INTRO TO TEAM SPOTTER-SHOOTER

September 6-7, 2024

7 spots open

Lewistown, PA Range

This was one of the favorite courses of 2023, so we are bringing it back. If you want to become a better shooter, learn to become a better spotter. In the “spotter/sniper team”, the spotter is the more imprtant role in our opinion.  While we know you most likely aren’t going to be in a Marine Scout Sniper, but if you do any type of long range shooting with a buddy, or hunting with friends, this course will be invaluable. The information you will gain from helping another shooter correct elevation and calling wind will benefit you tremendously as a shooter. You will take turns with your partner shooting and spotting, giving wind estimates, correcting elevation, and learning to give quick wind corrections.  This is a course every long range shooter should take.

Sign up with a buddy or we can pair you with another single.

$850.00 includes 2 nights bunkhouse/clubhouse lodging

2 Day Course

Price $850.00 per shooter: $50 registration fee when you register online, we will contact you for the $400 deposit, the balance or $400 is due day of the course. (registration fee is non-refundable, please read our refund policy)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: You must be a good shooter, have taken our 1.0 or 1.5 course or similar, and be able to shoot inside of a 1.5″ five shot 100 yard group with the occassional flier. You will need approximately 200 rounds of ammunition per-shooter, and a good spotting scope. You don’t have to have a $2000 spotter, a decent $600 Vortex is fine, but please no budget $150 Barskas or anythign like that.  You CAN SHARE equipment (rifle / spotting scope) for this course.  So you will ONLY need one spotting scope for each team.

Course Overview

Each person will take turns shooting and spotting throughout the course, one guy / gal will be on the mat and one shooting.

Students will take turns working in pairs as a spotter / shooter team.

You will learn how to call hits, misses, give elevation adjustments to your shooter, and more in-depth wind calling.

Each team will need at least one good spotting scope, and each shooter will need their own rifle for this course.  This course we will have some team on team drills, points drills and a team TOP SHOT

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 

READ BELOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER

Again, this is a beginner Long Range Class, not a beginner rifle class.

We want everyone to have fun and hit as many targets over the course of two days as possible.  If you do not have the proper equipment, you will not hit, you will not have a good time and may hold up the firing line.

 

IF YOU CAN NOT PUT A CHECK MARK NEXT TO EVERY BOX IN THE PHOTO, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT

WEAPONS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING

  • Quality Tactical or Precision Rifle (not hunting rifle) capable of shooting a 1 inch group at 100 yards. Adjustable for cheek height and length of pull.
  • Examples of acceptable calibers –  .243, . 6mm, 260, 270, 6.5cm, 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC, 7mm, .308, .300 win mag., or .338lm
  • Nothing larger than .338 .NO .50 Cals, and NO AR15 calibers will be sufficient for this course
  • Bolt Action or Semi-Auto AR10 type platforms ARE allowed  (20″ barrel or larger recommended )
  • Scope or Rifle Level **** Mandatory
  • Quality Height Adjustable and Canting  Bipod ***Mandatory
  •  Please have your Rifles zeroed at 100 yards
  • Rear shooting bag or multiple ***Mandatory  (see TabGear link below)
  • Quality Tactical or Precision Rifle Scope with matching reticle and external adjustable turrets
  • Minimum of 10x – Your reticle MUST have numbered subtension
  • No 3-9 hunting Scopes, NO Vortex HS-T’s, Leupold duplex reticles, or BDC reticles
  • Minimum  of  180  rounds of MATCH ammunition / bullet  (higher the Ballistic Coefficient the better)

ABSOLUTELY NO ARMOR PIERCING, STEEL CORE, SOLID PROJECTILE, ETC. 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: MUST HAVE

  • Eye Protection – wrap around preferred
  • Ear protection – a good set of plugs is recommended  ( keep in mind getting a good cheek weld on the rifle is difficult with bulky muffs)
  • Shooting Mat or ground cover ( more comfortable the better –  LRP 1 – all shooting will be done from the prone position off a concrete pad
  • Empty Chamber indicators

PERIPHERALS: OPTIONAL

  • Scientific calculator or smart phone capable of same  ( recommended )
  • Note taking supplies, pen and paper for DOPE data and info. taking
  • Phone ballistics apps recommended
  • Proper Clothing ( check forecast )
  • Sling recommended (LRP2 only)
  • Proper footwear  – no man sandals or flops !!
  • We Recommend you bring anything else you need to be comfortable:
  • Hat or headwear for the sun
  • Bug Spray – Tick Spray – Spring and Summer can get buggy
  • Sunscreen
  • Food, snacks and water (we will break for lunch)
  • Kestrel, binoculars, spotting Scope, wind meter, or any other peripheral equipment you would like to bring.
  • Lawn chair for evening hours

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee is non-refundable

Cancellations made 60 days or more before course date: 50% refund

Cancellations made 60 – 30 days before course date: 25% refund

Cancellations made less than 30 days Prior to Training:  No refund

You may find someone to fill in for you, so you don’t lose your deposit.

We do not collect full payment up front like most companies, therefore if you cancel less than 7 days prior to the course you will be responsible for the balance of payment and will not be able to register for any other courses until that balance is paid. If we have other deposits from you for another course, we will apply that to the money owed, and a new deposit/s will be needed.

LODGING DETAILS

Camping and RV parking on the grounds is free.  There are several hotels in the area, we usually stay at the Super 8 which is 3 miles down the road. Class fill up quickly. We will be starting at 8AM  – we recommend coming up the night before and crashing at the clubhouse.