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Steyr Precision Hunter 1

SPH-1 (Steyr Precision Hunter I) is a stand-alone two day course that will give you the theory knowledge, shooting practice and the ballistics skills needed to reach Steyr's hunting rifle accuracy potential up to 600 yards. This course is for those wanting to become better shooters at ranges beyond typical hunting and sports shooting. There are no prior requirements to take this course.

The focus of the head instructor Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta is teaching you a no-nonsense course, including rifle marksmanship, shooting fundamentals, ranging targets, hunting ballistics, scopes selection and use, mountain shooting, moving targets ballistics 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 cover fundamentals of marksmanship and components of successful long range hunting. This includes ballistics know-how and software options, new hardware and optics. You will also 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 be exposed to the latest equipment available to long range hunters. 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 hunting up to 600 yards. SPH-I can also be a gateway for 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 

  • Positional Shooting 

  • Simplified Data Collection

  • Ranging hunting targets

  • External Ballistics

  • Scope Selection

  • Scope magnification and its compromises

  • Hunting Ballistics

  • Rifle Configuration and Set-up

  • Rifle zero and Dynamic Zero

  • Mountain Shooting

  • Moving target ballistics

  • Slings

  • Equipment limitations and how to counter them



Tuition Includes:

  • Range Fees

  • Written materials

  • Steyr Academy Patch

  • Completion Certificate

        Tuition Does Not Include:

  • Lunch and snacks are available for purchase at the CMP facility.


Class begins at 9:00am 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 Steyr equipment to the test. We encourage you to bring your Steyr equipment and see if it is up to the task.

  • Steyr hunting rifle zeroed at your selected zero distance

  • 100 rounds of your selected ammunition

  • Good quality rifle scope (variable scope with a maximum magnification of between 10x and 25X recommended. 1-4X will not be acceptable for this course).

  • Shooting mat

  • 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)

  • Drinks (non-alcoholic) and light lunch. The range has counter food available for purchase, including vending machine snacks.

optional equipment



  • 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