Intro to Precision Rifle Shooting provides the student an introductory course in which the shooter will learn basic and necessary knowledge to establish a strong foundation in marksmanship. The student will be able to build upon this knowledge he/she receives through further training, research, and follow on courses. Students must demonstrate and understand proper safety and weapon handling. This course is approximately two days of six hours per day.
The course is open to law abiding citizens, current and former military, and law enforcement.
Intro to Precision Rifle Shooting covers:
- Safety brief
- Components of a precision rifle
- Building a rifle to a shooter for optimal performance
- Weapon/Optic Maintenance and Storage
- Fundamentals of Marksmanship
- External Ballistics
- Understanding the effects of wind and other weather considerations
- Minutes of Angle (MOA) and Mil radians (MILs) explanation and use
- Data collection and DOPE books
- Equipment considerations
- Shooter/Spotter Techniques and Communication
What to bring:
- A rifle capable of at least 2 MOA accuracy (can be a gas gun or bolt action)
- Have an optical sight with a Mil radian type reticle or MOA type reticle (Mil radian ispreferable)
- Preferably higher magnification scopes with a parallax adjustment knob and adjustableelevation/windage knobs (LPVOs are acceptable)
- If your scope requires tools or a certain wrench to zero your turrets, then shooter mustbring them
- Some type of bipod support attached to the rifle w/ adjustable legs (Harris, Magpul, Atlasstyle bipods)
- Have a picatinny scope base (for ease of gun set up)
- Rear bag/Sand sock
- Long sleeve shirt and long pants (No “V” neck, cut off, or muscle shirts)
- Closed-toe shoes
- 200 rounds of ammunition (factory loaded) NO GREEN TIPS OR STEEL CORE
- Download the Hornady ballistic app for calculating DOPEs (if shooter does not have a ballistic computer i.e., a Kestrel)
- Tourniquet (TQ) and or IFAK
- Eye and ear protection (electronic preferred)
- Water and snacks
- Note pad and pens/pencils.
- Shooting mat
- Range bag
- Shooting belt with 2 mag pouches
- Cleaning gear
- Rifle sling
- Shooters sleeve
- Ballistic computer if theshooter has one though not required
- Recommended Calibers ranging from (.223/5.56 – 30-06) i.e., center fired rifle cartridges.
- Snacks or small meal
- Bug spray
- Sweat towel or anything you may need to be comfortable
- Check the weather on the day of the course and dress appropriately.
Wear something comfortable (check weather and hydrate), it’s an outdoor range.