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Unread 03-21-2010, 01:08 AM
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any recommendations on good books for long range shooting. topics such as rifle and ammo selection, range estimation, wind, weather factors, using mil-dots and log books. why logs are so important and how to fill one out correctly with whats important and the such. newbie stuff in a book i can read. thanks.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 10:13 AM
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Your best bet here will probably be the various military manuals (FMs) on sniping, for many of the things you've touched on here. Beyond that, I think you'll find the greatest amnount of truly useful information in those books intended for long range competition. Nancy Tompkins-Gallagher did one recently on long range and prone shooting that is outstanding, and touches strongly on several of the issues you've asked about. There's plenty of other stuff in there too, since her book is specifically intended for the competitive long range shooter. Take a look at the various books offered by Sinclair, at www.sinclairintl.com and I'm sure you'll find quite a few titles that will interest you.

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Unread 03-24-2010, 01:30 PM
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These are some articles written by guys on this sight. They are full of good suggestion and great advise. Just scroll down the home page and you will see plenty more article pertaining to your shooting needs. Welcome to LRH and the addiction!


Inside Darrell Holland's Long Range Shooting School

How Do I Know What To Buy?

Dwell Time And Your Trigger

Air Temperature Effects On Muzzle Velocity

Basic Rifle Maintenance - Part 1

Basic Rifle Maintenance - Part 2

Basic Rifle Maintenance - Part 3

Determining Correct Scope Base Angle

Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality

Load Tuning

Book Review - Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting

The Trigger, A Firearm's Nervous System

Setting Up Your Long Range Scope

Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting
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Unread 03-24-2010, 02:55 PM
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Here are some good informational articles ...** Getting Started in LR Shooting - FAQ's ** - Sniper's Hide Forums

Also if just getting started a good book "Dead On" by Tony M. Noblitt and Warren Gabrilska

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Unread 03-24-2010, 05:58 PM
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Precision Shooting At 1,000 Yards a good read for long range shooting and reloading and also very informative about long range competition.
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Unread 03-24-2010, 06:29 PM
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thanks guys
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Unread 04-01-2010, 11:14 AM
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i looking for the same thing cant find any one on hunting i know it all applies if i had the money i would probly go to a good school like DE's going to order his dvd wish he wrote a book would give me something to read in this sand box im currently in
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