Watch this page for Advanced Class offerings coming up

July 20th & 21st, 2018         Advanced Rifleman    Field Planner

This class will be offered to BangSteel alumni, and selected other freedom minded individuals who may apply for approval.  This is not a beginner's class.  Any who wish to apply for acceptance to this class should be proficient with their rifles, understand the fundamentals of long range shooting, and be able to exhibit leadership skills which would be needed in the future application of skills learned in this course.

Applicants should be comfortable working without electronic assistance for the layout of range cards and trajectory tables. This means no cell phones, no computers (other than a stand-alone calculator), and no laser rangefinders. We will show you how to do this for yourself, and for others who may need your help in the future.

Teams of 2 to 3 individuals will embark on 2 days of sector charting, creating accurate range cards for a given amount of acreage and proving those cards with live fire exercises.

Teams will also construct trajectory charts out to 1100 yards without the aid of electronics for their particular rifles and ammunition, and additionally will gain knowledge which will allow them to construct trajectory charts for other rifles and ammunition of future team members.

Why are we offering this course?  We remain concerned that the dependence on electronically derived shot solutions will leave the majority of today's long range shooters ineffective if times come when electronics are lost, or otherwise rendered useless.  While we all hope such days don't come, we ought to be ready for them. Many good riflemen who have developed a dependence on electronics can be brought up to speed with the right help. The kind of help they'll need is exactly what you'll be adding to your skill set in this course.

Real world targets rarely have well defined and known dimensions--so reticle ranging targets for critical shot scenarios is never a good idea. You will learn a better way to know the range to the targets in your coverage area.

Clients will bring good notebooks, and *must* be willing to take notes and make drawings which can be understood by others who may need to copy and understand those notes and drawings.

Equipment will include your rifle (and a back up rifle/scope is a good idea), and 180 to 200 rounds of ammunition from the same lot number (if possible). A compass, binoculars, and a spotting scope will be useful. Handloads are fine, if pre-approved by our staff.

The cost of this course is 500 dollars, all included. If you come alone, we will team you up with at least one other shooter for the duration of the course.

If you are interested in attending this course please email us at and be sure to copy your email to