What our Students have to say...
“I would highly recommend any Law Enforcement Sniper/Observer take this course. The subject matter covered in this course directly relates to situations encountered by law enforcement snipers who might need to be able to engage targets beyond 100-200 yards. Even if that is beyond the range you typically encounter, the fundamentals learned easily translate into making you a better shooter at short range. Not only will you learn from this course, but you will have a great time doing it. Jamie and his assistant instructors are all well versed in the art of long range shooting and do an excellent job in sharing their knowledge.”
Sgt. Scott Berning
Fort Wayne Police Department
Just wanted to let you know that I learned alot and had a great time. It was very nice meeting you and the other people in the class. Thank you for all your help and patience in assisting me with Long Range Shooting. I will whole heartedly recommend this class to everyone I know who is interested in Long Range Shooting and those that hunt. I cannot thank you enough. It was a pleasure meeting you.
Just a quick note to express my appreciation for putting on such a fun and educational long range shooting school. I learned a lot over the three days (and those formulas kept running through my head as I drove back to Indiana). Now I just need to find a range that can has those kind of distances...unfortunately, I think the closest one to where I live is about 2-3 hours away. Regardless, you'll probably see me again next year! You asked for feedback on the course and honestly, I thought it was great. You have an excellent demeanor and a lot of patience for handling a group with such a varied background. It's really cool to see newbies (such as Steve) perform so well. The subject material was well covered in your notebook. I don't think it is too much to cover in 3 days, but it is a fair amount to digest and apply on the range. The most valuable exercise for me was your "range test" on the final day. Being able to use mil-dots in ranging the targets within 25 yards of their actual distance was a bonus...I was not expecting to learn that technique. Then shooting only 2 shots at numerous targets at varied distances was an excellent exercise...it obviously required us to set our scopes with the correct MOA and then gauge the windage adjustment, but it put enough pressure on us to make it our best effort. If there was anything for improvement, I would just say keep the cows off the shooting pad :) Again, thanks for putting on such an excellent class. Regards, Jerry
I just wanted to tell once again how enjoyable your Precision Shooting class was. To say I was impressed is like saying a Ferrari is just another car – TERRIFIC job!
Hey there Jamie,
I wanted to thank you for all of the personalized assistance and
encouragement you gave me during class this past weekend. It was
a great deal of fun and very gratifying to be able to see
progress in such a short amount of time. After watching you
teach and run the range, it is clear that you not only have a
love of the sport, but you have the rare ability to translate
that enthusiasm into constructive criticism and earnest
guidance. I would definitely be interested in coming back
through your school again some time. The reloading class sounds
pretty damn cool too. As I mentioned when we were on our way out, I would like to have you guide me through the custom build process. I loved the rifle
you loaned me and think the .223 would be a great place to
start. All the best. Cheers--Stephen
It was such a pleasure being in your class. I literally went to the class not knowing anything. When I say nothing I mean I knew where to put the bullets and where the safety was. The first day was really a challenge because I had no idea what you were talking about when you said words like reticle, dope. MOA and Mil. It was a foreign language! I actually left on Sunday so excited that I could actually get it. I really learned so much in three days and would like to come back next year so that I can absorb more. Tom and I think that your quite a unique individual. There are not many people that we have come into our lives that are passionate and caring and honest. The old school values seem to be a thing of the past and it is refreshing and heartening when I meet someone who still has them. So once again thank you!... Madalene
Overall, the class was very good. The classroom location/facilities was good. Providing lunch was a great idea. If everyone scattered for lunch, it would slow things down getting everyone back.
The range location was good. The spread of the targets, and the trees in the middle, gave some various wind conditions. Much better than being on a square/flat range. I liked the challenges throughout the weekend and the top gun hat. It added a little something to the shooting. I thought I had a chance at the hat on Sunday, but with good shooters there a few blown shots was all it took to put me out of the running. Your coverage of the fundamentals was good. Stressing consistency of cheek weld/pressure, loading bipod pressure, NPOA, was all good. You mentioned pressing straight back on the trigger and not "dragging wood" with the trigger finger. I hope you have a good group of shooters in your next class, and I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did! Seriously, the class is very good. Thanks, Steve.
