April 22 - 24, 2022
March 17 - 19, 2023
May 19 - 21, 2023
June 16 - 18, 2023
July 17 - 19, 2023
October 20 - 22, 2023
October 26 - 28, 2023
The Long Range Precision Rifle I Course introduces students to the fundamentals, equipment, and techniques required for success in long range precision rifle shooting. Topics will include optics selection use and adjustments, internal and external ballistics, fundamentals of marksmanship, environmental effects on ballistic, rifle cleaning and maintenance and more. This course is designed with the sporting rifle enthusiast, competition shooter, and hunter in mind.
Practical range training will include shooting targets at known and unknown distances, range estimation, various challenging courses of fire, ballistics calculation and application, effects of the wind and how to correct for it, maximum point blank range, meteorological effects on bullet trajectory, and firearms safety.
Students attending this course will also learn about accuracy potential and hit probability. Our goal is to help each student exceed their comfortable engagement distance through the application of science and math. As well as understanding the capabilities and limitations of their equipment and ammunition.
In the Classroom we will cover Internal and External Ballistic, Marksmanship, Optics and more. We will then head to the range to get a 100 yard zero and do some shooting exercises.
Starting on the Cooper Range, Students will learn to gather velocity, environmental and other data. Applying the data we gather, Students will engage targets from 200 to 800 yards. Emphasis will be placed on the effects of wind, temperature, humidity and other factors on ballistics. The class will work in teams to learn shooter spotter relationships. We will apply data gathering and record keeping establishing DOPE (Data on Previous Engagements).
We will pick up where we left off at the Cooper Range and work our way out to 1400 yards. We will also perform some exercises such as adding timed engagements on targets in a certain order. We will return to the classroom for rifle cleaning and maintenance, followed by a final lecture and discussion.
- This is a progressive curriculum. We require students to take the courses in succession: LRPR I, then LRPR II, then LRPR III
- Course participants may also check availability of an ammunition package with the appropriate round count.
- AMMUNITION PACKAGE IS RESTRICTED TO ONE PER PERSON PER COURSE.
- If you would like to register more than one person for this course please add it to your cart as two separate items.
Every guest must read and sign the online Waiver before they are allowed into the center.
Required and Suggested Equipment
Long Range Precision Rifle I Course (subject to change)
8:00-8:30 – Introduction
8:30-9:30 – Internal Ballistics
9:30-11:00 – External Ballistics
11:00-12:00 – Marksmanship
1200-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-2:00 – Optics
2:15-5:30 – Rifle Sight-in and Shooting Exercises Data Collection
5:30-6:00 – Review and Discussion
8:00-9:00 –Team Exercises & Record Keeping for DOPE
9:00-12:00 --Known Distance Shooting 200-800 Yards
1:00-5:00 --Known Distance Shooting 400-1000 Yards
5:00-5:30 –Review and Discussion
8:00-12:00 – Known Distance Shooting 600-1400 Yards
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-3:30 – Known Distance Shooting 600-1400 Yards
3:30-4:30 – Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance
4:30-5:00 – End of Action Report
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Before arriving, every guest must read and sign the online NRA Whittington Center Waiver.
The Long Range Precision Rifle (LRPR) II 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.
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.
The Whittington U Precision Rifle Academy offers courses specifically oriented towards 1000 Yards and beyond, allowing for all centerfire cartridges and rifle platforms to be used. This Academy focuses on the caliber/cartridges and rifle platforms that are designed for engagements between 100 – 3700 yards.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.