This course covers the techniques required to achieve first round hits out to 400 meters and beyond under a variety of conditions, circumstances and distances. Range estimation, scope adjustment and zeroing, minute of angle theory, external ballistics and weather effects are just a few of the topics that are covered. You’ll be instructed in shooting moving targets, low light shooting, use of data books and much more by our leading instructors. Target engagements will be made at both known and unknown distances out to 1000 yards using the techniques covered.
The focus of this class is on marksmanship skills and does not include field craft or a stalk.
What You Need to Bring.
You will need a rifle of a caliber suitable to get out past 400 yards. A good scope is recommended and scope instruction will be given. You will need 50 - 100 rounds of ammo. Please try to have your rifle zeroed at a known distance to you 100, 300, 600 yards.
Hearing and eye protection: Please bring shooting glasses and ear protection. Muff style ear protection is best.
Appropriate clothing: We will spend the majority of the time on the range so we highly recommend clothing that protects your entire body, including long sleeve shirts. Good foot wear is also a must, no sandals or open toe shoes. A hat will help keep the sun out of your eyes and protect you. We will shoot during minimal rain unless lighting is a risk, so please be prepared for inclement weather.
Sun Screen: A must!
Who is teaching this course?
Captain Reaper of the Colorado RRT is our head long range instructor.
USMC 8 years
SOI West Camp Pendleton, CA
2 Combat tours as a Marine Corps Sniper
USMC Scout Sniper School Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA