2-Day Intro to Long Range Course – April 28th – 29th, 2023
Dates: Friday Apri 28th, and Saturday April 29th, 2022
Location: North Springs Shooting Range – Price, Utah. Map
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Class Size: 16 students
This course introduces students to the mindset, skillset, and equipment necessary to achieve precision and accuracy at long range. Students will become proficient at using a ballistics app to generate a shooting solution for any combination of rifles, ammo, and environmental condition. Most importantly, students will master the fundamentals of marksmanship and their ability to maximize the capability of any weapons system. Students are expected to arrive with their rifles, optics, ammo, and equipment set up according to the prerequisites listed below. If you do so we guarantee each student will be able to effectively engage 12 – 24″ targets out to 1000 yards without assistance. Typically, 75% or more of our students will successfully complete the 1000-yard Milk Jug Challenge in less than 10 shots. Failure to heed the recommendations below will likely prevent you from enjoying these achievements and keep you from getting the most out of this course so please review these recommendations carefully and contact us in advance if you have any concerns. Rental packages are available and include everything that you need, even 100 rounds of match ammo. If time allows, students will have the option to shoot out to 1200 yards, 1500 yards, and even 1 mile after class on Saturday evening and even attempt Milk Jug Challenges at these ranges for an additional fee of $20 per attempt.
“As a big game hunter, I took this class to learn how to extend my effective range. I loved that Bryce was able to help me maximize the capability of my existing equipment, match the correct ammunition to my rifle, and then adjust my turrets correctly for any distance and condition. I learned how to properly interact with the rifle and be confident in my shots by removing the “human elements” that cause inaccuracy. I feel like I am shooting at a whole different level.” – Brock, Syracuse, UT 2020
‘I grew up shooting firearms and always considered myself a good shot but when it came to rifles with optics I didn’t know much beyond point-and-shoot. LRSUs Introduction to Long Range Shooting class with Bryce changed all of that! I entered the class knowing very little and left being able to confidently adjust for distance and wind. By the end of the class, I had hit targets out to 1 mile! (1,760 yards)”. – Kevin Moore, Salt Lake City, Utah 2020
“I’m new to long-range shooting and this class helped me to better understand what equipment to buy and how to use it to achieve accuracy and precision. To hear that “ding” and consistently hit targets at 1000 yards, including the milk jug, is exhilarating. Now precision shooting is fun rather than frustrating and I can’t wait to get out to practice. I definitely recommend Bryce’s long-range precision shooting class. – Larry Landen, Highland, Utah 2020
“It’s so cool to learn exactly how to shoot. I just went from a complete rookie to be hitting an 18″ target at 1000 yards. This was the most fun I’ve had in a long, long time.” – Wally, Provo, UT 2019
“Within 4 hours we were hitting every 100 yards out to 1000 yards. 300, 400, and 500 yards seem like nothing now”. – Jeff, Park City, UT 2019
“There wasn’t a single part of the class where I wasn’t having fun and learning something new. Hearing that “ding” at 1000 yards was so awesome, I’m still grinning”. – Cade, Salt Lake City, UT 2019
Friday – Classroom Lecture, Setup & Zeroing 8:30 am to ~ 7 pm.
- 8:30 am – Check-in at the main office. Sign Waivers & pay $10 per day range fee to North Springs
- 9:00 am – Lecture begins
- 12:30 pm – 30-minute break for lunch (Please bring a sack lunch and plenty of snacks and drinks)
- ~ 5 pm to 7:00 pm – Zeroing & equipment setup at the 100-yard range. Once you confirm your zero you can leave for the day.
Day 2 – Range Day 8:00 am to ~ 5 pm
- 8:00 am – Meet at the 100-yard range to shoot drills
- 10:30 – Move to 1000 yard range, engage targets 200 – 1000 with your partner
- Midday – Lunch at your leisure (Please bring a sack lunch and plenty of snacks and drinks)
- 2:30 pm – 1000-yard Milk Jug Challenge
- ~ 4:30 pm – Class photo and recap. Formal instruction ends.
- 5:00 pm to dusk – free time, optional positional training, shooting at 1200 yards, 1500 yards, and 1 mile. 1200 to 1 Mile Mik Jug Challenge for $25 per attempt and must be completed within regulation and officiated by LRSU staff. 10 shots under 5 minutes with no sighters or practice.
We carry many of these items in-house and can generally meet or beat any online price for them. Please email us at [email protected] and we’ll help you get set up for success.
2 – Rifle: Must be in safe, working order, and capable of shooting a ~1″ or better 5 shot group at 100 yards.
RIFLE RENTALS: We have a limited number of standard and premium rental packages available. Both include a precision rifle, optic, bubble level, sidewinder DOPE card, bipod, rear bag, shooting mat, and 100 rounds of match-grade factory ammunition. Additional ammo is available for $45 per box of 20. Email [email protected] to arrange your rental. Standards rentals are generally a 6.5 Creedmoor LRSU Tikka Build & Vortex Viper PST Gen II FFP 5-25 optic for $299. Premium rentals are custom rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor with Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25 optics for $399.
