MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Launches Bolt Action Academy

MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA rifle and chassis systems, is building on its leadership position in the precision-rifle shooting world by opening the MPA Bolt Action Academy at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia. Unlike other training schools and academies, the Bolt Action Academy is specifically focused on long-range rifle marksmanship. Training classes will be held at the 2,300-acre Arena, a multipurpose training complex with multiple distance ranges.

The BA Academy welcomes shooters of all levels to today’s fastest-growing shooting sport. For beginners, a two-day Introduction to Long Range course will build the basic fundamentals to get students off on the right foot. Instruction will include strong shooting positions, understanding windage and elevation, reading atmospheric conditions, scopes, ammunition, and troubleshooting rifle problems.

The course will also be held at other locations around the country. The two-day Advanced Long Range course covers the mechanical setup of the rifle, advanced position building, methods to ensure extreme accuracy performance, ballistics, data gathering, dope cards, ballistic calculators and wind meter reading, moving-target strategy, and dealing with mind and time stress events.

The two-day Competition Preparedness course will focus on time management, building stable and consistent positions, advanced wind and mirage reading, stage strategy and preparation, equipment usage, and ballistic and caliber considerations.

The MPA Bolt Action Academy also offers long-range shooters additional services, such as load development. (