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Steyr Arms Training Academy

Steyr Precision Rifle I (SPR-I up to 600 yards)

Course Description

The SPR-I course is a three day (over 24 hour) course that will give you the theory knowledge, shooting practice and the ballistics skills needed to reach Steyr's accuracy potential of 600 yards and beyond. In our personal trainer environment with at most 7 students, our expert and Steyr's Training Academy director Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta will insure results for all participants. He is a long-range world champion that has over 25 years experience as a military and police sniper instructor and armorer, and is one of the World's Extreme Long Range leaders. He is dedicated to teaching you a no-nonsense course, including rifle marksmanship, fundamentals, and the knowledge to be able to make your own super-accurate paper and electronic tables, as well as understand how and what different factors affect your shooting. At our dynamic classroom sessions and during range practice, he will adapt to your needs and cover fundamentals of marksmanship and components of successful long range shooting. This includes wind estimation, ballistics know-how and software options, new hardware and optics, and a Steyr Logbook for data collection. You will learn how to properly zero your rifle, select the best zero distance for your application, and test your scope and rifle performance accurately. During the course, you will have access to the latest equipment available to long range shooters. You will also learn how to select new equipment on your own, as well as refine what you already have. If you don't own a Steyr rifle prior to the course, you can rent one of our Steyr Pro THB models for the duration. Other rifle models are available on request. By the end of the course, you will be able to operate with confidence on your own when shooting targets or hunting.

Steyr Precision Rifle I is a stand-alone course for those wanting to become better shooters at ranges beyond typical hunting and sports shooting. The SPR-I course can also be the gateway to more advanced courses such as Steyr Precision Rifle II (SPR-II) and our Steyr Tactical Rifle (STR) course.

Course Topics

  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Simplified Data Collection
  • External Ballistics
  • Wind Shooting
  • Rifle Configuration and Set-up
  • Rifle Zero and Dynamic Zero
  • Equipment limitations and how to counter them
  • Scope tests and ammunition selection concepts
  • Advanced cleaning procedures and new cleaning techniques
  • User Level Maintenance
  • Tips for 600 yard performance and how to prepare for longer ranges

Tuition

SPR-I: $975

Tuition includes:

  • Range Fees
  • Written materials and student USB drive
  • Steyr Logbook
  • Steyr Academy Patch and Completion Certificate
  • A provided lunch for class each day

Schedule

Class begins at 8:30am and lasts until approximately 5:30pm each day. This is a performance-oriented course, so expect to spend more than the planned 24 hours with us. If you plan to travel home by air on the last day, please be prepared to stay in class until 5:30pm. If you have any special travel requirements or limitations, don't hesitate to ask.

Available Equipment

Steyr rental rifles are available for a reasonable fee that can be used for the duration of the course. Match ammunition is included with the rental. During the registration process, please select a rifle type you wish to reserve for the course.

Required Equipment

This course is the perfect place to put your own equipment to the test.

Minimum Equipment List (MEL):

  • Steyr rifle zeroed at your preferred zero distance
  • 150 rounds of your preferred ammunition
  • A hunting or tactical scope (tactical scopes with ranging reticle preferred)
  • Shooting mat
  • Personal shooting head gear
  • Personal scope tools
  • Personal cleaning equipment
  • Notebook and writing utensils
  • Steyr Logbook (included in course fee)
  • Hearing and Eye Protection (electronic protection recommended)
  • Drinking water and snacks for long range hours
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather, including rain gear (we shoot rain or shine, in cold or hot weather)

Optional Equipment

  • Spotting Scope and Tripod
  • Anemometer (Kestrel with DA)
  • Ballistic Software (smartphone, PDA, or Laptop-based)
  • Rear Sandbag, Bean Bag, or Rear Monopod
  • Knee and Elbow Pads
  • Insect Repellent and Sun Block

Location

Steyr Arms, Inc.

2530 Morgan Road | Bessemer, AL 35022

Register for Upcoming Courses

Submit an application to attend upcoming courses in the Steyr Training Academy.* All courses will be held at Steyr Arms training facility listed above unless otherwise noted.

SPR-I: March 9th - 11th, 2018

SPR-I: May 4th - 6th, 2018

Other available courses:

SPA: March 30th - April 1st, 2018

SPA: May 11th - 13th, 2018

*By submitting an application you are not automatically guaranteed a spot in the course. You must complete course purchase. If the option to purchase for a certain course/date is unavailable, then all spots for the selected course/date are full.


