The Whittington U Precision Rifle Academy offers three levels of courses specifically oriented towards long range precision rifle shooting.

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Precision Rifle I is designed for any centerfire cartridge and rifle platform capable of engaging targets out to 1400 yards. The WU Precision Academy focuses on teaching students the basic skill sets necessary to achieve first shot hits, with engagements from 100 to 1400 yards. Students will be taught safe rifle handling, sighting in a rifle, how to gather and apply environmental data, the fundamentals of ballistics both internal and external, basic wind reading skills and application, rifle maintenance, equipment selection, and more. This course is designed to help you be more successful, and safer as a Hunter or Sporting Shooter.

Precision Rifle II will take you to the next level of distance shooting, applying the knowledge and skills learned in PR1 and adding more in-depth ballistics and skills training necessary to engage targets out to and beyond a mile. Students will also learn and experience the challenge of shooting at extreme inclines. As well as how to engage unknown distance targets, with and without the use of electronics.

Precision Rifle III is designed to prepare you for competing in extreme long range shooting events (ELR). You will be applying the practices learned in PR I&II and adding the skills for success at even greater distances. It is recommended you bring the equipment needed for engaging targets out to 2 miles. However, we will take you as far as your rifle, ammo, scope, etc, limitation allows. How far can you go 2500, 2800, 3150, 3700 yards?

The Whittington U Precision Rifle Academy courses take place at the beautiful NRA Whittington Center in Raton New Mexico. Whittington U PRA has its own private Training Area developed to maximize your learning experience.

At the Whittington U Precision Rifle Academy, the Long Range I-III Courses are designed to challenge each graduate by putting them in an environment that offers them the opportunity to employ the skills taught and learned here.

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Long Range Precision Rifle I Course

The Long Range Precision Rifle (LRPR) I Course introduces students to the art and science of  Long Range Precision Rifle Shooting with classroom instruction, strong fundamental focus with both shooter/spotter teams and known distance data gathering.



Long Range Precision Rifle II Course

This course builds on the foundation and fundamentals learned in the Long Range Precision Rifle I Course. Students will learn techniques for Angle Fire and Alternate Firing positions.



 Long Range Precision Rifle III Course

This course builds on the foundation and fundamentals taught in Long Range Precision Rifle I-II. Students are encouraged to apply everything they have previously learned and put it to use.



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All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.

Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles. 

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