Precision Rifle

Private Citizens, LE, MIL
Beginner and advanced courses teaching long range marksmanship techniques.

Precision Hunter

Cost:

$450 2-Day Course (Additional $25 Per Day Range Fee Due on Training Day 1)

Round Count:

200 Rounds of Hunting Ammunition (Please review our Handloading Policy)

Home Range Information:

Yakima, Washington - (Restaurants / HotelsRange Directions)

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Course Description:

The Precision Hunter’s course curriculum is specifically designed to give rifle hunters the edge they need to successfully push the limits of themselves and their equipment when the shot of a lifetime presents itself.  (This is not a tactical rifle course, nor is this to be considered a Hunter’s Education class.  Each student will be expected to possess basic firearms safety and weapons handling skills.)  By first establishing rock-solid fundamentals,  students will learn their full marksmanship potential.  Building on those fundamentals, students will push the limits of their equipment by learning the basics of external ballistics, reading the wind and adopting unconventional shooting positions.  Students should expect to engage static steel targets at distances from 50-600 yards.

You Will Learn:

  • Rifle Set-Up and Accessories
  • Telescopic Sight Theory and Operation
  • Basic Angular Units of Measure (Minutes of Angle and Milradians)
  • Basic External Ballistics and Ballistic Solvers
  • Understanding Ballistic Drop Compensated Turrets and Reticles
  • Reading Atmospheric Conditions and Wind
  • Unconventional and Field Shooting Positions
  • Establishing Ranges to Targets
  • Terminal Ballistics and Bullet Composition
  • How to know your limitations.

Gear List:

The Precision Hunter’s course is meant to show students the capabilities and limitations of their hunting rifles and other gear that they plan to use in the field.  Whichever rifle you’re shooting, bring it to the course and we’ll show you how to employ it to its maximum potential.  The same stands for the scope you’ve chosen; bring it along and we’ll show you how to manipulate the turrets, make sense of the knobs and how to understand your reticle.  Basically you bring it, and we’ll show you how to extract the most potential out of it.

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
  • Rifle Sling (The Magpul MS3 is an excellent precision rifle sling.)
  • 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.
  • Water Hydrating Device
  • A pack that is suitable for carrying all of your range gear for the day
  • Range Chair (Most instruction will be conducted under field conditions.)
  • A Positive Mental Attitude and an Open Mind

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 (Magpul Dynamics 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 (Magpul Dynamics 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  (Magpul Dynamics will provide each shooter with a complimentary tablet loaded with Applied Ballistics Mobile that the student will use for the duration of the course.  Should the student possess a device with an Android operating system and wishes to utilize their own, we recommend Applied Ballistics Mobile.)

Other Information:

Students should expect low to moderate activity levels for this course.  Most of the range time will be spent adopting unconventional or field shooting positions with a large emphasis on the individual's learning to judge field conditions and understand capabilities and limitations.  The curriculum is balanced between classroom lectures with practical application shooting drills that directly reinforce the topics discussed.  This course can be considered an introductory level precision rifle course, with Long Range Precision 1 being the next step in the progression.  During the Precision Hunter course students will be co-located with their vehicles and can expect minimal foot movement from classroom to firing line.  Students should be self-sufficient with ample supplies of water and chow for lunch.