Technical Rifle Hunter
- 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
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.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- 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