Introducing the

Attention Precision Shooting Enthusiasts, Hunters, Professional Snipers, and Competitors.

Wanna know a dirty little secret?
The range to the target? Yeah, that’s just a number. 

What I’m saying is don’t be intimidated by the range to the target. If you can shoot your rifle accurately at 100, you can probably do the same thing at much farther distances.

Long range shooting means different things to different people, but it’s still a pretty easy thing to accomplish with a bit of knowledge and a process to follow.

The ability to predict, with intention, where a tiny little bullet is going to be in time and space to within a fraction of an inch, is pretty incredible…

Would you believe me if I told you…

That you didn’t have to spend 4-5 hours learning how to use a Kestrel to shoot long range? 

How about if I told you that you could download a free application on your mobile device and have the most accurate ballistic solver known to the industry in your hands, and you’ll come away from this Masterclass knowing how to use it in detail? 

Now, knowing that, I can promise you, with certainty, that you will have tremendous success in shooting targets at great distances by just consuming and practicing the information inside this masterclass. 

It’s really that simple.

We like to keep things simple.

We’ve been teaching people how to shoot long range for a cumulative total of 30+ years. We know what works. We know what you actually need to know, and we ruthlessly eliminate the fluff and fiction.  And there’s a lot of fluff out there… The internet can be a confusing and scary place to try to get reliable information on this subject. Most of it’s just not worth your time.

We’re going to teach you our system of gathering data, proving that data, and then matching it to our rifle’s performance. 

We’re not ballisticians, and you don’t have to be one either to be a successful long range shooter.

The problem is straightforward

Too many (most?) instructors we’ve seen simply regurgitate information without truly understanding it for themselves first. 

You know – “This is the way it’s always been done, so this is the way we’re going to teach it.”

 Another common theme out there is “you need this or that piece of equipment to be successful in long range shooting” and we don’t agree with that either. 

We’re here to show you how to find your own truths so you can have a perspective that isn’t cloaked in dogma.

We’re going to show you our exact process.

This is the process we use to get our rifles and ammunition dialed in to match our ballistic computer program. It’s the same process we use when we’re getting a rifle ready for a competition, or a hunt. We trust it with our time, energy, and reputations. 

Why? Because it just works.

We know through experience that under most conditions and terrain having a laser-accurate and predictable trajectory is crucial to success when dealing with all but the softest winds. 

Correcting for both the vertical and horizontal axis is difficult and quite unnecessary under most conditions. 

And by the end of the Intro to Long Range Masterclass, you’ll know this process, too.

Could you figure this stuff out on your own without a guide?

You certainly could. If I’m being transparent, that’s how I learned. But, if we told you how much time and money we invested in learning that way, you probably wouldn’t want to follow that same path. 

The advancements in long range shooting have come leaps and bounds in the last 15 years. Ballisticians are rapidly uncovering phenomena with regards to bullet drag that wouldn’t have been possible without access to modern testing and measurement equipment. 

But do you have time to research and deploy all that info in your own shooting? If not, then let Intro to Long Range Masterclass be that go-between, so you can get just the essential information, without the distraction of the rest.

Access 24/7, 365

Access this and all your MDS masterclasses 24/7 using any device that connects to the internet. 

Sit at home and consume the bulk of the content while you set up your ballistic solver. When you’re ready to go to the range, make sure you have our app downloaded so you can refer to the information while you put it into practice.

Structured Learning

We’re confident that once you’re guided through our process a couple times that you’re going to be off to the races with your rifles. Each of them will have a profile and a hard data card in no time! 

In this course, the learning happens  upfront and then you’ll  apply  your new skills in  a simple checklist-like process. You can expect to be able to hit the ground running with minimal back and forth from our content to application.

What you’ll get out of the course

  • Once this process is solidified and you have confidence in it, you’re going to look at shooting long range in a whole new way. 
  • You’ll understand how to get incredibly accurate trajectory predictions under any atmospheric condition.
  • You’ll understand how the atmosphere affects your bullet.
  • You’ll know the difference between a G1 and a G7 BC and when to use them.
  • You’ll learn what a Radar Drag Curve is and why they’re so accurate.
  • You’ll understand how to run accurate comparisons of different cartridge/bullet combinations to ultimately make better choices.
  • You’ll be able to repeat this process for any rifle. 
  • You’ll be able to focus on solving for the wind with certainty that your bullets are on the waterline.

