By Len Waldron
On a return trip to Gunsite Academy just before the release of his band Puscifer’s new album Money Shot, multiple-Grammy-award-winning musician Maynard James Keenan took a break from music and winemaking to go large and long with big-bore rifles in Paulson, Ariz.
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Training with retired Special Forces Sergeant Major and Gunsite Academy Instructor Walter Wilkinson, Keenan received two days of condensed instruction in ballistics, optics and the function of the Barrett M107 in .50 BMG and MRAD in .338 Lapua Magnum.
This was the first time behind the big-bore precision rifles for Keenan, and he engaged targets at three times the distances he had previously attempted, with several shots covering a mile.
“We are taking over two weeks of training and condensing it down to two days. It’s going to be a lot to digest,” Wilkinson said of the task of getting a recreational small-arms shooter dialed into a .50 BMG.
But Keenan adjusted to the challenge and rang the long-distance steel targets with regularity. The transition was no cakewalk, however, and Keenan got a taste of just how many elements come into play to get a shot on target at ranges beyond …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life