Applied Ballistics is a leading industry company in educational resources. We have an entire library of books, that are purposely written at an shooter level, to help shooters better understand a large variety of subjects. On this page you will find a simple over view of the current library of products.
Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting 3rd Edition(2015) Part 1) Introduction: Current State of the Art, Modeling, Statistics, & The Big Picture.
This book is the foundation of the library. Exterior Ballistics is an important topic for almost all shooters, however a lot of books are not written at a non-engineering level. This book helps a shooter build a foundation without needing an engineering degree to understand what is going on. Consisting of 3 main elements, and then chapters. In this book, author, champion shooter, and Chief Ballistician Bryan Litz breaks down the complex science of accuracy into layman’s terms that are easy to understand and apply. The objective is to present information to the reader which they can use to hit targets at long range. AB LRS Store Link
Part 2) Elements of Exterior Ballistics: Fundamentals, The Ballistic Coefficient, Gravity Drop, Uphill/Downhill Shooting, Wind Deflection, Gyroscopic Drift, The Coriolis Effect, Using Ballistic Programs, Getting Control of Sights, Bullet Stability, and Extended Range Shooting.
Part 3) Ballistic Performance Analysis: Interesting Facts & Trends, Example Performance Analysis, Generalized Score Shooting Analysis, Lethality of Long Range Hunting Bullets, and Weapon Employment Zone Analysis.
Part 4) Properties of Long Range Bullets: Anatomy of a Bullet, Monolithic Bullets (solids), and Ballistic Performance of Rifle Bullets.
Part 5) Appendix of Formulas, and Bullet BCs.
AB Point Mass Solver CD) Every book includes the point mass solver on cd so you can follow along by doing calculations on your own!
ISBN: 978-0-9909206-1-8 53995
Part 1) Introduction: Current State of the Art, Modeling, Statistics, & The Big Picture.
Ballistic Performance of Rifle Bullets 2nd Edition(2015) You can see a complete list of the bullets from this book here: Open PDF Part 1) Introduction: How to use the data: Form Factors, Twist Rates, and Stability.
This book provides highly accurate ballistics performance data for 533 modern rifle bullets from .224 to .510 caliber and 90 rimfire bullets. The BC data provided is derived from live-fire testing accurate to +/-1%. Also included for each bullet are complete drawings with measurements and rifle twist rates with stability factors. Allowing the shooter to not only see performance but also make an informed decision on the barrel needed for that bullet. The BC data is broken down in to G1 and G7, with segmented BCs from 3000 – below 1500 fps. BP Store Link
Part 2) Rimfire Bullets: Detailed information on 90 rimfire bullets.
Part 3) Bullets .224 – .510: Detailed information on 533 bullets.
Part 4) Performance Summary: Summarized SD (Sectional Density), i7 (Form Factor), G1, and G7 BCs for all bullets.
ISBN: 978-0-9909206-2-5 90000
You can see a complete list of the bullets from this book here: Open PDF
Part 1) Introduction: How to use the data: Form Factors, Twist Rates, and Stability.
Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting(2012) Part 1) Precision: Overview of Methodology, Example WEZ Calculation, Wind Uncertainty, Range Uncertainty, Inherent Precision, & Muzzle Velocity Effects.
This book is for riflemen interested in understanding their craft. This book breaks down and focuses on uncertainties and inaccuracies of real world shooting allowing you to make well informed decisions. 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. Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis is a method for showing how effective a weapon system is throughout its range of employment in terms of hit percentage. WEZ analysis is explained, and applied throughout the book to show how effectiveness can be improved thru various means.
Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting is written in the same easy to understand language that made Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting such an enjoyable and effective book. Long range shooting can be very technical. However, author Bryan Litz communicates these complex ideas in layman terms, so most average shooters can master the subject with little difficulty. A&P Store Link
Part 2) Accuracy: Accurate Shooting – Basics, Leveling Your Sights, Trajectory Modeling, Secondary Trajectory Effects, Calibration Ballistic Solutions, & Live Fire Verification.
Part 3) Weapon Employment Zone Analysis: 300 Winchester Magnum, 300 Win Mag vs 338 Lapua Mag, Score Shooting, Wind Sensor Array, Varmint Hunting, Medium and Big Game Hunting, & Military and Tactical Shooting.
ISBN: 978-0-615-67255-7 53495
Part 1) Precision: Overview of Methodology, Example WEZ Calculation, Wind Uncertainty, Range Uncertainty, Inherent Precision, & Muzzle Velocity Effects.
Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Vol 1.(2014) Part 1) How Stability Effects Bullet Flight: Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity, Stability and Drag – Supersonic, Stability and Drag – Transonic, Spin Rate Decay, & Effect of Twist Rate on Precision.
The first book in a on going series, the Modern Advancement Series deals with the progression of equipment and scientific knowledge, verified with live fire testing in the lab. In an industry filled with advertising, myths, and old wives tales. The Modern Advancement series gives the shooter the raw data allowing them to make an informed decision on if something fits their particular needs, never influenced by marketing. This book documents the ongoing R&D taking place in the AB Lab, and also consists of mythbusting cetain topics. MA V1 Store Link
Part 2) Modern Rifles, Scopes, and Bullets: Modern Long Range Rifles, Advancements in Optics, Long Range Hunting Bullets, Rise of the 30 Caliber, and Evolution of FULLBORE Bullets.
Part 3) Advancements in Predictive Modeling: State of the Art Ballistics Modeling, Accounting for Secondary Effects, Modern Drag Modeling, & WEZ Modeling.
Part 4) Range, Wind & Velocity Measurement: Measuring Muzzle Velocity, Laser Rangefinders, Wind Measurement, & Modern Ballistic Instrumentation.
ISBN: 978-0-692-20843-4 9000
Part 1) How Stability Effects Bullet Flight: Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity, Stability and Drag – Supersonic, Stability and Drag – Transonic, Spin Rate Decay, & Effect of Twist Rate on Precision.
Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting Vol 2. (2016) Part 1) Rifle Bullet Dispersion: Understanding Dispersion, & Angular Group Convergence.
The Modern Advancements series is a running log of what is being studied in the Applied Ballistics Lab. This 2nd Volume covers a lot of new landmark studies. Not being influenced by marketing hype, or advertising stigma, our lab is free to publish unbiased raw results. In this book you will find a study by Nick Vitalbo that sets the precedence for how Laser Range Finders should be tested. Included are the results of nearly 2 dozen LRF devices, all tested to the same standard. If you are interested in a detailed comparison of how different LRF devices compare, an individual results table is provided for every LRF tested showing its performance on different targets. You will also find a comprehensive study on rimfire ammunition. Which goes over barrel, and twist rate effects on MV, MV Variation, BC, and BC Variation. Aside from numerous advanced hand loading topics you will also find a study on Barrel Technology. Specifically Traditional vs Carbon Wrapped Barrels, and how they performed. It is important to note, these are not revision. Each book in the Modern Advancement Series is new information, and they should be read as a set. MA V2 Store Link
Part 2) Advanced Hand Loading: Bullet Trimming & Pointing, Powder Measurement, Flash Hole Deburring, Neck Tension, Annealing, & Fill Ratio.
Part 3) General Research: Performance Evaluation of Laser Range Finders, Rimfire Ammunition, Aerodynamic Drag Modeling for Ballistics, & Advancements in Barrel Technology.
Part 1) Rifle Bullet Dispersion: Understanding Dispersion, & Angular Group Convergence.
Putting Rounds on Target DVD 3 Disc + Bonus Disc 1) Accuracy & Precision, Tall Target Test, Chronographs & Statistics, Ballistic Coefficient, & Trajectory Terms.
In this instructional 3-DVD set, champion shooter and ballistician Bryan Litz explains and demonstrates the science of external ballistics for use in long range shooting. Bryan Litz is a well-known expert in the field of external ballistics. His books Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting and Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting are considered required reading for serious long range shooters, both recreational and professional. Using layman terms, Bryan explains the complex science behind putting rounds on target at long range. After explaining the material in a classroom setting, he takes to the field to demonstrate the principles in live fire. DVD Store Link
Disc 2) Primary Elevation Influences, Wind, Secondary Effects, Using Ballistic Solvers, & Short and Long Range Equipment.
Disc 3) On The Range: 308 Winchester, On The Range: 284 Winchester, On The Range: 338 Lapua Magnum, Extended Range Shooting, Equipment for Extended Range Shooting, & One Mile Shooting.
Bonus Disc) Long Range Competition: It’s Worth It.
Disc 1) Accuracy & Precision, Tall Target Test, Chronographs & Statistics, Ballistic Coefficient, & Trajectory Terms.
For those that might already have some of the books, or are only looking for a particular set. The books come in a number of convenient bundles. By bundling the price is discounted vs individual purchases. Each bundle is listed below:
Media Bundle: Contains all 5 books plus the DVD Set.
Reference Bundle: Contains Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting 3rd Edition & Ballistic Performance of Rifle Bullets 2nd Edition.
Modern Advancements Bundle: Contains Modern Advancements Vol 1 & 2.
Modern Advancements Bundle
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