Sniper’s Hide Fundamentals of Marksmanship Class
$710 Total Cost ($60 goes to the Range)
Expect to shoot 100-800 yards (hopefully further). Wind reading will be covered also.
Ammo Requirement: 300 rounds of match ammo
Rifle: A precision rifle, bolt or gas gun, capable of 1 MOA precision or better.
Caliber: Any center fired cartridge that Sureshot’s range will allow, which I believe is about anything. HOWEVER, I don’t recommend magnum calibers as a general rule. You’ll get more out of the class if you’re not in pain. 6.5 Creedmoor, 6 Dasher, .308 Win, .224 Valkyrie, and similar short action cartridges would be great choices.
Optic: Anything reliable that is greater than 1x. This course will be at least 800 yards so plan accordingly.
Gear: Any standard precision rifle gear. Rear bag, bipod, data book, etc. Also, spotting scopes or binos on a tripod would be helpful.
Food: Bring it. The range is not very close to options so we’ll have to eat lunch at the range to avoid wasting time.
Weather: It’s Iowa. Who knows. But plan accordingly and expect it to be hot and humid.