I have over five Years of experience in Precision Rifle Sports. I also work with a Strong network of experienced shooters to continue to improve my skills. In 2016 I competed in The Precision Rifle Series (PRS) ending up ranked 199th. I have helped organized or supported several mid/long range local MN matches. Most recent matches that I competed: •Heatstroke PRS Match Camago Oklahoma •Dakota Duel Team Match Morbridge South Dakota (2nd place finish) •South Dakota Steel Classic PRS Match Orient, South Dakota 2017 Border Wars Rifle Series
My goal is to promote the sport of Long Range Precision Shooting by providing beginner and intermediate classroom and hands on instruction.
A Simplification on mid/long-range precision shooters' skill level. *Beginner *Hit a 400+ yard target *Understand MOA or Mil and how to dial the scope to hit targets at range. *Have proven dope or proven ballistic calculator to hit targets at range (group is within +\- .75MOA or .2mil from center of target) *Understand how environment effects your bullet, air density and wind. *Able to guesstimate wind. *Building stable non-prone positions, hunting or PRS matches. *Be effective in using the limited time given at matches. *Fine tuning the skills and not making the same mistakes again. *Hunter 90% success/ confidence on 1-2 MOA targets past 600 yards. *Skilled PRS style match shooter looking for practice and anything that could help improve scores. *Expert
Where are you? If you think I might be able to help you improve your skills let me know.
Precision Rifle 1 Intro class- works on the following *Beginner *Hit a 400+ yards target *Understand MOA or Mil and how to dial the scope to hit targets at range. *Getting proven dope or proven ballistic calculator to hit targets at range (able to hit +\- .5MOA .2mil) *Bring the rifle you have, extra gear and even loaner rifle are available to use. Precision Rifle 2 Intermediate class- works on the following *Understand how environment effects your bullet, air density and wind. *Able to guesstimate wind. *Building stable non-prone positions, hunting or PRS matches.
Precision Rifle 3 PRS match training- works on the following *Building stable non-prone positions, hunting or PRS matches. *Be effective in using the limited time given at matches. *Looking for and practicing any opportunities that could help improve scores. *Fine tuning the skills and not making the same mistakes again.
Feedback from some shooters I have worked with in the past.
"I met Troy Spring of 2015, when I was trying to set up a gun to get started in Long Range shooting. He started sharing with me insights he had gained, and he has been extremely helpful in training me to shoot. Prior to meeting Troy, I had never shot at more then 100 yrds. The first time I met with him I was hitting at 500 yrs. Now my longest hit is 1340 yrds and I have competed in 4 PRS style matches.Troy is a patient, knowledgeable shooter, who has been a great mentor to my shooting career. I would recommend being trained by Troy. I consider him a my mentor and my friend."
If your just starting out in the Precision Rifle sport you know that there is a lot to learn. If your experienced you are still learning how to refine your skills. You never stop learning in this sport. This has certainly been my experience. Troy at DST Precision introduced me to the sport and helped me quickly climb the learning curve. He has helped me to build confidence and remove the intimidation of shooting at matches that new shooters often experience. I still have a lot to learn so I continue to lean on Troy at DST for help with questions and skill improvement. If you are just starting out or want to get to that next level, give Troy at DST Precision an opportunity to help. He knows his stuff.
Pete Potosky ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I have been the beneficiary of Troy's excellent instruction for over a year now, and my shooting is measurably better as a result. What distinguishes Troy from others is that he is not only an accomplished precision rifle marksman, but he is also an excellent teacher, capable of designing effective learning experiences and explaining complicated concepts in highly accessible ways. This one thing is true: If I'm on the range with Troy, I'm going to learn something.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I meet Troy through the Minnesota Long Range Shooting Page in 2015. My goalwas to find someone to help me attain my goal of shooting 1760 yards. Troyhelped me understand my a Android shooting app. Showed me some of thelimitations of my rifle and optics choice. With Troys help I am close toattaining my 1 mile goal. I can say he is a patient teacher and very easyto learn from. I would recommend his service to anyone. Now with a newoptic, some training from Troy, and of course some practice. I can dial my optics for first rounds hits out to 1000 yards. My longest hits have beenat 1320 yards with Troy's help. Hopefully this winter I can attain my 1mile goal.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When I first become interested in PRS type shooting, I spectated at a match in Two Harbors (2016). This is where I first met Troy. He was welcoming and answered my questions, and I quickly realized he would be a good resource as I embarked on my journey into the PRS type shooting sport. I signed up for the 2017 Pro/Am match he organized, and took his "Precision Rifle 2" course the next day. Prior to my journey into this sport, I was a decent shot and an accomplished hunter. 2017 I've learned so much from Troy and other MN shooters- now I know some of my prior hunts were more luck than skill. 2017 I shot a bunch of MNPRS matches as well as Border Wars, and thanks to the groundwork Troy laid down I didn't do too bad in either series. 2017 hunting season I could feel the improvement in my marksmanship as well confidence in my equipment.
Troy is a great resource and ambassador for the sport .