I came across this PDF the other day. I was pleasantly surprised to find a great article discussing the AMU Squad Designated Marksman course.
What surprised me is the blending of army SDM instructors with civilian CMP shooters side by side to coach. It was a forward thinking approach for an establishment like the army to integrate civilian marksmen with the institutionally trained soldiers, but unfortunately this program appears to be discontinued. When I asked Chris Hernandez about his experience in the Army SDM program; he confirmed that there were no civilian coaches present. The application for the civilian “MRI” coaches that I found also noted that the civilian program is no longer active. Bummer. That would have been a cool job!
Gear, shooting tips, great pics, overall a good article to read.
“Wind speed in mph multiplied by range in yards … take that and divide by 10 or 100 to get inches of drift.
For example, wind speed is 5 miles per hour. Distance to target is 500 yards.Five times 500 is 2,500. Then divide by 100, which equals 2.5 minutes of angle. Since a minute of angle is for 100 yards, and since you have five 100-hundred yard spans, you multiply 2.5 times 5. This is 12.5 inches of error if the wind is perpendicular to your round’s flight path, or “full value.” If the wind is coming in at a diagonal, or “half value,” cut 12.5 in half”
Check it out here.