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Level 1 - Long Range Shooting And Hunting Course

Level 1 Course price $1185.00


Barbour Creek’s Level 1 course is designed with the shooter that is new to Long Range hunting in mind while also being very beneficial for the most seasoned shooter. Our courses are designed to build on each other and have 50% classroom and 50% range time each day.

The Average Long Range Shooting Student will feel Confident Shooting Steel out to 1000 Yards and Hunting out to 800 Yards.

Rifles and ammunition are provided for each class.

You are welcome to bring your own rifle and ammo to shoot after class on day 2, level 1 only.

School guns are used during Instruction.

Class rifles are suppressed, we do not provide hearing protection.

We have spotting scopes in class, but you are welcome to bring a better Spotting Scope if you have one IE: Swarovski, Zeiss or Lica


  • Explanation of the Long Range Rifle Components
  • Understanding Scopes, MOA, 1st and 2nd Focal Plane
  • Lethality Max Range on Animals
  • Proper Bench Techniques
  • Internal and External Ballistics, Air Pressure/Density, Using a Ballistic Program
  • Body Position, Breathing, Trigger Control
  • Follow Through and Correct Spotting Techniques
  • Proper Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Trajectory-Drop Calculations
  • Ballistics G1 and G7 Break down
  • Barrel and Chamber Throat designs
  • Bullet Stabilization – Twist
  • Barrel Types and Heat Convection/Conduction
  • Suppressor and Brake Performance
  • Trigger Types and Selection
  • Ammunition, Powder Selection for Long-Range Hunting
  • Terminal Performance on Animals
  • Wind calling, reading, and Mirage Basics
  • Using the Wind Meter Kestrel Correctly
  • Bullet Types for Long-Range Hunting
  • Operating Rangefinders and using a Ballistic Rangefinder
  • Using Rain Angle for Wind Speed
  • Eötvös
  • Max Ordinate
  • Truing Velocities
  • Entering sight scale factors in your ballistics
  • And More!


  • Onsite Food & Lodging –  $650 per course
  • Private room & bath
  • Check In is 4:00 CST the day before your course starts
  • Dinner is served the night you arrive at 6:30 PM
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner- Day 1
  • Breakfast and lunch – Day 2


Breakfast: 8:00 am
Classroom: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 pm
Range: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dinner:  6:30 pm

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Private Group classes available

Minimum students needed is 8 for Level one and 6 for Level two for private classes.


Barbour Creek has the right to cancel a class if it has less than 4 students, this is not common.  We make every effort to avoid this inconvenience.


If any trainee is ineligible to carry or own a firearm they will not be eligible to take any Barbour Creek Shooting Academy Courses. Please view our Terms & Conditions below prior to checkout.


Payment is refundable 45 days prior to the arrival date. If within 45 days prior to arrival, payment is non-refundable but can be applied to a later class date.

Call  334-845-0000 to book your course today!

Nearby Hotels for Those Staying Off-Site:

Lake Point Lodge

104 Old Hwy 165
Eufaula, AL 36027

(334) 687-8011

Hampton Inn

9 Veterans Boulevard
Eufaula, AL 36027

(334) 687-0777

Comfort Suites

2 Paul Lee Pkwy
Eufaula, AL 36027

(334) 232-7240


136 Towne Center Rd
Eufaula, AL 36027

(334) 232-9164

Airport Information:

Closest Major Airport:

Columbus, GA (CSG)

45 minutes from Barbour Creek

Most car rental companies are at this location

Largest Airport:

Atlanta, GA (ATL)

2.5 hours from Barbour Creek

Most car rental companies are at this location

Private Airfield:

Weedon Field in Eufaula (EUF)

10 minutes from Barbour Creek

We will pick you up