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Advanced Long Range Rifle #450

Long Range Rifle Series – Advanced Long Range Rifle #450


Class w/ Lodging Options




Course Syllabus

Welcome and Orientation to  Advanced Long Range Rifle #450 – Review TPA Training Triad

1. Safety

2. Borescope your rifle to examine for copper fouling, then reexamine the bore after using the TPA bore cleaning method and tightening your rifle

3. Review your “dial-up” and “hold-over” data from Basic Long Range Rifle #250 and Intermediate Long Range Rifle #350 out to 500 yards on the rifle range

4. Transition to the 800-yard shooting tower for “dial-up” discovery at the 600, 700 and 800 yard steel targets, with an emphasis on using your bipod and shooting bags

5. Graduation

Advanced Long Range Rifle #450

Welcome and Orientation to  Advanced Long Range Rifle #450 – Review TPA Training Triad

Your day begins in the classroom with an orientation to  Advanced Long Range Rifle #450 and review of the TPA Training Triad. The Training Triad is the foundation of every course taught at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. The Training Triad has 3 sides that together help you shoot well. On one side is “mental & visual focus” – since your mind and eyes can only focus on one thing at a time, putting them in the right place is critical for good shooting. The next side is “sending the bullet”- here, the steps of a successful firing stroke are explained to help you deliver point of – aim point of impact shots. The final side is “good equipment” – this describes what characteristics are desirable in a long range rifle to make it shooter friendly, and also requires the rifle be clean & tight.

Safety

A thorough safety briefing is presented covering firearm safety rules. You will also be briefed on how to conduct yourself on the firing line, and when getting off the gun for cleaning your rifle.

Borescope your rifle to examine for copper fouling, then reexamine the bore after using the TPA bore cleaning method and tightening your rifle

Every shot from your rifle leaves behind traces of copper fouling. As these layers build, the predictability of where the shot will hit the target, even with consistent reticle placement, diminishes. The TPA bore cleaning method teaches you how to remove all traces of copper that may interfere with your long range accuracy. This method also improves your barrel longevity and shortens the break-in period. You will clean your bore after every 10 rounds fired so you can maintain point of aim – point of impact accuracy. After cleaning, the action screws and scope rings are tightened. Each rifle must be “clean & tight” to perform at its peak – as required under the “Good Equipment” side of the TPA training triad.

The TPA bore cleaning method requires you to have a cleaning rod, caliber-sized brush, JB Bore paste, caliber-appropriate patches, bore guide, scope lens covers, and a cleaning solvent/oil solution. All these supplies are available for sale at TPA.

Review your “dial-up” and “hold-over” data from Basic Long Range Rifle #250 and Intermediate Long Range Rifle #350 out to 500 yards on the rifle range

On the firing line at the rifle range, you will confirm your 200-yard zero using targets at the No. 1 berm and the steel targets at the No.2 berm. Beginning at the No.3 berm, you will shoot your “dial-up” data from the  Basic Long Range Rifle Course #250 then your “hold-over” date from the Intermediate Long Range Rifle Course #350 . You will clean your bore after every 10 rounds fired so you can maintain point of aim – point of impact accuracy to 500 yards. You will also use the professional rifleman’s shot announcement to communicate with your spotter, calling out the berm number of the target, the distance to the target, and your dial-up/hold-over and wind correction in the rifle.

Transition to the 800-yard shooting tower for “dial-up” discovery at the 600, 700 and 800 yard steel targets, with an emphasis on using your bipod and shooting bags

The 800-yard shooting tower is a two-story structure designed to help you shoot the 600, 700 and 800-yard target. From the prone position on your bipod and shooting bags, you will do “dial-up” discovery at the 600, 700 and 800-yard steel targets. Rifle stability on your shooting bags and the ability to accurately call wind-corrections for your rifle are keys to point of aim – point of impact performance on targets at 600, 700 and 800 yards. You will clean your bore after every 10 rounds fired so you can maintain point of aim – point of impact accuracy. Long distance shooting aids like wind/cross-wind gauges (Kestrels), bullet drop software (iSnipe), or scope target distance turrets can be used for making first approximations of your dial-up.

Graduation

At the end of the training day, you will participate in a graduation ceremony where you receive a certificate of completion for your training effort.

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Advanced Long Range Rifle Course – Shoot Accurately to 800 yards