Long Range Precision Rifle Training

Think you have the skill to shoot at a target 1000 yards away and hit it consistently?

At 7 Foxtrot that is what we love to do!  Teaching someone to shoot and hit a target consistently is the easy part.  Giving someone a rifle to shoot that already has everything set up hit a target at that range is easy.  Learning to select and use that precision rifle system on your own is a different matter all together.  That's what we can teach you at 7 Foxtrot.

The curriculum is not designed for someone who wants to set behind a bench with the rifle strapped down.  It is for those who want to get in the dirty and select, establish, and use a solid shooting position consistently.  Whether you have never shot a rifle more than 20 or 30 yards, the experience hunter that wants to be more confident in your rifle and skills, or you are the trained LE/MIL marksman that wants to be challenged and hone their skills than we have the training for you!

Course Length:  1 Day

# of Students:  Min 3/Max 8

Prerequisite:  None

Cost:  $450

Instructor:  Erick Findley

Location:  South Hills Rifle Range (1 1/2 hours west of San Antonio)

Notes:

  1. All students must 18, have the legal ability to possess a rifle, and be a US Citizen or resident (identification required & verified prior to course start).
  2. Standard background check must be completed prior to course (Current CHL License waives background check).
  3. This course can be taken by minors (under 18 but older than 15) with accompanying parent in the course and at instructors discretion.

Introduction to Precision Rifle (IPR)

The Introduction to Precision Rifle is a one day course that covers the basics of precision rifle shooting.  From the rifle, scope, and ancillary equipment selection to the introduction of ballistics and the effects of the environment on a bullet (External Ballistics) every rifle shooter will broaden their knowledge base in this course.

After the classroom, shooters then zero their rifles to 1 Minute of Angle (MOA) at 100 yards.  Shooters will then confirm their calculated 300 yard zero, adjust their scope, and shooting at a 1 MOA target (3").  The objective is to introduce Precision Marksmanship Fundamentals.  All shooting will be done from the prone position so be prepared to get dirty or bring a shooting mat.

Don't have your own rifle?

Then you can shoot one of ours.  There will be an additional fee of $75 but you'll understand the procedures and concepts for shooting.  Want to take the course with a friend and use one rifle...absolutely.  

Topics:

  • Safety
  • Rifle, scope, and equipment selection
  • Precision Rifle Marksmanship
  • Scope Theory
  • Introductory Rifle Ballistics (Internal, External)
  • Precision Rifle Data book
  • 100yd Zero & 300yd Confirmation

Required Equipment:

  • Rifle capable of 1 MOA at 300 yards.
  • Recommend a .300 caliber or higher bolt action rifle.  Semi-automatics are accepted as long has they can hold 1 MOA at 300 yards. NO .50 Caliber.  (.260 Remington, 6, 6.5 match grade, etc. is acceptable)
  • Precision Rifle Scope with MilDot or MilRad reticle (fixed or variable) w/capped or target turrets 
  • Rifle support (front: bipod; rear: bag) for shooting from the prone
  • Minimum 50 rounds factory match ammunition (100 rds preferred).  NO RELOAD AMMUNITION WITHOUT INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL IN ADVANCE.
  • Rifle cleaning gear
  • Inch Pound Torque wrench (according to rifle)
  • Hearing protection (Electronic preferred)
  • Eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt/long pants
  • Rugged field boots
  • Note taking material w/Pencil
  • WATER SOURCE
  • FOOD
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear

Recommended Equipment:

Course Length:  3 Days

# of Students:  Min 3/Max 8

Prerequisite:  IPR or Equivalent Training

Cost:  $950

Instructor:  Erick Findley

Location:  South Hills Rifle Range (1 1/2 hours west of San Antonio)

Lodging:  Lodging at South Hills Rife Range is included

Notes:

  1. All students must 18, have the legal ability to purchase a rifle, and be a US Citizen or resident (identification required & verified prior to course start).
  2. Standard background check must be completed prior to course (Current CHL License waives background check).
  3. This course can be taken by minors (under 18 but older than 15) with accompanying parent in the course and at instructors discretion.

Long Range Precision Rifle - I (LRPR-I)

The Long Range Precision Rifle I (LRPR-I) is a three day basic/beginner precision rifle course designed for the novice rifle shooter, but those with little or no formal rifle training are encouraged and recommended to attend.  This course builds the foundation of Precision Marksmanship Fundamentals using supported shooting positions.

