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Central Virginia Tactical Long Range Precision Rifle Training Prerequisites/Minimum Qualifications and Preparation

Equipment and qualifications vary depending upon the precision long range rifle program selected. General equipment requirements are listed below, with more comprehensive pre-requisite and necessary equipment lists included for each individual training program offered.

We recommend that you review qualifications and equipment lists per individual training programs.

Minimum Equipment Requirements; All training programs:

  • Bolt-action rifle; .308, 30-06, 338
  • Equipped with a minimum 10x magnification scope with ranging reticle, ready to shoot
  • Bipod or sandbags
  • Correct ammunition for the rifle, in sufficient quantity for the selected program or clinic (100 to 200 rounds, 168 gr. BTHP for 600 yards and under, 175 gr. BTHP for 1800 yards and under)
  • Spotting scope (optional)
  • Field glasses
  • Shooting mat (optional)
  • Data book, calculator, pencils, compass
  • Rifle cleaning equipment including bore rods, patches, brushes and cleaning chemicals
  • Snap caps (5)

As long as the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, we will shoot.

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Gallery - Vern and his students at work on the rifle range.
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The Importance of the Snipers' Spotter/Observer