This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.Learning to shoot long range isn¿t that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you¿ll be hitting targets in no time. The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos. The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.
Long Range Shooting Handbook
Author: Ryan M. Cleckner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
25% of this book's proceeds will be donated to two military charities: the Special Operation Warrior Foundation and the Sua Sponte Foundation. This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range. Learning to shoot long range isn't that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you'll be hitting targets in no time. The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos. The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.
Determine your maximum effective range under a variety of conditions. Tips on range estimation, rangefinders, and wind-doping. How temperature and elevation influence bullet travel.
"The long shot. It's a challenge that both thrills and intimidates. Now, with Wayne van Zwoll's newest Gun Digest book, Mastering the Art of Long-Range Shooting, you can tackle the shots you've always wanted to with confidence and accuracy. Inside you'll find: the rifles, ammunition, optics, and tools that make shots beyond the 500-yard mark reality; bullet trajectory and drift dissected; reading, shading, and clicking the wind; [and] specialized schools that perfect long-distance skills"--Page 4 of cover.
The Ultimate Optics Guide to Rifle Shooting walks you through each step of the process on how to use your optical rifle scope to its maximum potential. A complete and comprehensive guide to using your rifle scope in the field or on the range. The optical rifle scope has been in use for more than one hundred years, but it's not until now that a book has come along to teach the shooter how to truly use it. Law Enforcement and Military Snipers, competition shooters and hunters, this book will raise your shooting skills to a whole new level of effectiveness. With illustrations and full description of each facet of the operation of the rifle scope this book is a must for anyone who uses an optic on a firearm. The author speaks to you in a language that every shooter can understand and gives you real world examples of its uses....
Precision Long Range Shooting And Hunting is a comprehensive multi-volume series focused on helping you become a proficient long range hunter or target shooter. This book answers an important question in Long Range shooting: "what scope to purchase?." Your success in long range shooting will be driven by many factors, and one of the most important is the scope, plus the quality of the scope's rings/base, and on how well it's mounted on the rifle. This book seeks to help you avoid expensive mistakes and fully educate on how scopes work and which will be best for own application. It will also show you a few ways to find the best scope based on budget and other factors you may not have considered ensuring that this expensive purchase is the right one for you. More details at: https: //www.longrangeoptics.org SUMMARY: Use our comprehensive book on rifle scopes, and the associated optics, for Long Range Shooting to find your ideal scope for each of your applications - tactical, hunting or just having fun at the range. Save time, money and ensure you find the right optic without needing to search through the 1000's of choices - we narrow it all down in a fast and easy set of choices based on your use case or budget. Find the ideal scope for your needs from over 1000 brand/model choices with full details on the key features to consider. Then learn how to install, zero and use it for long range shooting or hunting. We will answer these questions in depth: What is long range shooting and what scope is required to hit steel at 1000 yards? Advice on buying a scope including detailed discussion on the options and accessories. What is the best scope for my budget? What is the best scope for hunting, competition, benchrest or fun? How to set up and use the scope for long range. Explanation and use of MOA and MILs/MRAD systems. Explanation of differing reticle designs. A complete detailed set of buyers guides, with scope choices, based on your mission and budget. How to mount, setup, zero and use the scope one you have bought one. How to use the reticle to adjust for windage and to range targets....and more. You will learn: This course is broken down into four major sections, with 100's of images and illustrations covering all the major areas on the scopes for long range precision shooting. Understanding the scope. How to buy the right scope (for you). Setting up and using your scope. Cleaning and maintaining your scope. Take away these key learnings: Good glass does make a difference - across scopes, rangefinders and binocular. Choosing and testing a scope with great mechanical precision is key. The choice of reticle can be a big factor in getting the right scope. Choosing the right scope for your "mission" is important for your success. LEARN IN 5 MINUTE CHUNKS - WHEN & WHERE YOU WANT! We have broken down every area into "bite-sized" chunks (with 100's of diagrams, illustrations, and photos) and made them easy to absorb quickly and in small time increments - now you can learn any time and anywhere where you have a few minutes to pick up more about long range shooting. More details at: https: //www.longrangeoptics.org
Marksmanship Fundamentals is an eBook written by an active service Tier 1 Operator and covers the fundamentals of Long Range marksmanship. The book was primarily written for Beginner and Intermediate level shooters however, even experienced shooters may benefit from the book. The fact is, if you are very good at the basics (the fundamentals), Long Range shooting becomes relatively easy. The marksmanship fundamentals are the foundation of accuracy and precision and their mastery should be a focus of your training. SOME of what is covered in this eBook: * Achieving Accuracy and Precision * Influencing Factors: Environmental, Ammunition, Rifle, Optic/Scope, Shooter Ability/Marksmanship * The Fundamentals * Shooting Position Checklist * Conventional Shooting Positions * Unconventional Shooting Positions * Recoil Reduction * Dry Firing * Live Firing * Target Options * Rifle Setup
This heavily illustrated manual provides a timely, in-depth review of the art of sniping in war and antiterrorist environments. Drawing on a vast, firsthand knowledge of sniper skills, former British Army sniper and sniper instructor Mark Spicer describes the role of the sniper in peace and in war, in reconnaissance and counter-surveillance, in cities, in vehicles, at night and by day. He presents crucial information about training and equipment, judgment and positioning, details of great relevance to professional marksmen, both military and law enforcement. This comprehensive manual will also be of interest to hunters, weapons enthusiasts, competition shooters, and paintball participants. The book is complimented by 280 full color illustrations, diagrams, and related information.
