Practical Long Range Rifle school
Practical, Affordable Training Courses for the Long Range Rifleman... provides affordable training for the long range rifleman. We believe that every American should know how to properly handle a rifle at long range. We offer 1000+ yard long range rifle training to men and women, both young and old. Additionally, we host long range rifle matches and practice shoots monthly, throughout the year. For info, email-->

 Please email for class dates, as we do not publish an event calendar on this site...  When you email, be sure to mention what approximate month and week (if possible) you'd like to attend.  Private one day and two day classes for individuals or groups are available if you're willing to schedule Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday...   Please note, we are taking the entire month of November (2016) off for vacation and hunting season.  We will resume classes in December. 
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The long range, well placed rifle shot...  in truth, it is elusive to most riflemen. 

How many times have you had to pass up an opportunity in the hunting fields because you were not confident that you could make a good long range shot?  It's not that your rifle wouldn't do the job--it's simply that you wisely knew your limitations, and you chose not to shoot.

But what if you could learn how to use the rifle and scope you likely already have to connect at long range on "kill zone" sized targets?  Perhaps that trophy buck wouldn't elude you next time... or that coyote at 650 yards wouldn't walk away from a "Hail Mary" shot unscathed, when you tried to use hold-over to take him out.

We do not advocate taking long range shots on game unless and until you have the knowledge that will allow you to humanely do so--which means the likelihood of a miss or worse yet an ill placed shot is extremely low.  In order to attain this knowledge, you need to be trained properly.  You need good and useful and practical information--unadulterated by nonsense. 

Learning the limitations of your rifle and your load--as well as your own personal limitations--is paramount.  But you can extend those limitations to ranges far beyond what you may think possible. All you need is the right skill set.

There are plenty of good long range rifle schools out there, and I won't dissuade you from choosing any particular school you may wish--but will mention this caveat:  Many schools you will find are primarily in the business of selling equipment or modifications to equipment, and naturally these schools will cast a jaundiced eye toward the notion that you can successfully engage targets at 1000 yards with a rifle you may have purchased at Walmart.  Likely as not, they'll have a pedigreed guru of one stripe or another to tell you as much.  But I'm here to tell you--and perhaps teach you (if I'm privileged to have you as a student) that it is indeed possible to use the rifle and scope th
at you may already have to make long range shots that you might never have dreamed possible.

Naturally, we do encourage riflemen to purchase and maintain the best equipment they can reasonably afford.  That said, if we are to believe the mantra often espoused by "tactical" oriented instructors and enthusiasts, we need a cool five grand or more invested in our rifle and scope before we can reasonably hope to hit 1000 yard targets.  And this simply isn't true.  The rifle shown in the photo below was assembled for less than 800 dollars, which includes the Weaver Grand Slam scope, bi-pod, and sling.  It is a Savage 110 in 30-06, and with the proper load recipe it will hit MOA sized targets out to 1000 yards.  By the way, this rifle is one example of what I call the
Machaira concept, named for the Roman short sword which was so effective in battle against much more "impressive" weapons. :)


What we "aim" to do at Practical Long Range Riflery is to successfully train long range riflemen for "real world" scenarios, equipping them with a basic working knowledge of what they need--and just as importantly, what they don't need--to reliably hit their mark at long range.  While many schools and the philosophies behind those schools have an unrealistic emphasis on role playing and equipment fetishes, we do things quite differently.  We want to reach those "19 out of 20" riflemen who are left on the sidelines by the high prices of most shooting schools--not even to mention the cost of the equipment they apparently think you need.


Barry Newman

Barry has been involved in competitive shooting since he was 12 years of age.  He is an accomplished long range hunter, and an experienced benchrest and high-power shooter--not to mention his skills as an archer, skeet and trap shooter, and long range rimfire match designer and competitor.

Barry is also an ordained minister and the founder of C.R.O.S.S. Ministries which hosts “ON TARGET for CHRIST,” an annual event in which law enforcement agencies and Wildlife Conservation officers work together to mentor young people, teaching them firearms safety and building good relationships.

Dan Newberry

yours truly)... I am the course director, and will do the majority of the class room teaching.  I have been shooting long range for more than a dozen years now.  In 1999 I developed the Optimal Charge Weight (OCW) load development system.  Google my name and "OCW" and you'll find my work here and there on the www.  I learned many years ago that a mediocre rifle with a great load will out-shoot a great rifle with a mediocre load every time.  On my Practical Riflery Forum, I've led many shooters to discover their best bullet and load recipe for long range work.  Many of the load recipes I've developed over the years have become "go to" long range loads--because they work.  I enjoy teaching shooters how to squeeze the last bit of accuracy out of that old beater rifle they've had sitting around gathering dust... and it is my passion to teach shooters everywhere how to make the best of the equipment they have.


Additional Info...

We are located in the southwestern part of Virginia, very near Wytheville (crossroads of I-81 and I-77)  There are numerous lodging accommodations nearby, as well as restaurants and campgrounds...

We are certain that you will come away from our shooting courses with increased knowledge of long range rifle craft.  If you're a good student with a strong propensity to learn, you'll be able to teach your family and friends what you've learned when you get home.  We teach long range riflery with an eye toward survival--not toward competition or sniping (though the basics are largely the same).  Most of our targets are simple squares or rectangles, and are sized appropriate to the range they will be placed at.  We don't allow any equipment on the line that you won't find available to yourself in a "real world" situation.  We do not discourage the use of laser rangefinders and wind meters and ballistic programs on your phone, but you will of course want to learn how to work without such modern amenities--and therefore we will place strong emphasis on estimating range, and manually plotting trajectory, and reading the wind from movement of dust, vegetation, etc.  And you'll be shown some helpful field tricks you may have never heard of before.  So think about it... for less than the price of a decent rifle you can come and hang out with us for a couple of days and learn a potentially life saving skill...

If you have q
uestions, email me at or you can email also.  We accept phone calls for booking classes only, and *after* you've booked a class, we can discuss scope choices, rifle cartridge choices, and other equipment related questions by phone.  That phone number is 276-613-6868

Call Atlas Tactical for great deals on Vortex optics.  540-626-7555

Check out this heavy duty tactical 308 from 20X Industries--this first production is being sold for component cost only (3200 dollars).  This one time price for a first off rifle concept will apply to this rifle only, as subsequent rifles will be selling for much more.  Contact Lorne Bowman at 20X-Industries with inquiries-->

Component List

Caliber - 308 Win

Action - Defiance Deviant

Stock - KRG Whiskey Chassis 4th Generation complete with manual

Barrel - 28" Bartlein (5R, 1-10 Twist, HV Contour)

Trigger - Two Stage CG X-Treme Mod 22 with Tactical Trigger Shoe complete with instructions

Brake - 5/8-24 - Badger Ordnance Mini FTE

Magazine - 10 Round AW

Weight - 14.8 lbs - With empty magazine

Note: The bipod is not included.

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