Ward Brien's Mountain Shooting Center Long Range Classes

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Ward Brien is the owner/inventor of the Angle Cosine Indicator and has an extensive background as a long range shooting instructor.

    He offers classes for serious, experienced long range shooters/hunters who want to take their abilities to the next level.

    The land he has available for this class looks amazing.

    There is a limit to how many images I technically can show in this forum post but there are more available if you download the entire PDF brochure.

    And here's a testimonial from one of his very satisfied students.
    LRH member testimonial

    Len Backus
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    MOUNTAIN SHOOTING CENTER
    Utah, USA
    Phone: (800) 651-1050
    Our Mission
    Mountain Shooting Center (MSC) is a high altitude (9300’ above sea level), long range shooting complex designed for the training of military snipers who expect to deploy to high altitude mountains and who plan to engage the enemy at steep angles (up or down), and at long distances.
    Range, Facility & Services
    Known Distance Range
    Angle Up Ranges
    Angle Down Ranges
    Night Shooting
    Campsite
    Off Site Lodging
    Winter Training (TBD)
    Translation / Translator available
    Known Distance Range
    Flat and located at 9300’ above sea level
    Target Distance to 1700 meters
    100 meter firing line increments
    KD Range ~ 1,700 Meters

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    Angle Down Ranges
    Two Ranges: North Rim and South Rim Range
    Five firing stations on each range
    Five+ different firing positions at each station
    At least five targets available for engagement at each station
    Range distances from 600 to 2600 meters
    Firing angles from 5 to 50 degrees

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    Angle Up Ranges
    The Angle up range consists of 25 designated positions where a sniper can engage targets (up) on either the North or South Rim
    Range distances from 600 to 2600 meters
    Firing angles from 5 to 50 degrees
    Angle up range also encompasses approximately 1 mile of road from which a sniper can dismount and engage targets above them

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    Campsite
    Tents and chow can be made available on the mountain in order to maximize training time
    Full service lodging at a family oriented ranch/lodge is available at the base of the mountain at GSA schedule pricing (45 minute travel time)
    Services
    Horses are available for rent
    ATV’s are available for rent
    MSC Location
    Southern Utah
    Drive Time: Salt Lake City International Airport to MSC is 4 hours
    Las Vegas International Airport to MSC Facility is 4 ½ hours

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    Download the MSC Brochure
     
  2. WWB

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    Len,

    Thank you for posting this. We look forward to a good summer of training and outdoor fun!

    Ward
     

  3. Sendero_Man

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    Looks like a great place to shoot and learn.


    Maybe post up more specifics about course length, cost, equipment requirements, personal items to bring, etc...
     
  4. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Scott

    Just under the last image above is a link to download the complete brochure.
     
  5. Sendero_Man

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    Len,

    I looked at that and it doesn't address any of the items I listed.

    I think it would be a good thing to add for any person or persons that would really be interested in a course like this.

    After talking to Ward, it sounds like a very beneficial course to take the next step to developing your shooting abilities and know your own capabilities.
     
  6. Send It

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    I took a course from Ward last summer, the guy is top notch and knows his stuff. Hopefully I will be returning to Utah next summer to try his new course.
     
  7. WWB

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    SEND IT! RIGHT ON! How have you been and did you get your new rifles yet? Earlier today, it was mentioned to me about what to bring to the course, so following is that list... Anything that you might suggest is always welcome. Talk to you later.

    Ward

    Cost of Course: $1,500.00 for three days; $2,000.00 for four days. Lodging at the Rock'n R Ranch and meals are an extra cost although fairly reasonable.

    Items to bring to the course;

    Shooting gloves
    Clear Eye Pro
    Ruck
    Knee Pads (not mandatory but you’ll want them)
    3 X Uniform
    4 X Socks
    4 X T-Shirts
    Boots
    Data Book
    Sand Sock
    Note Book
    Pocket PC or similar w/ Ballistic Targeting Software
    Kestrel 3500, 4000, or 4500 Weather Station
    Laser Range Finder
    Binoculars and or Spotting Scope
    Scope with either a mill radian or minute of angle reticle
    Calculator
    Pens
    Mechanical Pencils
    Sleep System (If camping)
    Poncho Liner (Not mandatory)
    Poncho
    Field Jacket
    Weapon System with cleaning kit
    Eye and Ear Protection
    150 Rounds of Ammunition