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ALTUS Precision Rifle Level 1 Course

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  • ALTUS Precision Rifle Level 1 Course

SCOPE: The ALTUS Precision Rifle Level 1 Course covers rifle set up and torque specs, mechanics of the scope, fundamentals of marksmanship, rifle and scope manipulation, zeroing and confirmation of zero, gathering data, use of a ballistic application, atmospherics, shooter spotter communication, wind reading and building positions using forward support (barricades)


Prior to attending the Level 1 Course all students attending need:

  • A durable rifle that is capable of 1MOA accuracy at 100 yards.
  • Scope with target turrets MOA or MIL (No Duplex Reticles)
  • Bi-pod
  • Rear bag
  • 200 rounds of match grade ammunition. (No Green tip / Steel Core Ammunition penetrator is permitted) 
  • All necessary comfort items.

If you are considering attending but aren't sure if your gear meets our requirements please reach out to Instructor Spenser Berry directly here at

RIFLE RENTAL: House rifles are available for rent on a first come, first serve basis. If you are Interested in renting one of our house rifles for the course please contact the office at 850-537-2818.

FORWARD: The ALTUS Precision Rifle Level 1 Course course is designed for students that are entering the world of long range rifle marksmanship. The challenges of engaging targets at distance can be intimidating to say the least and setting the equipment up for the individual shooter is the first crucial step that is often overlooked. The intro course will build solid shooting fundamentals and data that the shooter will be able to take anywhere and successfully engage targets at distances, up to and beyond, 1000 yards. Additionally, the intro course is designed so that the shooter will be able to trouble shoot problems with the rifle, scope or ammunition.



Key Course Topics

  • Rifle setup and maintenance
  • Scope setup and maintenance
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Understanding Natural Point of Aim
  • Establishing and confirming rifle/scope zero
  • Shooter spotter communication and holds
  • Introduction to internal and external ballistics
  • Introduction to wind reading/estimation
  • Data gathering, data confirmation, and scope/reticle manipulation
  • Alternate shooting positions (barricades)
  • Skills Test (Timed Precision Rifle competition stage scenarios)
  • 5
    Precision Rifle level 1 w/ Al Olivier

    Posted by Tim J. on Dec 9th 2021

    I can’t say enough good things about the course and the knowledge that I gained during the two days. You presented the material in a way that I completely understood and enjoyed. I appreciated your patience with a 72 year old! On a side note, the experience and enjoyment that my son (Tim #2) and I (Tim #1) had together will always be remembered.

  • 5
    Altus PR1 rifle class review with Al Olivier

    Posted by chris P. on Dec 9th 2021

    Overall excellent class with tons of information for the new or experienced precision rifle shooter. Absolutely worth the investment and I’ll probably repeat the class. While there was a lot of information covered, it was extremely well organized and presented in a logical sequence. I particularly appreciated the flexibility to go deeper on certain subjects specifically requested by students. Tons of Q&A made this an extremely beneficial class. Al is an encyclopedia of precision rifle knowledge. Al’s flexibility is what really differentiated this class and instructor from the other courses I’ve taken. It was a very student driven approach. It also didn’t hurt that Altus is an amazing facility and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. Strongly recommended

  • 5
    Precision Rifle Level 1

    Posted by Paul Hutchinson on Nov 13th 2021

    I took this class with Al back in September 2021. The course and facilities were top notch and Al's instruction made it easy to turn all this new information into hits on steel.

  • 5
    Great Experience

    Posted by Daniel Rogers on Mar 2nd 2020

    Awesome class and worth every penny. Spenser and Gerald were extremely knowledgeable and are great instructors. Learned a great deal and had more fun than I have had in a long time. Great class, facility and staff.

  • 5
    Great course

    Posted by Jimmy Jones on Oct 28th 2019

    Took this class with Spencer and John and it was outstanding. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. Will definitely look to take more classes with Altus in the future.

  • 5
    ALTUS Intro to Precision Rifle Course

    Posted by C. Anthony on May 19th 2019

    I traveled all the way from Orlando to take the Intro to PRS class, and it was easily one of the best things I've done in my adult life. Spenser was an excellent instructor, an absoulte wealth of knowledge and asset to any shooter. This experience was well worth the money spent. If you're on the fence, DO NOT HESITATE!

  • 5
    intro to precision rifle

    Posted by Patrick Winters on May 7th 2019

    Took the class with Spencer this past weekend. Spencer was an excellent instructor and very personable. His attention to detail is excellent along with the ability to explain the exercises clearly..He has a genuine desire to make you a better shooter and gets you excited about what you are accomplishing. I was able to increase my skills well beyond my expectations. I literally have never shot that good in my life as did this past weekend.if you want to increase your skills do yourself a favor and take this class.

  • 5
    Intro to precision shooting

    Posted by Kevin mcgrew on Apr 8th 2019

    It was a great course and would recommend it to everybody

  • 5
    Great Course, Great Instructors

    Posted by Arvin Meyer on Aug 19th 2018

    The quality of instruction is unsurpassed. I am elderly and disabled, but with the fantastic quality of the instructors, I was able to improve my skills by at least 30%. There was so much information to absorb that I plan to take this course again before I move on to the advanced level course.

  • 5
    Wonderful Class

    Posted by Timothy Mallory on May 20th 2018

    The class I attended was led by Terry Cross and Jon Farr. The entire class far exceeded my expectations. These gentlemen brought a wealth of information and experience, and presented it in a format that was both challenging and easy to understand. I highly recommend both the class and these instructors for anyone wanting to learn or improve at longer range precision shooting.