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Precision Rifle 101


Location: Austin, Texas

Precision Rifle 101 Course covers the basics of long-range precision marksmanship, with a tactical flavor. While this course is not restricted to tactical applications, it will include more than just competitive shooting skills. SOF instructors will share lessons learned through decades of combat experience, to explain the “what & why” of how long-range marksmanship has advanced dramatically over the last 15 years.


Key Course Topics

  • Rifle setup and maintenance

  • Scope setup and maintenance

  • Fundamentals of marksmanship

  • Accuracy vs Precision

  • Understanding Natural Point of Aim

  • Establishing and confirming rifle/scope zero

  • Reading Trace

  • Shooter spotter dialogue

  • Introduction to internal and external ballistics

  • Range estimation

  • Compensating for environmental conditions

  • Introduction to wind reading/estimation

  • Data gathering, data confirmation, and scope/reticle manipulation

  • Building a solid position

  • Understanding and engaging moving targets

  • Barricades and non-standard firing positions

All students attending should have a durable rifle that is capable of 1MOA accuracy at 100 yards, tactical scope, bi-pod, rear bag or monopod, sling, 200 rounds of ammunition and all necessary comfort items.


Earlier Event: August 24
S12 Event
Later Event: September 22
Fighting Pistol