Youth 270 Rifle Class
As Jeff Cooper has opined in his writings, the 270 class should be mandatory for all young boys and girls prior to achieving adulthood. It will cover all the elements of the regular 270, except they will be attending with other like minded youngsters. If your youngster is getting into hunting or has a few seasons under their belt this class will greatly boost their confidence and marksmanship in the field.
Youth ages 12-16 can attend this course (no exceptions to the age range). They must be able to hold a rifle up for extended periods of time and be capable of getting into the various shooting positions numerous times throughout the day. In this class any hunting type rifle from .223 to .308 would be appropriate. Ammo packages will only be available in .223 and .308.
“The Jewel of Battle”, Jeff Cooper. The Gunsite 270 Class is to the rifle what the Modern Technique is to the pistol. This is a comprehensive course in the essential elements of safety and field rifle-craft. It should be mandatory for all young boys and girls prior to achieving adulthood.
Learning to operate a rifle is essential for all manner of outdoorsmen including ranchers, farmers, geologists, fishermen, and sportsmen. It is especially useful for hunters. Whether a novice or a shooter who wants to enhance existing skills, the 270 will challenge and strengthen your marksmanship where it really counts — in the field.
The class will provide a thorough understanding of exterior and terminal ballistics at ranges from 25 to 300 yards, and clients will learn to hit quickly from standing (offhand), kneeling, sitting and prone positions. Clients will hone their skills in simulators paralleling conditions in the field, with an emphasis on quick target acquisition at extended and unknown ranges. By the end of your course, if you can see it, you’ll probably be able to hit it – on demand and under time pressure.
When we examined the bull, I found that my first shot took him about a third of the way up the shoulder, in line with the front leg. The second hit him a bit higher in the other shoulder. The entrance from the first bullet and the exit from the...