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Old 04-22-2010, 06:33 AM   #1
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I am trying to teach myself how to shoot long range however the mathematics are really getting to me. Anyone know of any websites or books that I can check out that can break this stuff down?

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glad you asked, i dont have the answers but am interested in learning.

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What math are you looking for? A good website to give you some basics is JBM Ballistics.

It will help you with approximate come-ups, etc. Fine tuning, and data keeping (log every shot fired) are up to you.

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I am working on some instructions to help others with their long range shooting but don't expect anything soon sense I got a ton of things to get done also.

One thing you need to know is the drop rate of the ammo you are using out at the ranges you will be shooting. This you can get from a ballistic calculator, and with this info you can know how much to compensate for.

Example; I am shooting 168 gr. HPBT match at 2600 FPS, the rifle is sighted in for 100 yards, my drop rate at 1000 yards is roughly 440 inches, so I need to aim about 440 inches (37 feet) above the center of target. And with no wind and a lot of luck I will hit the target (some place).

It also helps some to sight the rifle in at 500 yards when shooting out at 1000 yards, this means less clicks come ups you got to dial in.

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Lot's of good information here Sniper's Hide You will be able to find much information & quite a bit of B.S.

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What kind of "long range shooting"? Benchrest? Other Competition? Human Sized Targets? Sport? Fun? Personal Challenge Against Friends?

Because there is a TON of really good knowledge available, from really good sources, that can be recommended, but no sense telling you to subscribe to Benchrest Monthly if you really want to learn how to creep.

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The thing I would do is start out with tango's post on short range shooting and work up from there.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/short-range-shooting-26357/

I know everyone wants to jump right in blasting targets at a 1000 yards but to be realistic everyone needs to start with baby steps first.

As long as I have been shooting I shoot short to mid range and have the most fun with it. My goal is not to just hit a target but to place all my hits within a circle the size of a dime, (each shot),(every time).

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If you reload and have your bullet and velocity info, Norma has a great balistics calculater.

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I am trying to teach myself how to shoot long range however the mathematics are really getting to me. Anyone know of any websites or books that I can check out that can break this stuff down?

Thanks!
Have you tried Understanding firearm ballistics 6th edition,by Robert A Rinker. Simple to understand basic to advanced ballistics. Great book.
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