Long Range Rifle
This is a great class for hunters and shooting enthusiasts. This course will hold a maximum of 8 students per class. The course will consist of live fire at 36yds, 100yds, 200yds, 300yds, and 500yds. Up to 50 rounds needed.....bring a shoulder pad! Sandbags, shooting data sheets, markers, pens, clipboards, chairs, lecture material, target repair tape, and targets will be provided.
This is a very remote range with no bathroom facilities or electricity. Plan accordingly for your own comfort. The range will be closed if there's inclement weather. If the class is rescheduled due to inclimate weather students will be entitled to priority registration for the next date or a full refund.
I'm always looking for new places to shoot. If you know of land available please feel free to send me an email.
Prior to the class I'll contact each student to obtain all the information on ammunition being used. I'll then bring to the course a printout containing all the ballistic information I have on that specific ammunition.
Course Outline (8hrs - 9am-5pm)
- Firearm Safety Review
- Shooting Positions
- Fundamentals of Marksmanship
- Effects of the Weather (light, wind, temperature, heat mirages, etc.)
- Moving Targets
- Range Estimation
- Velocity, Energy, & Pressure
- Firearm Maintenance
- Uphill\downhill Shooting Corrections
- Live Fire
What to Bring
- 50 Rounds of Ammo
- Spotting Scope or Binoculars (Not Required)
- Bring a Lunch
- Plenty of Water (No Shade)
- If you have a mobile shooting bench or Bipod you're more than welcomed to bring it (not required)
- Consider a blanket for prone shooting to keep the stickers\dirt off you. Comfortable shooters are stable shooters!
Here's just a few slides from the material we'll utilize and you'll keep for future reference.
Here's a few of the formula's we'll review in the class. Don't be intimidated, we'll break the logic down to a manageable level of detail.
- Velocity = Distance / time
- Kinetic Energy = (velocity(2) / 450400) * bullet weight(grains)
- Ballistic Coefficient = Weight of Bullet(pounds) / Shape of Bullet * Caliber in Inches(2)
- Uphill/Downhill Corrections Drop(angle) = Drop(flat)(1-cos(angle))