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Riflecraft 350 - Precision Long Range Rifle Course

Tuition

Basic Tuition Package

$1500 per person

Inclusive Tuition Package*

$2325 per person

 

*Inclusive tuition package includes rental of an APO Precision Rifle, required ammunition & support equipment - visit here to learn more

 Note: a minimum of 6 participants are required to hold open enrollment courses. 

3 Days

The Precision Long Range Rifle course is a hands-on program that develops the student's marksmanship skills out to 1000+ yards under field conditions. The focus of this course is teaching and training students to consistently engage a variety of different sized steel targets with precision aimed fire to better than one minute of angle at ranges out to 1000+ yards. Students build on skills learned in the Riflecraft 250 Precision Shooting Course and learn additional advanced skills and shooting techniques required to consistently engage targets at long ranges in different environmental conditions. There are no physical strength or agility requirements for Riflecraft 350 course, we ask only that you bring a positive attitude, enthusiasm and a desire to learn!

Emphasis is placed on prone and alternate shooting positions as well as the use of slings and bipods to reproduce shots taken in actual field conditions.  Students work alternately in shooter-spotter pairs during live fire range training and get plenty of high quality spotting, shot correction and trigger time.  Calibers from .243Win to .338 Lapua Magnum are acceptable, however it is suggested that that students consider non-magnum calibers due to the number of rounds fired over the 3 day course.  Lunch and refreshments are provided each day and a Certificate of Completion is awarded at the conclusion of the course.

Riflecraft 350 Instruction & Training
  • Range safety briefing & rifle safety inspection
     

  • Long range precision setup
     

  • Rifle scope & reticle selection
     

  • MIL-MOA-IPHY optic adjustments
     

  • Precision loaded ammunition & definition of match ammo
     

  • Ballistics 201: internal, external & terminal

  • Ballistic software: Field Firing Solutions, apps & other pkgs
     

  • Chronographing & collecting MET data
     

  • Scope calibration
     

  • Troubleshooting rifle accuracy problems
     

  • Data book: Data on Previous Engagements (D.O.P.E.)
     

  • Fundamentals of precision rifle marksmanship

  • Prone, bench & barricade firing positions
     

  • Alternate firing positions & tripod shooting
     

  • Reading the wind, wind calls & shot corrections
     

  • Come-ups, hold-overs & hold-offs
     

  • Range preparation & pre-shot routine

  • Shooter-spotter operations & communications
     

  • Zeroing, grouping & cold bore 100-200-300 yards
     

  • Engaging reactive steel targets 100 to 1000+ yards
     

  • Night shooting demo: night vision & thermal imagers
     

  • Maintenance of precision rifles & optics

 
Course Dates

Ashbury offers our Riflecraft Courses throughout the year at our Virginia facilities. We also schedule courses to fit the busy schedules of our many clients. If you would like to attend a course and have a scheduling conflict, simply call us and we will do everything we can to accommodate you or your group. Visit our Calendar Page or our At-a-Glance Page to review our current schedules.  Questions?  Please contact our Training Coordination Team or call 434-296-8600 and ask for the training department.

 
Location
 

This APO Riflecraft training course is offered at Spears Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia south of Charlottesville. Students arriving by commercial aircraft may choose to fly into either Richmond Virgnia or Charlottesville Virginia – each about 1 ½  to 2 hour drive from Spears Mountain.  Dulles International and Reagan National Airports in Washington D.C. are about a 3 ½ hour drive.  Students may also choose to arrive in Lynchburg Virginia, a closer regional airport which is about an hour's distance from Spears Mountain.  Guests arriving by private aircraft will find excellent facilities at any of these airports. Visit our Travel & Accommodations page for complete information, including recommendations on hotels and other lodging options.

 

Should you desire, our Training Coordination Team stands at the ready to assist you with all your air and ground travel arrangements.

Class Size

Ashbury’s goal is to ensure that you have a positive hands-on RifleSports experience, so we keep our class sizes small. The Long Range Precision Rifle course can accommodate up to 12 students. Riflecraft instruction is also offered in personalized settings for individuals, partners, parent-youth and small groups of friends or associates.

