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Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting 2nd Edition Book by Bryan Litz

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Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting 2nd Edition Book by Bryan Litz. is written to give you the understanding of the elements and application of external ballistics for successful long-range target shooting and hunting.
Exterior ballistics is a very mature science. Unfortunately, most shooters have not been able to take advantage of this field of knowledge because it's always been described in a highly technical language.

The objective of this book is to explain the important elements of exterior ballistics so shooters can effectively apply the science to achieve greater success on the range or in the field.

This book also offers an original contribution to the long-range shooting sports: experimentally determined Ballistic Coefficient (BC) data for over 225 long range bullets of all popular brands. With accurately measured BC data, shooters are empowered to make more precise trajectory calculations than were possible prior to this publication.

Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting 2nd Edition Features:

Dimensions: 7-1/4 inches x 10-1/4 inches
Pages: 578
Cover: Hard
Publisher: Applied Ballistics LLC
Published: 2011

Chapters Include:

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


This new edition of Bryan Litz's comprehensive volume on long-range ballistics includes two additional chapters covering extended long-range shooting and monolithic bullets. Nearly every other chapter has been updated; the chapter on wind deflection has almost doubled in size. Bryan provides experimentally determined ballistic coefficient data for over 235 long-range bullets. Bryan thoroughly explains the fundamentals of longrange ballistics to help anyone wishing to become an accomplished long-range shooter.

Topics covered include ballistic coefficients, gravity drop, wind deflection, uphill/ downhill shooting, the Coriolis Effect, spin drift, effective sight use, and bullet stability, with performance analysis for hunters, competitive shooters, and tactical/lethality type shooting, all in a reader-friendly writing style so you can develop the necessary tools to calculate precise trajectories for long-range shooting. Includes a CD with the Point Mass Ballistics Solver (Ver. 2.0) software that lets you calculate potential ballistic coefficients on your computer.

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Ever wonder how much spin drift, Coriolis affect, or using G1 vs. G7 BC's affect your chances of hitting a target? In Chapter 10 for example, you'll learn that ignoring spin drift in ballistic calculations reduces hit percentage on a 10" target from 21% to 15% at 900 yards for a specified environment and cartridge.


In Chapter 6, you can see that reducing muzzle velocity variation from 20 fps Standard Deviation (SD) to 10 fps SD improves hit percentage on a 5" circle at 500 yards from 83% to 93%. These are just two brief examples of the types of analysis used throughout the book.

The book is broken into 3 parts: Precision, Accuracy, and WEZ analysis.

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 aim point. 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

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