwards and tax credit carryforwards in 2017 through 2037 [Member] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Line Items] Operating Loss Carryforwards [Line Items] Valuation allowance Deferred Tax Assets, Valuation Allowance Net operating loss and creit carryovers Tax Credit Carryforward, Amount Income tax benefit due to Tax Legislation Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Incomplete Accounting, Provisional Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Incomplete Accounting, Provisional Income Tax Expense (Benefit) Income tax-related interest included in accrued income taxes Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Interest on Income Taxes Accrued Income Taxes Paid, Net Income Taxes Paid, Net Unrecognized tax benefit Unrecognized Tax Benefits Including Interest And Penalties The amount of unrecognized tax benefits, which consist of the carrying value of the entity's recorded uncertain tax positions as well as the potential tax benefits that could result from other tax positions that have not been recognized in the financial statements under current authoritative guidance. Amount that would affect the effective tax rate if recognized Unrecognized Tax Benefits that Would Impact Effective Tax Rate Amount of reasonably possible decrease in uncertain tax benefits Decrease in Unrecognized Tax Benefits is Reasonably Possible Estimated Minimum Increase (Decrease) in Earnings Related to Settlement of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Estimated Minimum Increase (Decrease) in Earnings Related to Settlement of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Estimated Minimum Increase (Decrease) in Earnings Related to Settlement of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Estimated Maximum Increase (Decrease) in Earnings Related to Settlement of Unrecognized Tax Benefits Estimated Maximum Increase (Decrease) in Earnings Related to Settlement of Unrecognized Tax Benefits The maximum amount of the unrecognized tax benefit that could increase earnings within 12 months of the balance sheet date based on current estimates. Period after which tax positions classified as noncurrent income tax liabilities Period after which Tax Positions Classified as Non-Current Income Tax Liabilities Represents the period after which tax positions are classified as non-current income tax liabilities. Income tax penalties included in accrued income taxes Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties Accrued Tax penalties and interest Unrecognized Tax Benefits, Income Tax Penalties and Interest Expense Postemployment Benefits [Abstract] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Disclosures [Table] Scenario [Axis] Scenario [Axis] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Unspecified [Domain] Scenario, Forecast Scenario, Forecast [Member] Retirement Plan Type [Axis] Retirement Plan Type [Axis] Retirement Plan Type [Domain] Retirement Plan Type [Domain] Pension Benefits Pension Plan [Member] Other Postretirement Benefits Plan Other Postretirement Benefits Plan [Member] Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan [Member] Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan [Member] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Table Text Block [Line Items] Defined Benefit Plans and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans Table Text Block [Line Items] Net periodic benefit cost Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit) Pension curtailment gain Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit), Gain (Loss) Due to Curtailment Discount rate (as a percent) Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Benefit Obligation, Discount Rate Fair value of plan assets Defined Benefit Plan, Fair Value of Plan Assets Benefit obligation Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation Funded status Defined Benefit Plan, Funded (Unfunded) Status of Plan Expected long-term rate of return on plan assets (as a percent) Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Net Periodic Benefit Cost, Expected Long-term Rate of Return on Plan Assets Lockup period of assets invested within hedge funds Lockup Period From Initial Investmnet Date Redemption of Assets Invested Within Hedge Funds Lockup Period From Initial Investmnet Date Redemption of Assets Invested Within Hedge Funds Number of days advance notice after lockup period for redemption Days Advance Notice After Lockup Period for Redemption of Assets Invested in Hedge Funds Days Advance Notice After Lockup Period for Redemption of Assets Invested in Hedge Funds Contributions by employer Defined Benefit Plan, Plan Assets, Contributions by Employer Benefits distributed Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation, Benefits Paid Earnings Per Share Earnings Per Share [Text Block] Trade receivables Accounts Receivable, Gross, Current Other receivables Other Receivables, Gross, Current Less: allowance for doubtful accounts Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Receivable Net receivables Receivables, Net, Current Statutory federal income tax rate Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, at Federal Statutory Income Tax Rate, Percent State income taxes, net of federal impact Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, State and Local Income Taxes, Percent Domestic manufacturing deduction Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Deduction, Qualified Production Activity, Percent Nondeductible goodwill impairment Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Nondeductible Expense, Impairment Losses, Percent Acquisition claim settlement gain Effective Income Tax Rate Reconcilliation, Acquisition Claim Settlement Gain The percentage amount associated with the gain from an acquisition claim settlement