Precision Rifle Expo

Take your Best Shot

Precision Rifle Expo Educational Course Opportunities

Precision Handloading

Instructor: Troy Lawton

Successful shooting at long range is derived from the capabilities of the rifle + shooter + ammo. If you're a great shot and you have a world class rifle, but are limited by Factory match or hunting ammo.  This class will give you the basics to become a competent precision hand loader. This class will go over reloading components and the process from start to finish.  

Wind Reading

Instructor: Emil Praslick 

from Berger Bullets

Perhaps the single greatest adversary to any precision rifle shooter, reading wind and understanding the winds influence on a bullet’s trajectory remains one of the single greatest challenges to any long-range shooter. So, we’re bring back one of the best wind coaches in the world to help you understand wind, Emil Praslick with Berger Bullets, Lapua, & Vihtavuori Powders. Emil is well known in the long-range precision rifle game. A former head coach of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), wind coach for the Applied Ballistics LLC Extreme Long Range Shooting Team, head coach for two U.S. National Long Range Rifle Teams, and with over 30+ years of experience and accolades, Emil will be returning again to the Precision Rifle Expo this year. He’ll be giving multiple courses, both Saturday and Sunday, on “Wind Reading,” and helping you to better understand and implement strategies for dealing with wind. Attendees will learn and discuss several key topics for the course, that include:

  • Understanding the mechanisms of wind drift and its influence on the bullet trajectory
  • Techniques for recognition and determination of wind speed and direction
  • What is the wind worth? Arriving at the cold bore wind hold
  • Strategies of wind management and target engagement

Vortex Optics has also stepped up, and graciously offered to bring plenty of glass for students to look through during the course, giving you the full visual experience.

Precision Rifle Maintenance

Instructor: TBA from Bore Tech

Come join Bore Tech for The Precision Rifle Maintenance Seminar as we take an in depth look at the recommend procedures to properly clean and maintain today’s precision long range rifles.

This class will be a hands-on, live demonstration providing proper cleaning and maintenance techniques while discussing current topics such as barrel break-in, cleaning frequency and proper

gear selection.

During our time we will dispel the many “myths” of gun cleaning and try to shed light on what it truly takes to keep your precision rifle accurate and performing at its peak.

Care and maintenance of the following areas to be discussed:

  • Action
  • Barrels
  • Chambers
  • Muzzle Breaks
  • Barrel Throats
  • Suppressors

Come see why Bore Tech products continue to be the #1 choice for today’s top shooters who quite simply want...the best.

Kestrel® Ballistics Operation

Instructors: Katie Godfrey & Austin Wilcox from Kestrel Ballistics

Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meters, the weather meter chosen and trusted by precision rifle shooters around the world for their extreme ruggedness and dependable performance, would like to help you better understand and utilize your Kestrel to maximize your shooting experience and long-range accuracy. During the Precision Rifle Expo, Kestrel Ballistics will give attendees an opportunity during two separate courses each day, to learn and operate either the Kestrel 5700 Elite with Applied Ballistics®, or the Kestrel 5700 with the new Hornady 4DOF®, with demo units being supplied for participants to use during the course. 

Katie Godfrey from Kestrel will discuss, demonstrate, and assist course attendees with...

  • Setting up your precision rifle profile in the Kestrel 5700 Elite with Applied Ballistics
  • Properly and precisely truing your unit, and why it's important
  • How to use the Range Card and Target Card features in the Kestrel 5700 for precision rifle competition stages, or simply setting up in the field and waiting for game
  • Using the Kestrel to get exact holds on moving targets, particularly when engaging movers during long range competition rifle matches
  • Attendee questions and various other topics that arise during the course of instruction.

Austin Wilcox from Kestrel will cover Kestrel's latest offering, the Hornady 4DOF, which will include...

  • Setting up your precision rifle profile in the Kestrel 5700 with Hornady 4DOF
  • Explaining axial form factor and zero angle.
  • And various other topics and design questions about 4DOF.

Both Kestrel and Applied Ballistics will also be on hand at their exhibitor booths, to assist in answering any questions that you may have before and after the course regarding their products.

Fundamentals of Marksmanship

Instructor: Jacob Bynum 

from Rifles Only:

RIFLES ONLY, Inc., a premier training facility outside of Kingsville, Texas, provides superior training and instruction to an array of shooters, from long range precision rifle competitors to military and law enforcement agencies honing their abilities in rifle and combat carbine and handgun marksmanship. Natural point of aim, sight picture, breathing, trigger control, and follow through are not just words at Rifles Only, but an ideology that every new student and/or seasoned veteran will leave with a comprehensive and better understanding of these fundamentals of marksmanship. Fundamentals are an integral part of every course at Rifles Only from day one, and at the helm of Rifles Only and "Fundamentalism," is Jacob Bynum.

Jacob over the course of 20+ years has educated and instructed precision rifle shooters and other instructors, at all levels of shooting experience, in everything from fundamentals to intermediate and advanced shooting techniques. He also has hosted and continues to host precision rifle shooting competitions, with competitors from around the globe attending and experiencing what has become known as some of the most challenging courses of fire for competitive shooters. It is for these reasons that the Precision Rifle Expo is pleased to announce Jacob as this year's instructor for our Fundamentals of Marksmanship class. Jacob's abilities to instruct at any level, and his understanding of precision rifle shooting and fundamentals being unparalleled, make him the perfect choice for educating and giving our attendees a powerful experience and insight to precision rifle shooting.

Intro to ELR

Instructor: Chase Stroud with the

Applied Ballistics ELR Team


Personal Firearms

At the Precision Rifle Expo, no personal Firearms will be allowed on the ranges.