1000 Yard Qualifier
Tac Pro Shooting Center has available a 1000 yard rifle
range for use by members
and their guests. The range has known distance firing
points at 300, 500, and 1000 yards as well as large open
area firing points for unknown distance ranging and
firing practice. This range is open to all shooters for
use up to 500 yards without qualification.
To utilize firing points beyond 500 yards, attendance
of one of the 1000 yards qualifiers is mandatory. The
purpose of this activity is to ensure that everyone is a
safe and competent shooter and that the rifle you
choose, along with sighting system and ammunition, will
maintain accuracy to a set standard at 1000 yards.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the course?
The qualification is about 2 hours, depending on the
number of shooters. Starts at 10am.
What does the qualifier cover?
The qualifier is for the most part a Show and
Tell. You are demonstrating your ability and
the ability of your equipment. It is not instructional
by design although coaching assistance is available. We
want everyone to have an enjoyable experience. You need
to demonstrate by example the following:
- Ability to safely handle your firearms.
- Ability to follow range rules and commands.
- A basic understanding of ballistics and
What equipment will I need?
- A rifle and ammunition capable of striking a 20 inch
diameter target at 1000 yards. This may be a gas
operated rifle, bolt action, or in some configurations
Contender based rifles.
- A sight system capable of 40 MOA elevation
adjustment from a 100 yard zero. You may choose optics
or open sights but optical sights are preferred by
- Ammunition appropriate to the range. The most common
example is the .308 Winchester. Many other cartridges
are equally suited and are too numerous to list here.
Call us when in doubt. Bring at least 50 rounds of
ammunition. Maximum is limited by your vehicles load
capacity. No .223 or 7.62x39 is allowed. ABSOLUTELY no
Armor Piercing ammunition is allowed.
- A support method for your rifle. A bipod is the most
often used, but a sling or sandbags are acceptable.
- A shooting mat of some type. The ground is
cold/hot/wet/rocky, be kind to your body.
- A good spotting scope is nice, but not a
What is the course of fire?
We begin by confirming a 100 or 200 yard zero, then 300
yards, then 500 yards, then 1000 yards.
We shoot until each shooter is comfortable in their
abilities. Once everyone has demonstrated ability at
this range we move to the 1000 yard firing point. This
is where a spotting scope is a good thing to have. At
1000 yards each shooter calls out the proper baseline
adjustments to the sighting system. These adjustments
are confirmed by the range officer prior to shooting.
Holdover to compensate for lack of adjustment is not
allowed. Shooters fire at one of several available
targets at 1000 yards, and make adjustments to the
sights as needed. You may fire as many practice rounds
as needed to be comfortable. The final exam is firing
into a 20 inch diameter target, this is where the 2MOA
rule applies. You and your rifle must complete the final
exam to qualify on the range. Range officers are
available to assist you.
What disqualifies me?
- Major equipment failure.
- Inability or unwillingness to follow range rules and
- Inability of the shooter, rifle, or ammunition to
hold a 2MOA group under observation
- Shooting over the berm.
- Not familiar with equipment or concepts.