gain. Pre-acquisition tax attributes Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Pre-Acquisition Tax Attributes, Percent Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Pre-Acquisition Tax Attributes, Percent Impact of law changes Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Change in Enacted Tax Rate, Percent Other Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Other Adjustments, Percent Income tax provision (benefit) Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation, Percent Document and Entity Information -- None. No documentation exists for this element. -- Entity Registrant Name Entity Registrant Name Entity Central Index Key Entity Central Index Key Document Type Document Type Document Period End Date Document Period End Date Amendment Flag Amendment Flag Current Fiscal Year End Date Current Fiscal Year End Date Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Entity Voluntary Filers Entity Voluntary Filers Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Current Reporting Status Entity Filer Category Entity Filer Category Entity Public Float Entity Public Float Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Year Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Document Fiscal Period Focus Schedule of Goodwill [Table] Schedule of Goodwill [Table] Goodwill [Line Items] Goodwill [Line Items] Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill Goodwill [Roll Forward] Balance at the beginning of the period Goodwill Acquisitions Goodwill, Acquired During Period Impairment Goodwill, Impairment Loss Effect of foreign currency exchange rates Goodwill, Foreign Currency Translation Gain (Loss) Less: goodwill held for sale Disposal Group, Including Discontinued Operation, Goodwill Balance at the end of the period Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations Disposal Groups, Including Discontinued Operations [Table Text Block] Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Table] Schedule of Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Table] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Axis] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets [Axis] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Tradenames Trade Names [Member] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets by Major Class [Axis] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Major Class Name [Domain] Patented technologies Patented Technology [Member] Customer relationships and other Customer Relationships and Other [Member] Represents customer relationships and other finite lived intangible assets of the entity. Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items] Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items] Finite-live intangible assets, gross carrying amount Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Gross Accumulated amortization Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Accumulated Amortization Total Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Net Indefinite-lived gross carrying amount Indefinite-Lived Trade Names Gross carrying amount Intangible Assets, Gross (Excluding Goodwill) Total Intangible Assets, Net (Excluding Goodwill) Schedule of income before income taxes and noncontrolling interest Schedule of Income before Income Tax, Domestic and Foreign [Table Text Block] Schedule of income tax provision Schedule of Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit) [Table Text Block] Schedule of items responsible for the differences between the federal statutory rate and ATK's effective rate Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation [Table Text Block] Schedule of components of deferred tax assets and liabilities Schedule of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of reconciliation of the beginning and ending amount of unrecognized tax benefits, excluding interest and penalties Summary of Income Tax Contingencies [Table Text Block] Stockholders' Equity Shareholders' Equity and Share-based Payments [Text Block] Other Liabilities Disclosure [Abstract] Other Liabilities, Current [Abstract] Other Liabilities, Current [Abstract] Rebates Accrued Marketing Costs, Current Accrual for in-transit inventory Accrual for in-transit inventory Accrual for inventory that has not been received but for which the company is liable Other Other Accrued Liabilities, Current Total other accrued liabilities—current Other Liabilities, Current Other Liabilities, Noncurrent [Abstract] Other Liabilities, Noncurrent [Abstract] Non-current portion of accrued income tax liability Accrued Income Taxes, Noncurrent Other Other Sundry Liabilities, Noncurrent Total other long-term liabilities Other Liabilities, Noncurrent Contribution cost recognized Defined Contribution Plan, Cost Subsegments [Axis] Subsegments [Axis] Subsegments [Domain] Subsegments [Domain] Hunting and Shooting Accessories reporting unit [Member] Hunting and Shooting Accessories reporting unit [Member] Hunting and Shooting Accessories reporting unit Sports Protection reporting unit [Member] Sports Protection reporting unit [Member] Sports Protection reporting unit Outdoor Products [Member] Outdoor Products [Member] Outdoor Products [Member] Shooting Sports Shooting Sports [Member] Shooting Sports [Member] Goodwill impairment Discount rate Fair Value Inputs, Discount Rate Long-term revenue growth rate Fair Value Inputs, Long-term Revenue Growth Rate Impairment of intangible assets, indefinite-lived,excluding goodwill Impairment of Intangible Assets, Indefinite-lived (Excluding Goodwill) Royalty rate, indefinite lived tradenames Fair Value Inputs, Royalty Rate, Indefinite Lived Tradenames Fair Value Inputs, Royalty Rate, Indefinite Lived Tradenames Goodwill, impaired, accumulated impairment loss Goodwill, Impaired, Accumulated Impairment