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Book Review - Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting

  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, Book Review - Applied Ballistics For Long Range Shooting, By Gustavo F. Ruiz. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
     
  2. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Gustavo,
    Your article just increased my desire for acquiring and studying Bryan Litz book.
    Thanks for the review.
     

  3. BryanLitz

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    Gus,

    Thank you for the excellent review!

    It was a big challenge to write out some of these ideas in layman's terms, but it has proven well worth the effort according to your review and the feedback I've gotten so far from readers.

    You make some good valid points about the Pejsa approach. No doubt you know it well, as that's what your program uses as a solution engine. I would be interested in a discussion on the merits of the various approaches (Pejsa/Siacci/PM, etc) on another thread, but I'd rather avoid having it here.

    Great work on Loadbase by the way! Your feature set is second to none, and you're the first one to offer a G7 capability in a (non-iPhone) mobile device. You're to be commended for listening to your users and providing them with the useful options they want/need to be more successful shooters.

    Take care,
    -Bryan
     
  4. Gustavo

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    Hi Bryan,

    Honestly, your work is awesome, I just don't want to think about the effort you did to write it, especially as you wisely commented, in simple terms!

    Hope you will surprise us with more excellent production, we clearly need this kind of insight!

    Best wishes for the best book in recent times.:):)

    Cheers,

    Gus

    PS: Our community is simply lucky for having at hand your hard efforts. I truly look forward to see more as I'm just another shooter who had the pleasure to share some ideas with you. Thanks for your great kindness and positive attitude!
     
  5. Eaglet

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    You two ugly dudes just did a number on me; just when I was beginning to
    like the two of you. Now I'm seriously considering buying the book. I knew it
    had to be good but now I'm itching to get it.

    So much for liking you guys!!!
     
  6. ss7mm

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    Buy it Eaglet......it's a must have.:)
     
  7. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    You were the camel's back breaker... 2 minutes ago I made a pay pal payment. :cool: :) :rolleyes:
     
  8. ss7mm

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    The camel will recover and I know you, and I know that you will really enjoy the book. I'm on my third time through it and it's better each time.:)
     
  9. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks friend, I know I will enjoy it too!
     
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    I'd made this observation on another thread (http://www.longrangehunting.com/for...listics-long-range-shooting-43573/index3.html) but will repeat it here: It seems that G7 is a better model for VLD/boat-tail bullets because there is less variation in BC at different velocities. However, after using both G1 and G7 BCs into two different ballistic programs (JBM and Ballistic on my iPod Touch), I see about 2-3" variation at 1000 yards for my typical .308 Win load. So maybe it doesn't matter so much. What really has mattered for me has been Litz' more accurate BCs. For example, the Nosler 165gr. 30-cal. Accubond was tested by him @ a G7 BC of .228 (G1 BC of .454) where Nosler publishes a G1 BC of .475 (G7 BC .238). That's a difference of 10" @ 1000 yards.
     
  11. Jerry Cunningham

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    If you are interested in knowing what is really going on in long range shooting then you must buy this book. I have been in the firearms business for over 30 years until I retired. This is by far the clearest discussion on this subject. This is written for the average person without a strong math background and the author has done a awesome job of dealing with complex subjects. I have read and studied most of the major works on the subject of external ballistics and the math is far beyond what most of us deal with on a day to day basis. This book has the math in the back of the book if you want to use it. However the book is extremely understandable to the average reader. The authors work on G7 behavior on modern bullets is a major step forward in our sport. Buy the book!
     
  12. vanders

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    This is the best book on the planet for ballistics. I wished I had read it years ago. It would have safed alot of wasted rounds shot. If you are going to shoot way out there( past 1000,out to 2000 and more) you have to know just what is going on. This book will tell you the whys and hows. Its the shooters Bible. You might be able to shoot out to 1000 yards without a good understanding, but past that its very hard. You can have as much as 8 feet of spin drift at 2000. If you do not know what I'm talking about, get the book.
     
  13. norsepeak

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    Just bought the book and finished it in two days, great book, lots of good information and very understandable. I do have one question though, maybe I just don't get the math of it or didn't notice it in the book, but how can I "convert" and G1 b.c. for a bullet that I am using to a G7 B.c. so I can use it in the ballistics program that came with the book. Thanks. Great book.
     
  14. vanders

    vanders Well-Known Member

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    After reading the last reply I realized the book that I was talking about was written by Bryan Litz.

     
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