Long Range Muzzleloader Clinic
Date & Time
Burlington, WY 82411
Event ContactGunwerks LLC
Hunting with a muzzleloader is the ultimate challenge for a long range shooter. Everything is more difficult. Wind deflection is more than double, velocity deviations are higher and you only get one shot. The availability of high quality trophy muzzleloader tags across the West makes the challenge worth your investment and this 2-day clinic will set you up for success.
You will learn safe loading and unloading procedures along with care and cleaning which is critical for a muzzleloader.
You will learn muzzleloader specific external ballistics, and validate your muzzleloaders trajectory using a ballistic app and/or a ballistic laser rangefinder.
You will utilize your muzzleloader in field conditions to gain proficiency and learn to recognize the conditions under which your hit probability is high enough to make an ethical shot.
This course is designed around the Gunwerks Muzzleloader System, however the content is applicable to any modern muzzleloading system and we encourage you to bring your own. If you have not purchased a system yet you can rent the muzzleloader and supplies for the class. Please choose the appropriate registration option.
There are no prerequisites to attending any of our Clinics however some basic rifle marksmanship skills and ballistics knowledge are beneficial for this clinic. Our L1 Long Range Ballistics class is a great prep, but not required for this clinic.
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 at our facility before 8:30 AM
- Design of the Long Range Muzzleloader, Loading procedures and safety
- Range - Zeroing and accuracy exercises
- Ballistic App and Muzzy External Ballistics
- Range - Trajectory validation to 400 yards
- Debrief and optional tour of Gunwerks Manufacturing Facility in Cody
- Care and cleaning
- Range - Cold bore shot exercise, zero confirmation
- Range - Unloading drill, Shooting drills
- Range - Trajectory validation to 600 yards
- Practical shooting exercise