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Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting Paperback – January 31, 2016
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This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.
If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.
Learning to shoot long range isn't that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you'll be hitting targets in no time.
The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos.
The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.
Whether you're looking to dip a toe into the complex world of long range shooting, or you're a seasoned shooter with years of trigger time, Ryan Cleckner's book will prove to be excellent reference material. Well written and easy to understand, it covers all the essential topics that a well rounded shooter needs to master. --Iain Harrison, Editor, Recoil Magazine
"Cleckner has a gift for teaching. I have repeatedly seen contestants on Top Shot and guests at Texas Triggers excel under his instruction. He explains seemingly complex topics in a tangible way that just makes sense." -- Colby Donaldson, Host, History Channel's "Top Shot" TV Show
"I enjoyed this book and in two range trips have found it has already saved me the cover cost in ammo. My first range trip was zeroing and grouping at 100 yards. My second was drilling a 10″ target at 830 yards. I have never had such confidence in my ability to consistently hit a target at that range (with a bolt gun) as I did that day and do now. I could have gotten there myself eventually I know, but the Long Range Shooting Handbook got me there faster and with a better grasp of all that was happening between the buttstock and the target." -LoudOutRoom.com
"This is not your ordinary 'How to shoot a target' book. Author Ryan Cleckner is unmatched in long distance accuracy and in this fantastic book, he tells us how it's done. . . Any rifle shooter would be greatly helped by reading this book. While the subject of this book is hitting a target way out there with a heavier caliber super accurate rifle a small game hunter could even be blessed by this information. . . Paper punchers out at the range also will certainly be better shooters after reading this book. For law enforcement and citizens who want to be prepared for any long distance occasion, this book is absolutely a must read. If you need to have the ability to put a bullet in a small spot accurately, then this is your book." -WideOpenSpaces.com
- Publisher : North Shadow Press (January 31, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 330 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0999417304
- ISBN-13 : 978-0999417300
- Item Weight : 15.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.69 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #85,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2017
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It's reassuring to know as you read that Ryan is a man of experience unparalleled by other sources of information on this subject. As he mentions, his methods may start internet flame wars, but then, what do they really know? In this book, you won't find any useless, exclusive, sophisticated methods, but, rather, the straight truths and ways of the rifleman's art. Ryan learned this art in an occupation where his life and others' depended on the outcome. He is without question a master in this field.
Another thing to note is that many books on this subject which are introductory level, which the Long Range Shooting Handbook is meant to be, spend the whole book saying, "In (book, course, etc.) you will learn...," wasting space with useless photos, or bragging of the author's achievements. In reading Cleckner's book, you will forget it is even intended as a "beginners guide to precision rifle shooting." The cover should read, "An extremely comprehensive handbook guide to long range shooting." And yet it still remains accessible to the beginner.
With such a huge success in a beginners handbook, I can hardly contain my excitement for the upcoming sequel.
You won't find a more comprehensive and valuable guide to the subject of long range shooting in layman's terms anywhere. Period. If you consider yourself proficient in rifle shooting, do yourself a favor and buy this book. You'll find important concepts you had no idea of explained in a way you will understand and easily be able to apply and take your shooting skills to the next level.
Another plus for Ryan is that, while he recommends products, he doesn't spam, and only recommends tools of genuine usefulness. I've read some books that felt more like a catalog. None of that here!
I could go on forever, but, I've got shooting to do. The Long Range Shooting Handbook will be the absolute best purchase decision you've made for you shooting gear bag in quite some time. You won't regret it, and you won't be able to put it down.
By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2017
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The only real negative I could find, is its very American (Yes I know its written by an American) so some of it doesn't translate well into the UK market, for example temperatures and sometimes distances.
Overall though I'm happy with it.
Cleckner, puts long range shooting in layman's terms and makes understanding simple. This is a book you can read cover to cover, or dip into as required.
The book covers all aspects from the kit through to the science behind the path of the projectile. No snobbery, no elitist attitudes; just good sound experience put into a clear concise narrative.
A cracking book for any rifle shooter and one that deserves a place on any shooters bookcase.