LRPR-I will build the shooters Long Range skills by developing good habits when shooting from conventional positions. Students can expect to shoot 200 rounds to 700 yards and beyond dependent on the shooters rifle and cartridge. Beginners, novice, or experienced shooters will all benefit from this course.

Each student will have their rifle chronographed during the course to aid in the Ballistic Application portion of the course.

Topics:

  • Safety
  • Equipment selection
  • Precision Rifle Marksmanship & establishing Supported Positions (prone, kneeling, & sitting)
  • Scope Theory
  • Introductory Rifle Ballistics (Internal, External, & Terminal)
  • Range Estimation
  • Precision Rifle Data book
  • Range Cards
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Introduction to Wind Reading
  • Rifle Data gathering out to 700 yards

Required Equipment:

  • Rifle capable of 1 MOA at 300 yards.
  • Recommend a .300 caliber or higher bolt action rifle.  Semi-automatics are accepted as long has they can hold 1 MOA at 300 yards. NO .50 Caliber.  (.260 Remington, 6, 6.5 match grade is acceptable)
  • Precision Rifle Scope with MilDot or MilRad reticle (fixed or variable) w/capped or target turrets
  • Rifle support (front: bipod; rear: bag) 
  • Minimum 50 rounds factory match ammunition (100 rds preferred).  NO RELOAD AMMUNITION
  • Rifle cleaning gear
  • Inch Pound Torque wrench (according to rifle)
  • Hearing protection (Electronic preferred)
  • Eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt/long pants
  • Rugged field boots
  • Note taking material w/Pencil
  • WATER SOURCE
  • FOOD
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear

Course Length:  3 Days

# of Students:  Min 2/Max 6

Prerequisite:  LRPR-I or Equivalent Training

Cost:  $1150

Instructor:  Erick Findley

Location:  South Hills Rifle Range (1 1/2 hours west of San Antonio)

Lodging:  Lodging at South Hills Rife Range is included

Notes:

  1. All students must 18, have the legal ability to purchase a rifle, and be a US Citizen or resident (identification required & verified prior to course start).
  2. Standard background check must be completed prior to course (Current CHL License waives background check).
  3. This course can be taken by minors (under 18 but older than 15) with accompanying parent in the course and at instructors discretion.

Long Range Precision Rifle - II (LRPR-II)

The Long Range Precision Rifle II (LRPR-II) is a three day advanced precision rifle course for the experienced long range precision shooter.  LRPR-II continues to build the foundation of Precision Marksmanship Fundamentals used in LRPR-I and introduces different shooting positions and techniques.

Since most shots are rarely taken from the prone, these techniques will be supported and unsupported positions utilizing tripods, barricades, and other unconventional shooting platforms.  Students will become comfortable and proficient using advanced shooting techniques, wind determination, and ballistic applications.  Students can expect to shoot 250 rounds to 1000 yards and beyond dependent on the shooters rifle and cartridge. 

Each student will have their rifle chronographed during the course to aid in the Ballistic Application portion of the course.

Topics:

  • Safety
  • Advanced Precision Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Ballistic Computer/Applications
  • Supported and Unsupported Positions
  • Barricade and Hasty Position Shooting
  • Effects of and Shooting through Mediums (Glass, drywall, wood, cinder blocks, etc.)
  • Rifle Data gathering out to 1000 yards
  • Shooting through a Loophole
  • Introduction to Shooting Moving Targets

Required Equipment:

  • Rifle capable of 1 MOA at 300 yards.
  • Recommend a .300 caliber or higher bolt action rifle.  Semi-automatics are accepted as long has they can hold 1 MOA at 300 yards. NO .50 Caliber.  (.260 Remington, 6, 6.5 match grade is acceptable)
  • Precision Rifle Scope with MilDot or MilRad reticle (fixed or variable) w/capped or target turrets
  • Rifle support (front: bipod; rear: bag) 
  • Minimum 50 rounds factory match ammunition (100 rds preferred).  NO RELOAD AMMUNITION
  • Rifle cleaning gear
  • Inch Pound Torque wrench (according to rifle)
  • Hearing protection (Electronic preferred)
  • Eye protection
  • Long sleeve shirt/long pants
  • Rugged field boots
  • Note taking material w/Pencil
  • WATER SOURCE
  • FOOD
  • Seasonal weather gear/rain gear

Training Facility

For all the Long Range Precision Rifle courses we will use the South Hills Rifle Range located an hour and a half west of San Antonio, just north of D'Hanis, TX.

It is on a private ranch with bunk houses to stay in for the 3 day courses.

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Precision Rifle Course Schedule & Registration