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Attention Long Range Shooting Enthusiasts, Hunters, Professional Snipers, and Competitors.

There’s a TON of information out there on the “best” rifle components. But what’s “best” for them might not be the best for you.

If you’re new to the precision rifle world and want to get started on the right path that suits your needs AND your budget, look no further. We’ve got you.

We created a program to equip you with the most up-to-date information in the world of precision shooting.

I can promise you…

Following our lessons we’ll coach you through the circle of components and show you how to lock down all the possible variables in your system.

By the time you complete this training you’re going to have an in-depth understanding of your precision shooting system like you’ve never had before. 

You’ll know these components inside and out, and with that knowledge you’ll be able to troubleshoot eventual problems you’ll experience down the road on your own.

We set out to produce a one-stop-shop for the aspiring precision shooter to master all the components that make up the precision shooting system.

Consider this the ultimate buyer’s guide. We’re not here to sell you any one part, widget, or brand. We’re here to educate you on what’s out there so you can decide what to buy that’s best for your needs.

In this 13-part Masterclass we’re going to get you introduced to our training methodology which involves focused, bite-sized chunks of information in a way that builds layers of understanding.

Introduction to Circle of Components

Optic Nomenclature

The Rifle

Optic Zeroing

The Barrel, and all its secrets...

Optic Mounting and Testing

The Stock


The Action

Ammunition Testing

The Magnified Optic

The Shooter

Assembly and Adjustment

Modern Day Rifleman Member Rifle Builds

Ever noticed that…

Everyone on The Internet Wants to Act Like an Expert? 

Trouble is  when you give your attention to all the noise on the internet, you’ve got no idea who these people are,what experience they have and no way to gauge the quality of the information

There’s nothing more frustrating for me than cruising some of the more popular Facebook groups and watching the bogus information that people are putting out there on what to buy and what not to buy. 🙄

It’s an absolute mess out there.

The solution is simple:

Get Yourself (Properly) Educated

Again, we’re not here to sell you on any one thing, but to arm YOU with the information you need to make solid, educated decisions about what gear you actually need. 

Learning about rifle barrels is going to guide you into making the right choice for your needs.

Understanding rifle actions and how to install them into a rifle stock or chassis is going to result in fewer problems for you down the road with things coming loose, and the comfort you have while shooting.

Selecting a riflescope and then learning how to mount it is probably the single most important aspect of your precision shooting system. 

Hint: Letting the guy at Bass Pro Shops mount your scope is never a good idea…

Finally, understanding how different brands of ammunition interact with your precision shooting system is a huge deal.

The Worst?​

There’s NOTHING worse than shooting 50-60 shots noticing subpar performance at first, then watching it get worse only to find out later it was something totally avoidable like a loose scope mount base, loose action screws.

That’s frustrating, no doubt. We’ve all experienced it, and we set this masterclass up so you wouldn’t have to experience that again.

We respect your time, it’s valuable.

Well, consider…research takes time. 

Then, you spend your money, which takes time to make. You show up to a class that takes both time and money (a lot of each) only to realize that your experience at that event isn’t going to be maximized because you’re fighting problems with your equipment.  

Why not let us do the heavy lifting for you? 

We’ve got over 35 years combined experience within the precision shooting world. We know what works, and what doesn’t.

In The Circle of Components, we share our combined knowledge so you’ll know what works best for you, whether you’re a budget-minded shooter or whether you’re wanting to go all-in on the highest possible level of quality. Or whether you’re somewhere in between.

24/7 Learning from Wherever You Are

The best part about digital learning is that you can have access to it 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. 

If you’re learning at home, use screen sharing to put our lessons on the big screen so you can set your rifle up while you watch. 

Or, with our smartphone application, you can learn with us while you’re at the range (if you’ve got service). 

Lastly, if you’ve got ANY questions post them up in the activity feed and one of our team or community members will jump right in.

What’s In It For You:

Savings on Gear: Learn which rifle components offer the best value for your money and which ones to avoid, potentially saving hundreds, if not thousands, over time.

Maintenance Savings: With step-by-step guidance on how to properly care for your rifle, reduce the chances of damage and costly repairs or replacements.

Longer Rifle Lifespan: Proper understanding and maintenance can extend the life of your rifle, ensuring it performs optimally for years to come.

Optimized Performance: Discover how to enhance your rifle’s accuracy and efficiency by selecting the best components tailored to your needs.

Savings on Upgrades: With a clear roadmap of what to buy (and when), avoid unnecessary upgrades and ensure every purchase is a strategic investment in your equipment.

Confidence in Every Shot: With a deep understanding of your rifle’s components, trust in its reliability and your ability to make every shot count.

Empowerment through Knowledge: Feel the pride and assurance that comes from truly understanding your tools, from barrel to stock.

Personalized Expertise: Tailor your rifle to your unique preferences and needs, making it truly an extension of yourself.

Reduced Anxiety: No more second-guessing if you’re damaging your rifle or if a component will fail – you’ll have the know-how to keep everything in top shape.

Enhanced Passion: As you delve deeper into the intricacies of your rifle, reignite or deepen your passion for marksmanship, making every practice or hunting session more fulfilling.

Plus, you’re going to feel much more solid in your rifle and setup so you can stay focused on training with it.

