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Sat, May 25


Strategic Action Development Center

Magnified Optic Employment Course - I

Bridging the gap between precision rifles and standard carbines Cost: $450 Contact us about our First Responder/Military pricing Camping on site included

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Magnified Optic Employment Course - I
Magnified Optic Employment Course - I

Time & Location

May 25, 2024, 8:00 AM – May 26, 2024, 5:00 PM

Strategic Action Development Center, 3738 Posey Hollow Rd, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411, USA


About the event

   Magnified Optic Employment Course [MOEC] bridges the gap between precision rifles and standard carbines.  This 2 day course is designed and built around rifles equipped with magnified optics such as LPVO's, magnifiers or ACOG's.  We will begin the day with individually setting up each shooter’s weapon system to ensure that the eye relief is correct and that the scope is leveled and torqued.  The only time students will be shooting from the prone is when they‘re zeroing weapons and obtaining muzzle velocity.  Everything else will be done from a supported or unsupported position; some with elevated heart rates. Students will leave MOEC having a better understanding of how to effectively maximize the use of their scoped weapon system. 


This course requires students to be confident with their weapon handling skills and physical fitness.  We will be moving and shooting from different types of cover and concealment such as barricades and vehicles. We will also be moving through uneven terrain and shoot from unconventional shooting positions. 

Topics Covered: 

-Rifle set up

-Fundamentals of precision marksmanship


-Obtaining muzzle velocity and building range cards 

-Unsupported/unsupported shooting positions

-Positive Identification (PID) Drills

-Near/Far engagements

-Range estimation methods

-Reading wind

-Max Point Blank range 

-Cold Bore

Class size: 10 students max 

Round Count: 

-500 Rounds of Match grade, duty or ball ammunition 

  *We'd recommend bringing enough match grade or duty ammo to zero,  obtain velocity and gather DOPE at certain distances. Use ball or training ammo for the remainder of the course.

Weapon Requirements: 

   -AR15 with a magnified optic such as an LPVO, Magnifier or ACOG

    *offset red dots are recommended but not required 

   -Adjustable 2-point sling 

   -Minimum of 5 Magazines.  

Equipment Requirements: 

   -Eye and ear protection

   -Rear support bag

          *An inexpensive alternative to store bought rear support bag is an old tube sock filled with Airsoft BB’s. 

   -Assault pack

   -Chest rig or plate carrier

   -Pen/pencil and paper

   -Food and water

Equipment Recommendations: 

   -Chest rig

   -Shooting mat or ground cover

   -Plate carrier


   -Quarter back sleeve with index cards cut to fit screen

   -Elbow pads, knee pads,

   -Hat, sunblock

   -Shooting pillows such as game changers or fat bags

Students are highly encouraged to bring food and water with them to the course.  A small lunch break will be given to ensure we maximize training time.

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