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Learn the fundamental techniques required to achieve first round hits out to 600 + metres in the field. The focus of the class is on marksmanship and technical manipulation skills in this increasingly popular discipline.
Intended for the beginner to intermediate long-range marksman but offers much value for more experienced shooters. The course follows the path of data gathering at known distances and then moving to unknown distance shooting and will focus on range estimation, wind compensation, calculations and marksmanship disciplines; skills useful for unknown distance long range shooting. While the learning is intense, it is designed to be fun and to add a little stress to test the skills gathered during the course.
(This outline should not be considered to be a complete syllabus)
Lectures: Principles of Marksmanship: The Precision Rifle. Set up Equipment/ Optics. Overview: Shooting positions, Body disciplines (cheek weld, breathing, trigger etc.) Manipulation. Cleaning and maintenance habits. Pre-firing checks.
Blainslie Range: Range Briefing, Procedures. Conduct. Range Commands. Establish 100m zero. Coaching 30-100m. MOA / MIL definition. Use of the bipod/ sling and shooting aids. Position shooting.
Data Books. Max-min tracking. Process of the “perfect” zero. Refurbish range, Cleaning.
Classroom Lecture: Long range shooting equipment. Ballistics, ammunition.
Lecture: Revise MOA /MIL. Wind drift and effect. Mildot Reticule/ Range estimation.
Blainslie Range: Cold bore shoot. Reconfirm zero.
Chamberlain Range: Review: Confirm zero. Coach wind. 100m-700m.
Lecture; Reading wind over terrain.
Chamberlain Range: Spotter drills. Calling the shot. Known Distance (KD). Judging distance. Unknown distance (UKD). Moving targets. Lowlight shooting.
Lecture. Revise MOA/MIL, wind, Atmospherics, temp, ballistic programmes.
Chamberlain Range; Cold bore shoot KD. Application scoring serials KD.
Open Country: (UKD) and inclinations. Establishing estimated range, come-ups/holdover, up/downhill, wind, UKD/Terrain proving shoot. Course qualification and graduation.
Course Fees: $1550 incl gst
Ammunition: Minimum 250rds