Fundamentals of Long Distance Shooting: Beginners to advanced shooters

Fundamentals of Long Distance Shooting: Beginners to advanced shooters

by Ralph Troy Hicks


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Teaching how to shoot long distance using beginning and advanced shooting techniques and strategies. From 300 to a 1000 yards beyond. A in depth of how to become a better and competitive shooter from hunting to the range.

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ISBN-13: 9781480157675
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)

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Fundamentals of Long Distance Shooting: Beginners to advanced shooters 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This was a painfully disappointing book to read. Had it not been for a sense of morbid curiosity and then deciding to review it here, the book would have gone into the trash after reading the first few pages. The worst aspect of the information provided is that some of it is simply wrong. For example, it’s claimed that higher humidity (more water vapor in the air) increases drag on the bullet. That’s exactly the opposite of what’s true, and curiously it’s the same mistake that was made by the author of a very similar book on the subject of long distance shooting. This book’s discussion of wind values is not too bad in parts except for being a little confusing, but diagram that illustrates the various values on a clock-type dial is again simply wrong, not to mention that it contradicts the discussion. The general writing is very poor, and the worst part is that it’s extremely difficult to understand. Common shooting terms are misused (but, confusingly, sometimes used correctly), there are a number of typos and words (evidently) left out, but mostly the descriptions are just impossible to make heads or tails of. Even when I knew what the author was trying to say, I often couldn’t decide if he didn’t understand the subject or was only incapable of expressing himself clearly. The book was evidently sponsored by, or at least tacitly approved by a well-known scope sight manufacturer, and somewhat over 10 percent of the text consists of an infomercial for their products. Some of that was interesting, but not something I would normally expect to pay for. And the company wasn’t done any favors by being associated with such … stuff. Although it’s not possible to rate a book at zero stars, that’s what I would like to do except for the fact that I did find one tip that I’m looking forward to trying myself. It therefore gets one star from me. Advanced shooters will find little or nothing of value in this book, and beginners can only hope that they don’t discover it.