School of Extreme Long Range: ELR I-III

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The Whittington U Precision Academy offers courses specifically oriented towards 1000 Yard and Extreme Long Range Engagements, allowing for all centerfire cartridges and rifle platforms to be used. The School of 1000 Yards focuses on the caliber/cartridges and rifle platforms that are designed for engagements between 100 – 1000 yards, with the School of Extreme Long Range emphasizing the cartridge/calibers that are designed for 2000 yard engagements.

The Whittington U Precision Academy courses take place in the beautiful NRA Whittington Center’s Backcountry Training Area that is equipped with a 2000 meter Known Distance and Unknown Distance Range to maximize each course to its fullest potential.

Both the School of 1000 Yards and School of ELR offer various Masters Courses that are designed to challenge each graduate by putting them in an environment that forces them to employ the skills taught in previous courses. Our Precision Academy Masters Courses are extremely progressive and the Level I-III Courses are a requirement to participate.

Our School of Extreme Long Range is comprised of 3 day training events located in the beautiful NRA Whittington Center’s backcountry. This is 52-square-miles of wilderness training area – but we are still within minutes of the Whittington Center’s facilities. Our School of ELR consists of classroom instruction – both field and formal, known and unknown distance engagements and scenario engagements for the cartridges and platforms utilized. We focus on why you purchase these tools and put you in situations where you use them in the real world.
Experience level does not matter in these courses.

Everyone who has attended our training events in the past have brought something with them that everyone can learn from. These courses are somewhat physical but nothing strenuous when compared to precision long range shooting. Even though we are working outside of the traditional range setting, our courses are structured in a way that everyone will leave with a strong understanding of the material presented. Our instructors each have a broad background in both operations and instruction, so we are able to present the material in a cohesive manner that will stay with you after you leave.

 
Extreme Long Range (ELR) I
The School of Extreme Long Range (ELR) I introduces students to the art and science of Extreme Long Range Shooting with classroom instruction, strong fundamental focus with both shooter/spotter teams and known distance data gathering. The School of ELR is extremely technical, blending theoretical and real world environmental effects at the extreme limits of the cartridge/platform combination.
ELR I:
Course Schedule*:

Day 1: Classroom Instruction

0900 – Introduction
0900-0945 – Internal Ballistics
1000-1045 – External Ballistics
1100-1145 – Marksmanship
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1345 – Optics
1400-1530 – Rifle Sight-in
1600-1645 – Final Day Lecture

Day 2: Known Distance Shooting

0900-1145 – Known Distance Shooting 400-1200 Yards
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1630 – Known Distance Shooting 400-1200 Yards
Day 3: Known Distance Shooting

0900-1145 – Unknown Distance Shooting 800-2000 Yards
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1630 – Unknown Distance Shooting 800-2000 Yards
1645-1700 –Final Lecture

*This schedule is tentative. Times are subject to change.

 

Extreme Long Range (ELR) II

ELR II takes students to the Backcountry Training Area High Angle Range, where the focus shifts to Angle Fire and Alternate Firing positions. Multiple targets at varying distances, along with a breathtaking view will leave students with a sense of accomplishment and well-being.

Instructors work very closely with the Spotters in this course with the potential of successful 2880 yard engagements, utilizing the three High Angle Firing Points!

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ELR II:
Course Schedule*:

Day 1: Classroom Instruction/KD Shooting

0900 – Introduction
0900-0945 – Classroom Review

  • Internal Ballistics/External Ballistics/Marksmanship Techniques/Optical Adjustments

1000-1045 – Rifle Sight-in
1100-1645 – Known Distance Data Gathering

Day 2: High Angle Shooting

0900-1145 – High Angle Engagements Firing Point #1
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1630 – High Angle Engagements Firing Point #1
Day 3: Known Distance Shooting

0900-1145 – High Angle Engagements Firing Point #2
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1630 – High Angle Engagements Firing Point #3
1645-1700 –Final Lecture

*This schedule is tentative. Times are subject to change.

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Extreme Long Range (ELR) III

ELR III focuses on the targets at Unknown Distances, moving students from the BTA High Angle Range and the Unknown Distance Range, the third range location in the WU Precision Academy.

The ELR III forces students into a holistic application of the firearm platform, focusing on the extreme technical requirements from the shooter, environmental data and cartridge/platform understanding. The BTA Unknown Distance Range offers targets ranging from 600 yards to over 2 miles, sized from 2 MOA to 4 MOA depending on the distance. Data gathering/retention is the primary focus in this advanced ELR Course.

ELR III:
Course Schedule*:

Day 1: Classroom Instruction/KD Data Gathering

0900 – Introduction
0900-0945 – Classroom Review
• Internal Ballistics/External Ballistics/Marksmanship Techniques/Optical Adjustments
1000-1045 – Rifle Sight-in
1100-1645 – Known Distance Data Gathering

Day 2: Alternate Firing Positions

0900-1145 – High Angle Engagements Firing Point #2
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1630 – Unknown Distance Range
Day 3: Unknown Distance Data Gathering

0900-1145 – High Angle Engagements Firing Point #2
1200-1245 – Lunch
1300-1630 – Unknown Distance Range
1645-1700 –Final Lecture

*This schedule is tentative. Times are subject to change.
Extreme Long Range: Required and Suggested Equipment

Required:

  • Rifle chambered in acceptable cartridge/caliber for the engagement distances
  • Spotting Scope w/Tripod
  • Hearing Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Shooting Mat or equivalent
  • 200 Rounds of ammunition – Handloads are acceptable
  • Rifle Optic – 100 MOA/30MRAD Travel (or correlating amount in optics base/optic combination)
  • Rifle Cleaning Kit
  • Pack or Rucksack
  • Water Container
  • Hiking Boots
  • Waterproofing Material
  • Poncho or tarp
  • Garbage bags
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun block

 

 

 

 

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Experience level does not matter in these courses.  Everyone who has attended our training events in the past have brought something with them that everyone can learn from.  Even though we are working outside of the traditional range setting, our courses are structured in a way that everyone will leave with a strong understanding of the material presented. Our instructors each have a broad background in both operations and instruction, so we are able to present the material in a cohesive manner that will stay with you after you leave.

 

Thank you for your interest in the Whittington U.  If you haven’t been to the NRA Whittington Center yet, you’re in for a nice relaxing time that revolves around periods of shooting excitement. We are here to assist you, who are serious about learning how to employ your tools in the real world.

 

One final note, the Cancellation Policy is 30 days prior to the course start date for a full refund.  Dates less than 30 days prior to the course start date are unable to be refunded.