Combat Rifle is the advanced course for Battle Rifle and is best defined as a 7.62 Designated Marksman class without having a precision rifle. The student will advance their abilities in recoil management of the semi-auto 7.62 x 51 rifle by mastering the rapid engagement of multiple target at ranges from 15 to 600 yards. The student will become familiar with the principles of the effects of wind and weather, trajectory and terminal ballistics. You will also learn how to estimate range distance and rapidly engage multiple targets with the optic, including engaging moving targets at 300 yards and beyond and shooting on the move. The assumption and use of intermediate, supported and unsupported positions in a variety of conditions and environments will be used to achieve the course objectives.
Ammunition: The rifle/ammo combination needs to be capable of 2.5 MOA accuracy when used in the long range mode. Match ammo is not required. Most of the long range targets are 3 MOA wide. At closer ranges (100 yards and in) the student can use surplus ammo if they like to save money. No bi-metal ammo can be used on steel. To check your ammo, place a magnet against the bullet and if it sticks, the jacket or the core has steel in it and these will damage steel targets. The ammo requirement for the course is 1300 rounds of ball and 40 rounds of frangible. 40% of this ammo needs to be capable of 2.5MOA accuracy. The shooter will need 50 rounds of ammo for their pistol, no frangible needed for the handgun.
A Bi-pod and portable bag (s) to support rifle in the field is highly recommended.
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