Steyr Precision Rifle 1

Known Distance

(Up to 600 yards)

SPR-1 (Steyr Precision Rifle 1) is a two day stand-alone 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, on Known Distance targets. This is the first step in learning to shoot at long range since all targets are lined up, and the shooter does not need to change his firing direction, make any quick calculations, or define new ballistic angles for each shot. This is the perfect, controlled environment to learn the 'How-To' and the ballistics techniques to hit your target every time.

At our dynamic classroom sessions and during range practice, the head instructor Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta will cover fundamentals of marksmanship and the components of successful long range shooting. This includes ballistics know-how, as well as software options, new hardware and optics that are available to help you best achieve your goal. You will also learn how to properly zero your rifle, select the best zero distance for your application, and also how to test your scope and rifle performance accurately.  During the course itself, you will be exposed 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.  By the end of the course, you will be able to operate with confidence on your own when shooting targets or hunting up to 600 yards.

Steyr Precision Rifle 1 at Known Distance is a stand-alone course for those wanting to become better shooters at ranges beyond typical hunting and sports shooting. This course can also be the gateway to more advanced courses such as Steyr Precision Rifle 2 at Unknown Distance (SPR-2),  Steyr Precision Rifle 3 (SPR-3) for 1200+ yards at long range, Steyr Precision Hunter 1 (SPH-1), Steyr Precision HS .50/.460 (SPHS) course, and even our MIL/LEO only Steyr Tactical Rifle (STR) police sniper course (coming soon).


  • 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

  • Cleaning procedures and new cleaning techniques

  • Tips for 600 yard performance and how to prepare for longer ranges



Tuition Includes:

  • Range Fees

  • Written materials

  • Steyr Academy Patch and Completion Certificate

  • Lunch for both days

        Tuition Does Not Include:

  • Snacks are available for purchase at the CMP facility.

  • Lodging is also not included.


Class begins at 9:00am CST and lasts until 5:00pm CST each day at the CMP Range. If you plan to travel home by air on the last day, please be prepared to stay in class until 5:00pm. If you have any special travel requirements or limitations, don't hesitate to ask.



4387 Turner Mill Road

Talladega, AL 35160


Renting a Rifle

Steyr rental rifles are available for a reasonable fee to be used during the course (fee depending on models, calibers and configuration). Match ammunition is included with the rental. Please let us know after you purchase the course which rifle you would like to rent (if applicable).

Required equipment

Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

This course is the perfect place to put your own equipment to the test. We encourage you to bring your own equipment and see if it is up to the task.

  • Steyr rifle (heavy barrel, 20" minimum) zeroed at your preferred zero distance

  • 150 rounds of your preferred ammunition

  • High power rifle scope at least 18X to 25X (tactical scopes with ranging reticle preferred)

  • Shooting mat

  • Personal shooting head gear

  • Personal rifle and scope tools

  • Personal cleaning equipment

  • Notebook and writing utensils

  • Personal shooting logbook (Steyr Logbook available for purchase in Pro-Shop)

  • Hearing and Eye Protection (electronic protection recommended)

  • Clothing appropriate for the weather, including rain gear (we shoot rain or shine, in cold or hot weather)

optional equipment



  • Anemometer (Kestrel with DA)

  • Ballistic Software (smartphone, PDA, or Laptop-based) Highly Recommended

  • Rear Sandbag, Bean Bag, or Rear Monopod

  • Knee and Elbow Pads

  • Insect Repellent and Sun Block