Upcoming Training Dates
March 7-8 2020*
April 4-5 2020*
May 2-3 2020*
*TBD – To Be Confirmed
The Skill at Arms rifle training will give you the skills needed to achieve hits at long range with your rifle.
Whether you are a competitor in PRS/NRL style matches, steel safari/field firing matches, or simply a hunter who wants to increase their effective hunting range, the skills taught are directly transferable to either of these shooting disciplines.
Subjects covered include but are not limited to:
A basic understanding of ballistics is important if you want to successfully engage targets at long range. You don’t need to be a ballistician…just understand some concepts, all of which are covered during training.
Ballistic solvers are a great tool for long range shooters. However, if the data going into them is not accurate, the firing solution won’t be accurate. So, we teach you how to set up a ballistic solver properly.
Once your solver is set up correctly, you need to validate the trajectories it provides by shooting at known distances. If there is an error in your trajectory, then we teach you how to “true” the solver to match your “real world” trajectory.
Temperature, Altitude, Pressure, and Humidity all have an effect on a bullets trajectory. It is important to understand how variations in these environmental factors can effect your bullets trajectory.
If a rifle is set up correctly, it reduces one variable from the “consistency” equation. Basically, if you KNOW the rifle, scope, and ammunition are perfect but your consistency is not what it should be, we need to look at other factors such as the application of the marksmanship fundamentals.
There are four “fundamental” principles that need to be applied consistently in order to achieve hits at long range. These “fundamentals” are covered in detail throughout the training as this is the “foundation” of marksmanship.
These four principles must be applied to all shooting positions.
Although shooting from the prone position is the most stable, and is the preferred position for long range shooting, the fact is that in the “real world”, it is not always possible to achieve.
So, I teach multiple alternative positions that are applicable in “real world” scenarios, enabling shooters to still get rounds on target when the shot presents itself.
Range Finders are a great tool and I highly recommend that you use one.
However, being able to estimate range without one is a great skill to have. You never know when the batteries might go flat in your range finder or it fails for some other reason.
The skill of effectively estimating a targets range and being able to make the shot is well worth the training time investment.
At the highest level of competition, where a shooters equipment and their application of the marksmanship principles are near perfect, the thing that separates the winner from the losers is the ability to estimate the wind speed and strength.
This is the hardest skill to learn and it won’t happen overnight. It takes years of experience.
However, I teach you the basic skills required to “read the wind” so that you have a solid “foundation” of knowledge on which to build your experience.
Training is conducted on a “field firing” range to closely replicate “real world” hunting scenarios and field firing competitions.
From the main firing point we have targets out to 1100m/1200y however that can be extended to around 1500m by moving the firing point rearwards.
In addition, there are various training aids to practice shooting from alternate positions such as a “tank trap”, a tyre wall, a rocking “boat” platform, and V Tac style boards.
There are several training options available…
1) Two day training courses. You can see the schedule for our upcoming courses at the top of this page.
The class size for each training course is kept relatively small to ensure a healthy instructor/student ratio. However, this number can be adjusted by arrangement to suit a “Group” booking i.e. a group of shooters who wish to train together.
2) One on One training sessions. These sessions are “by arrangement” and can be tailored to suit your individual needs and requirements.
To book a spot on one of my upcoming long range shooting courses or to arrange for a one on one session simply get in touch by clicking here.