Instruction with a heavy emphasis on marksmanship, position shooting, introduction to range and wind estimation, reading mirage, hold-over estimation, dialing proper scope adjustments, use of data book and ballistic tables.
Note: Please follow the required equipment list below. If you do not 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 I 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
- 260 ~ 300 rounds of Match grade ammunition
- 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
- 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 (you will be provided with a databook during the course)
- MilDot Master or similar
- 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 your MilDots
- If you have a variable power scope, the magnification setting needed for the correct spacing of your MilDots, if any
- Windage and Elevation adjustments (1 `click` = ___ MOA or MilRad)
260 ~ 300 rounds of Match Ammunition required