The normal Ballistics Training Day covers everything but we can focus in on areas of particular interest and relevancy to you - we have all day and we're here to help. However, if you wish to have extra focused training in one particular area, which is very popular for repeat customers seeking to build on the initial improvements made on Day 1, then please look at these other packages on offer for you:
Marksmanship Training Day:
This focuses on crucial techniques for accuracy and consistency. Whilst we don't seek to bully you out of your tried and tested methods or insist on the latest craze from the States, we can pick up on unseen flaws in your technique and correct them so your shooting improves. At long range these little things add up.
We will look at NPA (Natural Point of Aim), Recoil Control and Follow-Through. Bag Riding and Trigger Control. Plus body setup and positioning. The crucial Bipod Loading vs Free Recoil. We will discuss the merits of the various front rests and bipods available to you, and also the rear options: bags (leather ears or synthetic?), and the pros and cons of monopods....
You will gain a new understanding of what is achievable from various quality rests when your "fundamentals" are in order.
Your shooting is guaranteed to improve- both your pure accuracy but just as importantly your consistency.
An experienced shooter will fine-tune the technique.
A less experienced shooter will gain an understanding of why the "fundamentals" are so important and learn them for the future.
Wind Reading, Plotting and Analysis course:
Especially if you've completed the Ballistics day, you're now focused on your wind calls as the elevation side of things is no longer a problem.
This day concentrates on the process of analysing the wind through the day and using the real shot data ("The bullet tells the Truth" - Todd Hodnett) to inform the ballistic app and true our ongoing wind calls.
Plus ascertaining which level of wind to dial out - the lull? the steady? the gust? Should we use averages?
Waiting for the corrected shot or holding off using the ret. How much is needed for x or y lull or gust?
Real-time wind monitoring and its application in long range precision.
Reading topographical updraughts and downdraughts and factoring them out.
This will switch on the next level of your marksmanship - that magic mix between the science of applying ballistics and the "feel" of advanced wind reading.
Garmin 701etc Applied Ballistics watch setup course
This excellent new tool has the full Applied Ballistics loadout, notably the essential Custom Drag Curves that allow first shot hits right into the transonic and subsonic ranges. This can be paired with remote ammunition temperature monitoring and also the Sig Kilo rangefinders. This is the new state of the art. Come and have it explained in detail and then perhaps try it out on the 1 mile target, or the 2000y...
Kestrel Elite or WeatherFlow WEATHERmeter setup course:
This day concentrates on the configuration of the excellent Kestrel Elite standalone tool, or the cheaper but fussier alternative, the WeatherFlow WEATHERmeter (via bluetooth in to StrelokPro)
Real-time wind monitoring with these devices - when it is useful and when it is flawed, and how to configure this correctly, including compass calibration. DoF adjustments in app and in device. Multiple target layouts can be pre-stored in the Kestrel (inc varying angles) for preparation for a PRS competition.
All other config required for first shots and then the truing procedures for ongoing accuracy improvement with every shot fired.
THE MILE AND BEYOND
Permanently set up at SharpShootingUK are 1760y/1600m/1mile and 2053y/1875m/1.17miles
targets which can be shot from day2 onwards. In 2023 there are also new targets from 2100y out to over a mile and a half.
If you don't have an appropriate rifle, you can use a selections of demo rifles, just paying for ammo.
TOP GUN !
Yearly the Staniforth 1mile Cup is awarded to the marksman or woman who holds the best vertical string of the season at 1mile. Last year, this was 5 consecutive hits on the 7inch target, with under 0.2mil vertical dispersion. This gentleman had come to me as a complete long range novice two years before.
From 2023 onwards there will also be a Staniforth 2200y/1.25miles Cup for the best 5shot string
The video from these shoots is also available to the shooter as a momento, along with the Trophy to be engraved with your name.
All packages are the same price and require a second day to complete after the initial Ballistics Training Day. Things can be mixed up too - a 2 day package will always include the initial Ballistics course and on Day2 any of the above subjects can be included, along with any other topics of benefit to you: Here To Help.