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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Precision Shooting, Inc.; 3rd edition (January 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931220077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931220071
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rifle Accuracy Facts is a superb book; most attentive readers will understand all or almost all the main text material. --Duncan McPherson, Wound Ballistics Review, Vol. 4 No. 1

About the Author

The author served as the supervisor of the Aeroballistics Division of the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque from 1959 to 1986, which provided the flight dynamics and aerodynamic research for nuclear weapons.

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Book content very good.
rural NY dweller
Beside learning a lot of this book about rifle accuracy I also learned a lot of the authors way on how to solve scientific problems.
Arno Wilhelm
I bought and read the book more than 24 months ago and still re-read the book from time to time.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By John C. Cox on November 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have read all sorts of conventional wisdom concerning making rifles more accurate. I would probably classify most conventional wisdom on gun accuracy at 40% snake oil and 60% as "possibly containing elements of fact" The trouble with it is that most people are just going by what other people say worked for them, or what other people heard..... and even worse, their rifles are not particularly accurate anyway because of low quality construction or inconsistent ammo.

Harold did significant studies over years of research to determine critical factors to rifle accuracy. Some of his findings make sense, and some fly against conventional wisdom... The difference being that his findings are based on statistical analysis of actual research.

I tried out a number of his findings, and am very pleased with the results.

I put this book at the top of the list in terms of "Must Reads" if you are interested in building an accurate rifle -- especially if you are getting ready to shell out money on a rifle project.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mort Ray on September 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
If you do not know much about rifles but want to see good science done through effective experimentation, this book is great. As a new Enfield rifle shooter, I found this book gave solid answers to the questions I have heard debated at the range. I have heard and read about barrel whip, but this man examined the question, measured the phenomenom and derived a solution. He then implemented the solution and could show it worked. I enjoyed the entire book and after reading it a second time I realized there was more information then I noticed during the first reading. Money well spent.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pierre J. Van Walt on February 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
Harold Vaughn is another aerospace engineer who ventured into the world of firearm research and gunwriting and it is fortunate that he did. The focus of this 290-page b&w book was to determine which factors contributed to accuracy and which to inaccuracy. Vaughn set about it systematically. The books tarts out with general internal ballistics and then moves on to specific issues such as chamber and throat design, barrel vibration, riflescope mounting, barrel fitting and muzzle blast before it switches to bullet related issues and wraps up with maintenance and handloading issues that affect accuracy. The text is supported by over a hundred explanatory photos and graphs and that is essential, because the book is quite technical. Even so it is readable.
Production quality is good, the font readable and the page design functional if unimaginative as one would expect of a technical work.
This is a book for precision shooters, gunsmiths and accuracy buffs after small groups. Most of its content fall in the nice to know bracket for the general hunter. The tinkerer and home gunsmith will find lots of things he can do and try to improve his rifle.
The main value of this book lies in the fact that Vaughn conducted original research and presented the empirical results for interpretation and use. He isolated many accuracy factors, evaluated them and separated the wheat from the chaff. It is no longer necessary to fumble around in the dark or believe all the old wives tales.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Smith on September 30, 2008
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An excellent book. Great detail of what happens in a rifle
when a shot is taken. Very technical but presented in a way
that is very easy to understand. Opinions of the author are
clearly separated from the facts he has gathered.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Arno Wilhelm on February 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
Really great book that shows how the author tried to prove what really affects a rifle's accuracy. Beside learning a lot of this book about rifle accuracy I also learned a lot of the authors way on how to solve scientific problems. But be warned - the book has a rather scientific approach and might not be so easy to read for someone who is not accustomed to that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Davis on September 27, 2010
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This is a wonderful book on the causes of inherent (i.e. rifle-based) inaccuracy, and also how to correct them. It certainly has very technical information in it if the reader chooses to delve into that content, but that really technical depth is mainly reserved for appendices.

The book is written in a plain and straightforward style, and it clearly notes when/where statements being made are opinions or guesses rather than data-backed facts.

If a person doesn't have a background in or affinity for math, I imagine there might be a couple sections that seem difficult to understand. Nevertheless, the book is written in a way that any such section can be skimmed over until the outcome or 'bottom line' portion is presented in a very clear way.

I recommend this book to all who are interested in what makes a rifle shoot poorly (other than the shooter!), and all who have a general interest in precision shooting.

A small irritant: The word "effect" (or effects or effected) is used incorrectly throughout the book, where the word "affect" (or affects or affected) should have been used instead. There are a couple other similar issues. I consider this to be a fairly major editorial failing, but it does not particularly detract from the content of the book nor the work of the author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kris on December 25, 2009
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This book is an excellent piece. The author has an exceptional background compared to many others who have written on this subject, and this shows in his work.

Not only has he gone to great lengths and efforts to quantify the impact of different variables on accuracy and repeatability, for the most part he demonstrates excellent allegiance to the scientific method by commenting on, and quantifying sources of error in his experimental method, something that is exceptionally rare to find, but very important, for works on this subject. Many of the areas that lack quantification are understandable given the time and resource constraints that the author was working under.

The book might suffer somewhat for readers who do not have an engineering or scientific background, though it is not an insurmountable problem by any means. To an extent it is an unavoidable facet of the subject matter, and some of the will go over peoples heads in certain instances, mine included. The provision and discussion of the empirical or experimental evidence that is provided sometimes necessitates an unavoidable level of detail if it is to be adequately addressed. Personally I have no problem with this, as this book will be an excellent long term reference that I will no doubt return to many times whilst improving my knowledge on the areas that I struggles with.

Overall I would say this is very much a worthwhile purchase for those who want their decisions for rifle purchases or modifications to be grounded in reality rather than myth and to understand, rather than merely do.
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