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BRAND NEW: Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting - 3rd Edition

Exterior ballistics is a very mature science. Unfortunately, most shooters have not been able to take full advantage of this field of knowledge because it’s always been described in a highly technical language.
In this book, author, champion shooter and Ballistician Bryan Litz breaks down the complex science of accuracy into layman’s terms that are easy to understand and apply. The objective of each subject matter is to present information to the reader which they can use to hit targets at long range.


New for this Third Edition
The traditional role of exterior ballistics has been to account for the variables related to bullet flight so accurate fire solutions can be computed. Author Bryan Litz believes that ballistics has more to offer. Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis is the calculation of hit percentages. New for this third edition, the subject of WEZ analysis is explored and some enlightening topics are presented regarding the effects of environmental uncertainties on your hit percentage, as well as how the ballistic performance of your rifle and bullet affects hit percentage as well. This edition also includes the latest version of the Applied Ballistics Point Mass Solver on CD. Combined with experimentally measured BC’s, this program is capable of modeling extremely accurate trajectories as verified in Chapter 8. Click here to see the instructions and capabilities of the included ballistics software.

New for the Third Edition:

The traditional role of exterior ballistics has been to account for the variables related to bullet flight so accurate fire solutions can be computed. Author Bryan Litz believes that ballistics has more to offer. Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis is the calculation of hit percentages.

New for this third edition, the subject of WEZ analysis is explored and some enlightening topics are presented regarding the effects of environmental uncertainties on your hit percentage, as well as how the ballistic performance of your rifle and bullet affects hit percentage as well.

Some Chapters Include:
• The Ballistic Coefficient
• Wind Deflection
• Gyroscopic (Spin) Drift
• The Coriolis Effect
• Using Ballistics Programs
• Getting Control of Sights
• Bullet Stability
• Extended Range Shooting

 

Ballistic Performance of Rifle Bullets

Ballistic Performance of Rifle Bullets. Straight from the Applied Ballistics Laboratory, this book contains live fire test data on 400 modern rifle bullets. This new addition to the Applied Ballistics Library is a bullet data reference book which includes detailed information on 400 rifle bullets from .22 to .408 caliber.  Each bullet has a full page of information including: dimensioned drawing, Ballistic Coefficient (BC) data based on live fire testing, and stability data for various twist rates and environmental conditions.
Click below to see example pages from the new book;
Hornady .284 caliber 139 grain GMX
Berger .308 caliber 185 grain LRBT (Juggernaut)
Berger .308 caliber 215 grain Hybrid
Nosler .308 caliber 190 grain Long Range Accubond
Barnes .308 caliber 200 grain LRXBT
Hornady .338 caliber 285 grain BTHP Match
Cutting Edge .375 caliber 352 grain MTAC
Lehigh Defense .408 caliber 400 grain Match Solid

Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting

This book documents the ongoing R&D taking place in the Applied Ballistics laboratory. Many topics are covered in this first Volume, including the effects of twist rate on muzzle velocity, BC (supersonic and transonic), precision, even spin rate decay for various rifling profiles is tested experimentally. Other sections detail the evolution of modern rifle, bullet, and optic design. Results from extensive chronograph testing are presented which show the strengths and weaknesses of available commercial chronographs.
High tech instrumentation such as laser rangefinders and wind measurement devices are explained in detail by contributing author Nick Vitalbo.

The series is heavily based in experimental ballistics, and takes a sort of 'mythbusters' approach to many of the questions and problems faced by modern long range shooters. In today’s world of marketing hype and movie magic, Applied Ballistics continues to explore long range shooting using the scientific method, and publishes the results in a non-biased way that's easily understood by the layman.

Future volumes are planned to cover the ongoing testing and evaluation activities of Applied Ballistics.

Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting

This book focuses on exploring the uncertainties and inaccuracies of real world shooting so the reader can make well informed decisions about how to improve their hit percentage in any scenario. Bryan has again, provided us with an easy to read and understand book detailing out the more complex science behind the shooting sport.

Features of Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting: Broken into three parts titled: Precision, Accuracy, and Weapon Employment.

Part 1 focuses on Precision, which explores how hit percentage is affected by variables affecting group size, including:
Muzzle velocity variation
Range estimation error
Wind estimation error, and
Inherent rifle precision

Part 2 focuses on Accuracy, which is how well the group is centered around the aimpoint.  Chapters in the Accuracy section include:
Leveling your sights
Trajectory modeling
Secondary trajectory effects
Calibrating ballistic solutions, and
Live fire verification

Part 3 focuses on Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis including:
300 Winchester Magnum
300 Win Mag vs. .338 Lapua Mag
Score Shooting
Wind Sensor Array design
Varmint hunting
Medium and big game hunting
Military and tactical shooting

Putting Rounds on the Target with Bryan Litz. 3 Disk DVD set

In this instructional 3-DVD set, champion shooter and Ballistician, Bryan Litz explains and demonstrates the science of external ballistics for use in long range shooting. Watch the Trailer...

Using layman terms, Bryan explains the complex science behind putting rounds on target at long range.  After explaining the material in a classroom setting, he takes to the field to demonstrate the principles in live fire. 

In the end, the fog of long range shooting clears, and you’ll be left with the clear information and techniques required to master this technical subject matter.

  • Disc 1:
  • Accuracy & Precision
  • Tall Target Test
  • Chronographs & Statistics
  • Ballistic Coefficient
  • Trajectory Terms

  • Disc 2:
  • Primary Elevation  Influences
  • Wind
  • Secondary Effects
  • Using Ballistics Solvers
  • Short & Long Range Equipment

  • Disc 3:
  • On The Range:  308 Winchester
  • On The Range:  284 Winchester
  • On The Range:  338 Lapua Magnum
  • Extended Range Shooting
  • Equipment for Extended Range Shooting
  • One Mile Shooting

BONUS DISK

The Applied Ballistics instructional DVD set also includes a (4th) bonus disc titled: Long Range Competition: It’s Worth it.  This documentary style film demonstrates the discipline of long range NRA style bulls-eye shooting including individual and team competition in: Sling, F-Open and F-TR class.  Film is based around the 2013 Berger Bullets South West Long Range Nationals.

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