3 – Match Grade Ammunition: Capable of shooting a 1″ or better 5 shot group at 100 yards. Example: Hornady Match Ammo or Hornady Precision Hunter. Q uantity: Most student will use roughly 100 rounds for the standard classroom portion. Those who stay after to shoot out to 1 mile or attempt the longer milk jug challenges obviously want to bring more (140-150 rounds). If you’re having difficulty sourcing ammo here are some suggestions: (1) Try the following websites: ammoseek.com or the ammoseek app, primeammunition.com, unknownmuntions.com, coppercreekcartridgeco.com, Brownells.com, Creedmoorsports.com, and Natchez.com. IF YOUR SHOOTING A MAGNUM…we recommend you consider one of our rental packages as it will likely cost much less than just the ammo for your magnum and your shoulder will thank you! All rentals come with 100 rounds of match ammo and you can be confident they will shoot very well. As a last resort, if you’re down to the wire and need just a box or two we do carry a small selection of calibers and we may be open to selling you some to get you through the class (6mm & 6.5 Creedmoor, 308, 6.5 PRC typically) but availability is very limited.
4 – Quality optics with external turrets. Examples that we carry in-house: Vortex Viper PST Gen II 5-25 FFP – $899 – or – Vortex Razor HD 4.5 – 27 – $1799 – 1999 – or – Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25 – $1999 – 2599 – or – Nightforce NX8 – or – Nightforce ATACR
6 – Bipod capable of canting from side to side. Example: We carry Harris BRMS 6-9″ Notched Leg bipod with LRSU Pod-Locks installed for $125 – or – Our favorite, Evolution 6-10″ Carbon Fiber bipods for $315. Accutac Bipods are also very solid. Bipods to avoid – any knockoff of a harris or atlas bipod from Amazon, Caldwell, etc will look the part but will not provide good stability. Magpul bipods have also struggled to provide the level of stability you will want to maximize precision.
7 – Rear bag. We will have various bag options and sizes for you to try and then purchase at the class. If you want to purchase some options before class we recommend the Medium Sand Sock Gear, or Armageddon Gear Schemium GameChanger standard or heavy fill (Shooters 200 lbs+ or barrel chested) or Pint-Sized GameChanger standard or heavy fill, (lighter bodied shooters.)
8 – Download either the Shooter Ballistics App ($9.99 Has a Blue & White Circular Target icon) – Apple iOSAndroid. – OR – Applied Ballistics $29.99 Apple iOS Android. The Shooter app is inexpensive and very user-friendly but may require that you pull bullet data from the internet. Applied Ballistics is not as user-friendly but has the huge advantage of offering custom drag models for all popular bullets which is an additional in-app purchase$9.99 for each caliber.
9 – Adjustable Cheekpiece. Options:
- Add a Matthew’s Fabrication Kydex Cheekpiece to your existing rifle – Use code LRSU10 for 10% OFF
- Upgrade to chassis system from LRSU like the KRG Bravo $349 – $439 or others from KRG, XLR, Masterpiece Arms, or MDT. Email [email protected]
10 – Sidewinder Drop Chart (Recommended) – These small rifle-mounted drop charts put your drop data front and center next to your optic eliminating the need to break a position and consult your phone, notebook or hand to see your D.O.P.E. Just $30 on our website
11 – Fix-It Sticks torque limiter & tool kit (Recommended) – A quality inch/pound torque limiter and tools are necessary to properly mount your rifle scope in accordance with manufacturer specifications. Damage from mproperly torqued rings is the #1 warranty claim for optics companies. Video – Buy Here
Once you add to cart and complete your registration, you’ll be prompted to download three documents.
1 – LRSU Liability Waiver. All students must bring a completed and signed copy to the class on Friday morning.
2 – Information sheet with the location, schedule, discounted accommodations, and general information.
3 – Prerequisite / required equipment list. This elaborates on what is outlined above and provides links to purchase.
Youth: Students under the age of 18 may attend but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, please contact us before registering at [email protected]
**Cancellation Policy: Due to the limited availability of our courses the following cancellation policy is strictly enforced. Cancellations request will only be granted if made within the first 72 hours after the original purchase – or – if we are able to backfill your spot with someone else in which case you are eligible to attend an open spot in a future class or receive a refund less a $50 payment processing fee. All cancellation requests must be made via email to [email protected] Please ensure your travel plans and availability before signing up. Updated November 23rd, 2022
**Weather Policy: Utah weather can be extreme and changes quickly. It’s critical that you come prepared for the worst possible conditions regardless of the weather forecast. The majority of the firing line is covered and walled on three sides which offers adequate protection from most weather but please bring extra layers and rain gear. Should the weather conditions become dangerous (ie lightning) and prevent us from completing at least 50% of the range day curriculum we will extend the course into Sunday. If that is not possible, students will be allowed to attend the range day portion of a future course.
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