Carbine Marksman


Carbine Marksman

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The nature of human conflict is dynamic, and the threat can present itself in unexpected and unforeseen ways.  Properly set up, and with the right training, your Defensive Carbine or Patrol Rifle can be used to deliver extremely precise fire at intermediate ranges.   In this course you will use your chosen magnified optic paired with match grade ammunition to consistently make first round hits at distant targets with your carbine in various circumstances, and understand the limitations and advantages of a scoped Carbine vs. a dedicated Precision Rifle.

Core Topics

  • Magnified Optics

  • Reticles and use (BDC vs. Holdover vs. Turret Dialing)

  • Minute of Angle vs. Milliradian

  • Truing the Carbine

  • Load/Ammunition considerations

  • Wind Calls

  • Range Estimation Techniques

  • Building the Position (Steady Hold Factors)

  • Snapping In

  • Taking the Shot (Precision Fire Steps)

  • Impact Assessment

  • Determining Max Cranial Range

  • Determining Max Thoracic Range

  • Positive Identification at Distance

Gear list: Carbine or Rifle - Semi-automatic operation, Detachable Box or Magazine fed.  Load Bearing Equipment***120 round capacity*** (Belt or chest rig with magazine pouches mounted), minimum of 5 Magazines for your Carbine, Hearing Protection (Electronic recommended), Eye Protection.  A shooting mat that can be staked down is highly recommended but not required.  A packed ruck is also very useful.


  1. A reputable fixed or variable power scope with a minimum of 3.5x Magnification mounted on your carbine. Higher magnification levels are recommended.  An LPVO of 1-6x or 1-8x from reputable manufacturer’s are optimal.  Make sure to bring the manual.  Contact us with any questions or clarification before registration.

  2. A minimum of 300 rounds of Match grade ammunition from the same lot. 

  3. A 2 point sling.

Registration & Payment:  All Courses require pre-payment at the time of registration.  All courses have a limited amount of students and courses are filled on a first-come, first paid basis. If the course is cancelled by Bull Creek Strategic, Inc, we will contact you to see if you would desire a 100% refund of your payment or if you'd like to be moved to a different time/date , otherwise your payment is 100% non-refundable.