All other factors being equal, it is your ability to read the wind that will make the most difference in your shooting accuracy. The better you understand the behavior of the wind, the better you will understand the behavior of your bullet. Now, champion shooters Linda K. Miller and Keith A. Cunningham reveal everything they wish they’d known about reading the wind before they started shooting (instead of having to learn as they went along) in concise, easy-to-read terms and accompanied with handy ninety-five diagrams. The Wind Book for Rifle Shooters contains straightforward guidance on the simple thought process they use to read the wind, the techniques and tactics they use to win matches, and the underlying skills that support both. Let these champions show you how to put together a simple wind-reading toolbox for calculating wind speed, direction, deflection, and drift. Then learn how to use these tools to read flags and mirage, record and interpret your observations, and time your shots to compensate for wind. Other topics covered include: Analyzing shot placement Recording and record keeping Confidence and following your hunches And much more! The essential wind-reading basics taught in this book will absolutely improve your shooting skills, whether you're a target shooter, a plinker, a hunter or a shooting professional.
In his original version of Long-Range Precision Rifle, U.S. Army sniper and avid precision rifle and long-range rifle shooter, competitor, and enthusiast Anthony Cirincione II put extreme accuracy with a precision rifle within the reach of any shooter. His instruction was based on 26 months of combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and his training of squad-designated marksmen for his battalion. His precision-shooting book proved to be an instant best-seller. In this expanded edition, Cirincione adds five new sections: "External Ballistic Truing." Although he briefly detailed the process of external ballistic truing in the first edition, given the level of importance to midrange and long-range target engagement, he believes that the process of truing deserves a detailed description. "Determining Fast and Correct Windage Adjustments or Holds."Cirincione covered the creation of a custom windage card for specific guns and pet loads in the first edition, but this added windage section shares his current process. The old way works fine, but his new method is faster and more precise, and doesn't require you to look at a card. As always, the process can be applied to any caliber you are using. "Midrange and Long-Range Target Engagement: Magneto Speed V3 Ballistic Chronograph vs. External Ballistic Truing." This section features a report Cirincione sent to the U.S. Army Sniper School outlining the testing of a barrel-mounted chronograph. The test pitted the device against his current method of external ballistic truing, given target engagements from 100 to 1,000 yards. It gives you a couple of different options to get on target at extended range. "How to Build a Switch-Barrel Rifle, and the Process of Swapping Barrels." As Cirincione has moved away from factory bolt-action rifles and into custom-built guns, he thought readers would appreciate information on how to build one. Not only that, but he also includes specific information on how to remove and add barrels of different calibers to that same stock and action. "Suppressed Subsonic Shooting." This section is about precision shot placement with subsonic ammo out to 400 yards. Long-Range Precision Rifle: Expanded Edition lays out the most up-to-date methods for getting the most out of whatever rifle you are using. After discussing rifle, ammunition and optic selection, Cirincione reveals his tried-and-true methods of gathering and recording data. He takes you step-by-step through the process of discovering how to make your rifle perform at its peak with every shot. You will also learn how to adjust for environmental factors and obstructions that lie between you and your target, and discover why handloading and building your own precision cartridges is an extra step well worth taking. "Anthony Cirincione was an amazing teacher while helping me get ready for sniper school. His knowledge and meticulous rifle setup techniques were instrumental to my success. udents and further help the sniper community."
Whether you're a first-time rifle buyer or an experienced rifle owner looking for formal, comprehensive training, Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifle Marksmanship delivers the foundational marksmanship training you need. In this information-packed volume, you will find: Complete and simple explanations that teach the fundamental skills and techniques required to perform well. Practice drills with step-by-step instructions that show you how to perform the techniques properly, and help you to analyze and correct your performance. Hundreds of clear, detailed photos to illustrate the techniques. With the techniques in this book, you'll progress from basic competence to expert, building sound knowledge and understanding of fundamental marksmanship methods and techniques along the way.