Loss Amortizing intangible assets weighted average remaining period for amortization Acquired Finite-lived Intangible Assets, Weighted Average Useful Life Impairment of intangible assets, finite-lived Impairment of Intangible Assets, Finite-lived Statement of Stockholders' Equity [Abstract] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Components [Axis] Equity Component [Domain] Equity Component [Domain] Common Stock Common Stock [Member] Additional Paid-In Capital Additional Paid-in Capital [Member] Retained Earnings Retained Earnings [Member] Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss AOCI Attributable to Parent [Member] Treasury Stock Treasury Stock [Member] Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity Increase (Decrease) in Stockholders' Equity [Roll Forward] Balance (in shares) Shares, Issued Balance Stockholders' Equity, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Comprehensive income (loss) Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax, Including Portion Attributable to Noncontrolling Interest Exercise of stock options (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period Exercise of stock options Stock Issued During Period, Value, Stock Options Exercised Restricted stock grants (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures Restricted stock grants net of forfeitures Stock Issued During Period, Value, Restricted Stock Award, Net of Forfeitures Share-based compensation Adjustments to Additional Paid in Capital, Share-based Compensation, Requisite Service Period Recognition Restricted stock vested and shares withheld (in shares) Restricted Stock, Shares Issued Net of Shares for Tax Withholdings Restricted stock vested and shares withheld Restricted Stock, Value, Shares Issued Net of Tax Withholdings Employee stock purchase program (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Employee Stock Purchase Plans Employee stock purchase program Stock Issued During Period, Value, Employee Stock Purchase Plan Reclassification due to U.S. Tax Reform Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Reclassification from AOCI to Retained Earnings, Tax Effect Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Reclassification from AOCI to Retained Earnings, Tax Effect Treasury stock purchased (in shares) Treasury Stock, Shares, Acquired Treasury stock purchased Treasury Stock, Value, Acquired, Cost Method Other (in shares) Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Other Other Stock Issued During Period, Value, Other Balance (in shares) Balance Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information, Nonrecurring Adjustments [Table] Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information, Nonrecurring Adjustments [Table] Business Acquisition [Axis] Business Acquisition [Axis] Business Acquisition, Acquiree [Domain] Business Acquisition, Acquiree [Domain] Action Sports Action Sports [Member] Action Sports Acquisition Camelbak Camelbak [Member] Camelbak acquisition [Member] Nonrecurring Adjustment [Axis] Nonrecurring Adjustment [Axis] Nonrecurring Adjustment [Domain] Nonrecurring Adjustment [Domain] Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring [Member] Fair Value Adjustment to Inventory Fair Value Adjustment to Inventory [Member] Acquisition-related Costs Acquisition-related Costs [Member] Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information, Nonrecurring Adjustment [Line Items] Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information, Nonrecurring Adjustment [Line Items] Inventory step-up, net Business Combination, Acquired Inventory, Stepup adjustment expense For inventory aquired in a business combination, this element represents the expense of the best estimate at aquisition date of the amount by which inventory must be adjusted in order to record inventory at its fair market value. Fees for advisory, legal, accounting services Business Combination, Acquisition Related Costs Cost of goods and services sold Acquisition costs Business Combination, Separately Recognized Transactions, Additional Disclosures, Acquisition Costs Income Taxes Income Tax Disclosure [Text Block] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Fair Value Measurements, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Table] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Measurement Frequency [Axis] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Measurement Frequency [Domain] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Fair Value, Assets and Liabilities Measured on Recurring and Nonrecurring Basis [Line Items] Number of Foreign Currency Derivatives Held Number of Foreign Currency Derivatives Held Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table] Schedule of Business Acquisitions, by Acquisition [Table] Customer Relationships Customer Relationships [Member] Technology-Based Intangible Assets Technology-Based Intangible Assets [Member] Camp Chef Camp Chef [Member] Camp Chef Business Acquisition [Line Items] Business Acquisition [Line Items] Finite-lived intangible asset, useful life Finite-Lived Intangible Asset, Useful Life Contingent consideration, liability Business Combination, Contingent Consideration, Liability Liabilities incurred in business combination Business Combination, Consideration Transferred, Liabilities Incurred Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Schedule of Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award [Table] Vesting [Axis] Vesting [Axis] Vesting [Domain] Vesting [Domain] Fiscal Year 2019 - 2021 Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche Four [Member] Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche Four [Member] Fiscal Year 2018 - 2020 Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche Three [Member] Fiscal Year 