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.

Here’s what past Intro to Long Range Shooting Students Have Said…

“Awesome course. How to make the “scary” technological (all the physic and trigonometry) part of long range shooting simple, easy to follow and apply. Thanks for all the hard work. this was my third online class with MDS, and I want more!!!!”

Guillaume Audren

“Just finished Intro to Long Range Shooting Masterclass! Awesome content from people who clearly know and care. You are teaching this old dog new tricks. I have wasted several times the cost of this masterclass on things that didn’t work. Where were you 20 years ago?”

Marc Cooley

“The Intro to Long Range Shooting Masterclass provides the student with a Color by Numbers roadmap for successfully engaging targets out to 1000 yards and beyond. The Team at Modern Day Rifleman are all natural teachers that make you feel like you’re having a conversation with a good friend. Their brilliance shines in every one of their Masterclasses as they break down all the steps you need to understand what matters and how to apply it- as a hunter, a competitor, a shooting aficionado or a complete novice.”

Thaddeus, MDS Student

“The Intro to Long Range Shooting masterclass is invaluable to anyone interested in long range shooting. One could spend a tremendous amount of time researching and experimenting to learn what this class will teach you. You’ll finish this class with a better grasp of long range shooting overall and know what is currently considered the best and most modern approach. Whether you’re a hobbyist, hunter, competitor, or professional, this class, much like a resourceful mentor, will save you time in the field and at the computer.”

James Wazeter

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And Get Lifetime Access For…


  • The Intro to Long Range Shooting Manual
  • Lifetime access to the Intro to Long Range Shooting Masterclass
  • Comprised of 39 individual lessons within 9 modules, including:
  • DOPE vs Firing Solution
  • Acceptable Accuracy
  • Accuracy vs Precision
  • Trajectory Diagram
  • Phases of Bullet Flight
  • Minute of Angle
  • Miliradian
  • Bullet Drop Compensator (Reticle/Turret)
  • MIL vs MOA. Which one is right for you?
  • Sight Height
  • Barrel Twist
  • Muzzle Velocity
  • Zero Range/Zero Angle
  • Sights Offsets (Windage & Elevation)
  • Scope Tracking
  • How Do We Quantify Bullet Performance?
  • What is BC (Ballistic Coefficient)?
  • What is a CD vs MACH Curve?
  • Temperature
  • Altitude and Air Pressure
  • Humidity
  • Density Altitude
  • User Interface of Hornady 4DOF
  • Program Hornady 4DOF
  • Program Hornady G1/G7 Calculator
  • Measuring Rifle Properties
  • Measure Current Atmospheric Conditions
  • Measuring Muzzle Velocity
  • Establishing a Zero
  • Optimal Time of Flight Distance for a Trajectory Validation
  • Establish a Range to Target
  • Basics of Wind
  • Making the First Shots
  • Interpreting the Data
  • BONUS: I don’t have a Chronograph, what do I do?
  • BONUS: Making a D.O.P.E. Card

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.

Look guys…

This is a super small price to pay for the increased performance and the confidence you’re going to have once you complete this training. Having the confidence in your data at long range is a big part of the puzzle. Having this part of the equation on lock is going to allow you to focus on you; your shooting and your ability to read the wind. 

We got you.

Fair warning…

This course isn’t going to  make you a ballistician, but you don’t need to be one. What it is going to do is to give you a TON more knowledge, know-how and confidence than most others.    You’re going to have to trust us on how we do this.  Then, once you do, you’re go out to the range and see the difference for yourself.

Are you up for it?
We hope so.

A Final Note…


If you’ve made it this far, then we want to take a moment to offer a final note…

Long range shooting means different things to everyone. Some people think 500 yards is a stretch. Others look at 500 yards as a chip shot. 

Keep in mind that the range to the target is just a number that we can solve for. We can dial for it.

Much like our other Masterclasses, this course isn’t just about pulling the trigger. We take a holistic approach to marksmanship—covering not only the essential shooting techniques and body positions, but also the mindset, mental resilience, and equipment that make a complete marksman.

You can’t hit the shots you don’t take, and you won’t optimize the shots you do take if you’re not grounded in the fundamentals. Stop wrestling with your rifle and start making each shot a confident, calculated decision.

We’re rooting for you and can’t wait to welcome you inside the course to begin your journey toward mastering the art of shooting.

Keep Your Face On The Gun,

-Caylen and Phil


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