I want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful school you put on in April. I came away with a wealth of information, some very specific positional goals and a clearer understanding of concepts I had read about, but never practiced. Plus it was a hell of a lot of fun whacking that steel so very far away. Your skill and dedication to this enterprise was evident each and every day and to say that you are patient is an understatement. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for the effort you put forth. Mike
I just got back from Wyoming yesterday where LeeAnn and I went deer and antelope hunting for a week. I know a rancher that has let us hunt there since 1981 and I have taken many animals there. This year the weather was rain followed by wind and I talked to a lot of hunters that were giving up, on Tuesday morning I followed a large group of antelope into a hilly area of the ranch. I stayed low and was able to get into a spot above them but was about 530 yard out. I waited there for a hour as they bedded down to get some relief from the 23MPH sustained winds with higher gusts. When some of them started to get up and go out away for my position I knew I would only have about 5 minutes to make up my mind to shoot or not. I did have my Dope sheet from your class and I used my wind meter (23-25MPH) and range finder (533yrds) to the largest of the bucks. I dialed the range and wind and thought I have to trust this and not fall back into Kentucky wind-age and hold over. I had a good prone rest and made sure I was anchored behind the rifle. I went through my mental check list and took my time to aim at a spot and not at the animal. I remember starting to squeeze the trigger and the next thing I knew the shoot was away and I was looking at the biggest antelope I have ever taken laying back down in the bed it had just risen from. When I made it to the buck the bullet had drifted about 2" further than I adjusted for in wind-age but had gone right through both lungs, only a heart shot could have been better. If it wasn't for what I learned form you I would have never taken that shot. It's nice to have the confidence that if a long shot is the only chance I will have that I can make that shot within my known capabilities with the confidence that I gained from what I learned from you. This has already been the best year of hunting I have ever had and its only just started. I know this was kind of a long email but I wanted to make sure that I conveyed just what a huge part you played in my success this year. Brandon
I would like to thank you for the long range school. After taking what I learned from your class I was able to take a bull elk at 1037 yards with one round. What is even more remarkable my 13 year old son was able to take a .340 weatherby magnum, that I used at your school to make a 897 yard one shot on a 5x5 bull elk. My son had never shot passed 200 yards before. By teaching him what I learned in the class he ranged the elk, dialed the dope and pressed the trigger for a one round heart shot. The bull elk ran only 30 feet before he expired. Without your class I would not have been able to take my elk at that range, and I would not have been able to teach my son the information you taught in your class, for him to kill his first elk and at 897 yards. I thank you for your expertise in long range shooting.
I just wanted to drop you a line about your shooting school i attended back in may. I thought the school was well presented, I learned a great deal about shooting at extended ranges from the way i get behind the rifle & going threw my checks to the follow threw & trigger pull. No matter how many questions the class had you took the time to answer them & made sure we understood. On a personal note i also wanted to thank you for all the help with all the questions i had about the rifle you built me, you can tell by the work that you do that you really care about the rifles that you build. I also wanted to say thanks for helping me with reloading, no matter how many times i called, you always stopped what you were doing to answer my questions.
I’m one of your former students (September 2012), and after attending your school I went on desert sheep hunt in the Sonora Desert in Mexico. Fortunately I was able to get on a nice ram, and I took him at 290 yards. However, I thought you would enjoy the circumstances of the actual shot.
The guide and I had climbed to the highest peak, and spotted five rams on a plateau below us. I ranged them at 600 yards, but told the guide I would prefer getting a little closer. We down climbed to a rock outcropping and I got in position. I ranged the biggest ram at 290 yards, and then I pulled out my brand new inclinometer (purchased after attending your school). The downward angle to the ram was roughly 45 degrees, and on my stock I had marked the FBI corrections (learned at your school), so I knew I only needed .7 of the distance, or roughly 200 yards. My rifle (270 WSM) was zeroed at 200 yards, so my plan was to simply put the crosshairs on his shoulder. The guide asked me what downhill correction I was using, and I told him I was taking off 90 yards. He told me I was crazy – 90 yards was way too much, and said I should only correct for 25 to 50 yards. I have to admit I had a moment of doubt, so I went through the drill again – I confirmed the ram I was shooting, ranged him at 290 yards, used the inclinometer, confirmed 45 degree downslope, looked at my stock and read “45 degrees - .7”. Once again I told the guide I was using 200 yards, and he shook his head and said I would be way low. He was pretty ticked off, but I didn’t care. I was confident of my numbers and preparation (learned at your school). It was my ram and if I missed it, so be it. I reacquired the ram in my sight, centered the crosshairs on his left shoulder, dumped my breath and squeezed the trigger. The ram staggered forward and dropped like a stone. The bullet entered at the top of his left shoulder and exited just behind his right front leg, almost a perfect 45 degree angle. One shot, one kill.
Needless to say, many thanks for the instruction that gave me confidence to make the right decision. Had I followed the guide (who meant no harm – he just didn’t know how to calculate the disance) my shot would have been way over the ram’s back. When we got back to camp that evening, I gave the guide a brief lesson in the FBI method, and he took notes. Of course the other benefit of your school is the sheer confidence I had from making shots out to 1,000 yards. After that experience, 300 yards seemed like a piece of cake
I would also encourage you to share my story with your future classes. The information you are teaching is very valuable, and more importantly, really works.
