Sort your setup and get a firm understanding of how it works and how to get the most out of it. From gear setup to zeroing and confirmation, ballistic solution development and confirmation – combine science and art into a core that you can continue to build on.
This course is for the shooter who is looking for an in-depth introduction in the world of precision shooting. Developing a better understanding of the equipment required, it’s setup and it’s utilisation to consistently and quickly engage targets at range.
New to shooting, wanting to hone the fundamentals? Wanting some time to create and validate some data? This is the day for you.
Based in Auckland, a private range will allow you to shoot out as far as the rifle and you are capable of.
What you bring to the course in regards to previous experience and equipment will determine how fast we can progress to shooting out to distance. A previously setup firearm, that is already zeroed and dialled in, will allow us to get pushing out to distance further – but – if we need to start from scratch and get your new gun on paper – we can do that as well.
- Setup – Before we do anything. Let’s check your rifle is correctly setup and shooting for you. Learn about rifle, optics, turrets, reticles and more. It’s a gear shakedown and setup.
- Fundamentals – A primer of the fundamentals of shooting – positioning, sight picture, trigger control, follow through, recoil management.
- Zero – Learn how to properly zero your rifle, understand the process, refine your setup.
- ‘Try’ Data – Using a Chronograph and Ballistic Software, develop a basic ballistic profile for your system.
- Confirm – Confirm our ballistic predictions, refine and true theory with actual.
If you don’t already have any of this – let us know and we can organise a suitable firearm to use on the day.
- A rifle that is capable of at least printing a 1 Minute of Angle (1 inch) group at 100 meters/yards – many factory rifles can do this, but its nice to have confirmed that before heading out
- A bipod mounted onto the system
- 80 rounds of your normal ‘main’ ammunition (we may only need to shoot half of that)
- A magnified optic that has exposed target style turrets, and a reticle with subtensions (MIL or MOA)
- Appropriate clothing for the weather
- Any special dietry requirements of medical supplies (please notify us)
Nice to have, but not critical (and we can supply)
- Your ballistic computer (let us know what you are bringing)
- A rangefinder and kestrel weather meter
- A suppressor (some ranges require the use of suppressors)
- Chronograph, targets, safe shooting environment
- One on one tuition and coaching
- Additional equipment to use and test
Can I just suggest, that 80 rounds on a Magnum, over the course of a day, is going to wear anyone down. Feel free to bring it out to zero and to take some long shots towards the end of the day, but most of what we do doesn’t require the power or recoil that is going to come with a 7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win or 338 Laupa. Instead, the milder the gun, the more you can focus on your shooting and the less on anticipating the kick.
Yes, a 6.5 Creedmoor is ideal, so is a 7mm08 or a .308.
What you will walk away with
- A gun that is ready to go and a better understanding of how it works
- An understanding of the shooting fundamentals
- Verified and tested ballistic charts for your primary ammo
- Error Budget Data Analysis – know how far you can go
- Hopefully, an interest and drive to get more training
“Great course to take your basic shooting to the next level. Had a superb time out with Kerry. He took me through the basics and helped spot bad practice before it became bad habits. Came away feeling far more confident than I’d been before being there. Kerry was very patient. Overall, a superb course. I thoroughly recommend it.” – Gareth