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Basic Long Range Precision Rifle Course

$1,500 - $2,050

Open Course Dates: 28-30 June 2024 

This is a two-day course that is suited for the novice marksman who have had little or no formal training. Some familiarity with precision rifles and optics is helpful, but not required. We promote a friendly and professional environment that puts new shooters at ease. We specialize in making you comfortable while giving you the best learning environment possible. This fast-paced course, which will begin with firearms safety and rapidly transition into equipment comprehension, fundamentals of marksmanship, basic ballistics, wind reading, and target engagements to 1000 yards. This course will utilize La Perla's Shooting Range where shots will be taken in a 180 degree field of view. La Perla's Shooting Hill presents students with a challenging set of life sized animal silhouette targets ranging up tp 1,200 yards away.
In addition to La Perla's Shooting Hill, students will also utilize of La Perla's 1,000 yard range. This covered range consists of 10 24"x48" steel plates placed every hundred yards out to 1,000 yards. Students that complete the course will have basic proficiency in firearm safety, and marksmanship fundamentals, a combined knowledge of their personal capabilities with their equipment, and ingrained  training methods for future progression.

Key Topics Covered
  • Safety

  • Equipment selection and care

  • Building your position, basic fundamentals of marksmanship, trigger control, recoil management

  • Introduction to wind reading

  • Understanding MOA and milliradian adjustments

  • Data gathering out to 1000 yards

Recommended Equipment List
  • 308, 6.5mm, 6mm or similar caliber precision rifle capable of one minute of angle accuracy 

  • Match ammunition (200 rounds)

  • Quality scope with adjustable turrets and MIL or MOA reticle

  • Bipod

  • Rear Bag

  • Cleaning kit

  • Pen, pencil, highlighter

  • Rifle data book or notebook

  • Calculator

  • Eye and ear protection

  • Comfortable yet durable clothing (pants and long sleeved shirt recommended)

  • Durable footwear

  • Water

  • Food/Lunch to snack on throughout the day

  • Backpack

  • Shooting Mat (if desired)

  • Sunscreen/bug repellent

 It is important that the equipment (rifle, scope, ammunition) that you are using for our events consistently meet the accuracy and adjustability requirements. Our events/courses are very fast-paced and we don’t want you or others slowed or potentially limited by the wrong equipment.  If you have any doubts or just want to check with us please contact us. Custom Rio Precision Gunworks Rifles are available for rental for those attending our events. Match ammunition is also available for purchase. Please reserve house guns and ammunition during registration as quantities are limited.

Rio Precision Gunworks Rifle Rental 

Rio Precision Rifle rentals are available to ensure that you have the best course experience possible. Custom-built by Rio Precision Gunworks and fully outfitted with the gear we use and recommend, our house rifles are the perfect build for your precision rifle course. Students with lighter hunting guns or heavier calibers that typically will not maintain the accuracy requirements for a course find that the Rio Precision Gunworks rifle is the perfect solution. Students that are in the market for a new custom rifle can "try before you buy"!

Rio Precision Gunworks House Rifle Build Specs
  • RPG 20" 308 win Steel Barrel 

  • RPG 20" 308 win Carbon Fiber Barrel 

  • RPG 24" 6.5 Creedmoor Steel Barrel 

  • Trigger Tech Special @ 2.0 lbs 

  • Night Force Optics

  • Zero Compromise Optics 

  • Leupold Optics 

  • MDT Chassis 

  • Accuracy International Chassis 

  • And More 

  •  All equipment required for course is included with a house gun rental (bags, magazines, bi-pod etc.)

Rio Precision Gunworks Full Service Pro Shop

We have everything you need! Rio Precision Gunworks will build your ultimate Long-Range Rifle. Contact us to complete a build or check out our website for current ready-to-ship rifles. We are proud to partner with the top brands in our industry to bring our clients the best gear possible. Feel free to browse our website for all in stock rifles and accessories. 


At La Perla Ranch with their recently re-modeled 11,000 square-foot lodge has 12 rooms with double queen beds, all opening into two common areas (one with a 133-inch satellite HDTV), seating areas, full commercial kitchen and large dining room. WI-FI in all rooms and offer year-round meeting, party and event facilities with meals and catering available 

Ranch Meals 

When it comes to meals, you will not go hungry. La Perla does their best to accommodate any special dietary requests. La Perla serves up Texas sized meals for Texas sized appetites. La Perla's intention is to provide their guests with what they came for and deliver more than anticipated.

If you arrive by noon on the first day, lunch is provided. Dinner is provided the evening of the first night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided the second and third days, and breakfast and lunch are provided on the fourth or final day prior to your departure.

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La Perla Ranch
6365 North US Highway83
San Ygnacio, Texas. 78067

Only 35 minutes south of the Laredo International Airport, La Perla Ranch is centrally located on US Highway 83 midway between Laredo and Zapata, Texas.

Course Notes
  • Class sizes are limited to maintain a proper instructor to student ratio.

  • ***READ THIS PLEASE***  All course and lodging payments are not refundable and under no circumstances can be transferred to a future course or change dates. Shooters should not register unless they commit to attend the training.

  • House Gun quantities are limited, so please purchase when registering. All equipment required for course is included house gun rental.

  • 6.5 Creedmoor and 308 Winchester Match ammunition is also available for purchase when choosing to rent a house gun.

  • All classes start at 7:30 am CST. 

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