Long Range Shooting School
A Combined Level 1 & 2 Course @ Seven Springs Mountain Resort
For three full days, we want to jump start you on your way to learning the art of long range shooting. We are a premier shooting school, one of the oldest and longest running schools east of the Mississippi. Experience matters and Jamie Dodson has over a decade of teaching students from all around the world. So whether for an upcoming hunt, competitive shooting or Law Enforcement Agencies, we teach you the basics and advanced fundamentals that will set you up for success both on target and in the field! This is a precision shooting class covering the many subjects listed below in both the classroom and in the field under real world shooting conditions. Some of these subjects are advanced subjects that every shooter should know and understand. A level 1 and 2 course combined. A printed book is provided that has all class subjects, materials and formulas that you, the shooter, can take home and have access to.
The course is written and instructed by Jamie Dodson of Wolf Precision, Inc. Jamie has won and placed in many shooting and sniper matches over the years and has the real world knowledge to teach from experience learned on the firing line. Just as important, they were won shooting rifles he built himself. This gives you a unique opportunity to learn a lot about the how's and why's of a great shooting rifle by a custom rifle builder. With over a decade of owning and teaching the shooting school, Jamie's students are now coming up through the ranks and winning and placing in matches, some in their very first year. It is his love and passion in the art of long range shooting that he hopes to pass down for all to enjoy and share no matter what type of shooting sport they are applying it to.
New for 2018 - The course is strictly limited to 7 students with two instructors. Keeping the student to instructor ratio small allows as much one on one time needed to help each student learn and grow. We are also proud to say that were are one of the first schools in the country open to the public that is all inclusive with the classes being held at Seven Springs Mountain Resorts. Price can include three nights at the resort. You may also bring your family to stay with you at the resort and enjoy its many amenities while you attend the school.
We also have several Wolf Precision, Inc. custom rifles available for use here at the school! The only thing we want you to have to bring, especially the first time through, is a passion to want to learn the art of shooting. Cost of the school rifle is $545.00. It includes everything you will need while here at school including 200 rounds of ammunition. No stress about gear, no worries about equipment, just bring the passion and enjoy the art of long range shooting.
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*Law Enforcement Agencies that need any references from other Officers and Police Snipers who have taken the course please call.
May 7, 8 and 9 - 1 slot available!
May 18, 19 and 20 - Full!
June 4, 5 and 6 - 1 slot left!
June 8, 9 and 10 - Full!
June 15, 16 and 17 - Full!
July 13, 14 and 15 - Full!
August 24, 25 and 26 - Full!
September 21, 22 and 23 - 4 slots left!
September 28, 29 and 30 - 5 slots left!
October 5, 6 and 7 - 3 slots left!
Range Safety and safety equipment
Proper Equipment to get started
Basic Shooting Fundamentals
Provide Data Chart
The Cold Bore Shot
Understanding MOA and Mils
Reading the Wind
Spotting (what to look for)
Ranging Using Mils
Shooting Up and Down Hill
Advanced Use of Your Mil Dot Reticle for Shooting - Holding for Elevation and Wind
Shooting Moving Targets
Helpful Field Tips
Classes will be held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Range work will be done in Somerset, PA on private ground with targets ranging from 100 yards to 1000 yards. A shooters' log book and classroom book will be provided. Click chart or D.O.P.E. for your rifle is not necessary. If you don't have one, we chronograph and make charts for every rifle in the class as well as teach you how we do it so you will be prepared to make your own in the future. Our goal is to share with you years of experience over three days. The classroom and shooting course is challenging, but it will set you up for success both at the range and in the field.
Equipment List *If you bring and use your own rifle!
Rifle - Bolt or semi-automatic capable of 1 MOA or better repeatable accuracy. Calibers .223 and up. Magnums are welcome but caution, it is important to have a rifle that YOU can shoot well for up to 100 rounds per day. If you must bring a Magnum or any other heavy recoiling rifle, consider a muzzle brake or suppressor for recoil reduction.
* All Muzzle brakes or flash hiders musk have an attachable blast diffuser for training while here at the school!
example - https://www.surefire.com/tactical-equipment/suppressor-adapters/warden.html
* *Please be sure to verify your rifle's accuracy prior to the school. 1 inch at 100 yards or less is preferred. A little over that will still allow you to run through the course. If you do not have a rifle that meets the above requirements please consider using one of our school issued rifles.
Ammunition - 200 rounds minimum of quality handloaded or commercial match grade ammunition, please be sure to proof this in your gun prior to coming to the school. No full metal jacketed ammo permitted at the range!
Scope - Quality optics with magnification of 10x or more. Must have externally adjustable elevation and windage knobs. A ranging reticle is recommended, but not mandatory. Also be sure to check the elevation adjustment range you have left after zeroing the rifle. You will need 28 to 33 minutes of elevation to reach 1000 yards. Any questions on this please call.
Bi-pod - Swivel is needed. The Harris “S” (swivel) series 6-9 or Atlas seems to work best. A Bi-pod lock will help but is not mandatory.
Rear Bag - For a very stable shooting platform for under the butt of the rifle. We will have some available for purchase if you do not have one.
Eye and Ear Protection - Mandatory.
Notebook - With pens/pencils/calculator for notes during class and collecting data on the range.
Clothing - Suitable for weather conditions, we shoot rain, snow or shine. Sunscreen? We now have a 12 x 50 cover over the firing line for your convenience and restrooms on site. But bring weather appropriate clothing.
Pack or Gear Bag - For carrying gear to and from range/firing positions.
Food/Water - Pack a lunch for after classroom session and bring snacks to eat during range time. Pack extra water for hot weather.
Shooting Mat - A shooting mat or tarp will be needed for in the field shooting.
Extras - Scope level, Spotting Scope and wind meter would be nice to have handy, but not mandatory.
Three day level 1 & 2 course (no lodging) - $995.00
All inclusive sharing a room - $1245.00
Includes three nights lodging at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Bring a friend, Share a room and the course together to save $250 each!
All inclusive private room - $1490.00
Includes three nights lodging at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in a private room. Your family may stay with you at the resort at no additional fee while you attend the school. Family members can enjoy the many activities offered at Seven Springs while you attend the school!
*Returning students - 5% discount!
**School rifle is $545.00 and includes everything you will need for the school!
Classes are limited and small so sign up today! A $500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your slot