Volume 2 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting contains all new content on the research being done by Applied Ballistics. Author Bryan Litz along with contributing authors Nick Vitalbo and Cal Zant use the scientific method and careful testing to answer the important questions faced by long range shooters. In particular, this volume explores the subject of bullet dispersion including group convergence. Advanced hand-loading subjects are covered such as: bullet pointing and trimming, powder measurement, flash hole deburring, neck tension and fill ratio. Each topic is explored with extensive live fire, and the resulting information helps to guide hand loaders in a deliberate path to success. Nick Vitalbo’s material on laser rangefinder performance is a landmark piece of work in the industry, and Cal Zant’s chapter on composite wrapped barrels presents detailed test results on how these barrels perform compared to conventional options. The current bullet library of measured G1 and G7 ballistic coefficients is included as an appendix. This library currently has data on 533 bullets in common use by long range shooters.
If you’re a long range shooter who strives to understand the science of your craft, this latest installment of the Modern Advancement series is a must read!