Course Description:

This course continues to build the foundation of Marksmanship Fundamentals but from real world positions utilizing tripods, barricades, and other unconventional shooting platforms. Outside of the competition world, most shots are rarely taken from the prone. Students will be come comfortable and proficient using these advanced techniques. The classes are formatted to be easily understood using Auditory, Visual, Physical learning aids along with Instructor demo’s and practical application that will ensure the student success. This course will assist the student in building their Long Range skills by developing good habits when shooting from unconventional positions. Students can expect to shoot out to 1000 yds and beyond dependent on the shooters rifle and cartridge. Beginners, novice, or experienced shooters will all benefit from this course. Each student will have there rifle chronographed during the course to aid in the Ballistic Application portion of the course. Breakfast and Lunch Provided. Lodging Included at our Apple Valley, CA location Only. Minimum Caliber – .223 / 5.56mm Maximum Caliber- .338LM. All students will receive USO Academy Data book, Sling, and Rear Bag.

Topics List:

  • Scope Theory / Operation
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Zeroing
  • Rifle Operation
  • Supported Shooting Positions
  • Sling Use
  • External Ballistics
  • Wind Calling / Reading
  • Data Collection
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Minutes of Angle (MOA)
  • Milli- Radian (MRAD)
  • Inches Per Hundred Yards (IPHY)

Gear List:

  • Pen / Paper
  • Rifle capable of 1 inch grouping at 100yds
  • Bipods or Rifle rest
  • 200 rounds MATCH Grade ammunition
  • weather appropriate clothing
  • Shooting Mat (recommended)
  • Kestrel (recommended)
  • Phone Ballistic Calculator APP (Ballistic AE or equivalent)
  • Scope with minimum Open turrets or Ranging Reticle
  • Back Pack
  • Source of Water
  • Ear protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Tooth Brush
  • Towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap



  • No Prior Training Required
  • 16yrs old minimum age with Parent Consent
  • 12 – 16 Yrs Old Parent Must Accompany