Recommended precision courses?

Nik H

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I'm in the lower New England area, but I'd rather go somewhere that is known and specializes in training long range. Hence was why I brought up SAAM; apparently they have tons of difference ranges to set up scenarios and reiterate points.
I live in RI and drive to upstate NY for Curt's Long gun training long range class....Curt makes it an excellent experience both during the course and during the evening. He is a detailed and patient instructor and truly ensures that students get the proper instruction. Facilities are nothing short of first rate.
 
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Anyone take the PR 2 course at Core Shooting Solutions? They have the course coming up in June and I’ve heard good things about them but can’t find anything in the way of reviews by members on the board.
 

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If it’s where I think it is, I’ll drive from Pittsburgh PA to take a class there.

I will fly back to NH for a class as well, used to live in southern NH for 20 years. Where you form in Pittsburgh, I was born in Brookline, then lived in Upper St Claire when I was very young.
 

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Anyone take the PR 2 course at Core Shooting Solutions? They have the course coming up in June and I’ve heard good things about them but can’t find anything in the way of reviews by members on the board.
I took the PR 1 course there a couple of years ago. Had Ryan Castle and Bryan Morgan as the instructors. I thought it was a good course. Didn't have anything to compare it to as I was a complete beginner. Most of the issues with the course were self made. The only thing I didn't particularly like was the class size. But that is probably why they brought the second instructor on (Ryan).
 
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I took the PR 1 course there a couple of years ago. Had Ryan Castle and Bryan Morgan as the instructors. I thought it was a good course. Didn't have anything to compare it to as I was a complete beginner. Most of the issues with the course were self made. The only thing I didn't particularly like was the class size. But that is probably why they brought the second instructor on (Ryan).
Can u go more into the “self-made” issues? I’m considering heading up there for a course once the new rifle is finished...
 

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Can u go more into the “self-made” issues? I’m considering heading up there for a course once the new rifle is finished...
Took the two day Intro course. As a beginner it was a lot of basic sh!t I didn’t prepare right. I had asked ahead of time if a shooting mat was needed and they said not really, just user preference. I definitely should have brought one. It was uncomfortable up in the shooting tower without one as well as on the mid-range lawn area where we did some chrono work and more intermediate range shooting to build a bare bones dope card. It added up after two days. I didn’t have the new rifle set up very well especially the damn cheek rest. I made the mistake of bringing a lot of different ammo when I only should have brought one brand to train & learn with, or two at most. Impacted consistency. For some reason my damn phone decided then to have a problem with battery drain (probably because hard to get signal up there) so I couldn’t use the ballistic apps on there (turned out to be a damn CVS app running amok if I remember right). The weather was complete sh!t so I didn’t want to break out the new tablet to use the apps on there. So that was an issue. I didn’t have proper rain gear. There isn’t really any supply shops by me so I just bought a cheap Caldwell hand rest bag. It was horrible and hard to adjust with. I’ve since bought a couple of nice bags off the net now that I know what works (from taking the class). Of course they didn’t mention till the end of the class about having extra bags that could be borrowed. P!ssed me off, but I could/should have (thought to) asked sooner I guess. Wish I had waited to take the course until I had a suppressor.

The main things I didn’t like was the class size. Had to have been 16-18, can’t remember. I wrote a lengthy review on here at the time but don’t see it. Maybe it was on the old Hide site. Thankfully the class had a lot of people that didn’t need to be in a beginner class so they didn’t need much one on one guidance like me. Being a beginner I found it hard up in the shooting tower (the most enjoyable shooting of the weekend) to remember the distances. I didn’t have a range finder at the time. I was in the very first position in the line and all the way down at the other end was where they had the distances listed. They should have had it throughout the shooting tower for people to see, or at least have it in the course slides which we easily & conveniently could have brought up there with use from the classroom. The class size made it way too cramped in the shooting tower too. 4 less people would have made a big difference. Of course 1/3 of those people probably didn’t pay anywhere near the tuition I paid as they were from the bases a hour to the south.

I thought the two instructors I listed were both very good. Although I would have liked a little different material and more of others, I think they probably covered what all should have been covered in a two day Intro course. I would take another class there again. But my next course will either be the two day wind reading class with Crawford in NC or one of those courses out at BSR in NM. Shooting & learning in that terrain looks like a lot more fun. Will be more enjoyable now too now that I have a suppressor and the right gear, but that was good learning from an Intro course.
 
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Anymore info on this course?
Here you go:
http://www.therangecomplex.com/two-day-wind-reading-for-mid-and-long-range-shooting.html

It isn't on the new 2019 schedule yet but if like last year he had one in April and the other around Sep/Oct. I just couldn't make it to either one but hope to this April if one is scheduled. They said on Facebook a couple of weeks back that they were looking into his competition schedule to see what they could get scheduled. They also said last year when I asked, that the course is capped at 6 people. Which I really like.
 

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Here you go:
http://www.therangecomplex.com/two-day-wind-reading-for-mid-and-long-range-shooting.html

It isn't on the new 2019 schedule yet but if like last year he had one in April and the other around Sep/Oct. I just couldn't make it to either one but hope to this April if one is scheduled. They said on Facebook a couple of weeks back that they were looking into his competition schedule to see what they could get scheduled. They also said last year when I asked, that the course is capped at 6 people. Which I really like.

Awesome, thanks! I will send them an email saying I am interested, maybe that will help get it on the calendar.
 
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One thing that might impact one's decision is I think their range only goes out to 600 yards. So if looking for greater distances then maybe not the right course.
Yeah, I saw that, not ideal but still that's probably far enough, if I bring the 308 or maybe the 9mm. ;)
 

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Well guess I’m the lone wolf here again. I attended the Accuracy First course. Since any-and all things Accuracy First are frowned on or cussed at here, no point in relating my experience. I’ll be at the Rifles Only 1-2 class in March. I’m sure there will be some intrest as to that experience. I’ll keep notes and try to answer any question anyone has after the fact. I have no personal, financial, or aligence to either. Just like learning.
 

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Well guess I’m the lone wolf here again. I attended the Accuracy First course. Since any-and all things Accuracy First are frowned on or cussed at here, no point in relating my experience. I’ll be at the Rifles Only 1-2 class in March. I’m sure there will be some intrest as to that experience. I’ll keep notes and try to answer any question anyone has after the fact. I have no personal, financial, or aligence to either. Just like learning.
I would like to hear about your A1 experience.... I haven’t heard from anybody specifically but I assume they focus on the Horus/Tremor reticles and holding vs dialing? I believe a well rounded person can make up their own mind on what works best for them in their needs.
 

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Out of respect for our host. I don’t want to be viewed as a trouble maker. PM me and I’ll send you what I sent long range 338.
 

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Oh heck no I wouldn't mind. This is very relevant to the thread.

New long distance range with the probability that instructors wil be there?

Do update with info here if possible!