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Rifle 262 (Field Rifle) – One Day (Audubon, PA)
Aug 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am—3:30 pm EDT
Rifle 262 (Field Rifle) Overview
Prerequisites: Suggested — Rifle 125 or previous experience with CMP or NRA disciplines. If you cannot consistently hit a 5″ circle at 100 yards from the prone position, or if you are unfamiliar with the standing/seated/prone positions and sling usage, you will be frustrated at Rifle 262. Material from Basic Rifle will be only briefly reviewed. Rifle 223 (Carbine) is not required.
Equipment: Bring 150 to 200 rounds of ammunition per day and a safe rifle. It is important that all ammunition be of the same type (i.e. same weight, manufacturer, etc) for this event. Our volunteers have identified several accessories that may be helpful at this type of event.
Overview: Rifle 262 picks up where the introductory Rifle 125 clinic leaves off. Students, having mastered the fundamentals of marksmanship, learn to apply their skills out to the rifleman’s quarter-mile. Most importantly, students will learn about their rifle — and themselves.
Field Rifle is focused on practical shooting under field conditions against targets at a variety of ranges out to 600 yards, with a focus on the “sharpshooter’s quarter-mile:” 100-400 yards. At some facilities we can work out to a full 600 yards. This class is named for the “MK262” ammunition used by designated marksmen, but you can be successful at landing hits with ball ammunition and a standard rifle. Students will learn:
- Field Shooting to known distances to include target detection, target identification and basic ballistics calculation
- Intermediate calculation of minutes of angle for precise sight adjustments at all ranges and application to field shooting problems
- Data collection for shooting to known distances
- Field-expedient ranging of targets at unknown distances
- Students will be able to challenge the Qualification Test, Battle Rattle, and/or Field Shoot at actual distance; exact events may vary by venue and class. Two day classes allow additional activities.
The Spirit of 1776
Picking up where “The Midnight Ride” concludes, the Spirit of 1776 traces the first full year of the American war for independence. From the high point of the Evacuation of Boston to the lows of early winter of 1776, follow the Continental Army as they are forced to flee across New York and New Jersey. Learn about the nearly insurmountable challenges they faced and the hope, faith and daring that pulled Victory out of certain defeat.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to face down a huge amphibious armada invading New York City, shiver around a campfire reading about “summer soldiers and sunshine patriots,” or gamble it all on a desperate crossing of the Delaware River for “Liberty or Death” then you need to hear the Spirit of 1776.
This exciting tale will be woven throughout the day’s marksmanship events.
Alternatively, our volunteer historians may also share local history of the exploits of Pennsylvanians in the American Revolution.
Additional Event Information
This is a “mini field rifle” event which will use the 100 yard bay at LRGPC. You may bring a centerfire or rimfire rifle to this event. At 100 yards, .22 LR shooters face many of the same challenges as centerfire rifles at the full rifleman’s quarter mile. Even without a full 400-600 yard bay, we can still teach the fundamentals of shooting to longer ranges and work through the process to gather Date on Personal Equipment, explore trajectory, etc.
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