Remaining Component Calculator
SWI Reloading Component Tracker <—— Download spreadsheet (current inputs are examples, click “enable editing” in the yellow box that appears at the top of the sheet to begin entering your own inventories)
This spreadsheet can hold up to 50 different types of powders, bullets, and primers. Instructions are simple and straightforward, simply type in whatever component you’re using (and how much) in the separate sheets and everything is automatically calculated! If you’re like me, you enjoy knowing EXACTLY how many components you have on hand and how many more cartridges you can fill with your remaining powder at any charge weight.
Printable Targets and Drills
Here are some targets that myself and Sin City Precision created to help increase the precision rifle shooter’s skills, as well as provide a method to track them.
The PDF file for each target is available for download directly under each target’s title.
Sidewinder Industries Positional Analysis Target
Sidewinder Target (Circle) Sidewinder Target (Diamond)
This simple 100-yard target can be used to analyze the shooter’s accuracy for a given position, course of fire, time constraint, etc. The red dots along the top of the page can be used as up/down dot drills, or speed dots where the final dot forces you to slow down and not get ahead of yourself. The large dots are ¾” and the small is ½”. They can also be used to zero.
If the dots are being used for speed drills, set a par time for 15 seconds at first starting prone with bolt back. If they are being used in a similar fashion to the Sin City dot drill a decent goal for par times to start with would be 18, 15, 12, 10 and 8 seconds, starting with the rifle in hand at port arms and going prone at the start signal.
The large target with rings is what you can use to record and analyze how stable a position can be. The outer black rings and center correspond with 1, 2, and 3 inch (MOA at 100 yards) target sizes. The white rings are the corresponding half inches (1.5 and 2.5). This allows you to put a hard number and statistic to how accurate your shots actually are from any given position. The corresponding numbers on the side are there to record how many impacts were made inside that diameter of ring.
The blank white 2” target can be used to evaluate what was just practiced on the ringed target, but under a time limit or other physical stressor. This target intentionally does not dictate the position/requirements for each aiming point because everyone has different things that they need to work on. I might use it to evaluate my standing shots one day, or on another day use it to evaluate my barricade kneeling positions.
Sniper’s Hide Competition Dot Drill (Sin City Precision Modified)
Sniper’s Hide Competition Dot Drill
This drill is good to build proficiency in quickly finding and executing the fundamentals on a small target. It can be used to help warm up at the beginning of the day, as all the shots are from the prone, but still requires concentration. The descending time limits and start position variations can make this quite challenging once you get to the final targets. If you are new to firing from the support side, this will be good to ease you into the position as well. Here are the instructions for the Sniper’s Hide Dot Drill, going down row by row of dots.
- Single dot at the top engaged from the prone supported with two rounds in 30 seconds. It should take much less.
- First row of 5 dots, with a magazine of 3 rounds and a second magazine of two, the shooter from the open, magazine inserted position, will fire 3 rounds, 1 round per dot, then reload and complete the row with the final 2 rounds. Time limit to start is 30 seconds.
- Second row of 5 dots, with a magazine of 5 rounds inserted, the bolt back, shooter in the prone, put 1 round in each dot from the support side in 30 seconds.
- Third row of 5 dots, with a magazine of 5 rounds inserted with the bolt back the shooter from the standing will drop into the prone and fire 1 round in the first dot in 15 seconds and reset the drill and stand up. From there the shooter will repeat this with a descending time limit. 12 seconds, 10 seconds, 8 seconds, and finally 6 seconds for each shot.
- Last row in the dot drill, the shooter with the rifle in the low ready, magazine inserted with the bolt back will drop to the prone and fire one rounds on the first dot in 30 seconds. Reset and stand up with the rifle repeating the drill with a descending time limit of 25 sec, 20 seconds, 15 seconds and finally 10 seconds.
Sidewinder Industries Zero Target
SWI Zero Target
Sin City Precision Practice Target
SCP Practice Target
This should be a short and sweet way to practice and warm up with time left over to shoot long-range steel.
2nd Row of 5 — One round per dot, support side — 100 yards — 30 seconds
1.75″ Squares — 2 rounds per square — 200 yards — Seated (sling or barricade) — 40 seconds
2.75″ (1.75″ flat to flat) Diamonds — 2 rounds per diamond — 300 yards — Prone (sling or barricade high prone) — 40 seconds
Start position for these is shooter on the rifle with magazine in and bolt to the rear.
Sidewinder Industries OCW Load Development Target
SWI Load Development
This target is to be used when conducting 100-yard load development. The .5″ circles are the aiming points with the intent that the shooter dials the scope up so the impacts land in the grid while aiming at the circle. This keeps the aiming point intact, which typically results in more consistent groups. When shooting an Optimal Charge Weight test on this target, each group is plotted on the same grid which helps identify the optimum charge weights.