Location

Yakima, WA, USA
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Date

Apr 16 2020 - Apr 17 2020

Time

All of the day

Cost

$450 Tuition + $50 Range Fee

Technical Rifle Hunter

We’ve all seen the many names out there for hunting oriented rifle courses. They’re kind of all over the place, so when we sat down to think about the message we wanted to convey to our customers, we were leaning heavily towards the “technical” rifle hunter. The essence of it is, there are lots of rifle hunters out there, and based on where you’re hunting, and what you’re hunting, your level of technical proficiency with a rifle is going to vary greatly. A ground blind hunter in Texas doesn’t require near the technical proficiency with a rifle as a western hunter who could have the requirement to make shots after gaining 10,000’ in elevation after the rifle was initially zeroed.

 

“Long Range” hunting has gotten a lot of negative press, and from a wide arching perspective, with good reason. We’re not shying away from that or trying to distance ourselves at all. In fact, we embrace every last bit of capability you have, as long as you’re using it responsibly. We shoot long at animals all the time, but we shoot enough to know exactly what’s going to happen when we press the trigger. Missing a piece of steel is one thing, but when an animal is a target, it deserves our utmost level of respect. As hunters, we take on a tremendous responsibility to know when an opportunity falls within our capabilities. Are you technically proficient enough with your rifle to place a bullet exactly where you need it to go? With steel, we want the bullet to hit. With an animal, we need the bullet to not miss, because “just a hit” isn’t good enough.

 

The Technical Rifle Hunter course will give you an introduction to stretching your legs by getting you in touch with a deeper technical understanding of what makes a “long-range” shot come together. You’ll come away with understanding what you and your rifle can accomplish, and what’s a bit too far under your newfound skills. You’ll have a chance to see and shoot some modern hunting rifles and understand what makes them so relentlessly consistent. You’ll get an introduction to modern rifle scopes and understand that dials aren’t anything to be scared of. Best of all, you’re going to shoot, and shoot a lot!

 

What You’ll Learn:

 

  • Circle of Precision Shooting Components
  • Rifle and Scope Nomenclature
  • Ocular Focus and Parallax
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Basic External Ballistics
  • Intro to Ballistic Computers
  • Introduction to Atmospheric Effects and Density Altitude
  • Projectile Selection
  • Terminal Bullet Performance
  • Intro to Wind Calling
  • Intro to Positional Shooting

 

Equipment List

 

This is a hunting oriented course! We want to see you show up with your rifle and see how much more you can get out of it! We want you to know (and understand) that you don’t need the latest and greatest gear that everyone in the competitive world is using to be successful in precision shooting! Your success is determined by you, and you only! Bring what you have, and use this training course as an opportunity to see what really works for you. We have a slew of gear for you to use in the event you don’t have something, so please before you spend a bunch of money, ask us first!!

 

We’d like to throw out a disclaimer on your choice in cartridges coming to this course. You’re going to average about 125 rounds a day, so your 300 RUM isn’t going to do you any favors as you learn the finer points of marksmanship. Target panic is a very real thing, and you’ll learn that there’s a lot more to just a “bad flinch”. If you’ve got a rifle that recoils less, that’s what we recommend. If all you have is a .223 Rem and a 300 RUM, bring the .223 Rem. You’re going to become a FAR better shooter in those two days with that than you will with that boomer. The fundamentals that you’re going to learn here will apply to all your rifles when you leave. Save your shoulder, save your barrel, and save your ammo allotment!

 

Overall, if there’s ANY question on the gear listed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us.

 

Rifle/Scope/Ammo

 

  • A hunting rifle capable of shooting at least 2 Minute of Angle groups at 100 yards.
  • A magnified optic. (Bring your manual and tools!)
  • 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.)
  • 250 Rounds of Match Ammunition (Please view our handload policy here.)

 

Support Gear

 

  • 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 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.)
  • Sunscreen
  • 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
  • Binoculars
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Technical Rifle Hunter April 15-17, 2020 $500

Tuition + Range Fee

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