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#1 Raw Power


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 01:48 PM

I'm looking to learn the fundamentals of long range shooting. Will likely be using 6.5 Creedmore 140gr ELD match and an RPR. I am still figuring out my glass.


Has anyone had good experience with anyone in IL or the surrounding states? I've found a couple of good options that are 1000+ miles away, but I'd prefer to start a little closer to home, so I can get the basics under my belt first.

#2 Twostarrz


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:14 PM

There is an option of shooting 600 yds at Aurora Sportsman’s club in waterman. It is a private club but I think they do have people doing classes occasionally for public. I am a member there and that is the only rifle range I care to shoot on. Pretty cool watching my kids vapor trail arching into the target.

#3 Lou

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:12 PM


SAFER USA teaches a long range basics course out at ASC. The description is in the link above.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 07:15 PM

The Site excellent 3 day class.



#5 FST_Kent


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

Around here, The Site would be the best.


A good series of vids from the NSSF.  Here's a couple.  




Vid of this guy being asked spur of the moment to shoot 50 BMG off hand @ 1000 yds.



#6 Raw Power


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 08:57 AM

Thanks for the info folks!


Those Safer USA classes look like a great starting point, but unfortunately I'm busy on the next three class dates.

#7 FST_Kent


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Posted 24 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Try the Shooter Ready long range estimation game.  Don't buy the program, it sucks.  Just offers more calibers to play with and a practice range.  Isn't worth the money.


Here's the MIL turret adjustment version.  There is also a MOA turret adjustment demo too.  Needs to run flash player.



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Posted 24 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

Check out Paul's long range course at Safe Side Tactical. He is the sniper lead for Kane County SWAT. http://safesidetac.c...long-range.html

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