Again, many thanks,
Just a follow up from the training class. I don’t know if you’re supposed to say you had fun when attending something like this but that’s exactly what I experienced. Every day seemed to offer so much new stuff that you just couldn’t take it in all at once. Both in the class room and on the range. The way you have the class set up with range work following classroom is very intuitive. I think the real learning process will come with constant referral back to notes and a lot of time on the range. With fundamentals in hand we can now have more confidence that we are hopefully approaching long range shooting with the proper techniques. Thanks again for sharing your expertise. I don't mind spending money if I received a good value and I certainly did from Wolfe Precision.
I would like to say what great experience coming to your long range shooting school on May 1-3 2014 your attention to detail and patience teaching us the craft of long range shooting . After I was back and practicing what I learned my local gun club hosted a modern sniper shoot on May 17 and in order to shoot the course you had to have a spotter/shooter a 2 man team. I did not have a partner or know anyone that wanted to shoot, so I took a chance loaded up my gear and went to the sniper shoot to see what it was all about, I talked the range master that I wanted to shoot but did not have a partner and he said just wait to see if anyone else show up that may want to shoot, luckily a friend of the range master stop by to watch and I asked he wanted to shoot he did not have his rifle and was concerned he never shot my rifle [Rem.700xcr 300 win mag] so I set him up and used your technique of breathing and trigger control using your 7 steps and coach him through the process, he was concern we would not place well cause he did not know my rifle. Long story short we ended up winning the match! we were both completely shocked. It goes to show that proper training and techniques and anything is possible . Thank you again for your effort and dedication to the sport and one of the best experiences for me to hit a gallon jug at 1000 yards, looking forward to the alumni shoot.
As I approached home Sunday evening after the school, it hit me that I had plenty of daylight left to see if any groundhogs had their heads up. From my back yard, there is a hillside that often has someone wandering about, so as I exited the truck, I took my binoculars over to look around and sure enough, there he was. Knowing my milling skills still need work, I grabbed the rangefinder and lased him at 509 yards. As I set up, he spooked and dashed back into the hedge row. Being sure it was not me that spooked him, I waited and sure enough, he came back out. Unfortunately, he had something on his mind and did not wait around for me to send anything in his direction before he trotted down the hill into the orchards. Still, while I waited for him, I was behind my rifle, observing the changing wind in the surrounding trees and grass estimating wind speed, deciding to hold verses dialing wind and even did a bit of ¼ minute math, then converting it to mils for my intended hold. I was confident that if I had the opportunity, I’d get to see what a 77gr SMK would do on impact. Thank you for giving me that confidence. He’ll be back out and I’ll have my chance again. They REALLY ARE small at that range, or maybe he was just young. Either way, I heard a voice in my head saying, “Aim small, miss small.”
Just a quick note to let you know the drive back to Michigan on Sunday when well ,a little R&R with my wife and back to work in Kansas City on Monday. I would like to thank you and your dad and the farm for having such an amazing shooting school, I am still processing all the information that you have shared with us. You have given me so much confidence in shooting the wind and long-range thanks once again for sharing your knowledge with me .If someone ask me how to describe shooting school I would have to say .It’s like going on a big game hunt, you remembers everything as if it was yesterday ,like the weather the temperature the animal the placement of the shot the shot , recover of your trophy . My trophy is when you were spotting for me at the 1000 yard mark and I had center mass. Words cannot describe how happy I was, this old country boy from Michigan shooting a target no bigger than a milk jug over half a mile away, in the wind. To me that’s so incredible ,what a memory I’ll have for life. Thanks once again for sharing your stories your passion wisdom knowledge with me.
Your Student Fat Fingers
I want to thank you for the fantastic experience I had at your shooting
school.Your skill as a instructor and a shooter is only matched by your passion to share.
As a novice to the shooting sport your school made it possible for me to achieve a higher level.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing you again.
I just finished your 3 day course on October 11, 2015. I wanted to thank you for an excellent 3 days. I was a little intimidated when I first signed up because I had never shot a bolt action rifle before. The farthest distance I have ever shot was 50 yards with an AK-47. With my lack of experience I was worried that the class would be way over my head. I was also worried that I would slow the class down being the only inexperienced shooter. After the first day I realized I was worried for nothing. You have an excellent way of simplifying the complex material into easily understandable fundamentals. I was actually happy by day 2 that I had no prior experience. All I had to do was listen and try to do exactly what you asked me to do… AND IT WORKED! There were no bad habits for me to get rid of. No bad information to erase from my memory. By the end of the 3rd day I couldn’t believe I was accepting the Top Gun hat with a score of 725 on my final test! I’ve been on a high since I’ve been home. The education I received from you in 3 days was phenomenal! This was literally the best money I have spent in a long time. It feels great to have a solid base understanding of something that I never though I would understand. I can’t wait to start shopping for my first rifle and scope so I can continue to practice everything you’ve taught me.
Thank you again for all of your hard work and patience.