Field Marksmanship Clinic
Date & Time
Cody, WY 82414
This clinic is the evolution of the Marksmanship Proficiency course we unveiled in 2022. The core Gunwerks L1 and L2 curriculum incorporates just enough marksmanship training, but the focus is on the science of Long Range Hunting. In this two day clinic, we focus specifically on your marksmanship skills with minimal classroom time, allowing us to identify your bad habits and replace them with proper techniques.
You will learn how to build shooting positions in the field, using bipods, tripods, the Gunwerks Custom Tripod Sling, and backpacks, all items you are likely to have on a hunt, which will improve your lethal hit probability at distance.
We will evaluate your shooting technique, identify any ingrained poor technique, and run numerous exercises to help you build the correct techniques into your muscle memory.
You will learn what your Minute of Angle capability is from different shooting positions and how to translate this knowledge into making ethical decisions regarding lethal hit probability.
This course is designed to apply to any and all shooting equipment, not just the specialized Gunwerks systems that are exclusively used during shooting exercises.
We employ suppressed Gunwerks rifle systems and ammunition for this course to facilitate and accelerate the learning process. Rifle rental is included in the price. Please do not bring your personal rifle for this course, we've got it covered! Check out our Shooting System Readiness Clinic if you are wanting to qualify your rifle. Although it is not a prerequisite for the L3 Class, we normally schedule this clinic immediately before our L3 Mountain Shooting Application Class because the techniques learned translate very well to the mountain environment.
There are no prerequisites to attend any of our clinics.
Long Range University Overview
Long Range University exists for the specific purpose of helping you make quick ethical one shot kills in the field. The core of our content is contained in our L1, L2, and L3 classes which utilize a building block approach to provide education and training in every factor which impacts your lethal hit probability. Interwoven throughout all three classes is a training strategy which will improve your ability to function under pressure and significantly extend the range and conditions under which you can take an ethical shot. At Long Range University you will learn to recognize when the conditions are not suitable to ensure a lethal hit.
You will use our Gunwerks Shooting systems during the L1 and L2 classes, however what you learn will apply to any long range shooting system. Using a Gunwerks rifle system and ammunition for this course facilitates and accelerates the learning process. This allows you to focus on the core class content and leave equipment concerns to the instructor. Put wear and tear on our rifle not yours.
In our L3 class we encourage you to bring your personal rifle regardless of manufacturer. This is where you really learn the capability and limits of your “system” which includes you and your marksmanship ability, your rifles capability, your ballistic program, and your ability to compensate for wind and other environmental conditions, all in a realistic mountain hunting environment.
L1 Long Range Ballistics
L2 Advanced Ballistics and Wind
L3 Mountain Shooting Application
Our L1, L2, and L3 classes must be taken in sequential order and provide a comprehensive learning experience. We also offer “Clinics'' which are a deep dive into a specific topic or weapon system. There are no prerequisite classes to attend any of our Clinics.
Our Standalone Clinics
Shooting System Readiness
Long Range Muzzleloader
Our Hunting Experiences
The ultimate in training is live field application. For the next step in your journey to proficiency, we offer several different training / hunting experiences with Gunwerks vetted outfitters in different environments. From Barbary Sheep in the mountains of West Texas, to beginner friendly Antelope in New Mexico, to freezer filling Cow Elk in Oregon, all provide a fantastic experience and help you achieve the next level of capability in the field.
- Arrival - Please do not arrive before 7:45 in the morning.
- Shooting fundamentals and rifle manipulation class
- Caravan to our Sheep Mountain facility
- Range - Zero confirmation, Establish baseline accuracy from the prone
- Range - Malfunction clearance
- Range - Supported sitting with tripod
- Range - Practical shooting exercise
- Range break down and caravan back to Cody
- Use of tripod and tripod sling
- Caravan to our Sheep Mountain Facility
- Range - Cold bore, Supported kneeling with tripod and sling
- Range - Supported Standing with tripod and sling
- Range - Distance shooting, Standing, Kneeling, Sitting
- Range - Practical shooting exercise
- Debrief, Caravan back to Cody