About Your Instructors:


Caylen began his professional journey as a rifleman in the US Marine Corps, where he served as a Scout/Sniper and instructor. He trained Marines, soldiers, and Navy operatives in marksmanship and urban combat tactics.

After sustaining severe injuries in 2004, Caylen passed his experience to new snipers before leaving active duty. Since then, he has taught precision rifle skills to military, law enforcement, and civilians. Caylen helped develop Magpul’s Precision Rifle program, training hundreds of snipers. Now residing in the Pacific Northwest, he enjoys backcountry hunting, competing, and adventuring with his family.


Phillip served 10 years as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper, completing 4 overseas deployments. He held key leadership roles and formal training appointments.

In 2016, Phillip was nominated for Scout Sniper Instructor of the Year for advancing marksmanship training. After exiting the Marines in 2018, Phillip served as Lead Instructor at Gunwerks Long Range University for two years. He co-founded Modern Day Sniper and instructs precision rifle shooting. Nationally ranked in major competitions, Phillip won the 2018 Precision Rifle Series Finale.

But Don’t Take Our Word For It.

“Thanks so much for all this invaluable content! I am really enjoying learning about all the inner workings of a rifle system. Have been a hunter most of my life, and am trying to become an overall better shooter/rifleman. Just wanted to say thanks, and let you know how much I am enjoying this course.”

Grant Larson

“I’ve done a lot of training with a guy out here in my state, and after listening to your content, I realized I should probably seek different instruction. I purchased your Circle of Components’ masterclass and love it! You crushed it and really broke it down in easy to digest pieces.”


“If you haven’t yet done the “Circle of Components,” masterclass, you’re really missing out! There are little nuances in there that I never thought about when I set up my new scope/rifle system. Caylen Breaks it down so well with such attention to detail that if I had not had that course, I feel I would not get nearly as much benefit out of my system. If you are new to all this (like I pretty much am (most of my rifle shooting I did in the service)) I would do the Circle of Components course first before I even selected a rifle to start with. These courses are awesome! The money I spent on them I consider a valuable investment in my skills. The added benefit of this instruction to me is also the saving of time/money because now I will no longer be chasing my tail so to speak. I can’t recommend these courses enough.”

MDS Student

“I’m going through the Circle of Components. Caylen is so thorough in his classes. Because I’ve been shooting for a while now and I’m not rich, I probably would have looked passed these “entry level” courses and spent my money on the intro to long range stuff. I’m surprised by all the notes I’m taking just on rifle components and the “why” of rifle setup. I’m very impressed, this is very professional, next level stuff.”

Steve H

Register Now for THE


And Get Lifetime Access For…


Lifetime Access to the Circle of Components Masterclass, comprised of 13 Modules, Including:

  • Introduction to CoC
  • The Rifle
  • The Barrel, and all its secrets…
  • The Action
  • The Stock
  • The Magnified Optic
  • Assembly and Adjustment
  • Optic Nomenclature
  • Optic Zeroing
  • Optic Mounting and Testing
  • Ammunition
  • Ammunition Testing
  • The Shooter
  • Modern Day Rifleman Member Rifle Builds

All for $297

You’ll Love It, Guaranteed.

We’re so confident in the quality of all of our programs, that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, just let us know within 14 days of your purchase and we’ll issue you a full refund. Let’s just say we haven’t had many people take us up on it.

A Word of Warning:

We’ve given you a fairly grandiose vision of what’s possible. Don’t get me wrong, it’s 100% possible, but you’re going to have to put in the effort and the time.

Consuming this material isn’t enough, you’ve got to reinforce it with focused practice and practical application.

It’s possible, and we want to see you be successful.

Are you up for it?
We hope so.

A Final Note…


If you’ve made it this far, you’re committed. It’s time to crush that buy now button and stop messing around with your time and your wallet. 

Get started on your precision shooting journey today and do it the right way through educating yourself and not submitting to the dogma of the internet.

You’re going to have to commit to learning, and then applying what you’ve learned by doing that work to your precision shooting system the next time you’re at the range.

And what you’ll discover when you get inside is that we go way beyond just components. As with all our Masterclasses, we take the holistic approach – delving into the mindset, mental game, equipment management and of course, shooting. 

You’re going to miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, and you’re certainly not going to hit the ones you do take as a result of chasing your sights and fighting your rifle.

We’re rooting for you and we hope to see you on the inside!

Keep Your Face On The Gun,

-Caylen and Phil


It’s super easy; you’ll head over to Modern Day Rifleman and set yourself up a free profile. (Bonus: this is where we host all of our other masterclasses AND our FREE online community of over 6,500 riflemen.)

Yes! You’ll have access to this masterclass, and any others you purchase with us, as long as you maintain your Modern Day Rifleman account.

You can watch our videos on the web or on your mobile device for convenience through your own personalized Modern Day Rifleman account, from wherever you’ve got an internet connection!

Not at all, you can access all of our content within the Modern Day Rifleman network on the go using the Mighty Network application for either iOS, or Android. Wherever you have cellular service or wifi, you’ve got us.

Yes! Being a part of the Modern Day Rifleman network, you’ll be able to ask questions in each individual video within the masterclass and our instructor staff will receive notifications, answering questions as promptly as they can. Don’t be surprised if you get your questions answered by members of our community as well; everyone is very helpful.

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