A good sniper coach charges $600-$800 per 8 hour day.
PC practice system: RIKA = about $1,100
Several types of competition:
- Conventional: Wear leather jackets with slings and shoot
prone with no rest (offhand).
- Palma: Iron sight only. Uses 7.62
NATO cartridge (.308 Win) with 155 grain bullet at targets ranging
from 600 to 1,000 yards.
- Service rifle: Service Rifles" include
the AR-15, M1, M14, M16 and their civilian equivalents.
- F Class Open: Bipod shooting from prone shooting
- F Class/Target Rifle (F/TR): Uses a
bipod. This is limited to .223 and .308 rifles under 18.5
- NRA class: The NRA tournaments require shooting
standing, kneeling and prone from 200 to 600 yards.
- Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP): This
powered rifle competition
There are 4 strings of fire which
are the basic building blocks of any NRA high power rifle course of fire
or tournament. These are:
1. Slow Fire, standing - 10 rounds at
200 yards in 10 minutes.
2. Rapid Fire, sitting or kneeling - 10
rounds at 200 yards in 60 seconds.
3. Rapid Fire, 10 rounds prone -
300 yards in 70 seconds.
4. Slow Fire, 10 rounds prone - 500 or 600
yards in 10 minutes.
MOA - moment of angle = 1 inch @ 100 yards, 2 inches @ 200 yards . .
10 inches at 1,000 yards.
Type of ammo for 1,000 yards:
- 6.5 x 284
- 300 magnum
- 6 mm
- 308 is "anemic" at 1,000 yards
Using the "mill" dots
If you sight a telescopic sight at 200 yards you can shoot at greater
distances using the "mill" dots beneath the crosshairs. Shooting
this way is termed "I milled it".
Reading windage at 1,000 yards is done by reading the "Mirage", best
seen on sunny days with "heavy" moist air. Reading windage is more
difficult on overcast days with "light" dry air.