2017 - 2019 Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche Two [Member] Fiscal Year 2016 - 2018 Share-based Compensation Award, Tranche One [Member] Award Type [Axis] Award Type [Axis] Equity Award [Domain] Equity Award [Domain] Performance Shares Performance Shares [Member] Restricted stock Restricted Stock [Member] Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) [Member] Stock options Employee Stock Option [Member] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Axis] Plan Name [Domain] Plan Name [Domain] Stock-based Incentive Plan 2014 Stock-based Incentive Plan 2014 [Member] Stock-based Incentive Plan 2014 Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items] Number of authorized shares of preferred stock Preferred Stock, Shares Authorized Par value of preferred stock (in dollars per share) Preferred Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding Preferred Stock, Shares Outstanding Number of authorized common shares Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Authorized Number of available shares to be granted Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Available for Grant Number of shares nonvested Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number Weighted average fair value of options granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Restricted stock granted to non-employee directors and certain key employees (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Grants in Period Vesting period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Award Vesting Period Maximum terms of options (in years) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Maximum Term The maximum term of equity-based award agreement, which may be presented in a variety of ways (for example, year, month and year, day, month and year, quarter of a year). Number of years upon which expected volatility is based Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions Expected Volatility Rate Period Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions Expected Volatility Rate Period Total pre-tax stock-based compensation expense Allocated Share-based Compensation Expense Total income tax benefit recognized in the income statement for share-based compensation Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Tax Benefit from Compensation Expense Total intrinsic value of options exercised Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Intrinsic Value Exercised (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Terms Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than 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Payable Other liabilities Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Current Liabilities, Other Total liabilities Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Liabilities Net assets acquired Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired, Goodwill, and Liabilities Assumed, Net Goodwill Quarterly Financial Information Disclosure [Abstract] Schedule of Quarterly financial data Quarterly Financial Information [Table Text Block] Schedule of major categories of other current and long-term accrued liabilities Schedule of Other Assets and Other Liabilities [Table Text Block] Schedule of reconciliation of the changes in product warranty liability Schedule of Product Warranty Liability [Table Text Block] Common Stock, Par or Stated Value Per Share Risk-free rate Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Fair Value Assumptions, Risk Free Interest Rate Expected volatility 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Stock option activity, Shares Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward] Outstanding at beginning of period (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Number Granted (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Net of Forfeitures Exercised (in shares) Forfeited/expired (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures and Expirations in Period Outstanding at end of period (in shares) Options exercisable at end of period (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Number Stock option activity, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Additional Disclosures [Abstract] Outstanding at beginning of period (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price Granted (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Grants in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Exercised (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangements by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercises in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Forfeited/expired (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Forfeitures and Expirations in Period, Weighted Average Exercise Price Outstanding at end of period (in dollars per share) Options exercisable at end of period (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Exercisable, Weighted Average Exercise Price Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term [Abstract] -- None. 