This course will build your rifle shooting fundamentals and skills with the scoped rifle.


This course focuses on the principles of shooting a scoped rifle, and teaches students to effectively and confidently shoot out to 300 yards. Either a bolt action or semi-automatic weapon maybe used. This class does not allow red dot holographic or prism scopes, only “traditional” rifle scopes are allowed.

Using the “crawl, walk, run” philosophy, students will learn and practice basic and intermediate scoped rifle skills and shooting fundamentals both in the classroom and on the live-fire range.

Students will learn the capabilities of their scoped rifle while implementing new skills to become a more effective rifle shooter. This course is perfect for the hunter, sport-shooter, or anyone wanting to increase their rifle shooting abilities.

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Topics Covered

Firearms safety

Fundamentals of shooting a scoped rifle

Ammunition and ballistics

Disassembly and assembly

Mechanical operation

Care and cleaning

Zeroing scoped rifles

Ballistics and ammunition selection

Methodology of shooting a scoped rifle

Positional shooting

Marksmanship and accuracy of scoped rifles

Required Equipment

Good working, serviceable scoped rifle capable of 1 MOA or better, .223 or larger.

A rifle mounted and bore sighted (at a minimum) scope with at least a 4 power magnification (If you need assistance with this please contact us and we will be happy to assist you).

80 rounds of rifle ammunition (same make, bullet weight and load). Home reloads are allowed in bolt-action rifles only. No reloads allowed in gas-operated guns (no exceptions due to insurance).

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.

Eye protection.

Ear protection (electronic preferred).

Rifle cleaning kit.

Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. We will train rain or shine.

Sturdy footwear.

Baseball style hat or appropriate headgear.

Optional but recommended equipment: (items in RED will be available for purchase at a special student discount)

Spotting scope or high powered binoculars

Bipod or shooting bag

Rear squeeze bag

Shooting mat

Knee and elbow pads

Camp chair (for range breaks)

Additional Course Information

Class size: Limited to 14 students (minimum of 7)

Tuition: $225 per student ($200 for alumni)


Time and Location: 9:00am-6:00pm (2.5 hour classroom, 1 hour lunch and 5.5 hour range). A high-quality, grilled lunch is included in your tuition.

This course will be held on a Saturday at Great Guns Sporting, at16126 Co Rd 96, Nunn, CO. Great Guns Sporting is a beautiful facility located 35 minutes NE of Fort Collins, CO.

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Questions about this class? Please contact Contact Us before registering.

By registering for this course, you agree to our Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy.

Are you a Makhaira Group alumnus? Contact us to receive your Alumni Discount Coupon.