This 3-day, intermediate/advanced level rifle course is designed to give the long range marksman (both hunter and range shooter) the knowledge and skills necessary to employ the rifle system accurately and effectively at ranges beyond what you are accustomed to.
While extensive, prior experience with the precision rifle is not mandatory, each student will be expected to possess and consistently demonstrate basic firearms handling and safety skills (knowledge of which is required prior to attendance).
This is not exclusively a tactical course nor is it a Hunter’s Education course. The Long Range Precision Rifle Course is designed to provide the student with a solid core foundation of the fundamentals of marksmanship and an understanding of the basic principals and theories required to establish precision at extended ranges.
The student will engage static targets ranging from 100 to 800 yards under various conditions with the opportunity to shoot to 1000 yards. The student should expect low to moderate activity levels during this course. Student should be able to run 50 yards, do 10 consecutive push ups, and be able to lay down, sit, kneel, or stand for extended periods of time.
ZERO REQUIREMENT: There will be no time to mount scopes or zero rifles in this course. When you arrive at the course, you will be REQUIRED to have your scope mounted and have already established a solid 100yd or 200yd zero (your choice). When you arrive, you will be required to shoot a three-round, sub 3 MOA group to prove your zero.
Failure to meet this requirement will result in you missing a significant part of the live-fire shooting and no refund will be issued.
This course is taught by NRA/LE certified rifle instructors. Lead instructors are all current/former military and/or law enforcement long range marksmen with real-world operational experience.
- Rifle Set-Up, Nomenclature and Accessories
- Fundamentals of Marksmanship
Telescopic Sight Theory and Operation
- Angular Units of Measure (MOA and MilRads)
- Basic External Ballistics
- Understanding Ballistic Drop Compensated Turrets and Reticles
- Introduction to Reticle Holds
- Analyzing and Recording Shot Data
- Range Estimation Techniques
- Effects of Weather, Wind and Mirage
- Unconventional and Field Shooting Positions
- Live-fire training from 100 to 800 yards (with opportunity to shoot 1000 yards)
- Precision rifle with scope. Minimum caliber 7mm/.30cal and above up to (but not including) .50 cal. Please see zero requirement below.
- 200 rounds of match grade ammunition. Home reloads will be allowed in bolt-action rifles, no reloads in gas-operated guns. No armor piercing bullets of any kind are allowed.
- Rifle cleaning equipment. We will have plenty of SEAL 1 Cleaner/Lubricant/Protectant and cleaning patches available for sale at the class but be sure to bring your own rods, brushes, and rags.
- Shooting pad. You can use a ground pad of your choice or we will have various cheek pads available for purchase before the course at a discounted rate.
- Rifle bipod, tripod, and/or shooting bags. You should have both front and rear (bench and prone) support for your rifle. For the rear support, you are welcome to bring a mechanical mono-pod or a manufactured or home-made shooting bag/sock (aka bean bag).
- Rifle cheek piece. If you rifle does not have one, we will have ones for purchase available and have the materials needed to adjust it during the training.
- Rifle sling.
- Pack capable of carrying all your range gear for the day.
- Personal hydration device (i.e. Camelback, Nalgene bottles, etc.).
- Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. We will train rain or shine.
- Sturdy footwear.
- Ear and eye protection.
- Baseball style hat or appropriate headgear.
- Camp chair (much of the instruction will be done in a field setting).
- Pen/Pencil and a notebook.
- Spotting scope (optional but recommended).
- Range finder (optional but recommended).
- Binoculars (optional but recommended).
- Personal weather station (optional).
Additional Course Information
Location and time: The entire course will be held at the Pawnee Sportsmans Center near Briggsdale, Colorado from 1:00pm on Friday and ending at 1:00pm on Sunday. You are allowed to arrive as early at 11:00am on Friday to check in and get set up.
For more information on the Pawnee Sportsmans Center, click here. We will be utilizing both the 250 yard range as well as their new 1000 yard range.
Class size: Limited to 20 students (8 students minimum)
Tuition: $575 per student ($525 for alumni). Tuition covers all of your instruction, student materials, food, exclusive class t-shirt and range fees.
(items in RED will be available for purchase at a reduced student discount)
Please remember that this is a great opportunity to test your gear and push it to the limits. Bring what you believe you would use in the field.
If you have not zeroed your rifle, we first recommend taking our Scoped Rifle Course.
If you need assistance in mounting your scope and establishing your zero, please let us know and we will be happy to help you.
It is highly recommended that the student bring along any special tools required to adjust/manipulate their chosen telescopic sights. It is also recommended that the student have on hand the optic’s instruction manual to assist in identifying reticle subtensions and zero-stop procedures if they are not already known.
We will be staying on the range for the entire course and only leaving in case of an emergency. All students and staff will sleep in self-contained campers or RV’s (there are no hook-ups or facilities). It is up to the student to provide their own sleeping/living accommodations. We do not recommend sleeping in tents due to the local rattlesnake population.
If you are unable to provide your own self-contained camper or RV, please contact us about a rental.
All food and beverages will be provided for you and are included in your tuition. Meals will be three times a day starting with dinner on Friday night and ending with lunch on Sunday afternoon. Please eat or bring your lunch for Friday. The range is remote and there are no services near by.
If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please let us know once you’ve registered.
No alcohol is allowed on the premises and any alcohol consumption during the course is prohibited.
By registering for this course, you agree to our Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy.
Questions about this course? Please contact Contact Us before registering.