Are you referring to a course like this?I often hear guys say they want to try PRS, but its too intimidating (myself included). I realize there are individual threads & articles on probably every aspect of PRS, but I'm not sure I've seen a comprehensive (covers all bases), high level overview (sans minutae) write up. If there is one, please provide a link. Thanks
Hope to revive this thread. I'm a new shooter looking to take my very first class for precision shooting. Shot plenty with only iron sights in the Army so scopes are completely new to me. The Firearms Academy of Seattle (which ironically is over 100 miles from Seattle) doesn't have courses very frequently. I would need something starting at the absolute beginning, maybe even at setting up my scope. I'd hate to drop several thousand dollars on a scope only to brake it.
Everyone is in their own situation but this hobby ain't cheap. All these classes feel on 1st look like quite a bit "just" for instruction. But unless I'm misreading the description of his 101 class that is a four day class for $900 with a highly regarded instructor. I'd want to know the max enrollment/student teacher ratio, but you aren't going to find many for that fair of a price. There is a guy here in central FL that charges $1300 for a 3 day course, lmao. Plus the convenience of being close to your location. I got nothing near me.That class looks perfect. I'll have to save my pennies though, that's quite a chunk of change.
Yeah that’s a great priceEveryone is in their own situation but this hobby ain't cheap. All these classes feel on 1st look like quite a bit "just" for instruction. But unless I'm misreading the description of his 101 class that is a four day class for $900 with a highly regarded instructor. I'd want to know the max enrollment/student teacher ratio, but you aren't going to find many for that fair of a price. There is a guy here in central FL that charges $1300 for a 3 day course, lmao. Plus the convenience of being close to your location. I got nothing near me.
Oh, I'm fully aware what I'm getting myself into and what the course entails. But considering the fact that I'll be lucky to get the gear I need (rifle, glass, bipod, rail, etc., etc., etc.) for under $5,000, the initial investment will be quite large and take some time to recoup from.Yeah that’s a great price
$5k was a bit of an exaggeration. I was actually looking at a Bergara B-14 HMR (I’m a lefty) I’m not under the impression that the limiting factor is gear. I figure I could put the money I save going with the Bergara towards the scope.I"m in WA as well. You don't need to spend $5k to get a setup that will work reliably well at 1000 yards. I started with a Tikka TAC A1 (can be had for $1500-1600) and a Vortex PST II 5-25X FFP (~$950). Even splurging on the TBAC Bipod, you're right around $3k. If you wanted to move up to a NF NX8 then add on another $1k. you could also go with the API SH edition rifle for some future upgrade options.
The setup will let your build your fundamentals and you'll likely realize the limiting factor isn't the equipment .
No problem at all! I’m new to all this so I appreciate all advice!hope my post didn't come across wrong. it was intended to be lighthearted. I wasn't trying to talk down in saying the equipment wasn't the limiting factor. I had originally included "like I learned" in the post. I'm no where near an expert. I still consider myself a beginner, like you.
You'll have fun with this sport. It is easy to chase things. And costs can easily add up. If you really wanted to go all out you could go buy the $5k Black 300WM AXMC that was noted in another post here on the hide.
I actually first bought a Tikka CTR to try out rifle shooting. I was lucky that it was a great shooting rifle and I could shoot <1" groups all day long. Having not shot rifles at all in years it was an encouraging start. With something like the CTR, and even the HMR, you may find that it just doesn't have quite enough adjustability to it or may not allow for bipod/rail mount where you want. Since the CTR didn't have an adjustable stock, I started looking for a chassis for it but then rationalized that I'd be better off adding a TAC A1 vs upgrading the CTR.
For the classes, last year I flew up to Anchorage to do Marc & Frank's course there. Great course and I definitely recommend it. But with the noted courses being a couple hour drive away instead, I'm trying to figure out what dates work for me to go there this year.
Hi Caylen, just checked out the website - very impressive site, very informative!