L3 Winter Conditions Application Class
Date & Time
Burlington, WY 82411
This 3- day class is brand new for 2024! There is a special breed of hunter who embraces the toughest hunts in the toughest conditions. From muskox or polar bear in Northern Canada, to late season sheep hunts in the Montana Unlimited Zones the cold climate presents a special set of challenges, not just to your body but also to your equipment. Winters in Northern Wyoming can be brutal and are the perfect environment to test your “system” and learn how to keep yourself and your equipment functional under these conditions.
Learn dressing / layering techniques to operate safely and manipulate your equipment in an extreme cold weather environment
Learn shooting techniques applicable to deep snow environments
Understand the effects of snow and cold on rifles, optics, and electronics and the necessary countermeasures to ensure proper functioning.
Successfully complete drills designed to test / enhance your ability to operate your equipment in a cold weather environment.
Students must have attended our Level 1 and a Level 2 training course within the past 5 years. We also highly recommend attending the L3 Mountain Shooting Application course which is run in more temperate months. It is easier to learn how to run your equipment properly in comfortable conditions before you tackle utilizing it in these extreme conditions.
This is an “Owners Course” meaning we want to develop proficiency and confidence with your rifle and support equipment.
Long Range University Overview
Long Range University exists for the specific purpose of helping you make quick ethical one shot kills in the field. The core of our content is contained in our L1, L2, and L3 classes which utilize a building block approach to provide education and training in every factor which impacts your lethal hit probability. Interwoven throughout all three classes is a training strategy which will improve your ability to function under pressure and significantly extend the range and conditions under which you can take an ethical shot. At Long Range University you will learn to recognize when the conditions are not suitable to ensure a lethal hit.
You will use our Gunwerks Shooting systems during the L1 and L2 classes, however what you learn will apply to any long range shooting system. Using a Gunwerks rifle system and ammunition for this course facilitates and accelerates the learning process. This allows you to focus on the core class content and leave equipment concerns to the instructor. Put wear and tear on our rifle not yours.
In our L3 class we encourage you to bring your personal rifle regardless of manufacturer. This is where you really learn the capability and limits of your “system” which includes you and your marksmanship ability, your rifles capability, your ballistic program, and your ability to compensate for wind and other environmental conditions, all in a realistic mountain hunting environment.
L1 Long Range Ballistics
L2 Advanced Ballistics and Wind
L3 Mountain Shooting Application
Our L1, L2, and L3 classes must be taken in sequential order and provide a comprehensive learning experience. We also offer “Clinics'' which are a deep dive into a specific topic or weapon system. There are no prerequisite classes to attend any of our Clinics.
Our Standalone Clinics
Shooting System Readiness
Long Range Muzzleloader
Our Hunting Experiences
The ultimate in training is live field application. For the next step in your journey to proficiency, we offer several different training / hunting experiences with Gunwerks vetted outfitters in different environments. From Barbary Sheep in the mountains of West Texas, to beginner friendly Antelope in New Mexico, to freezer filling Cow Elk in Oregon, all provide a fantastic experience and help you achieve the next level of capability in the field.
- Arrival - Please do not arrive before 8:45 in the morning.
- Cold weather safety, Frostbite, Hypothermia, Clothing, Layering, Hydration and Fuel.
- Range - Zero confirmation
- Revic App Refresher
- Range - Trajectory Validation
- Advanced Wind Class
- Deep Snow Shooting Techniques
- Cold weather rifle maintenance, preparation
- Taped muzzle cold bore / taped muzzle shots
- Cold weather electronics and optics operation
- Optics and Electronics shooting exercise
- Practical shooting exercise
- Debrief / Brief following day
- Meet at the Cody Office, Safety Brief
- Caravan to Sheep Mountain
- Field shooting scenarios
- Field Shooting Scenarios
- Caravan back to Cody