Come Take a Precision Rifle Class With Me

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I’ll be taking a long range precision rifle class from JP Enterprises this October. We’re going to have a great instructor at a great range. If you’ve got questions, check the link. I’ll be just another student in the class.

I’m really looking forward to this. I’ve gone through a lot of training, but the area of shooting I know the least about is long range precision stuff.

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20 thoughts on “Come Take a Precision Rifle Class With Me”

  1. I hope there’s still room in a couple of days. My credit card got stolen and I’m waiting for a replacement.

  2. Odd, when I click on my usual feed reader, to this story, it shows me as login as correia45. Not wanting to spread evil, I wisely back up and try again.

    Would love to, no time and no way of getting there.

    1. It shows that sometimes for some weird reason, Jack can’t figure out why, but there isn’t any actual access as far as we can tell.

  3. Gah, I wish I could join you for this, Larry, but budget and time constraints prevent it. I wish you and your fellow classmates a safe, educational, and enjoyable time! Can’t wait to hear the after action report.

    Also looking forward to seeing you at LibertyCon. It’ll be good to talk guns, writing, and other fun stuff. Take care!

  4. Darn Larry, that’s just after the dates for the next Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, in Huntsville, AL, which I’m committed to. 🙁 TVIW 2017 will be Oct. 3-6, and my wife and I have already planned the next two days for a visit to family members in the Birmingham area.

    Having said that, the next TVIW should be in February of 2019; reserve the dates! 🙂

  5. Did anyone else just pee a little bit? Of course this happens the year I have 2 daughters getting married.

  6. Reserved a spot. Been wanting to get into long range shooting for a while, so this is a great reason. That, and it’s an excuse to get a new rifle, which is always a good thing.

    1. My opinion won’t mean much, but Brian Whalen is a very solid instructor. I first met him in 2006 and he’s pretty much done nothing but work at getting better as a shooter and instructor since then.

  7. Reading over the requirements, I get the impression that the rifle is the least important part of the equipment. The firearm requirement seems to be “At least 223, 308 is better, free floating barrel, reliable.” It seems the Ruger American bolt action in 308 would fit this requirement (less than $400 at Academy currently). The optical requirement goes on for several paragraphs, and, um, I have no idea what they are talking about– except plain language warnings that common hunter scopes won’t cut it.

    No, I have no intention of showing up with a Ruger American. Just curious to know if some day I write a story about a character going sniper, he could start with a common deer rifle and spend most of his money on optics, and it would be sort of believable. (No one in my crit group is into guns, not even the couple from Wyoming!)

    1. From the email I got from them the only requirement for the rifle is that it be capable of 1 MOA or better. A Remington 700 meets that, and most models are well under $1k. The Optics they suggest are more expensive than the actual firearm.

    2. A guy with an off the shelf deer rifle (Remington 700) and a good scope is capable of a lot more then most would believe. Key requirement for a scope IMO is repeatable and accurate adjustments. I like the Nightforce line of scopes myself, but there are a bunch of good ones.
      Once the range gets long the ability to judge the wind really comes into play. If you can’t judge the wind it doesn’t matter how accurate your rifle/scope combo is (unless its dead calm).

      1. I learned long ago, and I guess I’m hopelessly old school. Once you got the rifle zeroed to your baseline distance, you never, ever touched any adjustment again, at least not unless you were planning to start the zeroing process all over again.

        Whenever I see a movie and some shooter starts twiddling the turret knobs on his scope, I think “What the HELL do you think you’re doing, Bozo?!”

        1. If your scope has a zero stop it’s pretty easy to return to your base zero. On a normal hunting rifle most folks will hardly ever have to touch the adjustment knobs other than zeroing. If you think about adjusting the elevation is nothing more then changing the zero to the required distance.
          Some of the ballistic apps available do a very good job at predicting trajectory. Bryan Litz has been doing a lot of good work in this regard.

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