1-Day Intro Long Range Precision Rifle Course, Rose Hill, NC
Pilot Mountain Arms 1-Day Intro Long Range Precision Rifle Course
Location: Rose Hill, NC
This course is day one of our 2-day Long Range Precision Rifle Course. We now run concurrent one and two day Long Range courses to allow greater flexibility. If you'd like to attend the 2-day course, please select it in our store under Training Courses.
This 1-day course is designed for the novice marksman, but is highly encouraged and recommended for those who have had little or no formal long range training. A fast paced course, it will begin with firearms safety and rapidly transition into equipment set up, fundamentals of marksmanship, basic ballistics, the use of ballistic computers/ phone apps and target engagements to 1320 yards. The range has 40 targets that are a combination of static and reactive steel targets that range from 100 to 1320 yards. The following topics will be taught in the course:
Prone shooting position, recoil management
Understanding MOA and milliradian adjustments
Use of the Kestrel Weather meter with ballistic solver or ballistics phone app.
True ballistic computer/App
Use of the reticle
Introduction to spotting / calling winds
Data gathering out to 1100 yards
Engagement of targets to 1100 yards
Practical accuracy considerations (PRS/F-Class/Long Range Hunting)
Ammo Requirements: 100 rounds (minimum) of precision/match grade ammunition.
Training Schedule: Instruction starts at 8am and ends at 5pm (dusk in winter).
308 or similar caliber precision rifle capable of one minute of angle accuracy (An accurate hunting rifle is fine if the shooter can manage the recoil for 100 rds. Hunting/sporter profile barrels tend to have a point of impact shift as they heat up and usually have to be shot at a slower pace which may reduce the training )
Match ammunition (minimum 100 rounds per day)
Quality scope with adjustable turrets and MIL or MOA reticle (manual for the scope if you have it)
Rifle anti-cant device (level) - recommended
Rear rest (sand bag, bunny ear bag, etc)
Cleaning kit, Pen, pencil
Rifle data book or ballistic computer (i.e. Kestrel with Applied Ballistics or Horus, or ballistic phone app (we recommend the Applied Ballistics App by Bryan Litz)
Eye and ear protection
Comfortable yet durable clothing (pants, long sleeved shirt, boots and hat recommended)
Rain/inclement weather gear
Food/Lunch to snack on throughout the day
Spotting scope (recommended –not required. We will have several extra.)
Shooting Mat (recommended)
Sunscreen/bug repellent (seasonal)
Class sizes are limited to 8.
ANY CANCELLATION IN THE 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE COURSE WILL FORFEIT HALF THE COURSE FEE.
NOTICE: IF A CLASS DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST, WE WILL CANCEL THE CLASS 15 DAYS OUT.
IF THE WEATHER LOOKS BAD, WE WILL CANCEL THE CLASS 15 DAYS OUT. YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF RESCHEDULING TO A FUTURE CLASS OR A FULL REFUND.