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Precision Rifle

Precision Rifle is taught over a three-day period for new or experienced shooters to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship and external components for successful long-range shooting. Participants will be challenged by moving throughout a course of fire to engage in long-range targets up to and exceeding 1500 yards.

This class is for M408 Rifles. Rental rifles may be available for use during this course. Ammunition (250 rounds), optic, and shooting mat are included with the rental. (You can reserve a rifle during the registration process.)

Tuition: $1200

Course topics include:

  • External ballistics
  • Data collection
  • Range estimation
  • Wind estimation
  • Live fire on unknown-distance range
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Rifle set up
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Scope theory

Class begins each day at 8:30 a.m. and generally lasts until 5:30 p.m. (If you plan to travel home by air on the last day, please be prepared to stay in class until 5:30 p.m.)

Note: Please come prepared to carry your gear to different long-range shooting positions during the course.

Equipment List:

  • M408 rifle (zeroed at 100 yards)
  • A minimum of 250 rounds of ammunition
  • Quality scope with the ranging reticle, i.e. Horus H59, Tremor 3, or EBR-7C, etc.
  • Spotting scope & tripod
  • Kestrel (if you do not have one, one will be loaned during the class)
  • Laser Range Finder
  • Shooting mat
  • Gear Bag
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Calculator (cell phone)
  • Cleaning equipment (solid rod, solvent, patches, lubricant)
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Drinking water
  • Weather appropriate clothing including rain gear (We shoot rain, shine, cold or hot.)
  • Sandbag
  • Sand sock/ Rear bag

Optional gear:

  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat, sunblock, & SPF lip balm
  • Gloves

As with all our training, you can also contract THOR to hold courses at your facility. Private and custom courses are also available for military/police entities. For more information, contact

Off-site lodging is currently available. On-site lodging will be available in the near future. Please contact us for more details


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