Operating your Designated Marksman (DM) rifle in a kinetic environment requires a mastery of the platform’s function, challenges, and idiosyncrasies. There is a diversity of options available when it comes to rifle configurations for DM application. Whatever cartridge you are running, whether it be a 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO, 5.45×39 or 7.62×39 M43, driving and properly setting up the rifle it is available in will be very important. It doesn’t matter if you are running an AR-15, AR-10, FN SCAR, G3, M1A, or even your reconfigured hunting DMR bolt action rifle, there are specialized equipment management procedures that need to be developed and solidified to master the DMR skillset. In this 1-day course, highly experienced Rex Defense training cadre will get you squared away with whatever rifle you will be running!
In this course you will learn:
- Overview of Terminology
- Knowing the Condition of Your Rifle
- Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals and Specialized DM Techniques
- Developing and Refining Unsupported Positional Shooting (various positions)
- Individual Weapon Support, Configuration Refinement, DM Specific Peripheral Equipment and Rifle Management
DIRECTIONS TO MCSA
401 Ellen Chapel Road
Lewistown, PA 17044
From State College – 322 east.
Burnham/Yeagertown exit (Super 8 motel “717-242-8888”), right on to the Ferguson Valley Rd. approximately 2 miles to Ellen Chapel Ln., turn right, go through “yellow gate” and follow road past large pond, right to Archery range and left to Clubhouse, 5 stand, trap, handgun and rifle ranges.
From Harrisburg – 322 west.
Burnham/Yeagertown exit (Clarion Inn “717-248-4961”) turn right to the Ferguson Valley Rd. and follow directions above.
From Mt. Union – 522 north.
At Strodes Mills turn left on to Strodes Run Road approx. 1.5 miles to the Ferguson Valley Rd. turn right approx. 5 miles to Ellen Chapel Church and Ellen Chapel Lane (on your left).
From Selinsgrove – 522 south.
Take 322 west and follow directions above.
NOTE: Food, fuel, lodging, hospital, shopping centers, sporting goods stores etc. within approx. 2-3 miles of the club.
Minimum Equipment List:
Designated Marksman Capable Centerfire Rifle: Commonly used examples would be derivatives of the AR-15, AR-10, SCAR, FAL, G3, SVD, PSL, AK-74, AK-47, HK-91 etc… or any handy accurate bolt action rifle platform (chambered in any other appropriate battlefield available cartridge) that can be equipped with an appropriate DMR optical sight. Your rifle will need to exhibit: Minimum of 2 MOA accuracy potential (approx. 2″ groups at 100 yards), field ruggedness and field reliability.
Ammunition: 600 rounds of commercial grade ammo, preferably with standard lead-core copper-jacketed bullets (you may not expend all 600 rounds in this course of fire). Round count will be somewhat heavy, but will vary dependant on the individual’s pace of fire. You may have left-over ammunition.
- NO hard ammo
- NO M855
- NO green tip
- NO steel core ammunition
- NO tracers
- NO API, HEI, etc…
DMR Combat support components
- sling, your preference.
- DMR configured optic: we advise fielding an effectively designed BDC reticle for this class, as closely calibrated to your cartridge / load as possible (we suggest optics that use an appropriate variant of the ACSS).
- a field expedient ammunition carrying / load bearing system
- rifle maintenance kit and tools as need for your system and optic
- artificial support such as a bipod, toe support bag etc…
OPTIONAL: a ruck sack or your bug out bag as you would use in a potential “get out of Dodge” situation
This course does not require any prior long-range experience to attend. We simply require the following:
- FULL CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA