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LONG RANGE PRECISION 3.0

Precision Shooting Hunter Course

Dates:  September 27-28, 2024

2  spots open

NOT JUST FOR HUNTERS!

NEW FOR 2024. GFT would like to introduce a new Long Range Precision course which will be held at the Templeton PA rnage. This is a great course for anyone looking to challenge themselves beyond our LRP1.5 course.  The natural rolling hillside terrain and 90* field of fire increases the difficultly as you engage targets out to 900 plus yards.  It will be a very demanding individual effort class all shot at unknown ranges between 100-900 yards. Shooters will be tasked with ranging (yes you can use a range finder for most of the course) and shooting over 50 pieces of steel scattered about the hillside, including  8 life sized animal targets including fox, coyote, boar, bobcat, bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain goat, and white tail. Shooters will be allowed to implement various shooting positions and or equipment that they choose.  You may shoot prone, off a tripod, from a pack, off a tree limb and more. You may also switch equipment throughout the course of the class.

$850.00

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)

Range House is available for this course – space is limited

COURSE REQUIREMENTS : If you have data on your weapon system  to 900 yards and are prety comfortable shooting to that distance you can take this course.  We will check zero’s and begin shooting after a short classroom brief.

This course will require a moderate amount of physical activity and agility.  You will be shooting in a variety of  positions 

DAY 1 & 2

Shooters will engage targets from 100 to 900 yards or more throughout the 2 days. Life sized animal target will be scattered about the hillside with vital zones painted on them. Shooters will engage targets resting thier rifles on various natural rests including packs, tree limbs, and tripods.  There will be timed sections, team drills, and a Top Shot Award.  Range finders will be needed for this course.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

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
  • 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
  • Some sort of pack or ruck to shoot off
  • Tripod if you have one – we have a few
  • Range Finder good to at least 1000 yards
  • Rear shooting bag or multiple ***Mandatory  ( different size bags may be better for certain obstacles)
  • Quality Tactical Type Scope with matching reticle and external adjustable turrets preferred – Minimum of 10x
  • No 3-9 hunting Scopes, 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
  • 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.

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

This course will be held at the Ben Franklin Range located in Templeton PA.  The range has a very nice bunk house that can sleep up to 12 students, the bunks include all linens, pillows, and towels. The rooms have bunkbeds, you will be sharing with other guys, some upper and lower bunk beds, 3 full baths with showers, a full kitchen with range, microwave, coffee pots, an outdoor grill, and a great view!! Highly recommended to stay on site.

Rooms are booked directly through the range just like you would book a hotel room. They will send you door codes, check in and check out times.   www.BenFranklinRange.com go to events and find our course