I need a writer to review Bryan Litz' new book.

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    We are now offering Bryan Litz latest ballistics book: Accuracy and Precision For Long Range Shooting by Bryan Litz.

    I am looking for someone who would like to write a review of the book. I will provide a complimentary copy of the book that the writer can make his article notes in and then keep.

    We will publish the article as a Feature Article right here at LRH. The following description of the book is from Bryan's website.
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    About the Book
    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.

    The book is broken into 3 parts: Precision, Accuracy, and WEZ analysis.

    Part 1 focuses on Precision, which explores how hit percentage is affected by variables affecting group size, including:
    Muzzle velocity variation
    Range estimation error
    Wind estimation error, and
    Inherent rifle precision

    Part 2 focuses on Accuracy, which is how well the group is centered around the aim point. Chapters in the Accuracy section include:
    Leveling your sights
    Trajectory modeling
    Secondary trajectory effects
    Calibrating ballistic solutions, and
    Live fire verification

    Part 3 focuses on Weapon Employment Zone (WEZ) analysis including:
    300 Winchester Magnum
    300 Win Mag vs. .338 Lapua Mag
    Score Shooting
    Wind Sensor Array design
    Varmint hunting
    Medium and big game hunting
    Military and tactical shooting

    Ever wonder how much spin drift, Coriolis affect, or using G1 vs. G7 BC's affect your chances of hitting a target? In Chapter 10 for example, you'll learn that ignoring spin drift in ballistic calculations reduces hit percentage on a 10" target from 21% to 15% at 900 yards for a specified environment and cartridge.

    In Chapter 6, you can see that reducing muzzle velocity variation from 20 fps Standard Deviation (SD) to 10 fps SD improves hit percentage on a 5" circle at 500 yards from 83% to 93%. These are just two brief examples of the types of analysis used throughout the book.
     
  2. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Come on Len, you can read and you are an analytical person. Who else (if they weren't analytical) would poll posters about mounting a mount on the hood of their vehicle.........

    Just say'in....:D
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for volunteering. If no one else does, you are it! :)
     
  4. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    Len,
    I am mainly a farmer but I would like to review the book for LRH. Not too much farming this time of the year.

    Chris
     
  5. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I will admit I'm an avid reader of all types of books, from techinical books to pot boilers. People wonder how come I'm well versed on so many subjects and I smile... It's there for the reading.

    Just read 'No Easy Day'. I actually read it from cover to cover in one sitting, it's that good.

    BTW. I sent you a PM about a week ago to which I never received an answer, sent it e-mail to your r-mail address, off site.

    If no one mans up, I'll do it......:)
     
  6. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    Sidecar,
    If you like SEAL books, try fearless by Eric blehm. It is also great
     
  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Well I cant wait to read the reviews of the book, the short exert makes it sound like a very valuable tool to any of us. May I ask how many pages the book is Len?

    Jon
     
  8. BryanLitz

    BryanLitz <b>Official LRH Sponsor</b>

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    OK, OK,

    I'll do it :D

    Just kidding!

    But for real though, free cookies for whoever gets the job :)

    -Bryan
     
  9. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    I'm relatively new to long range shooting, but I've done a lot of book reviews and such through going to grad school, in addition, I write fiction for fun. I know it's not quite the same, but I do know what to look for in a book. If you want, I'll do a review.
     
  10. kraigwy

    kraigwy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not writer, I wish I was,

    But I have had quite a bit of experience with long range shooting, Mainly High power/1000 yards, shooting since 1977, and I've taught several sniper schools for the military and LE.

    I have and have read both of Bryan's books. The more I read them, the more I find out I don't know anything about LR shooting.

    I really enjoy the WEZ consept. I think, if one applies it to their shooting it can't do anything but help. Use it to brake down your groups, good and bad. They'll improve.

    To help explain what I'm talking about, the Internet if full of postings of itty bitty sub minute groups, but in reality, you seldom see cleaned 1000 yard targets. The 10 ring of the NRA HP 1000 target is 2 MOA. The WEZ concept explains why a 1/2 Min 100 yard group doesn't clean the 1000 yard target.

    I have serveral books on Ballistic, mostly the military aspect, but Bryan presents his material where anyone can understand it. Easy to read, easy to understand.

    Seems like every time I read a section I go "damn, I should have known that, it makes sense, that's why I did X or screwed up when I didn't do Y.


    I don't believe one can read it once. It's like the fundamentals of marksmanship, regardless of how much you shoot, you need to go back and do a review.

    As I said, I wish I could write and give a proper review. All I can say is its a must have book for anyone who is serious about their shooting, and not just long range shooting.
     
  11. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Heck with reviewing a book, time to run for President..............:D
     
  12. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I'd rather keep my current job and do the occasional writing
     
  13. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Already have the book saw it advertized on Berger's web site the first x amount of books pre ordered would be autographed by Walt Berger, Michelle Gallagher, Eric Stecker and Bryan Litz and NOT by Auto Pen.
    Len your review of the book is right on and it's good to have a second opinion.
     
  14. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna read the book, I haven't read the first one yet though...was gonna order it next week.