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Riflecraft 450 - Extreme Long Range (ELR) Precision Rifle


Basic Tuition Package

$1850 per person

Inclusive Tuition Package*

$4290 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.

4 Days

The Extreme Long Range course is where we really “stretch the legs” on your magnum and super magnum rifles to extreme distances.  In this course you will learn advanced precision rifle marksmanship skills and ELR shooting techniques to achieve first or second round impacts on targets at ranges from 1000 to 2200 yards!  The .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge is the minimum needed for this challenging advanced rifle marksmanship course.  Students engage steel targets from multiple firing points, each with different wind conditions and varying terrain.

Students build upon the skills of the Riflecraft 250 and 350 courses and significantly “push-the-envelope” on their precision rifle marksmanship skills and the capability of their precision rifle, optic and ammunition system.  The principal focus of the ELR course is to instruct and train students how to “dial-in” their rifle and ballistic software so that they can achieve first round hits out to the practical limit of their precision rifle system.  The “Know Your Limits” graduation day exercise is set up with the closest unknown distance target set at approximately 800 yards and progress outwards to 2200 yards! Lunch and refreshments are provided each day and a Certificate of Completion is awarded at the conclusion of the course.

Riflecraft 450 Instruction & Training
  • Range safety briefing & rifle safety inspection

  • Rifle setup for extreme long range shooting

  • Specialized ELR equipment
    Ballistics 301: internal, external & terminal

  • Precision hand-loaded ammunition & projectiles

  • Advanced ballistic software: Field Firing Solutions, apps & other pkgs

  • Scope calibration

  • Chronographing & collecting MET data

  • Alternative target ranging techniques

  • Troubleshooting rifle accuracy problems

  • ELR shooter error sources

  • Downrange factors affecting ELR accuracy

  • Shooter-spotter operations & communications

  • Reading the wind, wind calls & shot corrections

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

  • Building stable ELR shooting positions

  • Zeroing, grouping & cold bore 100-300-600 yards

  • Come-ups, hold-overs & hold-offs

  • Engaging reactive steel targets 800 to 2200+ yards

  • Night shooting demo: night vision & thermal imagers

  • Maintenance of precison rifles & optics

Course Dates
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.

Class Size

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 Extreme 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 Tuition
Included with Your Tuition

The Basic Tuition Package includes the course fee, handouts, 1 MOA Solutions Precision Rifle Data Book, Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting book, the 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.  400 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

  • 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
Required Student Equipment

Here is a list of equipment you’ll need to fully participate in the Riflecraft 450 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.

  • Rifle in good & safe working order *
    (capable of 1 MOA accuracy or better)


  • Rifle scope with fixed or adjustable magnification

  • 400 rounds of factory or precision hand loaded ammunition
    (no 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

*Acceptable calibers include .300WM through .50BMG

Required Student Equipment and Gear
Recommended Gear
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

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.

Inclusive Tuition Package
Premium Package
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)

  • 400 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) include .300WM, .338NM, .338LM,

.375 CheyTac®, .408 CheyTac® & .50BMG

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