Well I am finally getting some solidification of my Tacticalteacher Clinic Calendar! Update : 04 Sep, some spots have opened up....
27-28 Sep 2014 Sat & Sunday
$80 for both days (go and find any instruction for that price point)
Where to Stay
About 10-15min from range control (and right by kelseys) http://www.petawawaqualityinnandsuites.com/
2 min from base with several fast food/pizza options close by http://www.petawawariverinnandsuites.ca/
Everything I'll be teaching you is based on the PR matches fired by the ORA at Mons Range, CFB Borden. And I should know, I'm the MATCH Director!
Here's the bulk of the material from my www.tacticalteacher.ca website:
Precision (read: Sniper) Rifle Clinics
The Precision rifle clinic prepares the shooter for competitions patterned after the course of fire shot by the DCRA or Dominion of Canada Rifle association at their Annual Prize meeting for Service Conditions held every year at CRPTC or Connaught Range and Primary Training Center near Shirley's Bay in the Kanata/Nepean area. The course of fire can be downloaded in PDF format at www.dcra.ca
These matches are shot monthly by the ORA or www.ontariorifleassociation.ca at CFB Borden , ON. The ORA follows the DCRA rulebook and course of fire . The purpose of this clinic is to prepare the competitor to shoot these matches.
Precision / Sniper Rifle Kit to Bring:
* A safe precision/sniper rifle in at least .223 Rem caliber and larger. .308 Win is a common platform
* Hand operated target turrets on your optic already mounted to your rifle. 4.5 x 14 scopes are common. 6.5 x 20 scopes are seen frequently. 8 x 30 scopes are great optics for these matches. Scopes with a parallax adjustable side focus work well. Adjustable objective scopes work too, but more annoying to work with while in the prone position. Just don't show up with the stereotypical 3 x 9 coin operated hunting scopes because you will be wasting your time (and money)
* Last Sep 2013 Clinic we had some hunting scopes on the line, they were super frustrated with the coin operated turrets. I warned them, but they insisted. Now they are wiser from this experience. Please; go to school on their experiences.
* Suggested scope choices:
- Bushnell Elite 6400, 6500, Sightron
- Leupold Mark 4 LR/T , Nikon, Vortex Razor, Zeiss
- NightForce, US Optics, Premier Reticles, Schmidt & Bender, Swarovski
* Rear bunny, sand bag, mono pod style rear rests work, too.
* Notebook to record your sight settings
* Anemometer (Kestrel-style) hand held wind gauges
* Spotting scope and tripod
* Rucksack, 3 day pack, Assault pack to carry your kit around the range
* Snacks, granola bars, nuts, fruit, extra fluids
* 200 rounds of safe, tested, reliable ammunition for your rifle (hopefully chronographed already)
* Sunscreen, bug dope, ballistic glasses, hearing defenders
* Extra food and water (someone always forgets)
* Screwdriver set - compact enough?
* OH Shzt Kit (if you don't know, I will teach you)
* Rain gear or appropriate foul weather gear
* Shooting mat / folding rifle case
* Laptop or Tablet with USB interface... I'll tell ya why later on
* Ensure your rifle is zeroed for 100m
* Ensure your scope can do the "box" test reliably (Contact me, if you don't know what this is)
* Ask me right here in this thread. Others might be curious with the same concerns.
* EMT of $80 gets you a spot on the clinic
* I'm taking a maximum of 28 shooters
Name: Tactical Teacher
Question: What is your CGN handle?
Answer: hungry (all low caps so I cannot mess things up)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Somewhere in the EMT, remind me of your CGN handle and which clinic it's for (CQB, PR, or M14)
Cheers and keep helping the noobs out there!