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Rifle 262 (Rimfire Known Distance / Centerfire Unknown Distance Clinic) 2-Day (Liberty, IN)
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am—Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Rimfire Known Distance / Centerfire Unknown Distance Clinic Overview
This 2-day clinic is designed to familiarize attendees with the basics of shooting known distance (“KD”) and to introduce the concepts of trajectory, come-ups, external ballistics, and field shooting. On the second day, we will put all this knowledge to work shooting targets at unknown distance (“UKD”). This will be best achieved with scoped rifles although open sights are acceptable.
- Day 1—Rimfire Known Distance, shot with .22LR rimfire rifles (Ruger 10/22, Marlin 795, etc.) at shorter distances to save money and time (please only bring .22LR to ease our job in keeping track of cartridge ballistics)
- Day 2—Centerfire Unknown Distance, shot with centerfire rifles (AR, AK, bolt guns, etc.) at ranges up to 750 yards
If you cannot consistently hit a 5″ circle at 100 yards from the prone position, you will be frustrated at Rifle 262. Material from Basic Rifle will be only briefly reviewed. .
Estimated Ammunition Required: 150 rounds of .22LR (or other rimfire ammunition) and 60 rounds of centerfire (no steel core/AP/etc.).
If you’d like to attend this clinic but cannot source ammunition please contact the Event Director prior to the event.
Rifle Requirements: You will need two rifles for this event:
- Day 1—a safe rifle chambered in .22LR. On the first day, we will be firing at reduced distances of 25-100 yards which effectively simulate the challenges of obtaining hits with a centerfire rifle at 100-400 yards. Single-shot, bolt-action, lever-action, semi-auto, etc., are all acceptable. As long as it’s a safe rifle chambered in .22LR you’re good to go!
- Day 2—a safe rifle chambered in your choice of centerfire calibers. ARs, AKs, bolt guns, etc., are all plenty good for what we’ll be doing. We’ll take the concepts you learned on your “little rifle” and put them into practice on the big boys!
If you’d like to attend this clinic but do not have a suitable rifle, please contact the Event Director prior to the event.
Scope Requirements: This event is designed for scoped rifles though you may attend with other sights. Ideally, a click-adjustable scope (around 4× fixed magnification, 2-7×, 3-9×, etc. variable magnification for the .22LRs, bigger is OK for the centerfires). We will be making sight adjustments throughout the day so having a click-adjustable scope will enhance your experience.
If you’d like to attend this clinic but do not have a good scope, please contact the Event Director prior to the event.
Required Equipment: Please review our suggestions for appropriate Rifle 262 equipment and plan to bring the following:
- A sturdy, field-expedient rest (bipod/sandbag/pack/bedroll, etc.; USGI slings are acceptable but not ideal)
- Notebook and Pencil/Pen
- Calculator (you probably have one on your cell phone)
- Tape Measure (the fabric or soft plastic ones you find in the craft section are perfect, small construction type will do)
- hearing protection
- eye protection
- Hydration, Lunch & Snacks (water/electrolytes, light lunch of field-stable foods)
- Bag/Rucksack/Pack/Etc. to carry all the above (we’ll be moving throughout the weekend)
- Boots or Sturdy Shoes (we’ll be walking through the field and it may be muddy)
- Dressed appropriately (LAYERED!!!) for two days in the field
Optional Equipment: The following equipment is not required but may come in handy at the event:
- shooting mat
- high powered binoculars or spotting scope
- electronic range finder
- sunscreen/bug spray
- towel/change of clothes
Loaner Firearms and Scopes: Loaner firearms and scopes suitable for use at this event are generally available but limited. Please contact the Event Director prior to the event if you would like to request a loaner firearm.
Summary: This 2-Day Rifle 262 clinic picks up where the introductory Rifle 125 and Rifle 223 (Carbine) courses leave off. Students, having mastered the fundamentals of marksmanship and familiarity with their rifles, learn to conceptualize and implement the fundamentals of field rifle marksmanship. 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 750 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
- Scanning and data collection
- Field-expedient ranging of targets at unknown distances and how to fill out a range card
- Students will leave with the knowledge and ability to effectively shoot out to 750 yards and beyond!
“Shots that Changed the History of the World”
This exciting tale will be woven throughout the weekend’s instructional events. Hear the stories of our Colonial Forefathers and the pivotal feats of marksmanship they made during the Revolutionary War that changed the course of world history.
Listen as our volunteers make this story come alive while simultaneously connecting the fundamentals we learn during the clinic.
Attendees are welcome to camp on the range. Please contact the Event Director with any additional questions. We’ll see you out on the line!
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