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 long range 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.
There's a lot of good information available on long range shooting which explains how to correct trajectories for drop, wind deflection, etc. This book takes it a step further and discusses how various uncertainties affect your hit percentage.
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:
Part 2 focuses on Accuracy, which is how well the group is centered around the aim point. Chapters in the Accuracy section include:
Part 3 focuses on Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis including:
An in depth look at the sport of Air Rifle shooting, this book is exclusively concerned with 10 metre shooting. Air rifle 3-positions and shooting with a support are also dealt with.
Contains all that is special about air rifles in a comprehensive format including detailed looks at the fundamentals such as stance, aiming and positions.