April 8-9, 2017
Class will be held at the Elk River Training Center on their 1,000 yard range
4626 SR 50
Pelham TN 37366
Both days will start at 0800hrs Central Standard Time and run until approximately 1700hrs CST. There will be a 1 hour lunch break each day.
Cost for the course is $600. Limited to 10 students.
Topics covered will include (but aren't limited to):
Selection, care and maintenance of the entire system (rifle, scope, rings, mounts, ammunition, bipod, cases, etc.). This includes a comprehensive disassembly and other Armorer's tips.
Use of a mil-based or other ranging reticle for ranging unknown distance targets
Use of optics (including adjustments and all other functions)
Use of data book
All the classroom and fundamentals were taken care of on Day 1, Day 2 is all about precision shooting. We will pick up where we left off on Day 1, and continue out to 1,000 yards. I will be working with each shooter to find tune their skills and fix any issues they have.
We will shoot in 2 relays, so one relay can learn the proper techniques that a Spotter needs to assist the Shooter. All students will shoot to 1,000 yards.
Gear list will include:
Rifle capable of 1MOA. Bolt actions and semi-automatics are both welcome
Quality optics. The following features are mandatory on the optic:
-Finger adjustable turrets with audible/tactile “clicks”, MOA or mil are fine
-Ranging reticle, mil or MOA based are both acceptable
Ammunition, 200 rounds. Ammunition must be "match grade" from a reputable manufacturer, or known handloads of equal or better accuracy
Data book w/ calculator (any calculator that multiplies and divides will work. I highly recommend the Storm Tactical modular rite in the rain databooks)
Rifle-mounted bipod, or front rest
Rear bag(s) (optional)
Shooting mat (optional)
Minimum 5 “dummy” rounds
Spotting scope (optional)
Eye and ear protection
Clothes and footwear appropriate to the weather. If it rains, we train, as long as there is no thunder/lightning.
If you are military/LE, it is preferred that you use your duty gear, body armor and other ancillary equipment that you will use on duty. Train like you fight!
1. If you plan on using a rifle other than a bolt action tactical or varmint model from Remington, Savage, Winchester, FN, or a custom-built rifle
a scope made by other than Nightforce, Leupold, US Optics, IOR, Schmidt & Bender, Premier Reticles, Vortex Viper PST, Bushnell Elite series or Sightron SIII please contact me so that we can discuss your system and make sure that it will meet the requirements of the course.
2. Your system must be fully assembled and sighted in with a recent 100 yard zero prior to the class. The zero must be done with the ammunition that you will be using in the class. I offer my services for free to any of my students who need assistance with any rifle or optics work, or zeroing, that they may need.
3. Ammunition must be “match grade” from a known manufacturer, or handloads that you have shot out of the rifle you are bringing to the class and are sure of their accuracy.
4. A bipod or ruck to shoot off, as well as a rear bag. For a bipod, I highly recommend the Harris BRM-S (6”-9”, notched leg, swiveling).
5. If you don't have some sort of adjustable cheekpiece, or cheekpad, I recommend one. The comb of your stock needs to be high enough that your cheek bone rests on it naturally when you have a perfect sight picture, not your jawbone or the middle of your cheek. Ask several of my former students and they'll tell you this makes a HUGE difference.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about any of your gear. I would rather sort the problems out ahead of time than have you show up at the class with gear that won't work, or that is set up wrong.
I will reiterate, I offer my services for free to students when it comes to mounting up scopes/bases/rings (including lapping the rings), weighting and texturing stocks, and any other tweaking that your system may need. I will also assist in getting your rifle zeroed prior to the class.
All LEO's will receive POST credit for this course.
Other than confirming 100yd zeroes, all targets will be reactive steel.
Please visit Precision Applications, LLC for more information about the training and Instructors.
Kind of a weird equipment setup amongst the students this go 'round. Everyone ran a .308 and they were all bolt guns; no other calibers and no semi-autos. Plus, everyone was using mil scopes; no MOA. Usually have a lot more variation amongst students' equipment.
Everyone had multiple, consecutive hits on steel at 1,000yds. The 1,000yd target was a 12"x18" steel silhouette (an IPSC silhouette minus the "D" zone). That's 1.2MOA x 1.8MOA.
Barrel lengths varied from 26" to 16". The 16" was a Desert Tech Covert using handloads topped with a 185grn Berger VLD.
Optics were mostly Nightforce, with few odds n' ends thrown in (an SWFA 5-20x50, Weaver Tactical, etc.).