Medium Range Tactical Rifle (MR-TACR)
This course incorporates aspects of our tactical application rifle courses with a focus on engagements from close-in (0-300 meters) to intermediate range (300-600 meters). It offers a look back to the classic standard of riflemen being expected to capably engage man-sized targets out to half a kilometer, as well as a theoretical glimpse at the capabilities of a modern squad designated marksman. We will discuss external ballistics, cartridge selection, data on prior engagement (DOPE) cards, and wind/range estimation and compensation.
The first range session will consist of tactical/dynamic shooting drills on the tactical range from 0-200 meters. 250 rounds of any non-penetrator type ammunition will work for this portion.
The second range session will be on the known-distance rifle range, focusing on shooting from 100-600 meters. For medium-range shooting we suggest long/heavy-for-caliber bullets, especially in the .223/5.56 cartridge (75/77 grain bullets), as these better resist wind drift over distance. We recommend a minimum of 100 rounds for this portion of the class.
Rifles for this course should ideally be equipped with a magnified optic capable of reaching from point-blank to 600 meters. We recommend a 1-4x, 1-6x, or similar adjustment range low variable power optic with some kind of milling reticle and/or exposed turrets. A red dot with a magnifier may theoretically work, but not without difficulty. A good quality bipod or other shooting rest is also recommended.
Date: September 4 and 5 2021
Location: SGC Training Building/Tactical Range/Rifle Range
*All CFTT classes at SnowShoe Gun Club are now open to members of the public. Non-members of the Gun Club attending a course hosted by SGC will pay a $75 range use fee, which can be credited toward a same-year membership. Special thanks to the SnowShoe Gun Club board of directors, for providing us with this exciting expanded opportunity to serve the community.
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What to bring:
Centerfire rifle as specified above, with sling, 2-3 magazines, and pouches
Estimated Ammo Count: Total of 350 rounds: 250 rounds of practice ammunition and 100 rounds of medium distance ammo as recommended above. Conventional, lead-free, or frangible bullets only.
Reloaded ammo may be fired at the operator’s own risk.
*ABSOLUTELY NO: armor piercing, incendiary, tracers, green tip, steel core, etc. These rounds can damage or ricochet off our AR500 targets, potentially causing injury.
Ear protection (electronic preferred; mandatory if you are hard of hearing)
Brimmed hat or baseball cap (to keep brass from getting behind eye protection)
Shooting Gloves (optional)
Knee and/or elbow pads (optional)
Sunscreen/bug dope/layered clothing appropriate for Alaskan weather
Long pants with pockets
Closed toe shoes/boots
Folding camp chair (optional)
Shooting mat or blanket (optional)
Plenty of water, snacks, etc.