Steyr Scout Rifle Course

SSRC (Steyr Scout Rifle Course) is a two day (approx. 16-hour) course that will provide you with a detailed history and in depth explanation of Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle Concept. You will be familiarized with every aspect of the Steyr Scout Rifle, and instructed on how to employ it in the general-purpose manner, as envisioned by Jeff Cooper. Instruction will include: ballistics and zeroing, proper use of a shooting sling, carry methods, field shooting positions, snap shooting, and practical rifle work from the muzzle to out beyond 300 yards. With a full understanding of its origins, limitations, and capabilities, you will be awakened to the Scout Rifle, and become a practitioner of true riflecraft. This course will be taught by Mario Marchman and Il Ling New.


  • Ballistics and Zeroing

  • Proper Shooting Sling Usage

  • Recap of Advanced Data Collection

  • Carrying Methods

  • Field Shooting Positions

  • Snap Shooting

  • Steyr Scout Rifle Mechanics

  • Scout Rifle Application



Tuition Includes:

  • Range Fees

  • Written materials

  • Steyr Academy Patch

  • 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 8:30am CST and lasts until 5:00pm CST each day. 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 Scout rifle 

  • 200 rounds of your ammunition (Suggested 150-grain)

  • Shooting sling (Galco Rifle Mann, Safari Ching Sling, Andy's Leather Ching Sling, Andy's Leather Rhodesian Sling)

  • 2 Steyr Scout Rifle magazines

  • Forward mounted Scout scope (Quick-detach suggested)

  • Traditional riflescope in QD rings (suggested)

  • Ammo management devices (spare magazine holder and/or cartridge loops - VersaCarry Ammo Caddy highly recommended) 

  • Personal rifle and scope tools

  • Personal cleaning equipment

  • Notebook and writing utensils

  • Hearing and Eye Protection (electronic protection recommended)

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

optional equipment

Highly Recommended


  • Knee Pads

  • Elbow Pads

  • Shooting Mat

  • VersaCarry Ammo Caddy