The physics of firearms and ammunition can be a complex topic to tackle, requiring mastery of technical terms and concepts. The Big Book of Ballistics simplifies and demystifies this daunting aspect of reloading and shooting in a practical, down-to-earth guide to the subject.
Authored by ballistics expert and worldwide hunter Philip Massaro, the book covers the minutia of interior, exterior and terminal ballistics in plain, graspable language. From ignition in the cartridge to dynamics down the bore to the bullet blasting out a target, Massaro unravels exactly what happens after the trigger is pulled. Along the way, Massaro loads marksmen and handloaders alike with the fine points of projectiles that hit the mark. Whether it's trajectory, sight-in zero, wind deflection, spin drift or the terminal phase, shooters get a complete handle on all the environmental effects with which shooters have to contend.
This is no dusty technical manual as Massaro explores ballistics through his extensive pursuit of small, medium and dangerous game. The often dry topic comes alive as an adventure expounded in his heart-pounding true stories that make the science of ballistics as real as it gets. Add in the ample and vivid illustrations of the concepts and quick reference tables and graphs of the vital data, and the topic quickly becomes easily accessible.
Whether a new hand at shooting or a grizzled veteran marksman, the Big Book of Ballistics is certain to enhance your next trip afield, to the range or to the reloading bench. Along the way it is sure to entertain you.