Precision Rifle 201, Taking the Next Step
Precision Rifle 201. Taking the next steps in your progression to being the most well-rounded rifleman you can become. During Precision Rifle 101, you learned the basics of what makes the precision shooting system work, and you received specific diagnostic tools and shooting drills to refine your newfound skills. Precision Rifle 201 will continue to build on those skills through a deeper understanding of how to advance your basic skills to the next level.
Precision Rifle 201 isn’t your typical “advanced” shooting class. We’re not promising ninja status upon completion, or that you’re going to win competitions with your newfound secret sauce. What we will promise is that you’ll come away with an understanding that “advanced” shooters simply execute the basics with the utmost level of consistency. During Precision Rifle 201 we’ll focus heavily on mindset, and how you can cultivate a mindset that keeps you at the moment. You’ll discover the importance of having your mind connected to your body, and the increased level of awareness that comes with that. Through this heightened level of awareness, you’ll be able to de-clutter your mind so it can focus on the more complex problems we face as precision shooters.
We’ll focus our first day on a recap of the basics, and get a pulse on where everyone is at skills-wise for the course. From there, we’ll jump into purpose-built shooting drills meant to isolate certain factors regarding the fundamentals of marksmanship and the mechanics of how we interact with our rifles. We’ll shoot up close, and we’ll shoot out at distance. We’ll focus on tasks and skills piece by piece, building your competence, and your confidence at the same time.
What you’ll learn:
- A deeper look into external ballistics phenomenon such as Earth Based Effects, Gyroscopic Drift, and Aerodynamic Jump and where these really matter.
- Making a surgically precise wind call.
- Dissecting alternate shooting positions and reducing your wobble-zone.
- Mechanics drills, focusing on reducing malfunctions and manipulation of your rifle.
- Incorporating movement into your shooting positions.
- Applying hold-over and hold-under techniques.
- Mindset, and the mental process for making the go/no-go decision for a shot.
Ok, so if you’re signing up for a 201 course you’ve most likely got a solid baseline established with your gear. We’ve got our gear list from the 101 class below just to provide you with a reminder in the event you need it. With that being said, the 201 course is a great place to shake out some new gear and see what’s what. We still hold strongly to the mindset that gear should enhance our capabilities, but not dictate the direction we take in training or the application of the fundamentals. Generally speaking less is more, and where you’re going to be learning how to streamline every aspect of your approach to precision shooting. In the end, we’ll be surprised if you’re using much more than a rifle and a bag….
Overall, if there’s ANY question on the gear listed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us.
- A precision rifle capable of shooting at least 1 Minute of Angle groups at 100 yards.
- A magnified optic with exposed target-style turrets. (Bring your manual and tools!)
- A scope bubble level. (If it’s not installed, don’t worry, we’ll do that in class.)
- 2x Magazines (If your rifle uses detachable magazines.)
- A bipod, capable of Left/Right cant adjustments.
- A rifle sling. (We recommend the Magpul MS1 Sling.)
- 400 Rounds of Match Ammunition (Please view our handload policy here.)
- The Hornady 4 DOF Ballistic Solver application on your smartphone.
- Shooting mat (If you really need one….)
- Rear shooting support. (We recommend the Armageddon Gear Pint-Sized Gamechanger Bag)
- Rifle cleaning kit. (Watch this video here for what we recommend.)
- Notebook with pen, pencil, and a black sharpie marker.
- Daypack capable of hauling all your range gear. (We recommend the Stone Glacier Kiowa bag.)
Personal Sustainment Items There is no such thing as bad weather, only a poor choice in clothing…
- Clothing appropriate for the weather. (We recommend a merino wool hooded sun shirt, long baggy pants, and a floppy hat.)
- Folding chair
- Water (Plan on consuming at least 1 gallon per day.)
- Food for lunch, and snacks if you need them.
Nice-To-Have’s (We have a lot of this gear available for shared/loaned use during the course.)
- Laser Rangefinder
- Spotting Scope
- Shooting Tripod