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Basic Precision Rifle Course – REGISTER HERE

April 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am - April 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

The Basic Precision Rifle course is geared toward rifle shooters who are seeking a grounding in the fundamentals of long range marksmanship. Whether you are an experienced rifle shooter or a new owner, this course provides a core curriculum of principles and theories for engaging targets at extended distances. Through the application of these lessons, students can expect to accurately hit static targets from 50 to 800 yards under any field conditions – rain or shine.
The initial portion of this training will consist of a day of classroom exercises with our expert instructors at Silver Eagle Group. This foundation will set students up for success during the live-fire training. The next three days of class will be held at Virginia International Raceway’s outdoor range. Here, students will have a chance to execute the theories and concepts presented in the classroom portion and hone their fundamentals as shooters and spotters. The ultimate learning objective of this training is for students to be able to safely, deliberately, and precisely engage targets out to 800 yards from a prone shooting position.
The students should arrive with a basic understanding of how their precision rifle operates. Each student will also be expected to possess basic firearms handling and safety skills prior to attendance.


  • Weapon Set-Up and Accessories
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Zeroing a Precision Rifle
  • Internal and External Ballistics
  • Angular Units of Measure
  • Compensating for Wind
  • Range Estimation Techniques
  • How to use Holdover
  • Weapon Manipulation
  • Effects of Weather, Wind, and Mirage


  • Rifle: Capable of 1.5 Minute of Angle (MOA) accuracy or better. Minimum caliber is .243 Winchester. The most popular selection is the .308 Winchester, with some shooters choosing the .300 Winchester Magnum, 6.5mm X 47 Lapua, 260 Remington, 6.5mm Creedmoor. Other wildcats are also welcome. No calibers above the .408 range. For safety reasons, .50 caliber rifles cannot be used.
  • Optic: Must have exposed target-style turrets calibrated in either MOA or Milradian (MIL) adjustments. The scope should possess a range-finding reticle of some sort, preferably calibrated in MOA or MILs. Magnification should be in the 3.5x-20x range.
  • Tools: It is required that the student bring along any special tools needed to adjust/manipulate their chosen telescopic sights. It is recommended that the student have on hand the optic’s instruction manual to assist in identifying reticle subtensions and zero-stop procedures if they are not already known.


  • Front and Rear Rifle Supports (Bipods adjustable for height and cant and a rear bean-bag.)
  • Rifle Cheek Piece (If the rifle does not possess an adjustable cheek piece; foam and duck-tape.)
  • Rifle Cleaning Equipment (Some sort or lubrication is highly recommended)
  • Pen/Pencil and a Notebook
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. (We will shoot rain, shine, sleet or snow. Please be prepared and check local weather forecasts.)
  • Baseball or Boonie Style Hat or other suitable headgear for shielding the sun.
  • Sunblock
  • Water Hydrating Device (Camel Back or other large container)
  • A pack that is suitable for carrying all your range gear for the day.
  • Range Chair (Optional)
  • A Positive Mental Attitude and a willingness to learn!


  • Shooting Mat of some kind.
  • Spotting Scope and Tripod (Highly recommended; one scope/tripod will be used per two shooters.)
  • Binoculars (Highly recommended; used in lieu of a spotting scope.)
  • Laser Rangefinder (Silver Eagle Group will provide all ranges to targets when necessary, but this is an excellent opportunity for the student to check their equipment’s capabilities and limitations.)
  • Personal Weather Station (Silver Eagle Group will provide all atmospheric data required, but this is an excellent opportunity for the student to check their equipment’s capabilities and limitations.)
  • Ballistic Solver Software/Application (Horus Vision – ATRAG, Applied Ballistics, There are also several mobile phone applications available.)


The majority of this course will be spent in the classroom and shooting from the prone position. Occasionally a drill may require the student to run or jog, but it is not excessive. The lesson plans have been designed to start slow and gradually build on what was previously learned. Exercises on the range will reinforce what was learned in the classroom as well.

Most of this course will be Off-Site (Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be at Virginia International Raceway.

*SEG will not be providing Transportation or Housing*

Class Locations:
Thursday the 24th will be at SEG for class time starting at 7:00am.
Friday the group will meet at 8:00am at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Alton, VA.
Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th training will start at 8:00am at VIR.

The address for Virginia International Raceway is: 1245 Pine Tree Rd, Alton, VA 24520

Course Dates: April 24th, 25th, 26th & 27th

Ammunition Required: Minimum of 300 Rounds of Match Grade Ammunition

Price: $925.00 (doesn’t include housing/dining options)

VIR has excellent on-site housing and dining options available. Contact [email protected] to reserve your room and meals.
Double Occupancy rate with Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: $110.00 per day
Single Occupancy rate with Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner: $165.00 per day


Charles G.

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Retired Army 22 Years, Infantry

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Kelly B.

US Rifle Team since 2006

Won championships at the state, regional, national, international, and world levels for long range rifle shooting

Won gold, silver, and bronze medals in 2007 and 2011 World Long Range Championships for individual and team events

First American to win Canadian Target Rifle Championships in 127 years and youngest competitor ever to do so

Fan favorite from Season 1 of the History Channel’s show Top Shot


April 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am
April 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Silver Eagle Group
21550 Beaumeade Circle
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States