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Sat, Jul 29

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Twin Falls County

SMA Intro Mountain Marksmanship 1

A one day course that will introduce all the skills to becoming a better Marksman.

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SMA Intro Mountain Marksmanship 1
SMA Intro Mountain Marksmanship 1

Time & Location

Jul 29, 2023, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Twin Falls County, House Creek Ranch, Idaho 83302, USA

About the event

This one day course is designed for all walks of shooters looking to begin their journey into long range shooting. In this level 1 class students will learn the fundamentals of long range marksmanship and develop practice techniques to extend their effective range on long range targets. Topics will include.

  • Selecting components and electronics for successful long range shooting
  • Optics- First Focal plane, 2nd Focal Plane, MOA, Mil
  • Proper Scope leveling and the importance of a bubble level on your rifle
  • Max effective range and terminal performance on game
  • Proper marksmanship techniques- trigger press, breathing and followthrough
  • Internal and external ballistics
  • Using a Ballistics solver
  • G1 and G7 Ballistic profiles
  • Barrel twist rate and bullet stabilization
  • Factory ammunition vs hand loaded ammunition
  • Introductory wind reading techniques
  • Techniques to true velocity and BC

Class Intererary:

  • 7:45AM Meet at SMA (2328 Eldridge Ave Twin Falls, ID 83301) (208-733-1045)
  • 8AM-9:30
  • Explanation of the SMA shooting system components
  • Selecting components and optics for successful long range shooting
  • Checking students rifles and optics for level and proper eye relief
  • 9:30-9:45 Break
  • 9:45-12PM
  • Determining max effective range
  • Bullet selection- terminal performance
  • Barrel twist rate and bullet stabilization
  • Shooting techniques- dry fire practice
  • Trigger press
  • Breath control
  • Followthrough
  • Bench, prone and positional shooting techniques
  • 12PM Head to range- lunch on the go.
  • 1PM-4PM
  • Range safety brief
  • Introduction to laser rangefinders and kestrel weather stations
  • Wind reading techniques, reading mirage
  • Truing your ballistic data
  • Live fire practice with coaches
  • Shooter spotter communication
  • 4PM- 4:30
  • Debrief, questions and dismiss

Required Gear:

  • Rifle (1MOA or Better)
  • Scope with exposed turrets
  • Bubble level
  • Rangefinder
  • Ballistic Calculator
  • Bipod
  • Rear Support bag
  • Shooting Mat (optional)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Ear Protection
  • Pen and Paper for notes
  • Lunch

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