This is a 1 day course that reviews all of the skills required to make first round hits with your precision
rifle out to and beyond 750 yards in a wide variety of wind and other environmental conditions.
EFFECTIVE 01 JANUARY 2020, this will be a 2-Day
Course. The prerequisites of having attended the 1-Day Precision Rifle Fundamental and 4-Day
Precision Rifle courses are unchanged.
Prerequisite Class(s): Completion of both the 1-Day Precision Rifle Fundamentals and the 4-Day Precision Rifle courses.
ALL students must show photo ID at Sign-In, regardless of age!
This course will give returning students the opportunity to fine-tune their fundamentals and ballistic data, especially at longer distances that many of the public ranges do not provide. In the morning students will confirm their 100 yard zero including a shot calling exercise and then immediately start shooting from 500 yards and beyond.
This course represents a skill-builder covering the skills taught during the 4-day Precision Rifle course.
Note: It is highly recommended that you show up with the same gear and ammunition used during your Precision Rifle course. If you do not bring the same rifle and gear, and show up with an inappropriate rifle or inappropriate gear, you may be asked to rent an appropriate rifle from the Pro-Shop, or may not be able to take the Precision Rifle Skill Builder class.
- Rifle (6.5 Creedmoor, .300 WinMag, .308/7.62mm, .338 Lapua, or similar caliber) capable of consistently shooting LESS than 1" groups at 100 yards (sub-MOA)
- Larger bore calibers such as .375 CheyTac, .408 CheyTac, .416 Barrett and .50 BMG and other similar calibers are NOT allowed
- Rifle must have mounted optics with:
- FINGER adjustable Windage and Elevation knobs with definite `clicks` (.25 MOA or .1 MilRad is a sufficiently fine adjustment range; you do not need any finer adjustment)
- Lens covers
- Bipod or Pack to act as a front rest
- A small sandbag for use under the stock is recommended, but not required
- A height adjustable cheek piece - either integral to the stock or field expedient
- A piece of closed cell foam (knee pad foam, section of pool `noodle`) that can be used to build up your cheek piece if needed
- Go here for Ammunition Requirements
- Match grade ammunition with the same lot number, manufacturer, bullet weight, etc.
- You will NOT be able to take the course with two or more different types of ammunition!
- NO armor piercing, steel jacketed, bi-metal, steel core, tracer, or incendiary bullets
- Hand loads are acceptable for this class ONLY
- Eye protection (mandatory)
- Electronic hearing protection (mandatory)
- Rifle cleaning kit
- Lubrication, solvents, coated cleaning rod, bore guide, toothbrush, nylon brushes, jags, patches, or VFG plugs, oil or grease, BoreSnake, etc.
- Rifle maintenance kit
- All torx and/or allen head wrenches, screwdrivers, etc. specific to your gun, mount, rings and scope
- Torque wrench is recommended for the appropriate ring, base and rifle screws
- Optics cleaning kit
- Lens brush
- Lens paper
- Lens cleaning solution or `lens pen`
- Pens, pencil, notebook
- Databook, like those sold by Storm Tactical (http://www.stormtactical.com/)
- MilDot Master or similar
- Ballistic calculator, such as Applied Ballistics (Apple or Android)
- Rifle carrier/shooting mat combo is recommended
- ALL the manuals for your rifle, scope, etc.
- You need to know the following information:
- Ammunition brand
- Bullet make or style (if known)
- Bullet weight
- Distance from center of scope to center of bore
- Size of the markings in your scope reticle
- If you have a variable power scope, the magnification setting needed for the correct spacing of your reticle, if any
- Windage and Elevation adjustments (1 `click` = ___ MOA or MilRad)
80 rounds of Match Ammunition required
- 16 to 17 years old, welcome to take regular firearms courses alone as long as a parent or guardian is onsite; parent or guardian can be enrolled in a different course or on a different range.
- Minimum age is 11 if taking the course with a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian MUST be the one working with the child during the entire course, and be responsible for only ONE child.
- Children age 10 and under are not allowed.
- Unattended minors are NOT allowed on the property. They must be escorted by a parent or guardian at all times or be enrolled in an appropriate course.
Available for online registration:
Starting Thursday, December 12, 2019
Starting Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Starting Friday, February 7, 2020
Starting Friday, March 13, 2020
Starting Friday, April 10, 2020
Starting Wednesday, May 20, 2020