SAFTD Precision Rifle

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Precision Rifle” course is to provide the already solid based student with more advanced longer distance theory and refined shooting skills. This is not a defensive class. These series of classes are not designed for the beginner rifle shooter.
The student must have a good working understanding of their rifle and optics for the Precision Rifle #2 and #3 class. The shooters equipment must be able to hold a minimum of 1 MOA at 100 yards and must be zeroed before class. (A quality rental firearm will be available for an additional fee if you do not own a long range rifle. Rental rifles will be available for an additional fee if you do not own a long range rifle.
Instructors:  Former Army MP SRT Counter Sniper (AMU trained), Infantry Designated Marksmen (Current Law Enforcement), Army SF Sniper (Ret) and a long range competitor.  All are SAFTD Master instructors (
  • Precision Rifle #1 100-200 yards Holding a 1 MOA.  This class helps you understand basic long range theory. Test/prove your equipment, properly fit it to you and Zero it
  • Topics:
  • Safety
  • Rifle/Optics System set-up
  • Basic Ballistics
  • Mil radian and MOA explaination
  • Kim's Games
  • Windage
  • Data Book Use (DOPE)
  • Basic Marksmanship Techniques
  • Rifle Zero. Grouping Exercise/Cold Bore/Hot
  • Elevation and Windage correctons
  • Supported and Unsupported Shooting
  • Compensating for Environmental Conditions
  • Tall target test
  • 2"X2" group @  100 yards
  • Use of data Programs
  • Awareness & Observation
  • FBI Quilifacation


  • Precision Rifle #2  0-1000 yards Advanced atmospherics, ballistics and spotting. This class gets your DOPE.  (Huntington Pa)
  • Topics:
  • Safety
  • Rifle Zero Check
  • Kim's Games
  • Position Shooting
  • Gather data to 1,000 yards
  • Range Estimation
  • 'Known/ Unknown distance engagements
  • Use of data Programs
  • Awareness & Observation


  • Precision Rifle #3 0-500 yards unknown distance in woods, angled shooting and spotting.(Huntington Pa)
A number of topics will be covered in the “Precision Rife 1 (introduction) " course, these include but are not limited to:
  • Topics:
  • Human mechanics while shooting
  • Kim's games
  • Try different Precision Rifle Systems
  • Safety
  • Data Book Use
  • Basic Long Range Marksmanship Techniques
  • Unuisal Position Shooting
  • Extreme Angle Shooting
  • Known/ Unknown distance engagements
  • Use of Tripods
  • Hasty setup
  • Duties of spotter and shooter
  • Spotter and shooter commuinations.




Required equipment

  • A rifle system and ammunition capable of a 1" MOA at 100 yards.*  (The shooter must be able to consistently hold a 2" MOA at 100 yards)
  • Shooting mat*
  • Shooting bi-pod (bags not recommended)*
  • Spotting scope*
  • Pencil/pen and notepad (We provide)
  • Data entry book (DOPE) (We will supply work cards.)
  • Ballistic Calculator (Phone is OK)
  • 200 rounds of quality Match grade ammunition*
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs required).
  • Ammunition: Factory fresh match ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo (tracer armor, steel core).
  • Bipod (recommend 6″-9″, 9″max) and rear support bag.
  • Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants,
  • Scope
    • Mil-Dot reticle or MOA reticle with external adjustable knobs for elevation and windage.                                                                                               P-Rifle #3
    • Capable of MOA adjustments to 800 yards (example: 40 MOA for 1,000 yards on a .308 and 12 Mils for 1,000yds on a .308); a 20+ MOA mount may be necessary.
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended)
  • Owner Manual for your scope
  • Pants [NO shorts]
  • Comfortable footwear for rough terrain
  • Rain gear.
  • Hydration system or Bottled water.
  • Baseball Cap Course

Length of Courses: 16 Hours.

* These items may be rented (Prepaid). Rifle 7.62 bolt rifle and Match grade ammo 200 rounds $350.  ($400 for all equipment required)

There are short breaks and a lunch break throughout both the classroom session and shooting range drills. We supply water, coffee and a box lunch.

Brass belongs to the range if you are renting riifle.

These classes assume you can accurately shoot your rifle.

 Classes are removed once they are full or at the cut off date:

Hotel and B&B discount program info available upon request.


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