 
Included with Your Tuition

The Basic Tuition Package includes the course fee, handouts, 1MOA Solutions Precision Rifle Data Book, one year subscription to Sniper's Hide Online Precision Rifle Training, course equipment listed below, lunch and refreshments.  Our Inclusive Tuition Package is designed for those who may not yet own a precison rifle or want the opportunity to shoot a premium quality APO precision rifle.  300 rounds of ammunition and any necessary support equipment is also provided. All that's needed is you!

 

Course Equipment

Course Equipment Provided
  • Shooting benches
     

  • Shooting mats
     

  • Spotting Scopes
     

  • Tripods
     

  • Eye protection
     

  • Hearing protection

  • Weather meters
     

  • Ballistic computers
     

  • Laser range finders
     

  • Maintenance gear
     

  • Spare optics
     

  • Backup precision rifle

We ensure all of our students are fully outfitted with high quality equipment which will make your Riflecraft training experience positive and memorable. If you have any questions, please contact our Training Coordination Team or call 434-296-8600 and ask for the training department. We look forward to answering your questions! If you have a special needs, dietary restrictions, allergies or physical impairment please let us know, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate you! 

 

Required Student Equipment
 

Here is a list of equipment you’ll need to fully participate in the Riflecraft 350 course. If you don’t have all of the equipment needed please let our training department know. Ashbury has complete precision rifle equipment kits and loaner gear for rent. You may want to consider registering for an Inclusive Tuition Package which includes all the gear you'll need for training. We also extend students discounted pricing on all firearms and shooting sports equipment.

Required Student Equipment and Gear
  • Rifle in good & safe working order *
    (capable of 1 MOA accuracy or better)

     

  • Rifle scope with fixed or adjustable magnification
     

  • 300 rounds of factory ammunition
    (no handloads, steel core, AP or tracer accepted)

     

  • Ballistic software or app with PDA or smartphone
    (remember charger & spare batteries)

     

  • Shooting sling (2 point recommended)

  • Range pack or backpack
     

  • 3 Magazines
    (if your rifle uses detachable box magazines)

     

  • Bipod
     

  • Cleaning kit
     

  • Season-appropriate outerwear
     

  • Sturdy hiking boots
     

  • Hat with brim

*All calibers are acceptable (.22LR through .50BMG) - special accommodations are required for magnums, super magnums and .50BMG

 
Recommended Gear

Riflecraft training is an active outdoor activity that takes place in the field under a wide range of weather conditions. So here is a list “nice to have” equipment that will make life afield much more comfortable for you.

Recommended  Gear to be Provided by Student
  • Sun glasses, spare eye glasses or contact lenses
     

  • Contact lense fluid
     

  • Eye drops
     

  • Binoculars

  • Camera
     

  • Foul weather gear
     

  • Hydration system or reusable water bottle
     

  • Insect repellent

  • Sun screen & lip balm
     

  • Knee & elbow pads
     

  • Tool kit complete with in/lbs torque wrenches
     

  • Gear bag

 
Inclusive Package Included Rental Equipment
  • APO precision rifle with spare magazines *
     

  • Premium variable magnification rifle scope (Leupold, Schmidt & Bender, Nightforce, or Tangent Theta/Premier or US Optics)
     

  • 300 Rounds of premium Hornady or Ruag Ammunition (centerfire ammo)

  • Shooting sling
     

  • Knee & elbow pads
     

  • Bipod
     

  • Cleaning kit
     

  • Range bag or backpack

*Calibers subject to availability (.223, .330BLK, .308Win, 6.5 Creedmoor)

Special accommodations and increased pricing are necessary for

magnums, super magnums and .50BMG

Inclusive Tuition Package

If you opt for the Inclusive Tuition Package for the course then you don’t have to worry about required student equipment, as we’ll take care of that for you! Here is a list of the rental equipment included in the Inclusive Package tuition fee.

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