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Old April 6th, 2017, 07:30 PM   #1
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Magpul Core Precision 1 Course

Packing today for a Magpul Core rifle class. The class is Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue. I will post pics and comments as the course goes along. I am taking two rifles. My Ruger Precision Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor and my Remington 700 5R 308. I have hand loaded all my ammo and I believe I have excellent loads for this course. Wish me luck. I hope the rain moves through quickly...


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Old April 6th, 2017, 08:03 PM   #2
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Good luck and keep your powder dry!

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Notice that all of such courses are in the West. Wish there were some in the East and I was 50yrs. younger. One can always dream and best of luck to you.

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Old April 7th, 2017, 07:23 PM   #7
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I made it to Woodland, CA. Donner's Summit was a mess today. I don't think I have ever seen so much snow stacked up on the side of the road over 6,000 feet. A lot of water to come down and more packed in there today. I was in 4wd for about 10 miles.

BTW - here is more information on the course.

http://www.recoilweb.com/aar-caylens...rse-37479.html

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Old April 9th, 2017, 08:32 PM   #8
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I will get some better pics tomorrow. The ones I have are not great. The class is spectacular. I have been reloading and studying ballistics for over 30 years but I am learning a ton each day. Some big time myths have been cleared up for me. I have always wondered about the G7 BC and we covered that today in detail. I am a big fan of G7 now. The great news is my hand loads proved out quite accurate far. According to the instructor's Magneto Speed chrono my loads are running 2694 max, 2680 min, 2688 average with an SD of 6.1. The SD was showing up today on distance targets. So far I am now consistently hitting targets out to 950 yards. I did hit one today at 1,100 yards but it took me about ten shots to get two hits. My friend with an twin rifle to mine is shooting factory Hornady Match 140gr ELD-Match which is the exact factory equivalent to my hand loads. His SD is 12.67 and he is very frustrated today at distances longer than 600. He is a much better rifleman than me so I think my hand loads are saving me. Once I found the right hold for the wind at 1,100 I did hit it twice in a row. Very pleased. Pics to come and more information. I highly recommend this course but come prepared. Don't show up with a new rifle. All of my practice and hand loading with my Ruger Precision Rifle has been extremely beneficial.

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What 1100 yard range are you at in woodland? You shooting sac valley?

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Old April 10th, 2017, 09:04 PM   #10
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What 1100 yard range are you at in woodland? You shooting sac valley?
If I tell you I will need to .... you. Sorry, this is private property they use. Not an official range.

Today we had two more Marine snipers join the instructor crew making up four total instructors. Really great class. I tightened my zero today with a slight tweak of .25 MOA windage L. Weather was great today and lots of shooting from prone and obstacles. Here are some pics folks. This is probably one of the best $750 I have ever spent on training.

In two pics below you will see a photographer in front of the instructor's muzzle. He is teaching a shooting position with his bolt open and gun clear. He was checked by his other Marine instructor before the photographer stepped out there. Don't go postal on those pics.







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Not sure why they moved this from the Geedunk as it is general information but whatever. Finished the course and loved it. For anyone who is planning on attending a precision course here are a few suggestions after watching all the issues each day.

1. Reload or buy MATCH ammo. Don't get cheap it will cost you in the course.
2. Bring a backup rifle and ammo but don't plan on switching unless you have a failure.
3. Do not try to do a course like this with a traditional in stock magazine. You must have a detachable box magazine or you will go nuts.
4. If you reload make sure to test the loads and know all your data.
5. #1 failure on the course was scope mounts. Blue Loctite them and torque correctly before the class. Torque the rings correctly as well.
6. Know your scope adjustments. Are they MOA or MIL and one click = ??
7. Know your scope reticle and how to read it at distance.
8. Bring a camp chair. You will spend a good amount of time on your butt. My REI camp chair was great except the legs would sink in the mud at times. You might want to bring something to put under chair legs if muddy.


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Old April 15th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #12
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My hand load for this class. I used a BC of .310 that was given to us in the class instead of the published G7 BC of .327. On longer targets I was a bit high so I think the true BC for my rifle and load is someplace in the middle of those two numbers.

6.5 Creedmoor
Hornady 140gr ELD-Match
Nosler case (new)
CCI BR2 primers
IMR 4350 42.5gr
OAL 2.828-2.831

Target distances for the class in yards.

263
380
464
510
640
737
970
1133

374
392
751
805

468
622
722
758

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