Fundamentals of Shooting

McMillan’s basic course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of long range marksmanship. The course covers rifle/scope setup and variations, differences in reticles first focal, second focal planes and implementing MOA and Mil style reticles. The course includes basic ballistics and what affects bullet flight, including how to compensate for wind. Students will receive an in depth rifle maintenance and cleaning course by one of McMillan’s master gunsmiths to ensure each student understands the workings of his firearm. Day 1 is designed to dramatically improve the student’s current shooting ability with individualized attention so that all students, by completion of Day 1, are consistently shooting 1 MOA groups or better at 100 yards. Day 2 is the run phase of the course. Students are split into groups and begin engaging targets from 100 yards to 2,000 yards depending on caliber. Students will test the limits of their firearms range regardless of caliber in Day 2. Instructors will provide coaching and guidance with wind and elevation corrections to students as they engage targets to maximize the effective range of their rifle.

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  • Safety
  • Proper Rifle Setup
  • Caliber Selection
  • MOA/Mil Relation/Ranging
  • Scope Selection
  • Ballistics
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Data Collection 100y-2000y
  • Affects of Wind
  • Reading Wind/Mirage


Course Title
Marksman Level Training Course
Date Location Price Register
Apr 5-6, 2014 Phoenix, AZ *FREE REGISTER
Apr 9-10, 2014 Phoenix, AZ *FREE REGISTER

*FREE For owners of McMillan rifles and their guests.
  $500 for non-members.

McMillan offers the following services to make your training experience more enjoyable:

  • McMillan can receive and store rifle shipments until the course begins and provide return shipping when the course is completed.

  • McMillan can transport all weapons, ammunition and other gear to and from the range.

  • McMillan can store all weapons, ammunition and gear at our facility for its safety and security.

  • McMillan now offers for purchase its own brand of .50 caliber match grade ammunition. To avoid shipping and transportation issues, purchase McMillan's ammunition in advance and it will be waiting for you at the range.

  • McMillan offers a full line of ammunition. This is the same ammunition McMillan uses to test fire all its rifles except the TAC-50.

  • If interested in purchasing ammunition from McMillan, please place the order as soon as possible to guarantee its availability.

  • McMillan also offers a wide range of other accessory products and apparel. All of these products will be available for purchase at the time of the course.

Once you register for one of the courses you will receive an information packet, including dates, requirements, items needed on the range, a list of events, course schedule, rules and regulations, and much more.
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