The Brushbeater Scout Course is designed to teach the fundamentals of marksmanship and small team skills to effectively employ three man teams to conduct reconnaissance, intelligence collection, and combat at extended ranges.
Run what you brung and make those rounds count. All students hump their gear to the range, quickly learning what they need and what they need to shed.
So your rifle is 1/4 MOA, but are you? Students shooting for groups from prone supported, working on the fundamentals of marksmanship.
Proper prone position on left. Both feet and heels on the ground and squared up behind the rifle to absorb recoil.
Buddy supported shooting positions develop trust in your team mates and confidence in your own capabilities.
Students engage steel targets at unknown distances ranging from 150m to 450m.
Basic weapon camoflaging. Krylon paint, a camo net, and the dominant natural vegetation.
Clear the vegetation from in front of your weapon to prevent dustup from your shots.
Learning to stalk as a team.
Countertracking means taking the path less traveled. Being tactically patient, figuring out the next few steps and navigating deadfall, while mitigating trail spoor.
Veg Up! Adding vegetation at the final firing position to blend in with our environment.
Where is he?
Next student adding vegetation.
Student completely melts into the terrain.
View from the front. The objective lens of the scope, dead center, is all that is visible.
Another team takes their turn.
Keep the objective lens clear!
Student caches his ruck during mission to keep a lower profile before moving to the team’s final firing position.
At the objective rally point and making a plan to attack the OPFOR.
Realism in training. This is what you’ll be shooting through in real life- you’ll never get that nice clean shot like on a square range.
Team Two on their approach, using their terrain features to mask their movement and sound.
The approaching stalk to the final firing position. Be the Hunter, Not the Prey.
Preparing to veg up and initiate contact.
Students did an excellent job over the duration of the course, getting far outside their comfort zone in a different type of small unit class than taught anywhere else.
I’ve got spots left in the handful of course dates left this year and 2020 looks like its going to see a major escalation in the Cold Civil War. How many arrows do you have in your quiver?