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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


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


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


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: May 4th - 6th, 2018

SPR-I: May 10th - 12th, 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 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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