Steyr Precision Armorer (SPA)

Course Description

The SPA is a three day (over 24 hour) course that will give you the theory knowledge, hands on practice and skills needed to fully gain Steyr's accuracy potential and maintain it overtime for you or your shop's client. With only 7 students per class instructed by Steyr's Training Academy director Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, results are insured for all participants. He is a long-range world champion that has over 25 years experience as a military and police sniper instructor and armorer, and is one of the World's Extreme Long Range leaders. The SPA course is not your typical "parts replacement class". Instead of just covering the basics, our "precision" course focuses on the art of assembling and maintaining a precision rifle. This includes all special needs, optics, ammunition, and complex adjustments, making this so much more than a standard Armorer Course. In our personal trainer environment with only a handful of students, our expert will give you the knowledge to gain 100% effectiveness from your Steyr precision rifles, as well as complete repairs and keep them performing at competition/sniper standards. The course will cover all the maintenance, replacement, disassembly and re-assembly procedures, trigger adjustment, and even barrel change. In addition, you will also learn skills not found anywhere else that are custom-tailored to each student's needs. These skills include scope rail selection, scope base types (their advantages and problems), proper fastening and securing of critical compeition or sniper rifle optics, trigger adjustments, advanced stock adjustment, mounting competition or sniper scope systems, advanced optics, and night vision. We will also cover the limitations of certain mounting systems and how to test and evaluate a scope system on how it will perform before you ever take a shot. Having this kind of knowledge about your weapon system will allow you or your client to perform at the very best. In addition, we will cover advanced cero procedures for armorers, no shooting field zero, and how to add custom tables adapted to the real scope, ammunition, and performance for each individual rifle. By using these custom tables instead of standardized tables created for another rifle and scope combination, you will see a huge difference in the perception of your work. At the factory and at the range, we will also test fire our own work. After seeing the results you will never go back to the low-tech, rifle maintenance or zeroing; the difference in excellence will speak for itself. By the end of the course you will be able to maintain, repair, adjust, and zero your Steyr precision rifle and optics at up to long range specs, as well as have a set of tables to support it.

Steyr Precision Armorer is a stand-alone course for those wanting to become better armorers and shooters with excellence in the maintenance and zero procedures, as well as having an advanced knowledge in what makes a precision rifle. The SPA course is a perfect complement to the SPR-I (Steyr Precision Rifle I) course and will allow you to keep your weapon system working under any circumstances.

Course Topics

  • Rifle Maintenance
  • Rifle Function Testing and Scope Tests
  • Rifle Trigger Adjustment and Stock Adjustment
  • Barrel Tests and Replacement
  • Advanced Barrel Cleaning
  • Accessory Mounting, Scope Rail Selection, Scope Base Types (and their limitations)
  • Accuracy Testing and Reporting
  • Ammunition Performance, Testing, and Evaluation
  • Ballistics Tables as an Added Value to Any Armorer
  • Rifle Optics and Maintenance
  • Zero Procedures
  • Night Vision and NVD Mounting
  • Actual Shooting (for testing scope adjustment and zero procedures)

We will also cover advanced cero procedures, no shooting field zero, how to better decide the best zeroes, and how to advise the client on profitting from an advanced zero usage.

Tuition

SPA: $975

Tuition includes:

  • Classroom Space at the Factory
  • Range Day Fees
  • Written materials and student USB drive
  • Steyr Maintenance Manual
  • Steyr SBS Bolt Tool
  • Steyr Academy Patch and Completion Certificate
  • One Lunch on Range Testing Day

Schedule

Class begins at 8:30am and lasts until approximately 5:30pm each day. This is a performance-oriented course, so expect to spend more than the planned 24 hours with us. If you plan to travel home by air on the last day, please be prepared to stay in class until 5:30pm. If you have any special travel requirements or limitations, don't hesitate to ask.

Available Equipment

Steyr rental rifles are available for a reasonable fee that can be used for the duration of the course. Match ammunition is included with the rental. During the registration process, please select a rifle type you wish to reserve for the course.

Required Equipment

This course is the perfect place to learn how to maintain and adjust your own equipment.

Minimum Equipment List (MEL):

  • Steyr rifle
  • 40 rounds of your preferred ammunition
  • A hunting or tactical scope
  • Personal cleaning equipment
  • Notebook and writing utensils
  • Hearing and Eye Protection (electronic protection recommended)
  • Drinking water for long range day
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather, including rain gear (we shoot rain or shine, in cold or hot weather)

Optional Equipment

  • Knee and Elbow Pads
  • Insect Repellent and Sun Block

Location

Steyr Arms, Inc.

2530 Morgan Road | Bessemer, AL 35022

Register for Upcoming Courses

Submit an application to attend upcoming courses in the Steyr Training Academy.* All courses will be held at Steyr Arms training facility listed above unless otherwise noted.

SPA: March 30th - April 1st, 2018

SPA: May 11th - 13th, 2018

Other available courses:

SPR-I: March 9th - 11th, 2018

SPR-I: May 4th - 6th, 2018

*By submitting an application you are not automatically guaranteed a spot in the course. You must complete course purchase. If the option to purchase for a certain course/date is unavailable, then all spots for the selected course/date are full.


 

 

 

Steyr Arms Training Academy

About the Steyr Training Academy

What makes the Steyr Training Academy courses different from others? These personal trainer-like courses are custom-tailored to fit your needs, and are not at all standardized like many shooter courses.

The Steyr Training Academy can organize courses at your location or host in Alabama for an even more personalized experience for a small group of Steyr shooters desiring to train together. Private and custom courses are also available for military/police entities customized and certified by our director E.A. De Fontcuberta, who is still an active NATO military sniper instructor himself.

For more information, contact trainingacademy@steyrarms.com or our customer service department at 205-417-8644.

Steyr Arms makes super-accurate rifles; Steyr Academy makes custom-trained, super-accurate shooters.

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