** U.S. FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES YOU TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO TAKE THIS CLASS. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW A FORM OF CITIZENSHIP ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS**
The Basic Precision Rifle course is an entry level precision rifle course. The students should arrive with a basic understanding of how their precision rifle operates prior to attendance. (Each student will also be expected to possess basic firearms handling and safety skills prior to attendance.) The curriculum is designed to provide the student with a core foundation of the fundamentals of precision marksmanship and an understanding of the basic principles and theories required to accurately engage targets at extended distances. The student can expect static target engagement distances from 50 to 800 yards under field conditions – rain or shine.
YOU WILL LEARN
– 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
The Basic Precision Rifle course requires a precision weapon system that is capable of at least 1.5 Minute of Angle (MOA) accuracy or better. The weapon should be equipped with a telescopic sight possessing exposed target-style turrets calibrated in either MOA or Milradian (MIL) adjustments. The telescopic sight should also possess a range-finding reticle of some sort, preferably calibrated in MOA or MILs. Scope magnification should be in between the range of 3.5x – 20x. Rifle caliber selection is broad, with the .243 Winchester being the minimum. 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 and other wildcats are also welcome. .50 caliber is acceptable but not recommended for range considerations.
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.
REQUIRED GEAR TO ATTEND THE COURSE
•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
•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.
•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!
ADDITIONAL GEAR THAT IS HELPFUL FOR THE STUDENT, BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE OR COMPLETION
•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. Silver Eagle Group provides a complimentary Rifle Data Book to each student. It is the student’s responsibility to supply their own water and food (when necessary) for lunch.
Most of this course will be Off-Site
Thursday the 12th will be at SEG for class time starting at 7:00am.
Friday the group will meet at 8:00am at Panthera Training Center in West Virginia.
Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th training will start at 8:00am at Panthera.
The address for Panthera Training Center is 2506 Fish Pond Rd., Old Fields, WV 26845
Course Date: 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th Dec 2013
Ammunition Required: Minimum of 400 Rounds of Match Grade Ammunition
*SEG will not be providing Transportation or Housing*