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Expense, Year Three Fiscal 2022 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Four Fiscal 2023 Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, Year Five Thereafter Finite-Lived Intangible Assets, Amortization Expense, after Year Five Commitments Commitments Disclosure [Text Block] Subsequent Events Subsequent Events [Text Block] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number of Shares [Roll Forward] Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Nonvested, Number of Shares [Roll Forward] Nonvested at the beginning of the period (in shares) Granted (in shares) Canceled/forfeited (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeited in Period Vested (in shares) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than 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Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Forfeitures, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Vested, Weighted average grant date fair value (in dollars per share) Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Vested in Period, Weighted Average Grant Date Fair Value Nonvested at end of the period, Weighted average grant date fair value (in dollars per share) Net receivables Due from affiliates, current Due from Affiliate, Current Net inventories Other current assets Net property, plant, and equipment Investment in subsidiaries Equity Method Investments Long-term due from affiliates Long-term Intercompany receivables Long-term Intercompany receivables Deferred charges and other non-current assets Deferred charges and other Non-current assets that are deferred charges and other miscellaneous Due to affiliates, current Due to Affiliate, Current Accrued compensation Long-term due to affiliates Long-term intercompany payables Long-term intercompany payables Other long-term liabilities Total stockholders' equity Total liabilities and equity Inventories Inventory Disclosure [Text Block] Schedule of Accounts and Other Receivables Schedule of Accounts, Notes, Loans and Financing Receivable [Table Text Block] Schedule of Reconciliation of Changes in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Schedule of Reconciliation of Changes in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts [Table Text Block] Tabular disclosure of reconciliation of changes in allowance for doubtful accounts. Deferred Tax Assets: Deferred Tax Assets, Net [Abstract] Inventory Deferred Tax Assets, Inventory Retirement benefits Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Compensation and Benefits, Postretirement Benefits Accounts receivable Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Reserves and Accruals, Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Accruals for employee benefits Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Other reserves Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Deferred Expense, Other Loss and credit carryforwards Deferred Tax Assets, Tax Credit Carryforwards Other Deferred Tax Assets, Other Total deferred tax assets Deferred Tax Assets, Gross Valuation allowance Total net deferred assets Deferred Tax Assets, Net Deferred tax liabilities: Deferred Tax Liabilities, Net [Abstract] Intangible assets Deferred Tax Liabilities, Intangible Assets Property, plant, and equipment Deferred Tax Liabilities, Property, Plant and Equipment Other Deferred Tax Liabilities, Other Total deferred tax liabilities Deferred Tax Liabilities, Gross Net deferred income tax liability before amounts attributable to assets and liabilities held for sale Deferred Tax Liabilities, Including Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale Deferred Tax Liabilities, Including Assets and Liabilities Held for Sale Net deferred income tax liability before amounts attributable to assets and liabilities held for sale Deferred Tax Liabilities, Net Guarantor Obligations, Nature [Axis] Guarantor Obligations, Nature [Axis] Guarantor Obligations, Nature [Domain] Guarantor Obligations, Nature [Domain] Revenue, Net Selling, general, and administrative Income (loss) before interest and income taxes Equity in income (loss) of subsidiaries Income (Loss) from Equity Method Investments Interest expense, net Income tax provision (benefit) Total other comprehensive income (loss) Principal amount of long-term debt Less: unamortized deferred financing costs Debt Issuance Costs, Noncurrent, Net Carrying amount of long-term debt Less: current portion Carrying amount of long-term debt, excluding current portion Accrual for Environmental Loss Contingencies Accrual for Environmental Loss Contingencies Fiscal 2019 Contractual Obligation, Due in Next Fiscal Year Fiscal 2020 Contractual Obligation, Due in Second Year Fiscal 2021 Contractual Obligation, Due in Third Year Fiscal 2022 Contractual Obligation, Due in Fourth Year Fiscal 2023 Contractual Obligation, Due in Fifth Year Thereafter Contractual Obligation, Due after Fifth Year Total Contractual Obligation Payables and Accruals [Abstract] Reconciliation of the changes in product warranty liability Movement in Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Increase (Decrease) [Roll Forward] Product warranty term Standard Product Warranty Description Balance at the beginning of the period Product Warranty Accrual, Current Payments made Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Decrease for Payments Warranties issued Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Increase for Warranties Issued Other adjustments Standard Product Warranty Accrual, Additions from Business Acquisition Changes related to preexisting warranties Standard and Extended Product Warranty Accrual, Increase (Decrease) for Preexisting Warranties Balance at the end of period Restricted Stock [Member] Performance share award, TSR award, and restricted stock award activity, Weighted Average Exercise Price Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Equity Instruments Other than Options, Additional Disclosures [Abstract] Other Accrued Liabilities Other Liabilities Disclosure [Text Block] U.S. Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Domestic Non-U.S. Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes, Foreign Pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities: Other Comprehensive (Income) Loss, Defined Benefit Plan, after Reclassification Adjustment, Tax [Abstract] Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Amortization, Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans, Net Prior Service Cost Recognized in Net Periodic Pension Cost, Ta