Effective LR



AB Trainers provide concentrated instruction of external ballistics elements, AB Solvers, alternate firing positions, and refinement of accuracy and precision. This course will continue to build your knowledge and abilities, while trainers introduce more challenging long-range engagements to test your skills.


This course is conducted over three days with classroom and range time, culminating with various 1200-yard target engagements, quickly propelling the shooter forward in ability.


Confidently estimate wind deflection, use AB devices, and accurately engage targets using a variety of shooting positions, methods and techniques.


  • AB Device Profile Calibration & MV Table Generation
  • Wind Reading Analysis, Methods & Strategies
  • Primary and Secondary Effects of External Ballistics
  • Ballistics Solvers & Weapon Employment Zone Analysis
  • Alternate Firing Positions
  • Cold & Clean Bore Application
  • LR Single Target Engagements
  • Multi Target Engagements
  • Rapid Holdover Engagements
  • Team Spotting & Inter-team Dynamics



Each training day commences at 0800 and concludes at 1700 with a one-hour lunch break. AB Trainers will also be available for any follow up discussion and questions thereafter.


Effective LR is a three-day course.



We recommend you have completed LR Essentials, or possess the following assumed knowledge to get the most out of this course:


  • Ability to individually achieve LR weapon setup and calibration
  • A working knowledge of external ballistics
  • Capacity to operate AB devices to engage LR targets
  • Competence in exercising weapon safety and handling
  • Participants must be a US citizen or US person to attend this course. Participants must be able to produce proof of citizenship or residency status upon request.


Course prerequisites have been put in place to ensure a participant and peers can effectively engage with the course content. Please contact us to discuss any issues or questions surrounding prerequisites.



You don’t need to be an athlete but be prepared for three days of range shooting regardless of less than favorable weather conditions.



Receive an AB Analytics Bundle and a range of ABTD swag after signup completion. The Merch Bundle is shipped to your address before course commencement. AB Analytics download, and licensing information will be provided via email. We encourage you to download and register AB Analytics before the course begins.



Bring your personal AB device or take the opportunity to select an AB training device appropriate to your shooting objectives. Choose between using a Kestrel 5700 ELITE AB or Garmin Foretrex 701B for the duration of the course.



  • Capable of consistently grouping 1 MOA or less
  • Semi-automatic or bolt action
  • Equipped with a bipod that can be leveled (e.g., Harris S-BRM, Atlas BT-10, Phoenix, etc.)
  • Optional use of tripod
  • Magazine or single feed
  • Caliber between .223 and .375 (range regulation dependent)
  • Anti-cant level installed

08. OPTIC:


  • Exposed target style turrets
  • 35 MOA / 10 MRAD internal elevation adjustment after zero or
  • MOA / MRAD reticle capable of holdover to 1000 yards or
  • Elevation adjustment and reticle holdover of 35 MOA / 10 MRAD after zero
  • Variable of fixed magnification optic with at least 10x



  • 400 rounds of match grade ammunition
  • Grouping consistency of 1 MOA or less


Armor piecing, tungsten core, steel core, explosive, barrier blind or similar ammunition natures may not be used.


The performance and safety of hand loaded ammunition is the sole responsibility of the shooter.

10. GEAR:


More specific course information is provided upon sign up. The following provides an indication of most required and suggested course equipment.


  • Stationary & Notebook
  • Hearing Protection
  • Water
  • Range Bag or Backpack
  • Safety Equipment
  • Gun Cleaning Kit
  • Weapon Accessories and Tools
  • Weapon Storage Case
  • Shooting Bags and Range Gear
  • Pocket Calculator
  • Shooting Mat
  • Sun Protection
  • Cold and Wet Weather Gear
  • Watch
  • Spotting Scope
  • Weapon Attachable Sling
  • Applied Ballistics Devices / Solvers
  • Lens Cleaning Kit
  • Optic User Guides / Manuals
  • AB Data Book / Cover
  • HOG Saddle / Alternate Position Shooting Tripod
  • Small Three Leg Folding Chair
  • Riggers Belt and Carabineer
  • Laptop – For AB Analytics


Please contact us if you have any further questions.