Rifle 262 (Field Rifle) – Two Day (Midvale, OH)
Oct 19, 2024 @ 8:00 am—Oct 20, 2024 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Rifle 262 (Field Rifle) Overview
Prerequisites: Suggested — Rifle 125 or previous experience with CMP, High Power 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.
Estimated Ammunition Required: Bring 150 to 200 rounds/day. It is important that all ammunition be of the same type (i.e. same weight, manufacturer, etc) for this event.
Rifle Requirements: You will need a safe rifle chambered in a centerfire caliber of your preference (we will be shooting at distances beyond the effective range of most rimfire calibers).
Please make an effort to get a known zero prior to attending (25 yds or 200 yds preferred, but any known zero will work). At the very least, bore sight your AR-platform or bolt rifle by pulling the bolt and aligning the sighting system with the bore at a mark 25 yards away. If you are not zeroed, we will make an attempt to get you there but a good zero will facilitate your learning.
Required Equipment: Please review our suggestions for appropriate Rifle 262 equipment and plan to bring the following:
- sling for your rifle (the US GI sling will work perfectly for this event, but if you bring another style, it should be an easily adjustable sling)
- at least two magazines for your rifle
- a way to take notes
- hearing protection
- eye protection
- plenty of your preferred method of hydration (both plain water and something to replace electrolytes you will lose via sweating is ideal)
Optional Equipment: The following equipment is not required but may come in handy at the event:
- case for your rifle
- hat with a brim (to deflect flying hot brass)
- shooting mat
- high powered binoculars or spotting scope
- folding chair
- sunscreen and/or bug spray
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 their skill level with it at real distances.
Field Rifle is focused on practical shooting under field conditions against targets at a variety of ranges, with a focus on the “Rifleman’s quarter-mile” which is 100-400 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 out to 400 yds to include target detection, target identification and basic ballistics calculations
- Calculations of minutes of angle (MOA) changes needed for precise sight adjustments at all ranges and application to field shooting problems
- Considerations for wind adjustments and up-hill/down-hill shooting
- Data collection for shooting to known distances with your equipment
- Field-expedient ranging of targets at unknown distances
- Students will be able to challenge the Long Range Qualification Test and other Field Shooting challenges at actual distances; individual events may vary by venue and available distances.
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.
Additional Event Information
There is a $10/person range fee that is payable on the day of the event.
Additional Range Information
Free camping will be available at the range on Friday and Saturday night. Participants will have access to the club house for restrooms and limited kitchen support for dinner on Saturday night.