In House Training
We at The Country Sports Shop have put together a Training Wing to cover subjects such as:
Precision Rifle Shooting - Five Module Course
We are now taking booking for our new Precision Rifle Shooting Course consisting of a series of modules taking you from the Principles of Marksmanship, through getting the best from your optic & understanding angular adjustments such as Minutes of Angle and Milliradians to understanding the environment you are shooting in and the effect it has on your bullet. Couple this with reloading, advanced reloading and advanced ballistic solutions you will be ringing steels at extreme ranges with confidence and consistency by the end of the course. What is this course based on? Years of learning and experience, reloading to an advanced level and ringing steel out to extreme ranges on some testing conditions. The trainer has been shooting for over fifteen years at competition level in centre fire and rimfire, has a training qualification as well as being a qualified Safety Officer and Range Control Officer
Module One - Principles of Marksmanship including rifle setup, shooter setup, shooting equipment, pulling the trigger an afternoon on the range setting up a .22LR
Module One A - as above using centre fire rifles, obtaining 100 yard zero, setting the scope turrets and preparing for long distance
Module Two - Understanding Your Shot, including optics setup & adjustments, bullet drop
Module Three - Ballistic Solutions including the effects of the environment such as wind, temperature, pressure and air density
Module Four - Reloading including case preparation, bullet & propellant choice, constructing a cartridge, load development, ladder rounds and testing your loads at a range
Module Four A - Advanced Ballistics including principles of advanced reloading, advanced ballistics solutions, principles of extreme long range shooting
Module Five - A Day At Extreme Long Range using .22LR rifles out to 300m under guidance and supervision using all of the above principles minus the reloading!
Module Five A - A Day At Extreme Long Range where you can put all of the above into practice shooting beyond the designed range of your calibre under guidance and supervision
These modules can be done in sequence, I know that if you did them all your understanding of you as a shooter, your equipment, the environment you are shooting in and the round that you choose will be greatly enhanced but the course is also designed for someone to pick up at any of the first four courses.
What is the cost? Modules One to Five £125 each, Module Five A is £200 include the range fee. We limit each module to six people and the first six people to book can do the first four modules at £100 each saving 20%. The first Module will commence in February and we aim to complete all modules within four months of starting them, weather dependant for Modules Five and Five A.
We have put together not only the basics of reloading but also the safety issues, reasons why and why not certain procedures should or should not be done as well as a reloading handout for each participant to take away for future reference. The course covers:
The next course will be run at The Country Sports Shop premises again on TBC, the cost of this course is £60 per person, limited to a maximum of six people, there will be opportunity to create cartridges during the course but unfortunately due to insurance restrictions you will not be able to take the loads with you but there is a pack containing hints and tips on reloading.
The Pro-Shooter Firearms Safe Handling Course
This course is designed to offer the non or less experienced shooter an opportunity to go through safe handling, use and shooting of centre fire rifles. Devon & Cornwall are dropping their insistence on mentoring but do want to know that the shooter asking for a centre fire rifle can show some form of competency in handling and shooting of a rifle. We run a course designed with this in mind that covers:
To express an interest in this course please email email@example.com with your details.
Game Butchery Evening
Periodically Phil of GT Orsman Butchers has
kindly offered to host an evening of butchery mainly concentrating on carcass
preparation and butchering a deer. This evening will be invaluable for anyone
that manages deer and is looking to butcher the carcass. Phil will show you how
to handle, split, joint and store meat and how to get the most from your deer.