Accuracy and Precision for Long Range Shooting (A Practical Guide for Riflemen) by Bryan Litz
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 aimpoint. 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
Author - Bryan Litz
Bryan Litz earned his Aerospace Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. For the next 6 years, he worked for the US Air Florce on air-to-air missile design, modeling and simulation. In 2008, Bryan became the Chief Ballistician for Berger bullets. Bryan is also a very active and successful long-range shooter having wom numerous regional, national and international championships. Bryan was also instrumental in developing the Whiz Wheel ballistic solver.