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Mid Range Practical Rifle – Day 2 – OPEN

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


This course seeks to equip you with practical bolt action rifle skills preparing you to place consistent, accurate shot groups at distances ranging from 100-600 yards. We utilize time-proven technique and field-proven wisdom to assure accurate performance at various yardages in a variety of compromised positions preparing the hunter, the target shooter, or the competitor for repetitive accuracy.

This course includes two shooting sessions: the first session covers safety foundations, optics basics, platform technique, sight In and velocity check, basic internal / external ballistics, bolt fundamentals, calibrating “practical accuracy” for your rifle at 100-200 yards, fast acquisition pressure training, positional shooting and wraps up with dry fire homework. From sight in, to the steel challenge finishing up our first day together, this course will challenge and encourage existing bolt rifle skills taking them to new levels.

The second session will prepare you for practical accuracy to 600 yards, up to 1000 yards if your equipment and capability will allow.  Reading wind, effective wind holds, dialing yardage, estimating hold over, and sending consistent hits continues our training as accuracy improving drills at mixed ranges stretch existing skill.  Positional shooting, reload drills, unknown yardage and heart rate challenges add the fun back in as we challenge each other to consistent mid range accuracy.

What: Mid Range Practical Rifle – Day 1
When: Friday, July 12th
Time: 10am-5pm
Where: Upper Susitna Shooter’s Association – Talkeetna – Driving directions linked HERE
Range: 200yd rifle range
What: Mid Range Practical Rifle – Day 1
When: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 10am-5pm
Where: Upper Susitna Shooter’s Association – Talkeetna – Driving directions linked HERE
Range: 1000yd rifle range

Total Course Length: 14 hours

Prerequisite Course(s):

Required Equipment/Gear:
Some of these items are available to rent/borrow; see below.

  • Centerfire rifle minimum caliber 6mm / .243 – must be sighted in for 100 yards
  • Scope / Optic – minimum power must be 3x or greater
  • Optic can be MIL or MOA but must have a reticle with subtensions, or the optic must be equipped with an external turret that can be adjusted incrementally for elevation. Calibrated windage adjustment or subtensions are beneficial, but not required for this course.
  • Shooter must know the muzzle velocity of the ammunition used for this class (chronograph / lab radar available to borrow prior to class – email for details)
  • 160 rounds of ammo required (total for both sessions)
  • Bipod or sandbag for front rifle rest

Suggested Equipment:

  • Shooting mat (most shooting will be done from the prone position)
  • Binos or spotting scope – available to borrow if needed


  • Targets / backers, steel targets
  • DOPE cards / Wind drift charts
  • Shooting mat – limited quantities available to borrow
  • Binos or spotting scope – limited quantities available to borrow

Email us to order or reserve equipment.


  • Ammo – some common calibers available in both match and standard variations – email for price and availability info.
  • Rental firearms – Basic Bolt Rifle ($60) Premium Bolt Rifle ($100)
  • Rental Package Includes: Firearm, Leupold optic, magazines (if applicable), Bipod, Shooting mat, and observation. Rentals are required to shoot school provided factory ammo which is charged per rounds fired in class.

Email us to order or reserve equipment.


July 28
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Upper Susitna Shooters Association Range
Mile 94 Parks Highway
Talkeetna, AK 99676
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(907) 733-3323
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